Probiotics for Dogs: A Vet’s Guide

Probiotics for dogs
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What are probiotics?

Probiotics are nutritional products that contain helpful microorganisms (bacteria and yeasts), that aid in healthy digestion.

When are probiotics used in dogs?

There are several situations when your dog’s digestive system could benefit from some additional good gut bacteria.

Do probiotics work?

Studies indicate that probiotics can be helpful in the face of digestive upset in dogs.

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics are usually types of fiber that can be found in naturally high fiber foods like vegetables (for example carrots and mushrooms).

Can dogs take human probiotics?

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Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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