Ingredients such as lentils and sweet potato in our recipes can really help probiotics do their job and stay active, plus it's completely safe to give supplementary pre- or probiotics to your dog alongside their Butternut meals. (This can help if they've been on antibiotics or have had a bout of sickness or diarrhoea, for example).
The science bit: Prebiotics are ingredients such as natural sugars and fibre that feed the probiotics in the gut. What's handy is that the substances that good bacteria like to munch on also happen to be in our wholesome, high-quality food. Prebiotics promote the number and diversity of good bacteria in the gut, helping with various digestive problems and can even boost a dog's immune system.