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Old 02-18-2017, 03:39 PM
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My vet has suggested that we add probiotics to Louies food because he's had some gas issues lately. I have been doing research online and there are so many. Does anyone have a recommendation for one that they use. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2017, 04:35 PM
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jesse uses this . now it can speed up digestion and affect blood sugar so just to keep that in mind
jesse-26 lbs - 12 years old - 7 years diabetic - one meal a day partially raw and homemade and a vitabone snack - 3 shots of novolin a day sometimes novolog or r as a correction to higher sugar . total insulin for a 24 hour period is between 6 and 8 units of nph insulin depending on her fasting number
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:32 PM
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We use Purina FortiFlora. It's a little pricey, but works.

I buy it online from chewy.com

Lily is a 60 lb English Setter, born 07-27-2007.
Diabetes: Aug 2013 - Hypothyroid: Dec 2013 - Cataract Surgery: Feb 2014
Insulin: Novolin R/N mix - Meters: AlphaTrak2, ReliOn Prime
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:41 AM
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Abby was on a probiotic. I found that she would throw some wild curves depending upon the probiotic. I ended up with animal essentials which was a plant base, and did not affect her.

How is Louie doing...he is such a special boy

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:53 PM
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We use VetriScience Mega Probiotic. Jinx took them for a while and I didn't notice anything unusual with her BG. Azodyl, a kidney supplement, was the only thing she took that caused a noticeable trend of higher BG.

Wow, didn't realize how old this was.
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Originally Posted by MikeMurphy View Post
We use Purina FortiFlora. It's a little pricey, but works.

I buy it online from chewy.com

+1 for FortiFlora. I actually vary between three brands daily, but FortiFlora is given typically twice a week. FortiFlora comes in individual packets that I guess are typical doses. Because Annie is a smaller dog, I divide the packet in half and serve it with her breakfast two days in a row. There SEEMS to be something in it that she really likes, and she generally eats the meal without stopping.

Before starting the probiotics, she could clear a room with her gas! Her gas ended with the probiotics: worth every penny!

Annie was an 18 pound Lhasa Apso that crossed the rainbow bridge on 10-5-17. She was nearly 17 years old and diabetic for 9 years.
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