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
- Pet parents go on vacation
- Pet travels (air travel most stressful)
- Visit new places or homes
- 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?
- a) All rescue dogs, cats, puppies and kittens
- b) All puppies and kittens
- c) All dogs that eat poop
- d) new rescue, especially if there is no history/knowledge of past life
- e) If you surrender your pet
- f) If you are kenneling your pet
- 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.