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Flex (Ig) is on doxycycline for lupus. I am wondering if he should be getting any sort of replacement in the way of good bacteria...I am worrying about everything I give or don't give him!

If I need to give him probiotics, am I better of with a powdered form or would natural yogurt be ok? also, how much of either? he weighs 13lbs..give or take. thanks.

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Either will be effective; the question is whether the gut organisms that are helpful to humans are necessarily desirable flora for the canine. At this point in time, it doesn't seem to hurt- judging by the large number of people that give their dogs yogurt or other probiotics- but it's uncertain what sort of effect this has on the intestinal flora over the long run. Maybe none? I dunno.

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