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Old February 7th, 2015, 11:05 AM
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Probiotics

Are there any studies done with dogs and probiotics? If it so good for humans for many many issues, why not dogs?
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Old February 7th, 2015, 01:19 PM
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We do give probiotics--just the acidopholus for humans, mostly. We'll split 3 capsules across the dogs' 8 food bowls and it really does seem to help a lot--very consistent stools since we've started! If we need to dose any of the dogs with antibiotics, we'll increase how much probiotic they get--some of it is wiped out by the antibiotics, but they get enough of it so that they don't develop the horrible diarrhea they used to get when on certain meds. Not sure if there are any studies, but experience has convinced us that probiotics make a big difference!
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Old February 7th, 2015, 05:41 PM
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I give Fortiflora 15mg divided into 4 (equals 2 days worth) for my 6lb Papillon.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 10:23 PM
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I have used the acidophilus also. Kefir is great alsp.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:05 AM
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I have Kefir. I will try it thanks. I also give her flora4 and apparently it has some probiotics.....I use it to top her food.
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