Probiotics Promote Weight Loss in Obese Dogs

Researchers have identified 2 strains of probiotics that can be used to reduce weight in obese dogs. The research is published in Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

In the new study, the research team investigated metabolic diseases in companion animals and set out to identify probiotics suitable for long-term and safe treatment. “The initial challenge involved selecting specific metabolic diseases for examination, leading us to focus on the prevalent issue of ‘obesity in pets,’” said study principal investigator Younghoon Kim, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS), Seoul National University, in Korea.  

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