Q. What makes Natren animal probiotics superior to other animal probiotics currently on the market?
A. Natren puts its 33 years’ expertise in manufacturing human probiotics in every animal probiotic.
Q. Is there a difference in quality between Natren’s human probiotics and its animal probiotics?
A. Absolutely not. All of our animal probiotics are manufactured at the same level of International Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) using the same quality ingredients as Natren human probiotics.
Q. Does Natren ship its animal probiotics refrigerated as they do its human probiotics?
A. Yes, all probiotics are living organisms. Natren ships animal probiotics in a refrigerated state to your door. That is what sets it apart from all other animal probiotic manufacturers who ship products unrefrigerated.
Q. Why use amber glass bottles and tin lids while your competition only uses white plastic bottles for their powdered probiotics?
A. For probiotics to stay alive, they must be shielded from light, heat and moisture, which kill beneficial bacteria, especially the most effective strains. Only amber glass, tin lids and refrigeration will keep probiotics viable.
Q. Can my animal take probiotics with other medications?
A. Probiotics should be taken two hours apart from de-wormers and antibiotics.
Q. Can I give probiotics to my animal when he or she is on antibiotics or de-wormers?
A. Yes, in fact it’s the perfect time to do so. Antibiotics and de-wormers actually kill the good bacteria in an animal’s gut. Give Natren animal probiotics with every course of antibiotics and de-wormers.
Q. Just what are super strains?
A. Super strains are bacterial strains available for a given application, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus NAS. The NAS strain is a proprietary strain discovered by Natasha Trenev. No other probiotic company in the world has access to the use of this particular super strain. It is known as an especially “sticky” probiotic that sticks to the walls of the intestine.
Q. Can I use Natren probiotics if my dog has diarrhea?
Q. What are probiotics and direct fed microbials? Is there a difference?
A. No, there is no difference. The term direct fed microbials has been deemed by many in the animal feed industry as a the most accurate description of beneficial bacteria that are consumed by animals. The terms are interchangeable. But regulations favor the use of the term direct fed microbials for use in animals.
Q. Aren’t all animal probiotics the same and why are Natren’s more expensive than others?
A. All probiotics are not the same. The features that make Natren probiotics superior include the strains, number of colony forming units, the packaging and shipping. Probiotics are living organisms, and as stated before, heat, light, and moisture kill them. Natren probiotics are guaranteed to be 100% potent at the time of use if the directions on the label are followed, unlike other probiotics sold in room-temperature conditions. You have no idea if those probiotics are still alive and you are most likely wasting your money. Natren probiotics will work the first time and every time you need them.
Q. Do you use FOS, inulin or chicory root in your probiotics?
A. Absolutely not! Natren uses the Trenev Process®, a unique proprietary process, substantially increases the probiotic benefits by keeping the bacteria in their natural environment (supernatant) to ensure potency and efficacy, eliminating the need for additives (such as FOS – a type of sugar).
Q. Does Natren guarantee its products?
A. Yes. Natren guarantees its products through the expiration date if directions on the label are followed.
Q. Why does my pet need probiotics?
A. Everyone needs beneficial bacteria and your pets need them, too, as they experience the same digestive maladies we do. The levels of good bacteria are killed by antibiotic therapy, stress of training or food and housing changes. All of these stressors can lead to sporadic or chronic episodes of bloating, constipation or diarrhea. Giving Natren probiotics to your animal help optimize your animal’s intestinal health.