Bio-Sponge® is an intestinal protectant designed to help support healthy intestinal function. Bio-Sponge® is also available in paste.
What is Bio-Sponge®?
Bio-Sponge® (DTO smectite) is referred to as an organo mineral as it is comprised of organic matter and minerals.
How Does Bio-Sponge Work?
Bio-Sponge® has a large surface area and when in close proximity to positively charged ions, it binds to them and will remove them from the digestive system. It’s because of this adsorption-effect that Bio-Sponge® can help maintain gastrointestinal function and health.
How Long Does it Take Bio-Sponge® to Work?
Bio-Sponge works very quickly after administration. If there is no noticeable improvement within 7 days, it's recommended to discontinue use. If there is improvement but the intestinal disturbance hasn't resolved, continue administering Bio-Sponge until the loose stool has subsided.
How Long Can a Dog Stay on Bio-Sponge®?
Some dogs consume a maintenance dose of Bio-Sponge® as part of their daily diet to maintain digestive health. For most dogs Bio-Sponge® is used until the intestinal disturbance has resolved but it can be used long-term if needed.
Active Ingredients Per 1 Capsule or 1 Scoop (800mg)
For powder: Administer 1 level 1.0cc scoop (800 mg) twice daily, for every 30 pounds of body weight.
For capsules: Administer 1 capsule (800mg) twice daily, for every 30 pounds of body weight.
Bio-Sponge Powder is recommended for use within 3 years and Bio-Sponge Capsules are recommended for use within 5 years of manufacture date.
Many dogs will consume Bio-Sponge® Powder with their food or supplements. However, if needed, Bio-Sponge® Paste can easily be made from the powder into a paste, which may be easier to offer some dogs. This can be helpful for puppies, picky eaters or dogs who are not eating due to illness.
Step 1: Mix recommended dose of powdered supplement with liquid to achieve desired consistency. Water is commonly used.
Step 2: Start with syringe fully plunged, then draw mixture up syringe by pulling plunger out from barrel of syringe.
Step 3: Administer full dose to animal orally.
Questions? Contact a Platinum Advisor at 800-553-2400.
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