Lallemand and Tereos team up to develop new complementary feed to support dogs’ immune function
We are pleased to announce the joint development of a new complementary feed proven1 to support dogs immune defence with French coop Tereos. This new petfood solution, named Profeed ADVANCED® combines Tereos short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), with new and unique selected yeast fractions from Lallemand to tackle the gut microbiota and immune changes in elderly dogs.
Obtained from sugar beet sucrose, Profeed® short chain FOS encourages the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. The new solution combines these proven prebiotic effects with the action of specifically selected yeast fractions from Lallemand, acting as postbiotics. This results in a synergistic effect for a unique complementary feed – for which a patent is still pending.
Lallemand has worked for many years developing yeast and bacteria and their derivatives for humans and animals. We have selected specific yeast strains for Profeed ADVANCED to develop a complementary feed with proven benefits in balancing the microbiota of senior dogs and helping to maintain their immunity. This is the first yeast derivatives product of this kind in the market.
Dr. Francesca Susca, Global Pet Product Manager at Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Tereos’ Profeed range has been a favorite with petfood manufacturers for many years – Profeed ADVANCED is a real step forward in helping dogs stay healthier for longer. Science and innovation have come together to create a symbiotic product based on complementary modes of action to help maintain older dogs healthy. In dogs, as in humans, the aging process leads to alteration of the gut microbiota and to a decrease efficacy of the immune system. Profeed ADVANCED has been designed to support a balanced microbiota while sustaining immune system through aging.
Dr. Cindy Le Bourgot, Nutrition & Health Scientific Responsible at Tereos
Wambacq et al., 2022. Supplementation of a new combination of pre- and postbiotics to mitigate immunosenescence biomarkers and modify faecal microbiota of old dogs. Proceedings of the 26th European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) Congress, Basel, Switzerland, 6-8 September 2022.