Gut-Brain Axis

The gut-brain axis is one of the newest and most promising areas of microbiota research, leading to the development of yeast- and bacteria-based microbial solutions — representing a new, holistic approach to modern pet well-being issues by targeting the gut microbiota.

Today, the Gut-Brain Axis (GBA) is a well-demonstrated concept in most mammals, pets included, showing that the gut microbiota communicates with nervous, emotional, and cognitive systems playing a central part in the maintenance of overall pet physical and mental health.

Stress and anxiety are concerns for pet owners who have developed close bonds with their pets and place importance on their well-being. It has been estimated that 29% of dogs exhibit signs of anxiety (i.e.: hypervigilance, excessive barking, lip licking, etc.) while 10% of cats suffer from separation anxiety.

Anxiety accounts for 70%
of behavioral disorders in dogs
More than1 in 10 cats
suffer from separation anxiety

Animals have highly evolved mechanisms enabling them to deal with acute stressors efficiently. If anxious pets are stressed by many day-to-day stimuli, they may be living in a state of chronic physiological stress, which is detrimental to their health and also to their relationship with their owner. This can obviously become a well-being issue.

Microbial solutions such as prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics can significantly benefit gastrointestinal functions, gut microbiota composition, and its metabolic products. Supplementation with functional feed ingredients is an efficient way to stabilize the gut microbiota and maintain pets’ overall health and well-being.

Pet Well-being Assessment Guide

Discover our four-step guide to help measure and maintain your pet’s emotional well-being:
pet well being assessment guide brochures

LALPROBIOME is lallemand Animal Nutrition platform of innovative microbial solutions tailored for companion animals

Lallemand develops, produces and markets high-value yeast and bacteria products including probiotics, silage inoculants and yeast derivatives. These innovative solutions positively benefit animal nutrition and well-being, forage management and the animal environment. Using sound science, proven results and knowledge from experience, Lallemand applies the right strains for the right applications to have the greatest impact for our customers.

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