Dad to Bogey and Reese
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: OKC, OK
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When Bogey was a pup, he was an occasional poop "sampler". Tried the pinapple and baby sitting, but as he got a bit older it became more difficult to know when he was going to do his business. It wasn't the quality of food, and we tried a few brands. I decided to try an enzyme supplement and he stopped the nasty habit. I was sure it was probiotic related, but when he ran out I decided to wait and see what happened if I took him off the probiotic... Sure enough, he came to the dog sulking.. When he comes to the door with poop breath he gets the mouth rinse and teeth brushed. He like to have his teeth brushed, but doesn't care for the antiseptic mouth scrub. Back on the probiotic he went, and again has had no poop breath since.
Reading online explained some of the nutritional value of the food may not be absorbed due to the sterilization of dog food causing the dog to try to re-eat in an attempt to pick up the nutrients on the second attempt. being someone who is probably more cautious of what my dogs eat than what I eat, and considering what the supplement costs when compared to quality dog food, I want to ensure my fur babies are processing it not just passing it.
I will try the Nature's Farmacy next time when need to stock up!
I need to create a low cost "Doggy 1 a day vitamin", Probiotic/Omega/Glucosimine supplement.