Do I have to use the entire container or do I stop using once symptoms disappear?
When you are trying to address any health issue with our products it is good to do a minimum of 6 weeks as we have taken the approach of many authentic herbalists that the body needs to an average of 6 weeks to process the healing response.
With many chronic diseases ( an issues that has been heavily medicated or your animal has had for over 1 year ) it is often the case that you will need to rotate Gut Soothe with Love Bugs or Healthy Gut. We have many animals taking it long term because they feel so much better when they are on it.
Do I stop using other probiotics?
It is not necessary to be on additional probiotics but if you are currently giving one it doesn't hurt to finish or slowly wean off rather than just stopping something abruptly your animal has been getting. One thing to note is that the probiotic blend in Gut Soothe is quite powerful, offering 30 Billion CFUs (colony forming units) per serving for a medium sized dog. Too much probiotics can cause loose stool, so if you are currently giving one, be mindful of that!
If my pet is allergic to shellfish, will the N-acetylglucosamine be a problem?
If you know your animal is allergic to shellfish it is best to stay away from our products with this ingredient. Please understand that shellfish allergy is not the same as a fish allergy!
Will this interact with any other medications?
NAG should not be given to animals that are on anticoagulant drugs. It is always advisable to check with your veterinarian if you animals is being treated for an existing condition or if they are on medication of any kind.
Does this need to be refrigerated after opening?
The product is freeze dried, so while refrigeration is not necessary, we believe it will help to maintain optimal freshness.
What other conditions is this good for?
Anything that involves mucosal lining, Gut Soothe is terrific for bladder health and respiratory (lung) health as well!
Does this expire?
Yes, please check the bottom of the jar for the best before date.
What is the difference between Gut Soothe and Healthy Gut?
Both products have the same base - the pre and probiotic blend that makes up Love Bugs.
Gut Soothe has the added herbal components that target inflammation and can soothe the mucosal lining.Healthy Gut has the added digestive enzyme components.