No, probiotics are not an essential nutrient for dogs in any way.
VetriScience deserve to be recommended as a solid probiotic choice for your dog.
Most of the probiotic strains have never been researched for dogs. Use of these strains and their benefit are merely speculative and likely based on a human-system model.
Thanks for reaffirming Probiotic Miracle is a quality product. My Shih Tzu mix puppy was having a terrible time with yeast-ear infections when she was just 3 months old. She was miserable! Â After multiple (sic: expensive) Vet office visits, RXs that didn't help (and some of which have potentially dangerous side effects,) I was at my wits' end! Â My own research finally led me to starch-free Wysong-Epigen food, Zymox products and Probiotic Miracle dog probiotics. Â The yeast problem was GONE within 72 hours and has not resurfaced. Â She's now 8 months old, incredibly healthy and is routinely complimented on her beautiful, shiny, amazingly soft hair. I hope this information can help someone else.
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Are Probiotics Good for Dogs With Gastrointestinal Issues?
If you're considering probiotic treatment for your dog, you may be wondering how your dog might respond to the change in diet. Here is a week-by-week glimpse of what you can expect after introducing probiotics to your dog.Giving your dog probiotics every day has fortified your dog's digestive system and powered up his immune system system as well. Allergies, itching, and scratching should be minimized or, in many cases, completely gone.* Make sure you continue to give your dog probiotics daily to help your dog's health flourish for years to come.This is the magic moment of for yourÂ dog on probiotics. Most dogs will display naturally improved health from the new healthy balance of intestinal flora. Not only will your dog's digestive health be dramatically improved, but dogs display a more vibrant coat, and hydrated skin by this time. Without a proper functioning immune system and a well-supported digestive system your dog will struggle to fight illness and absorb the important nutrients he needs for long term wellness. Most dogs will not show signs of digestive stress and immune distress for years, while some dogs will give you signs early in life that probiotics and enzymes need to be added to their diet.Due to the modern pet diet, most dogs (and cats) need probiotic and enzyme supplementation. Antibiotics are now found in most all pet foods, and they are stripping your dogâs digestive and immune system of the vital, good bacteria. Meanwhile, the natural enzymes your dog needs for digestion are removed through the processing of processed pet foods. 1. What are probiotics? The term probiotic means “for life”. Probiotics are the good microorganisms (bacteria or yeast) that when provided in adequate amounts can improve the health of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Stress, antibiotics and poor diet can upset the balance of the microorganisms in the GI tract leading to illness in your pet. Supplementing your pet’s diet with probiotics is a means to improving GI tract health. Probiotics need to be taken daily in order to maintain consistent levels in the GI tract, so feeding a pet food that contains probiotics is an ideal way for your dog or cat to get a daily dose.