I have some questions. Rebbie seems to be dealing with some yeast problems. He is on an antibiotic for his chin break out issue. I would like to try some supplements to see if that will help get things nice and balanced.
I have seen these words(Probiotics and nzymes)thrown around here on the pv and am not sure what they are and what problems they help out with. I don't have a lot of extra money to spend on Rebs but want to choose somehting that would be the most beneficial. So if you could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
What are probiotics? What does it help healthwise?
What are Nzymes? What does it help healthwise?
Rebbie is on TOTW venison/bison formula. He gets some peanut butter most days in his kong. I have also given him yogurt. What can I give him that would be the most beneficial to all areas of his health(skin,fur, digestive tract etc.)?
I'm new to these also. I talked with a holistic trainer who specialized in nutrition because I've had Tinker on s/o for stones. I felt like she needed a more nutritious diet and I'm gradually getting her on STella& Chewey's dehydrated raw. The nutritionist suggested I add Ultimate and Probiotic Max plus coconut oil. The Ultimate has the omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. The Probiotic is a blend of naturally occuring digestive bacteria and enzymes. I assume like people when you give a dog antibiotics they kill the normal bacteria as well as the bad bugs and you can have an over growth of yeast. My vet usually gives me a probiotic if she has to perscribe an antibiotic. I know within a week to 10 days Tinker had more energy and her tummy is getting pinker and pinker. If you can find a holistic person in your area to talk with it might help. My vet wasn't any help with the nutrition aspect. I know others on here have way more experience with the supplements and hopefully one of them will chime in.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
According to Toddy's internal specialist probiotics are very much "in vogue" at present but there is no firm evidence to suggest they help dogs with diarrhoea. In dogs without intestinal problems there is a possibility that giving probiotics could actually cause an imbalance in the gut flora.