LactoAdapt 2023

18,07 38,33 

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Complementary feed for dogs and cats Indicated for normal intestinal well-being, composed of pre- and probiotics.
It is recommended to take it without interruptions.

Further indications and properties of LactoAdapt®

It favors the balance of the intestinal flora, thus also being useful after:
– use of antibiotics
– diet changes
– eating disorders
– intoxications
– stressful times
– seasonal changes

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Description

Average contentsper (1 pill)
FOS50mg
Inulin50mg
MOS75mg
Carob flour25mg
Yeast products from inactivated Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Cyberlindnera jadinii250  mg
Yeast products (nucleotides from Saccharomyces cerevisiae)5mg
Banana flour75mg
Inactivated bacteria and parts thereof (Lactobacillus helveticus HA 122)10mg
Inactivated bacteria and parts thereof (Lactobacillu paracasei HA 108)10mg
Inactivated bacteria and parts thereof (Bifidobacterium bifidum SGB02)2,5mg
Enterococcus faecium DSM 10663/ NCIMB 1041535 x 106UFC

 

PREBIOTICS

THE PREBIOTIC FIBER TRIAD:
– FRUIT OLIGOSACCHARIDES (FOS)
– INULIN
– MANNAN OLIGOSACCHARIDES (MOS) from brewer’s yeast

 

FOS, MOS and INULIN are dietary fibers, i.e. non-digestible carbohydrates, of undisputed importance in both human and animal nutrition.

From a chemical point of view, FOS and inulin are fructans (carbohydrates consisting of the repetition of fructose units) with a short chain (FOS) and slightly longer (INULINA) particularly abundant in foods such as chicory and Jerusalem artichokes.

MOS are always dietary fibers, but made up of mannose repetition and mainly deriving from the walls of the yeasts.

 

All three have a prebiotic action, i.e. they are able to confer a health benefit through a modulation of the intestinal microbiota (FAO), i.e. the set of millions of microorganisms characteristic of the intestinal tract of various mammals. These microorganisms exert a beneficial and vital effect on the health of the host. ((Suchodolski, 2011)).

 

In fact, there are several studies that constantly highlight a symbiosis between maintaining health and the balance of the intestinal microbiota.

 

How do prebiotic fibers have a beneficial effect on the microbiota?

Humans and other mammals, including dogs and cats, do not have all the enzymes necessary to degrade plant fibers (such as fructo-oligosaccharides and inulin) within their intestinal tracts, (Flint HJ, 2012), therefore, these, once consumed and arrived in the small intestine, not being digestible, are fermented by the bacteria of the colon microbiota thus exerting a positive effect on the abundance of specific bacterial groups with a beneficial action (eg Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium); this action translates into positive effects on multiple functions, such as e.g. intestinal motility, cellular integrity and microbial biochemical networks. (Scott KP, 2015).

 

Several studies have shown that integrating the diet of dogs with fructo-oligosaccharides leads to an improvement in the digestion of various minerals and an increase in Bifidobacteria, one of the beneficial microorganisms that in fact populate both the human and canine intestine which plays a key role also in the modulation of the immune system and digestive functions (Carlo Pinna1, 2018).

However, the prebiotic mechanism of action of MOS seems to be different, for which various studies have highlighted their ability to selectively bind to receptors present on the intestinal wall, making them unavailable to pathogenic bacteria, with a consequent stimulation of the growth of “good” bacteria.

CAROB FLOUR: The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua L.) is an evergreen tree belonging to the Leguminous family that grows in the arid and semi-arid regions of the Mediterranean basin. Despite the high sugar content, the carob pod is rich in insoluble fiber and microconstituents including phenolic compounds, inositols (mainly d-pinitol), and vitamins. (Aristea Gioxari 1, 2022).

 

YANG®: It is a mixture of inactivated yeasts specifically Saccharomyces cerevisiae (commonly known as brewer’s yeast) and Cyberlindnera jadinii.

Yeasts are unicellular eukaryotic organisms that belong to the kingdom of fungi.

Brewer’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in particular is used in the diet of animals for its nutritional power, being rich in precious macronutrients such as proteins, but also trace elements such as selenium and chromium, group B vitamins and many other health-promoting substances.

These actions are to be attributed above all to the richness in these nutrients.

Cyberlindnera jadinii is also a yeast widely used for its nutritional power, being also rich in proteins and vitamins.

 

PETMOD® NUCLEOTIDES FROM BREWER’S YEAST

Nucleotides are the repeating units that make up nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).

They consist of 3 components: a nitrogenous base (purine or pyrimidine), a sugar with 5 carbon atoms, which together with the nitrogenous base constitutes the nucleoside, and one or more phosphate groups.

 

Some studies conducted on fish have shown that the integration of nucleotides through food exerted a useful action on the intestinal level, increasing its growth and development. (Toshimasa Tsujinaka MD, 1999)

For this reason, the demand for inserting nucleotides in pet food is increasingly growing, with the ultimate goal of contributing to the normal immune function and intestinal health of small pets as well. (Natalia Russo1, Nucleotide inclusion in pet food: effect of heat treatment, 2019)

 

BANANA FLOUR

Banana is a very popular fruit in the world market and is consumed as a basic food in many countries. It is consumed raw or processed and also as a functional ingredient in various food products. Banana contains several bioactive compounds, such as phenols, carotenoids, biogenic amines and phytosterols, which exert many positive effects on health and well-being. Many of these compounds have antioxidant activity by protecting the body from oxidative stress. (Balwinder Singh a, 2015)

Some studies have shown that the polyphenolic component, specifically the flavonoids, in addition to the antioxidant action, also play a beneficial role at the gastric level.

 

PROBIOTICS:

ENTEROCOCUS FAECIUM DSM 10663/NCIMB 10415 (35 X 10^9 CFU/g)

What are Probiotics? In the feed sector, these are the so-called zootechnical additives that stabilize the intestinal flora, i.e. micro-organisms which, if administered to animals, exert a positive effect on their intestinal flora; (Europeo, 2003) they are in fact able to colonize the intestine of the host animal, giving it a beneficial effect. 

Adhesion of the probiotic microorganism to the host intestinal mucosa is considered a crucial step for colonization and further interaction with the host epithelium and its immune system. (Mohsen Hanifeh, 2021). In fact, both pathogenic and commensal microorganisms express various adhesin molecules on their surface, allowing them to bind to various surfaces in the host. For this reason, when selecting strains of microorganisms with probiotic action, these must be characterized by a high ability to attach to the intestine.

 

Some studies have shown that this ability is related to the specificity of the host; therefore, for effective use as a probiotic, the bacterial species should be of intestinal origin of the host and Enterococcus faecium DSM 10663/NCIMB 10415 used in the LactoAdapt product has this characteristic.

 

Probiotics can improve mucosal health by several mechanisms, including production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), antimicrobial substances, modulation of the immune response, competitive exclusion of pathogenic bacteria by interfering with their adhesion to the intestinal mucosa and improvement of epithelial barrier functions.

INACTIVE BACTERIA (LACTOBACILLUS HELVETICUS HA 122 (ex ACIDOPHILUS HA122), LACTOBACILLUS PARACASEI HA108, BIFIDOBACTERIUM BIFIDUM:

The inactivated microorganisms, also known as “tyndallized”, are subjected to a particular thermal treatment which “inactivates” them, thus making them incapable of metabolizing and reproducing. Their activity is therefore not attributable to the possibility of generating new progeny and therefore of colonizing the intestine, but that of constituting a “base” on which, at the intestinal level, a suitable substrate is reconstituted for the recolonization of the symbiotic flora.

Daily portion for dogs and cats

– 0-10 kg     1 tablet
– 10-20 kg    2 tablets
– 20-30 kg   3 tablets
– <30kg       4 tablets

 

Can be taken without interruption!

Packaging:

LactoAdapt® Complementary feed for dogs and cats useful for maintaining regular intestinal bacterial flora, 15 tablets of 1 g.
LactoAdapt® Complementary feed for dogs and cats useful for maintaining regular intestinal bacterial flora, 60 tablets of 1 g.

FAQ - frequently asked questions

How long should I give Lactoadapt® to my dog/cat?
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We suggest a continuous use of LactoAdapt, this pre and probiotic complementary feed is specifically designed for the intestinal well-being of our pet.

In any case, it is recommended to use it for at least 3 weeks.

In which situations is the use of LactoAdapt indicated?
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We recommend the use of LactoAdapt in all those “critical” passages, frequent in the life of our pet, which pertain to these 3 macro areas:

+ Diet (e.g. food stress) due to a change in diet or accidental ingestion of unsuitable food or eating disorders, poisoning.
+ Environment (e.g. environmental stress), caused by psychological or logistic factors (change of house, habits, arrival in new home, reference people, travel)
+ Medicines, e.g. taking specific drugs for existing pathologies or following surgery, indicated while taking antibiotics.

Numerous studies have shown that prebiotic and probiotic supplements in the diet of dogs and cats have a beneficial effect on the health of the gastrointestinal tract, especially if taken consistently over the long term.

We also recommend the use of LactoAdapt for preventive purposes.

What is the difference between LactoAdapt 15 and 60 tablets?
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The only difference is the quantity of tablets contained inside the package, 15 in one case 60 in the other. We thought of meeting the different needs of dog and cat owners by offering two formats, one smaller, suitable for breeds with lower weight (e.g. cats, chihuahuas, yorkshire terriers…) and a larger one for heavier breeds (Great Danes, German Shepherds, Labradors…).

What is the difference between Lactoadapt and LactoAdapt STOP?
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They are both products designed for the intestinal well-being of dogs and cats, while the LactoAdapt ensures the maintenance of the optimal state of the intestinal tract, the LactoAdapt STOP is necessary “as needed” when one or more episodes of diarrhea occur, to restore the good bowel function and stop diarrhea.

Why is LactoAdapt® useful in case of stress that leads to an alteration of intestinal function?
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The intestinal microbiota consists of an association of microorganisms that coexist in the intestines of dogs and cats. The gut microbiota is vital to the health of the host. With its action interferes with:

+ metabolism of ingested substances
+ synthesis of enzymes and essential vitamins
+ energy production
+ intestinal epithelial health
+production of serotonin
+ development and support of the immune system

 

In a healthy animal, a balance is maintained between the gut microbiota and the host. However, this balance can be altered due to factors that affect the gut microbiota such as:

+ Nutrition (dietary stress)
+ Environment (environmental stress)
+ medical conditions
+ medicines
+presence of intestinal parasites

Numerous studies have shown that prebiotic and probiotic supplements in the diet of dogs and cats have a beneficial effect on the health of the gastrointestinal tract.

Why buy probiotics for dogs? Can't you use those for humans?
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The action of probiotics is species specific!
Probiotics for humans can be given to our animals, but it is also true that there are enzymes designed specifically for them, certainly more effective than those designed for human use. To be effective, probiotics must have some fundamental characteristics:
+ they must not contain pathogenic microorganisms (ie those harmful, which would cause further damage);
+ they must be resistant to both gastric acidity and intestinal enzymes (being taken orally, they must be able to reach their site of action in quantities that can perform their function);
+ they must adhere to the epithelial tissues of the intestine to build colonies;
+ they must improve the dog’s immune system
+ have to leave the animal’s body at the end of the treatment.

All these features are certainly certified by purchasing a product specifically designed for those ailments, on the contrary the “do it yourself” remedies do not always guarantee an effective and prompt action (this does not mean that, necessarily, they harm the animal; they simply can not have the desired activity, lengthening the healing time and / or not favoring a full recovery).

Adhesion of the probiotic microorganism to the host intestinal mucosa is considered a crucial step for colonization and further interaction with the host epithelium and its immune system. (Mohsen Hanifeh, 2021). In fact, both pathogenic and commensal microorganisms express various adhesin molecules on their surface, allowing them to bind to various surfaces in the host. For this reason, when selecting strains of microorganisms with probiotic action, these must be characterized by a high ability to attach to the intestine.

Some studies have shown that this ability is related to the specificity of the host; therefore, for effective use as a probiotic, the bacterial species should be of intestinal origin of the host and Enterococcus faecium DSM 10663/NCIMB 10415 used in the LactoAdapt product has this characteristic.

What is the main difference between LactoAdapt, LactoAdapt STOP® and DiaGiar®?
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LactoAdapt®, LactoAdapt STOP and DiaGiar® compared

 

All 3 products focus on the intestinal health of dogs and cats; the first (LactoAdapt 15 and 60 pills) is indicated to maintain the well-being of the intestinal tract, therefore the benefits are better appreciated with continuous use.

The second (LactoAdapt STOP 6 pills) is specific for disorders affecting the intestinal flora (therefore the bacteria naturally present in the body) of the animal and the related problems, such as dysbiosis, diarrhea, etc.; while Diagiar is more closely linked to those that are considered “unwanted guests”, such as intestinal parasites, favoring their elimination.

 

What distinguishes LactoAdapt STOP® in particular, indicated for the reduction of acute intestinal absorption disorders, during acute diarrhea and subsequent periods of convalescence, from the other two products is that it is a complementary DIETARY feed, designed to act when the symptom occurs

 (e.g. diarrhoea) and the intake of the product can be stopped with its disappearance.

It is a product classified as Parnut, therefore it is able to give to the diet specific health effects, in addition to the simple nutritional value. In this case it is a product containing those raw materials useful for maintaining and / or restoring the balance of the intestinal microbiota.


DiaGiar®  is  a complementary feed indicated for intestinal well-being; however, unlike LactoAdapt and LactoAdapt Stop, it does not act directly on the flora residing in the intestine, but rather its action is directed towards what could be bacteria and/or parasites that are undesirable for the health of the animal. The formulation of DiaGiar®, with its mix of essential oils (cinnamon, tea tree, garlic, lavender and mint) and plant extracts (pepper, pumpkin seeds, chios mastic, beekeeping by-products) with antiseptic and antioxidant action, therefore it helps to keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy, if destabilized by external pathogens.

My dog is allergic to chicken. You can use Dogoteka products which contain hydrolyzed chicken proteins (hydrolyzed animal proteins from poultry liver)?
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The answer is YES, IN COMPLETE SAFETY.
Hydrolyzed chicken liver proteins are obtained from a treatment (Hydrolysis) of proteins aimed at reducing them to their smaller constituents (amino acids). The term “hydrolyzed proteins”, which is the wording to be used under the regulatory profile, can generate interpretative doubts because in practice the hydrolyzed proteins are amino acids. Hydrolysis (which is a kind of predigestion) is the process that breaks through heat, pressure or enzymatic reactions the peptide bond that holds the amino acids together to form proteins. Thus complex proteins are broken down into more or less long chains of amino acids (which no longer have the structure of proteins), up to the amino acids, the basic units. These amino acids are not recognized by the animal’s body as allergens, because the structure is completely different from the initial one, so they can be used as food in animals that have problems with the undigested (non-hydrolyzed) proteins of that food.

Accidental ingestion of whole product packaging?
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We remind you that it is good practice to keep the unopened package away from the reach of children and animals, as indicated in the warnings on labels and boxes. The greatest risk in the event that a dog ingests the entire contents of the package is that it may in a hurry swallow pieces of plastic, much more harmful than the active ingredients contained in the product. However, given the variability of the subject with respect to body weight, breed and age, the advice we would like to give is to consult your veterinarian who will be able to assess the situation from time to time by knowing the dog thoroughly.

What if I have a specific question about my pet and I need personal advise?
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