Why Give Probiotics to Cats and Dogs?

What can cause a change an upset in a dog or cat’s gut (causing vomiting, diarrhea, constipation)?

  • Stress when
    1. Pet parents go on vacation
    2. Pet travels (air travel most stressful)
    3. Visit new places or homes
    4. Abandoned by family/breeder (go to, or are in shelters/rescue)
  • Boarding/Kenneling (short term or long term)
  • Short-Term Antibiotic Therapy (Acute Disease or Infections)
  • Long-term Antibiotic Therapy (Lyme Disease, or Chronic Disease like IBD)
  • Low immunity (food sensitivities/allergies, skin conditions)
  • Infections not in the GI tract, such as urinary, vaginal, etc.

Which pet should take a probiotic for at least 1-month?

  1. a) All rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens
  2. b) All puppies and kittens
  3. c) All dogs that eat poop
  4. d) new rescue, especially if there is no history/knowledge of past life
  5. e) If you surrender your pet
  6. f) If you are kenneling your pet
  7. g) Dogs that go into shelters, get antibiotics that changes the balance of good and bad bacteria

Give a pet probiotic to boost immunity and belly health in any of the list of 6 situations above. Probiotics will help your pet’s health and comfort.

Recommend Profauna – the therapeutic pet probiotic with 50-100 billion CFU per serving.

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