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Do you give your dogs probiotics to help with a condition they already have or do you do this as a preventative against disease/sickness? If you do, what do you give them?
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Even though the food I give her has some probiotics... it's not enough to prevent the loose stool for her.

I get this locally, from a cookie baker/kennel/doberman breeder.
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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.
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Probiotics give my dog an upset stomach. But I do give him a Canine Plus vitamin that includes enzymes.
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I will give mine yogurt- Plain and Greek when on antibiotics or traveling. Striaght Acidophilus works too!

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Every dog, every day. Have for many years, and I use Nature's Farmacy Digestive Enzymes. Always will...
I use this one too. We love it! It really works! I have recommended this product to many friends who has dogs and cats. Excellent product!
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I use:
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I like it because it has Vit C, Glucosamine, Condroitin, and a Probiotic.

I started using it because I feed raw and certain meats make my boys have the WORST burps - with the probiotic no more!
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I do both a probiotic as well as a digestive enzyme...."just in case". For no other reason than I hope it helps my dog live a long, healthy life.

Natren Gastro Vegi-Dophilus (probiotic) ~ there is a probiotic in my girls food, but I've heard that isn't all that reliable...it breaks down or something. ?? The Natren probiotic came wrapped in a chilled thing like you would put on a sore body part and it has to be kept refrigerated.

Prozyme Plus (Digestive Enzyme)

We just started both of these recently, and Bella's poops were bigger after starting these (or normal size for most dogs, since normally hers are pretty small), but then after a week, they were back to being small. Who knows what that was all about, other than just an adjustment??

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Our Toby is digestively a mess, with enzyme deficiencies and frequent colitis bouts. We tried Forti Flora a few years ago and it caused more distress with soft stools, vomiting and losing weight. We tried it again this year after starting tylan powder, same result. The vet switched us to Prostora by Iams specially formulated for IBD dogs and so far it's working. The only problem is it's too expensive to use long term.
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Our Toby is digestively a mess, with enzyme deficiencies and frequent colitis bouts. We tried Forti Flora a few years ago and it caused more distress with soft stools, vomiting and losing weight. We tried it again this year after starting tylan powder, same result. The vet switched us to Prostora by Iams specially formulated for IBD dogs and so far it's working. The only problem is it's too expensive to use long term.
Charlie seems to have problems with fortaflora too - he's better with nothing than when we use it!


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