Dog Resources - strong defenses

Everyday, dogs are exposed to plenty of factors that can have a negative effect on their overall health. Which is why it’s important to feed them nutrition that helps support their strong natural defenses against the elements – like the nutrition inside every one of Eukanuba’s formulas.

Extraordinary Dog Facts

Dogs have extraordinary defenses due to the 30 billion immune cells circulating in their blood.

puppy immune system

Why it Works
A dog’s first lines of defense are his barriers like his skin and coat and the lining of his digestive tract. And his second line of defense is the biological action of his immune cells and antibodies. That’s why Eukanuba is rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene, which help support his immune system now and in the long run.



The Benefits of Prebiotics

The clinically proven Prebiotics FOS in Eukanuba support strong natural defenses. The digestive tract is an important part of a dog’s defense system, and almost 65% of a dog’s immune system is found in the digestive tract. One of its roles is to maintain the balance between good and bad bacteria. So it’s good to feed your dog a diet rich in Prebiotics, because it helps promote good bacteria while at the same time reducing the bad.

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