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Understanding the Benefits of 

Probiotics For Your Cat

Having a balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is what helps keep you and your pets healthy. 

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help protect the GI tract from harmful bacteria and can 

nutritionally manage many of your pet’s digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal 

parasites and infections, gastroenteritis, and stress-induced diarrhea.

There is no shortage of probiotics on the market. But not all probiotics are created equal. Solid 

science and research is the foundation for any good pet supplement. But to be great, it takes a 

deeper understanding and love of pets. Purina Veterinary Diets – Fortiflora is the result of years 

of dedicated research from a group of passionate scientists who really believed in what they were 


Probiotics aren’t drugs or antibiotics. They are living microorganisms. Because of this, they need to 

be alive to be effective. What good is a highly researched probiotic if the beneficial bacteria aren’t 

alive or your pet doesn’t want to eat it?	Purina developed a special strain of probiotic - Enterococcus 

Faecium SF68 found in Fortiflora. Using the technology of multiple microencapsulation layers and 

unique packaging, this probiotic remains alive from shipping to storage all the way to the GI tract.


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