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Do you give your dogs probiotics???

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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I do a big spoonfull of fat free greek yogurt in their food a.m. and p.m.

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Bear doesn't have any condition, but I do give him 1 heaping tablespoon of yogurt every 2-4 days.

I do it to just promote a healthy bacteria level in his digestive tract.

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The dog food that I feed my dogs has probiotics already in it.
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I just checked my food and it has it too....

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I've never given Chance, Lucy or Savanah probiotics, (except for yogurt on occasion), but when I had my Danes they got it every single day. I used this product:

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I sometimes give Sydney yogurt, but not daily. And when she's sick, I give her FortiFlora to speed up the poops ending.

Question: Is greek yogurt enough compared to a pill/powder?

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Every dog, every day. Have for many years, and I use Nature's Farmacy Digestive Enzymes. Always will...

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Yep! I use Geneflora. My dogs eat raw, so I have to add probiotics to their food. I do one heaping scoop (it comes with a TINY scoop) of Geneflora on their breakfast every day (among the various other supplements I give!)

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Probiotics give Tito loose poop. That shocked me. I've told a couple of vets, both of whom said it's unusual but you do sometimes see that.



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