Not only does the intestinal environment aid in digestion and nutrient absorption, but the intestine’s role extends much further. A healthy intestinal environment with competent immune cells is essential to animal health and well-being. A strong intestinal immune system helps pets stay healthy and active.
A healthy intestine helps protect companion animals from harmful bacteria like Salmonella, Clostridioides difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile) and E. coli, and the toxins they produce. If pet food is contaminated with mycotoxins, a healthy and well-functioning intestinal barrier is essential to help pets thrive.