The first

FOR DOGS,
FROM DOGS

GI suPPORT

About Procanicare

A DIFFERENT KIND OF CARE

  • For dogs from dogs—Bacteria grow best in the species they came from.2 Procanicare™ was specially designed for dogs and is the first canine GI support product to contain canine "good" bacteria.3
  • 3 strains are better than 1—Procanicare™ contains 3 live strains of Lactobacillus bacteria. Each strain reduces "bad" bacteria in a different way.3,4
  • Clinically proven—In scientific studies in dogs, Procanicare™ Lactobacillus bacteria have been shown to improve stool consistency, enhance well-being and reduce "bad" bacteria while helping your dog’s own "good" bacteria grow.1,5

WHICH DOGS COULD BENEFIT FROM TAKING PROCANICARE?

Procanicare may be helpful in dogs that are:

Changing diets or taking antibiotics, which can upset the balance in a dog’s gut flora

Older or have sensitive stomachs, as these dogs often have fewer beneficial Lactobacillus bacteria

Traveling or staying in kennels, which can contribute to a ‘stress gut’

Pregnant or lactacting females to maintain a healthy gut flora

Product

HOW MUCH TO GIVE

HOW TO USE IT

Sprinkle the powder onto your dog's food or dissolve in liquid for drinking.

PROCANICARE IN ACTION

Procanicare™ is a complementary feed designed specially for dogs using 3 canine strains of live Lactobacillus bacteria isolated from healthy dogs.3 Whenever GI support is needed, Procanicare™ supports a dog’s gut flora by reducing ‘bad’ bacteria and by helping a dog’s own ‘good’ bacteria grow.1,5

HOW LONG DO I GIVE PROCANICARE FOR?

Different dogs and situations will require GI support for different periods of time—suggested periods of administration are provided below. Always follow your veterinarian's advice.

  • 7 days—for dogs who are changing diet or experiencing stressful events, such as travelling or a short kennel stay
  • 30 days—for dogs who are experiencing GI problems, have recently finished a course of antibiotics, are pregnant or lactating* or are having a longer kennel stay
  • Long term—while continuous use is possible, 30-day dosing 4 times per year should be sufficient

*For pregnancy and lactation, two 30-day dosing schedules can be used with a short break in between.

INGREDIENTS

  • Composition: Maltodextrin, calcium carbonate.
  • Technological additive: Proccanius® (Lactobacillus fermentum NCIMB 41636, Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 41638, Lactobacillus rhamnosus NCIMB 41640). Fermented in pasteurised milk with a total minimum 3x1011 CFU/kg.
  • Analytical constituents: Crude protein 2.0%; crude fat < 0.2%; crude fibre 1.8%; crude ash 39.6%; calcium 85.5 mg/g; phosphorus 1.0 mg/g; ash, insoluble in HCL 27.76%.

4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT STORING PROCANICARE

  • Procanicare™ is best stored unopened and refrigerated (< 8°C, but do not freeze).
  • Procanicare™ can be stored at room temperature (between 8°C and 25°C) for up to 6 months; short periods without refrigeration will not adversely impact the product.
  • Once opened, use Procanicare™ within 3 months.
  • Close jar immediately after each use.

Our Story

THE PROCANICARE STORY

In 1997, Dr. Shea Beasley’s dog, Denny, was born. Denny was a Border Collie with a very sensitive stomach. Dr. Beasley knew she needed to do something to help Denny and other dogs with the same problem. That led to her PhD research on human and animal lactic acid bacteria (LAB)—and her findings that led to the development of Procanicare™. Now Denny’s legacy lives on, helping dogs everywhere maintain their GI health.

Our Studies

THE PROCANICARE STUDIES

During the development of Procanicare™, Dr. Beasley and her colleagues published the following studies.

  • 2006: The gastrointestinal tracts of healthy dogs are populated by several LAB strains whereas no LAB strains could be isolated from Denny’s faeces.3
  • 2006: The LAB strains in Procanicare™ promote the growth of a dog’s own good bacteria.5
  • 2014: Each of the LAB strains in Procanicare™ reduce ‘bad’ bacteria by different mechanisms.4
  • 2016: Procanicare™ Lactobacillus bacteria (Proccanius®) improve stool consistency, enhance well-being and reduce Clostridium concentration in dogs with acute GI disturbance.1

2016 Study in detail:

  • During the 7-day course, the dogs that received Proccanius® had enhanced well-being compared with the dogs that received a placebo.
  • After the 7-day course, the Proccanius® group had improved stool consistency and lower numbers of Clostridium (‘bad’ bacteria) compared with the placebo group.
  • What was really exciting was the improvement in stool consistency remained throughout the further 1-month observation period. This study shows the Proccanius® bacteria really do help keep the gut flora stable.

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References

1. Gómez-Gallego C, Junnila J, Männikkö S, et al. A canine-specific probiotic product in treating acute or intermittent diarrhea in dogs: a double-blind placebo-controlled efficacy study. Vet Microbiol. 2016;197:122–128. 2. Kumar S, Pattanaik AK, Sharma S, et al. Comparative assessment of canine-origin Lactobacillus johnsonii CPN23 and dairy-origin Lactobacillus acidophillus NCDC 15 for nutrient digestibility, faecal fermentative metabolites and selected gut health indices in dogs. J Nutr Sci. 2017;6:e38. 3. Beasley SS, Manninen TJ, Saris PE. Lactic acid bacteria isolated from canine faeces. J Appl Microbiol. 2006;101:131–138. 4. Grześkowiak Ł, Collado MC, Beasley S, Salminen S. Pathogen exclusion properties of canine probiotics are influenced by the growth media and physical treatments simulating industrial processes. J Appl Microbiol. 2014;116:1308–1314. 5. Manninen TJ, Rinkinen ML, Beasley SS, Saris PE. Alteration of the canine small-intestinal lactic acid bacterium microbiota by feeding of potential probiotics. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006;72:6539–6543.

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