The first canine product with three important live Lactobacillus strians isolated from healthy dogs.

The only dog-derived lactic acid digestive bacteria

Proccanius® powder contains beneficial lactic acid digestive bacteria isolated from healthy pet dogs.


Proccanius® powder contains beneficial lactic acid digestive bacteria isolated from healthy pet dogs. These lactic acid bacteria lower intestinal pH, balancing a dog’s intestinal microbiota towards a natural and healthy environment and reduce the concentration of Clostridium perfringens and Enterococcus faecium. Proccanius® demonstrates a normalizing effect on canine stool consistency and may reduce vomiting. For the dog owners, this means fewer or no messy accidents related to antibiotic treatments, dietary changes or stress.



A fermented pasteurised milk product with beneficial lactic acid digestive bacteria isolated from healthy dogs.


Sprinkle Proccanius® powder onto your dog’s food or drink. Close jar immediately after each use.

Dog weight
1-3 kg
(2.2-6.6 lbs)
>3 kg
(6 lbs)
Daily use
1 gram
2 gram
(½ teaspoon)
(1 teaspoon)

Best stored under refrigeration (<8 oC, but do not freeze), unopened for up to 2 years from manufacture date. Or store dry 25 oC for 6 months unopened. Unopened package doesn’t require cold transportation when duration is under 14 days. Once opened, jar keeps for 3 months. Close jar immediately after each use.


Calcium carbonate, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, beneficial lactic acid digestive bacteria 
Lactobacillus fermentum NCIMB 41636
Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 41638
Lactobacillus rhamnosus NCIMB 41640
fermented in milk with a total of minimum 3x1011 cfu/kg.


Inorganic matter insoluble in HCl 39.5 %, protein 2.0 %, crude fiber 1.8 %, fat content <0.2 %, calcium 85.5 mg/g, phosphorus 1.0 mg/g, humidity <2.5 %.

Proccanius® powder


A canine-specific probiotic product in treating acute or intermittent diarrhea in dogs: A double-blind placebo-controlled efficacy study

C. Gómez-Gallego, J. Junnila, S. Männikkö, P. Hämeenoja, E. Valtonen, S. Salminen, S. Beasley
Veterinary Microbiology 2016

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Microbiota and probiotics in canine and feline welfare

Ł. Grzeskowiak, A. Endo, S. Beasley, S. Salminen
Anaerobe 2015

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Pathogen exclusion properties of canine probiotics are influenced by the growth media and physical treatments simulating industrial processes

Ł. Grzeskowiak, M.C. Collado, S. Beasley, S. Salminen
Journal of Applied Microbiology 2014

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Alteration of the Canine Small-Intestinal Lactic Acid Bacterium Microbiota by Feeding of Potential Probiotics

T.J.K. Manninen, M.L. Rinkinen, S.S. Beasley, P.E.J. Saris
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2006

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Lactic acid bacteria isolated from canine faeces

S.S. Beasley, T.J.K. Manninen, P.E.J. Saris
Journal of Applied Microbiology 2006

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Story of Denny

It all began with Denny.

“Denny, a Border Collie born in 1997, was my first dog,” recalls Shea Beasley, an animal health researcher who is the leader of a lactic acid research project by Vetcare Oy.

One should like to pay tribute to Denny not only for having a great soul and showing unconditional love, but also for inspiring Shea’s doctoral thesis on human and animal probiotics. According to Shea, Denny had had a sensitive tummy ever since it had been a puppy. It could get an upset stomach for up to a couple of weeks if it ate anything other than its dry dog food.

“I just got fed up with constantly having to wash the rugs, the walls and curtains,” Shea sighs.

The only dog-derived lactic acid digestive bacteria
And Denny ate everything from rugs to fudge cake.

What exactly does a glutton of a dog do when left in the kitchen, where the morning rush left a bit of egg stain on the rug? Well, the dog eats a big piece of the rug and then proceeds to print out warp and weft thread for the next week. And what is this dog to do about the layer cake on the far side of the desktop? With such a tremendous invitation wafting into its muzzle, it is simply compelled to ease the cake platter onto the floor without breaking it, and to lick up the lovely treat down to the last morsel – with predictable results.

Dogs that have strong tummies have a specific lactic acid bacterium.

“A researcher friend of mine and I used to joke about probiotics being the reason why our dogs, which were of the same breed, differed in terms of intestinal health,” recalls Shea. “You see, we did know, for example, that the best-known lactic acid bacterium enjoyed by humans had been isolated from an American soldier with a remarkably strong stomach. So, just for fun, we grew some dishes of bacteria culture out of feces collected from our own dogs and sure enough: there was a difference! The dog with the healthy tummy carried lactic acid bacteria.”

Excited over this discovery, Shea began collecting samples from dogs with sensitive, normal and strong stomachs and cultivating them on a lactic acid selective agar base. It turned out that the dogs with sensitive tummies did not have any lactic acid bacteria, those with normal tummies carried small quantities of several bacteria species, but the dogs with strong tummies had only one particular species as the prevalent strain.

Denny felt much better after getting probiotics.

Once the probiotic properties of the lactic acid bacterium being studied were analyzed and the bacterium was declared safe in the mid-2000s, Shea began to administer it to Denny. Gradually, the probiotics began to take effect.

“After ingesting them for a few years, the dog decided one day to provide a windscreen for a tray of dark chocolate muffins, wolfing them down (silicone tray and all)—and finishing without any tummy troubles or symptoms of poisoning. And then my other dog, a puppy, began getting probiotics while adjusting to solid food. It has never suffered from an upset tummy.”

Research is expanding.

“We observed that feeding probiotics regularly to dogs with sensitive tummies gradually led to fewer intestinal problems,” explains Shea, recalling the pioneering stages of the research. “Once enough research results were accumulated, we began searching for dogs all across Finland to participate in a study, which involved each dog getting either the probiotics being tested or a placebo. The results showed the difference and we got a great response especially from the dog owners, whose pets first got the placebo and then, as a tribute after the study was finished, the real probiotics. The condition of these dogs improved and the intervals between recurrences grew longer.”

The only dog-derived lactic acid digestive bacteria