Dog food isn’t just about what goes in, but what comes out too. The contents of your doggy bag can often be the key to learning about your dog’s digestive health. A foul smell, black tarry stools or diarrhoea could be the first symptoms of a much more serious problem. Biopets works hard to ensure your dog’s digestive system stays healthy and although it’s in the nature of stool to smell a little, particularly in your dog’s senior years, there are things you can do to help reduce the odour.
Biopets dog food, like an increasing amount of pet food on the market today, contains the natural extract of the Yucca Schidigera plant which, among other varied holistic uses, is believed to significantly reduce the foul smell of stools.
What is Yucca Schidigera?
Yucca Schidigera is a desert plant native to the American south-west and the Baja California State in Mexico. For centuries it was widely used by Native Americans. Its strong fibres were used to make ropes and cloth, the fruit and flowers were eaten and the roots used to make soap. It is thought to have various holistic and medicinal qualities, and has been used to treat hair loss, arthritis and bleeding amongst other ailments. The plant’s digestive qualities have led to it being commonly used as a natural aid to detoxification and internal cleansing.
Yucca Schidigera is an active ingredient in Biopets dog foods, included for its ability to help reduce stool odour. It is a natural deodorant and binds the ammonia present in faecal matter, helping to neutralise and deodorise any overwhelming foul smells. It has been widely used in commercial livestock feed to keep barn smells to a minimum, and is now becoming more common in domestic pet foods.