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Antibiotics and Probiotic support

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Irish Setter Gal, Jul 8, 2011.


  1. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    After a trip to the vets today I now have both my dogs on antibiotics (different complaints)

    My question is: it is recommended that humans take a probiotic supplement to assist the body return to 'internal balance' (good bacteria) - is there something that is suggested as equally being good for dogs, or is this totally unnecessary?
     
  2. Mum2Heidi

    Mum2Heidi PetForums VIP

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    It's exactly the same for them. AB's strip all the good bacteria from the gut. A bit of cottage cheese, natural yogurt or yakult/actimel type drinks will help or you can go for a specific supplement like Bionic Biotics etc.
     
  3. XxZoexX

    XxZoexX PetForums VIP

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    Have no clue regarding antibiotics sorry :eek:
    but Jack loves Probiotic yoghurt He goes mad for his :lol:
     
  4. ever expanding

    ever expanding PetForums Senior

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    as mum2heidi said i agree it will certainly do no harm they can sometimes end up with a bit of an upset belly on antibs so prob do some good
     
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    Cockerpoo lover PetForums VIP

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    Mine have a big dollop of natural yoghurt on their food- they love it.

    I just buy Sainsbury's basic value and they have two big tubs a week between them.
     
  6. Irish Setter Gal

    Irish Setter Gal PetForums Senior

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    Thanks for the advice, yet another thing for hubby to remember to do for their morning feed (he does that one)
     
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