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Probiotic Powder
Based on 1 reviews
$11.75 - $51.89

Probiotic Powder

#HS0094001
Based on 1 review
$11.75 - $51.89
Features
  • To provide a source of live, naturally occurring microorganisms
  • To maintain a healthy microbial balance in dogs
  • To supplement desirable organisms to newborn puppies
  • During incidences of diarrhea
  • To help maintain appetite
  • As part of a health maintenance program
Description

Dogs are exposed to many stresses that can result in lack of appetite, diarrhea, and other intestinal upsets. These stresses may include:

  • Transportation ~ Some dogs can become extremely agitated when traveling by car or plane which.
  • Intensive Training ~ Training for Obedience, Schutzhund, Agility, Personal Protection, and Police Service puts considerable stress on the dog.
  • Competition Dogs ~ The excitement of the competition, along with traveling, and exposure to strange dogs and people, can create a nervous stress in dogs, frequently manifested by reduced appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Boarding ~ Lack of appetite or nervous diarrhea are common in some dogs when boarded in a strange kennel.
  • Antibiotic Therapy ~ Antibiotics can destroy pathogenic microorganisms as well as the beneficial bacteria that are normally found in an animal's digestive tract.
  • Post-Parvo Virus Infections ~ Parvo virus infection in dogs is a devastating disease of the small intestine in susceptible dogs causing enormous stress on the dogs digestive system.
  • Post-Surgery ~ High doses of antibiotics are often used to reduce the possibility of heavy contamination during surgery. This frequently lowers populations of beneficial bacteria as well. In addition, antibiotics are used after surgery, which can alter the physiological activity of the gut and allow the intestinal microbial population to become unbalanced.
  • Chronic Diarrhea ~ Many times, the etiology of chronic diarrhea is unknown, and the animal won't respond to usual therapy.
  • Post-Whelping ~ To maintain appetite and good milk flow, give Probiotic to bitches, especially "nervous mommas" and first time whelpers.
  • Newborn Pups ~ The neonatal period for the newborn pup is a critical time for survival. Normally, newborns quickly acquire bacteria from their mother and surrounding environment, many of which are potential pathogens such as E. coli. Therefore, it is desirable to establish early colonization of the intestinal tract with beneficial bacteria, especially if the pups become orphaned.
  • Geriatric Dogs ~ Digestive problems are fairly common in older pets, including reduced appetite, diarrhea and constipation. Probiotics helps reduce the occurrence of digestive problems due to old age.
  • Other Uses ~ There are many other situations in which dogs may benefit from Probiotics, such as excessively nervous or "high-strung" breeds, injured animals or during exposure to weather extremes.

Dosage Chart

Recommend dosage based on animal, age, and weight. Repeat as needed, and mix into fluids or feed.

AnimalAge or WeightDose
BovineCalves5g/hd/day
Adult15g/hd/day
SwinePiglets2g/hd/day
Adult5g/hd/day
EquineFoals5g/hd/day
Adult10-15g/hd/day
Sheep and GoatsAll5g/hd/day
Dogs, Cats, Rodents, Exotic Birds, Reptiles, and all other pets1 lb or less1/4 tsp/day
1 lb to 10 lb1/2 tsp/day
10 lb or more1 tsp/day

Storage Tips

Store in a cool, dry area for maximum stabiity. This product is intended as a stabilized source of Enterococcus faecium, Lactobacillus acidolphilus, Lactobacillus casei, and Lactobacillus plantarum only. Buyer assumes all responsibility for use, storage and handling of this product.

Ingredients

Sucrose, Dried Whey, Sodium Silico Aluminate, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, and Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product.

Reviews
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I have a very, very old poodle in declining health. He has had diarrhea almost continually for the last 18 months or so. The only effective treatment has been a probiotic supplement added to his food, which has significantly reduced the frequency of diarrhea. For about a year I bought Purina Fortiflora from the vet at a cost of around $40 a month. After I lost my job I did some investigation online to see if I could find a less expensive alternative. I looked at several products of varying credibility and settled on Probios dispersible powder. It seemed to have a better reputation and scientific credentials than others I found. It also cost less than half of what I was paying for Fortiflora. And it contains four different species of bacteria as opposed to just one species in Fortiflora. The number of species didn't matter to me so much as the fact that some online references said that the one species chosen for Fortiflora (Enterococcus faecium) may not be the safest choice. Probios uses E. faecium too, but also three Lactobacillus species. Anyway, the bottom line is that Probios works even better than Fortiflora. I've switched over completely from Fortiflora to Probios, and Buddy now has loose stools only once or twice a month, and actual diarrhea less than once a month. Also Probios comes in a jar with a measuring spoon, which is a lot easier to deal with than the fussy little individual packets of Fortiflora.

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