Probiotics For Dogs

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Video: Dr. Justin Shmalberg, DVM


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If your dog is still having loose stools after the first week on NomNomNow, but otherwise acting fine, you may consider adding a dog probiotic to his diet. Probiotics are strains of live bacteria that assist in normal digestive function and help the overall immune system within the gastrointestinal tract. A common dietary supplement for humans as well, they tend to not really have any side effects, but can help restore the normal integrity of the digestive system to get your dog on the best track to recovery.


Video Transcription:

If your dog, after trying to maybe rest their GI tract (meaning that they have an upset stomach or loose stool and you fasted them) is still having loose stool but otherwise acting fine, one thing to consider would be adding a carefully balanced probiotic. A probiotic is really strains of live bacteria that assist in the normal digestive function, so there are billions of these bacteria. They are normally helping to digest and transmit those nutrients and break them down so that the dog can also absorb them after the bacteria have done their work.

In addition, bacteria help the overall immune system within the gastrointestinal tract in the event that there is some outside influences or harmful bacteria that have somehow gotten into the intestinal tract. A probiotic can easily mix with the food. They tend to not really have any side effects but can help to restore the normal integrity of the stomach and digestive system, often to broadly advance the rate of healing to hopefully get your dog on the best track to recovery.


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