Why Are Probiotics Important?

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain digestive health and support a healthy immune system by keeping potentially harmful bacteria at bay. Just as in humans, probiotics help your dog or cat break down food and absorb nutrients more efficiently. And because 70 percent of an animal’s immune system is housed in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, a healthy digestive system is vital to the overall health and vitality of your pet. Every Taste of the Wild dry canine recipe is enhanced with K9 Strain® Probiotics, and every Taste of the Wild dry feline recipe is enhanced with Viables® Probiotics. These proprietary probiotics were developed specifically for use in our dog and cat foods.

K9 Strain & Viables Probiotics:
More Benefits from Beneficial Bacteria

Species-Specific Strains
When it comes to probiotics, where the bacteria come from matters. Our K9 Strain and Viables probiotics are derived from probiotic bacteria strains native to the GI tracts of each species.

Guaranteed Viability
For probiotics to be beneficial to your pet’s system, they must be “viable,” or active and able to multiply. K9 Strain and Viables Probiotics are added to Taste of the Wild dry recipes after the cooking process, which would otherwise kill these beneficial bacteria. Each pound of dry Taste of the Wild provides 80 million live, active cultures that keep the digestive and immune systems healthy.

Strict Standards
K9 Strain Probiotics and Viables Probiotics are processed under strict quality and safety standards and guaranteed to be free of harmful pathogens or other contaminants.