Probiotics

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cbr117
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Probiotics

Postby cbr117 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:14 pm

Are the probiotics available from petsmart, 21st Century and/or Nutri-vet any good. I was recommended something else on this site, but I'd like to try and get something from a store. It's for a 2 1/2 year old girl, 53 lbs. with a very sensitive stomach. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Re: Probiotics

Postby FransterDoo » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:12 pm

You can often get them at people natural food store (including Whole Foods) for cheaper.

I prefer to kind that must be kept in the fridge - I just think they are more bio-available.

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Re: Probiotics

Postby cbr117 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:20 pm

So pretty much anything is acceptable?

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Re: Probiotics

Postby FransterDoo » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:33 pm

generally - stay away from the usuals like fake color, flavor, sugar, cartoon shaped and you can typically substitute human and animal supplements.

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Re: Probiotics

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:47 pm

My favorite, Purina Fortiflora, is available on amazon.com

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Re: Probiotics

Postby Cherry » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:51 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:My favorite, Purina Fortiflora, is available on amazon.com

Agreed. This stuff does wonders for Cherry. Her digestive system is outrageously strong. She has an iron stomach.

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Re: Probiotics

Postby Pit Mama » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:42 pm

I agree with Franster. Refrigerated stuff is higher quality. Remember that probiotics are living bacteria! Mine get the same that I use on myself and I also give them keifer or greek yogurt as a treat - if you're dog is dairy sensitive, just stick with the capsules.


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