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Which Pro Biotic Do You Use?


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Sir Dudley has been on the vet issued Purina Rx: Forti Flora for a few months now, his poop firmed up almost instantly which was awesome. However, I would prefer to use a different pro biotic as we are moving out of state in a few months and I don't know what vets we will be using (they might no carry it, etc).

 

So I wanted to gather up a few recommendations!

 

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I have given Suzie the Forti-flora that I got from our vet a couple of times after some issues and have been considering a pro-biotic too. I am going to talk to a rep and check out one called Health-gard next week when we are in Abilene, and most likely try it. I know that some of the kennels use it.

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I have been considering some probiotics to add to my male's food as he often has somewhat soft bm's. I have heard of folks just using yogurt added to their meals - is this a good plan? Is the forti-flora more effective?

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I've used Forti Flora and it's never made a difference in Annie Bella's output. What works best for her is feeding at meals 1 cup of Nutro Venison and 1/2 cup of Iams in green bag plus a couple of tablespoons of beet pulp (she gets picky if there is less Nutro in the dish which is why I don't feed more of the Iams). The Iams helps a lot, with the beet pulp giving a bit more firmness.

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I've used Forti Flora and it's never made a difference in Annie Bella's output. What works best for her is feeding at meals 1 cup of Nutro Venison and 1/2 cup of Iams in green bag plus a couple of tablespoons of beet pulp (she gets picky if there is less Nutro in the dish which is why I don't feed more of the Iams). The Iams helps a lot, with the beet pulp giving a bit more firmness.

 

Thanks for the tip! They are on nutro venison already but are slowly switching to TOTW high prairie - they are at about half and half right now. I wonder if we should just keep our male with the sensitive stomach at half and half? He's been doing well with the change so far - just a bit of gas which i hear the yogurt helps with? Think i might see if that works before moving on to the probiotic supplement.

 

Primal Defense. Recommended by my vet. Has HSO organisms in it too. I use it myself. I also feed yogurt daily. Yogurt is "weak" though compared to the concentated probiotic supplements.

 

Thanks! I will def make a note of Primal Defense! May switch to that if the yogurt thing proves ineffective.

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Lexie has tried several of the probitoics and the best one that works for her are the vetri chews. You can buy them at online dog food stores. Vets sell them too but they are usually higher priced.

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We've just started using Proviable-DC (which we got from our vet). It's made a big difference! It's got like 7 strains of doggie-friendly bugs in it. I think our Tatam will probably be on it for good. Wish we knew about it 3 years ago!

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We've just started using Proviable-DC (which we got from our vet). It's made a big difference! It's got like 7 strains of doggie-friendly bugs in it. I think our Tatam will probably be on it for good. Wish we knew about it 3 years ago!

 

Do you "pill" them to take it? Or do you just drop it in their bowl?

 

Fastrack- much higher quantities of the beneficial flora than the other probiotics, with none of the junk. The #1 ingrediant in FortiFlora is "animal digest" and who wants to feed their dog that? You can read more about, and purchase, the Fastrack here -----> http://1stchoice.us/...e/products.html

 

Is it the "microbial supplement"?

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Yes- it's called Fastrack microbial supplement. There is a powder for routine use on food, and a gel that can be given directly in the cheek when a dog is off feed.

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We've just started using Proviable-DC (which we got from our vet). It's made a big difference! It's got like 7 strains of doggie-friendly bugs in it. I think our Tatam will probably be on it for good. Wish we knew about it 3 years ago!

 

Do you "pill" them to take it? Or do you just drop it in their bowl?

 

 

I actually put it in a little slice of banana. He snarfs it right down. :lol

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