You’ve probably heard the buzz word “Kefir” or seen it on the shelves in the supermarket, but what’s the fuss all about? Well the word comes from a Turkish word which is roughly translated to “feel good” or “long life”, so that sounds promising!
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a liquid made from kefir grains fermented in milk. The result is a natural, live probiotic which is a good source of calcium, vitamins and nutrients. The health benefits of kefir are numerous, but the main impact is on the digestive system.
As a natural, live probiotic, this drink is packed with good bacteria. Kefir has antibiotic and anti-fungal properties, so boosts proper digestion and promotes a healthy gut. It has also shown to reduce the severity of giardia, help with heartburn, gas, irritable bowels and upset stomachs. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help with many gastro-intestinal issues as well as joint pain.
As if soothing a sensitive tummy wasn’t enough, this superfood aids overall well-being. With a healthy gut comes an improved immune system and good skin. In fact kefir’s anti-allergenic properties can also help dogs combat allergies and yeast infections. Finally, some studies have shown that kefir helps relieve stress and anxiety from pets.
With all these benefits in mind, kefir is an ideal addition to the diet of many pets, but particularly those with digestional issues. We stock the brilliant Alexander Natural kefir paws to make it easy to administer – simply pop one of these frozen paws onto your pet’s dinner! Click the image to add one to your cart today.