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As the first frosts decorate the windows, you curl up on the couch with your pet ready to snuggle up and drink hot chocolate only to find that your couch is covered with fur, and your favorite cozy blanket is full of pet hair no matter what you do to try and get rid of it.

Brookside Barkery and Bath is here to help this holiday season. Pet owners do not have to settle for dog hair in their blankets or strands of cat fur in their cups; there’s a big difference between a bit of seasonal shedding and the excessive shedding you may find happening in your home!

You may understand the important role that probiotics play in balancing your internal health, including keeping your own hair in place and healthy. But did you know that your pets are no different? Excessive pet shedding occurs when there is an internal imbalance, often caused by nutritional deficiency.

Alex Strawder, manager at our Brookside location noted, “EVERYTHING starts in the gut. When you see issues topically, it is almost always stemming from an unbalanced gut. That’s the first place we like to start when we see an issue. Healthy gut = healthy body.”

We carry multiple lines of pet-focused probiotics, designed to help stabilize and enhance your companion’s gut health, including:

  • Adored Beast offers several great products for gut health, including their Gut Soothe for cats and dogs. Helps to rebalance and cultivate proper growing conditions for friendly digestive flora destroyed by antibiotics and toxins. Aids in the digestion of food and supports a healthy immune system, thus improving overall skin health.
  • FLORA4 This nutritious mix is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, and probiotics. Sprinkle onto food to add super nutrients to help with managing occasional diarrhea and indigestion. It can also be added to your pet’s daily meal as a whole food supplement to help improve skin and coat, breath, digestion, and immunity.
  • Animal Essentials We carry the plant-based enzyme and probiotic powder, healthy guy, daily digestion, and colon rescue powder and tincture.
  • View additional products for skin health in our online store

Alex also recommends rotating products to give better balance to your pet’s internal system, but also adds, “Some dogs and cats do best on just one formula and that is if that’s what the animal needs.” The Barkery team can help you choose the right probiotic for your pet – just be sure to ask!

It’s time to pay attention to the wafts of hair around your house and make a change! Your pet’s coat may not be sending season’s greetings, but rather a distress health call! Drop by and ask about probiotic options for your pet. We are here to help you and your pet experience a happy, healthy, less hairy holiday!