Who here gives their pug probiotics? And where do you get them? I don't like the fact that my guy has been on antibiotics for a couple of weeks, but it seems like a necessary evil at the moment. But I'd like to have a plan for rebuilding his gut flora ....and I know some here give probiotics for healthy tummies. Do you need to get them from a vet, or is there an over-the-counter thing I could purchase that would be equally effective? Ike doesn't do well with dairy products or I'd just give him yogurt, I guess. Thanks for any guidance.
I give a syringe of Probiocin after antibiotics. it lasts the average pug about 5 days and seems to do a pretty good job of repopulating the gut.
Probiocin Oral Pet Gel - Maintain Healthy Digestive Function
Probiotics are wonderful, the problem is that the industry is unregulated and you never know if they contain what they claim to....like most supplements, human or dog. Look for supplements that have been independently tested and verified to contain the levels and organisms claimed. Also storage after manufacture can impact the number of live organisms as well. If they are exposed to high heat or freezing, they may be weakened, or destroyed. So read the labels do reasearch and don't just choose the cheapest.
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My vet always gave us probiotics when Tinker was on an antibiotic but I decided to put her on it everyday. I'm using Dogzymes, Probiotic Max, I bought it from a trainer OTC.It's a 1/4 tsp everyday mixed with food.
Jackie,Mom to Robbie & Stacy my human children and Tinker my furkid.
I'm sure that any of the quality probiotic's listed on this thread will work to help rebuild the gut flora after antibiotics. You could probably also check out your local health food store or ask your vet what they recommend. Personally, I'd stay away from the generic store brands you can buy at a regular grocery... who knows what's really in them and how long they've been sitting on the shelf.
We use Wysong Pet Inoculant as needed: Natural Dog / Cat Supplements ? Wysong Pet Inoculant™
It's expensive, but we've seen good results from it.