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Purina Pro Plan Pet Food with Probiotics FAQs

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WHAT ARE PROBIOTICS?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when consumed in adequate amounts, have a health benefit to the pet.

WHAT DO THE PROBIOTICS IN PURINA PRO PLAN DO FOR MY PET?

The probiotics in select dry Purina® Pro Plan® SAVOR® formulas can exert a positive impact on digestive health by balancing the levels of bacteria in your pet’s intestines. 

They can also help support immune health.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE STRAIN YOU DID?

We have been studying probiotics and pet nutrition for decades. Most probiotics cannot survive different variables such as temperature.

We carefully chose a probiotic that is robust and stable enough to survive our pet food manufacturing process, transportation and storage.

The probiotic we chose is safe for both dogs and cats, delivering a positive benefit for your pet.

IS THE PROBIOTIC USED IN PURINA PRO PLAN THE SAME AS USED IN HUMAN FOOD AND DRINKS?

Yes, the strain we chose to add to our select SAVOR® formulas is also a strain found in numerous food and beverage products.

HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THE PROBIOTICS ARE LIVE?

We’ve studied probiotics for decades and have learned a lot about the stability and vulnerabilities of probiotic microorganisms.

We carefully selected a probiotic known for being robust and stable.

Through our learnings, we ensured the probiotic strain could survive our manufacturing process so that we could guarantee the probiotics are alive in the food when fed to your pet.

WILL ADDING WATER/WET FOOD/TOPPERS TO THIS FORMULA KILL THE PROBIOTIC?

Because we chose a stable and robust probiotic for our select SAVOR® dry formulas, mixing water, wet food, or toppers with your SAVOR® dry formula will not damage or kill the probiotic.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROBIOTIC AND PREBIOTIC?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when consumed in adequate amounts, have a health benefit to the pet.

Prebiotics are dietary fibers that serve as a food source for probiotics.

Select SAVOR® dry formulas contain both probiotics and natural prebiotic fiber to support digestive health.

DOES EVERY PURINA PRO PLAN SAVOR ITEM CONTAIN PROBIOTICS?

No, select dry SAVOR® formulas contain probiotics.

See dog formulas with probiotics HERE.

See cat formulas with probiotics HERE.

Look for the guaranteed live probiotics burst and/or language on the packaging to ensure you’re choosing a formula that contains the probiotics.

ARE THE PROBIOTICS IN PURINA PRO PLAN SAVOR DIFFERENT THAN FORTIFLORA?

Different probiotic strains can have different health benefits in your pet.

The probiotic in our select SAVOR® dry formulas helps maintain digestive health in healthy dogs and cats.

Fortiflora® is a Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diet probiotic supplement.  It contains a different probiotic strain, proven to promote normal intestinal microflora. FortiFlora® is for the dietary management of cats and dogs with diarrhea. It also promotes a healthy immune system. 

If you have any concerns or questions, consult your veterinarian. Your vet can help you choose the right diet and probiotic approach for the specific condition of your pet.

CAN MY PET CONSUME TOO MANY PROBIOTICS?

When fed according to the package, there is no harm in giving probiotics to your pet.

Consult your vet if an additional probiotic/nutritional supplement is right for your pet’s needs.