PetBrew is administered orally. Most of our customers mix PetBrew into their food or syringe directly. Others have reported success mixing into their pets drinking water.
Cats are specialist predators with a more specific sense of taste than dogs so that means they tend to be fussy about what foods and supplements they will tolerate. Most cat owners add a teaspoon (5ml) of PetBrew to their cat's food or drinking water- or if you are brave you can syringe directly into their mouths! If a reluctance to accept the product is encountered, try restarting with small doses at first (1ml per day for a few days before slowly increasing).
Yes, PetBrew is safe to use in conjunction with any other medication your pet may be on. If administering antibiotics it is advised to wait 1- 2 hours before giving PetBrew.
PetBrew is safe for use in diabetic animals. The sugars have been converted by our microbes into more microbes and beneficial organic acids. So virtually no residual sugar is left when bottled.
Do not refrigerate PetBrew. Store tightly capped and out of direct sunlight. Use within two weeks of opening.
We suggest that you dose: Small dogs: 5ml daily, Medium dogs: 10ml daily, Large dogs: 15-20ml daily, Cats: 5ml daily
Pathogenic microbes are bacteria that can cause infection. Although most bacteria are harmless or often beneficial, some are pathogenic, with the number of species estimated as fewer than 100 that are seen to cause infectious diseases in animals. By contrast, several thousand species that are not harmful also exist in the digestive system.
The majority of your pet’s immune system is based on the health of their digestive tract because most of the pathogenic or “bad microbes” likely to challenge them are consumed via their food or water.
“Good” or “probiotic” microbes, in addition to not being pathogenic themselves, are often quite good at killing or limiting the ability of “bad” microbes to thrive.
There is an abundance of research showing the potential that the “good” microbes have in stimulating the immune system not only within the gut but also throughout your pet’s body.
In this context, “good” microbes are sometimes said to stimulate the immune system.
This general stimulation of the immune system may be responsible for indirect benefits outside of the digestive tract, such as improvements in chronic skin conditions, mood and behaviour and allergies.
The most common source of confusion about probiotics is the number of microbes present in a product. The overwhelming majority of manufacturers, including most of those making freeze-dried products, declare only the number of live microbes present at the time of manufacture.
What is most critical to define is the number of microbes that will actually survive shelf-stabilization and the “reanimation” process to finally produce effects in the gut.
The majority of products sold today as probiotics are actually freeze-dried microbial cultures.
Evidence exists supporting the proposition that freeze-dried cultures can provide some beneficial effect, as demonstrated by the abundance of studies undertaken by the companies selling these products. But many of the cells are damaged and less than 10%, (and often less than 1%) of the microbes survive the drying/rehydration process, especially given the harsh conditions found in the gut.
Further, “waking up” takes time and the freeze-dried microbes will pass through at least a part of the gut before they can begin to produce a probiotic effect.