Four Leaf Rover PROTECT - Soil Based Probiotics
Protect is our best selling everyday probiotic. Rich in antioxidants, this soil-based probiotic helps support the immune system and gut, and helps the body remove and detoxify toxins.
PROTECT is formulated with ingredients that help support your dog’s brain and immune system. It can be used daily and is rich in:
These probiotics have proven to be robust species that can easily survive changes in pH and temperature levels (unlike traditional probiotics). This means they can better colonize and fulfill health benefits.
Fight off yeast and Candida with Saccharomyces boulardii. It’s a good probiotic yeast that helps support your dog’s gut.
Certified Organic Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Blueberries can help maintain a healthy gut flora, support brain function and fight off oxidative stress.
Bentonite Clay, Chlorella, Humic & Fulvic Acid
PROTECT contains chlorella, bentonite clay, humic and fulvic acid to assist in daily detoxification from toxins, chemicals and pesticides.
Organic Dandelion & Burdock Root
Is a healthy helping of whole-food prebiotics for your dog.
Give orally daily or as directed by your veterinarian.
|Body Weight||Amount Per Day||Daily Cost & Supply|
||1/2 tsp daily
||$0.50/day (60 day supply)
||3/4 tsp daily
||$0.67/day (45 day supply)
||1 tsp daily
||$1.00/day (30 day supply)
||1 1/2 tsp daily
||$1.30/day (23 day supply)
|101 + lbs
||1 tbsp daily
||$2.49/day (12 day supply)
Net Contents: 4.1oz (115.5g)
PROTECT is veterinary formulated and ideal for every day use. It can be given to all dogs, even the ones dealing with immune or digestive challenges.
The SBOs (Soil-based probiotics) are species of bacteria from in soil.
These SBOs are spore-forming and can form a hard shell that protects them from high temperatures, stomach acid and some antibiotics.
There are even some antibiotics made from SBOs for this same reason.
And there’s good news for dogs who have an allergy to dairy. Unlike a lot of probiotics that come from dairy (like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium), SBOs in PROTECT are hypoallergenic.
Active Ingredients per 3.85 g (1 tsp):
Certified Organic Wild Blueberry Powder .................. 1.45 g
Bentonite Clay .............................................................. 1.4 g
Chlorella Pyrenoidosa .............................................. 200 mg
Certified Organic Dandelion Root Powder ................ 150 mg
Certified Organic Burdock Root Powder ................... 150 mg
HumicSure™ (Humic and Fulvic Acid) ....................... 150 mg
Saccharomyces boulardii ................................... 5 Billion CFU
Bacillus coagulens, Bacillus subtilius Blend ....... 2 Billion CFU
Inactive Ingredients: None
Can I give my dog PROTECT daily?
Yes! PROTECT is designed to support your dog’s gut daily.
As a great maintenance tool, PROTECT’s healthy soils and whole food prebiotics work synergistically to help remove heavy metals and toxins from you dog.
If you’re looking for a probiotic as a daily preventative plan for good health, soil-based probiotics like PROTECT are a great choice. They a less likely to create common issues like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
If my dogs on antibiotics, can I still give Protect?
Yes. In one study from 2018, they found that a good way to restore your dog’s microbiome after a round of antibiotics is with soil-based probiotics like Bacillus subtiliis and Bacillus coagulans and Saccharomyces boulardii.
This study also showed that Lactobacillus probiotics after antibiotics delayed the microbiome’s recovery compared to a group given no probiotics.
*Suez J et al. Post-antibiotic gut mucosal microbiome reconstitution is impaired by probiotics and improved by autologous FMT. Cell. 2018 Sep 6;174(6):1406-1423.e16.
Can I give my puppy PROTECT?
In most cases, if you have a new puppy, it’s best to focus on fresh whole food nutrition for a good start to life.
But in some cases, probiotics can be helpful. If your puppy is going from a kibble diet over to raw or fresh foods, then a probiotic can help support good digestion to prevent digestive upset.
What is the benefit of Chlorella?
Chlorella is a natural detoxifier. That’s why it makes a great addition Protect’s formula. Its job is to bind to and flush toxins, like heavy metals, from the body.
Heavy metals can often be found in …
- Pet Vaccinations
- Flea and tick preventatives
- Heartworm preventatives
- Processed kibbles
- Pesticides (like glyphosate)
Why does PROTECT have fewer bacteria content than other probiotics?
Soil-based probiotics are spore-forming with a hard coat that makes them more resilient and protects them from high heat, stomach acid and antibiotics. It also helps them populate in the colon where they’re supposed to be, rather than in the small intestine.
Other probiotic strains like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are delicate and often don’t survive once they hit the stomach. The ones that do survive, don’t last long and are eliminated from the gut within 24 hours.
Does Protect reduce toxins in my dog?
Yes. Protect’s hand-picked formulation includes chlorella, bentonite clay and humic and fulvic acids. These ingredients do a good job of binding to heavy metals and toxins to help them flush out of the body.
- Humic and fulvic acids support detoxification in the body and help to neutralize toxins.
- Bentonite clay absorbs 8x higher than other clay.
- Chlorella binds to and removes heavy metal toxins from the body.
Should I give my dog PROTECT if he has Leaky Gut?
If you think your dog has leaky gut, we recommend Gut Guard.
Gut Guard is veterinary-formulated and rich in soothing herbs and foods that have an affinity for the gut lining and help soothe and repair leaky guts.
The robust probiotics in Gut Guard are much more likely to survive the harsh gut environment better than traditional probiotics (which helps them stand up to stomach acid and high heat). Because of its hardy capabilities, it can do its job to help control inflammation and the natural prebiotics can help restore healthy bacteria colonies.
Will PROTECT help my dog’s diarrhea?
Yes, Protect can help.
Research has shown that probiotics can cut diarrhea recovery time in half. To better address any other underlying gut issues, it’s recommended to continue on the probiotics for a few weeks at the least.
If your dog’s dealing with chronic diarrhea or a more serious digestive disorder, reaching for a multi-strain probiotic with gut-soothing herbs might work better.
If you don’t have success with PROTECT try Bifido For Fido instead. (Take advantage of our 30 day money back guarantee). While Protect is a daily probiotic, BFF is a multi-strain probiotic for occasional digestive upset.
If my dog has SIBO, should I give him PROTECT??
PROTECT has spore-forming (soil-based) bacteria, which can be a good match for your dog if he has small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
The robust probiotics have a tough coating that enables them to make their way down through the small intestine and colonize in the colon where they start doing their job.
Other probiotics can be fragile, and often don’t make it past the stomach acid to benefit your dog.
How do I know if my dog needs probiotics?
80% of the immune system lives in the gut, which means, most dogs can benefit from pre & probiotic blends.
Beneficial bacteria have some key roles in your dog’s body. They can help:
- Digest food
- Produce essential vitamins (like vitamin K & B vitamins)
- Produce serotonin and impact moods
- manufacture enzymes
- Reduce the gut pH
- Crowd out dangerous bacteria
- Produce fatty acids that depress the growth of bad bacteria
- Support immunity
What is Saccharomyces boulardii?
Saccharomyces boulardii is a considered a probiotic because it benefits the gut and immune system like a probiotic. It’s actually a healthy yeast.
S. boulardii can help with digestive upset and during antibiotic use. This healthy yeast can’t be killed by antibiotics so it can safely be taken at the same time to to help protect beneficial gut bacteria.
To add to its impressive resume, S. boulardii is also used to treat diarrhea and Candida and yeast.