You can buy probiotics made especially for dogs but it's fine to use human ones too
Probiotics are measured by colony forming units (CFUs) in the millions or billions. When figuring out dosage, refer to the product label, taking into consideration the dosing is for human adults. If your dog is over 40 pounds or so, give the whole dosage. Otherwise, reduce as needed, and monitor your dog for signs of tummy upset. Yogurt and kefir are foods that have probiotics. You can safely add these to your dog's food unless she is severely lactose intolerant.
Love the idea about drying out a SCOBY, turning it into a probiotic dog chewie. I tried giving them a bit of wet SCOBY but the didn't like it too much. But I know they'd love it as a dried out chewie! Now I finally know what to do with my extras. Can't give them away anymore, as all my friends make Komucha now. lol
The 6 Best Probiotics For Dogs - Dogs Naturally Magazine
Can I Give My Dog Human Probiotics? - Doggy's Digest
“Probiotics are a hot topic right now because recent research in human studies have shown measurable benefits in cases where the good gastrointestinal (gut) bacteria may be disrupted or taken out of balance – such as in the use of powerful antibiotics like Metronidazole,” said Dr. Oscar Chavez, DVM, member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. “Given the very similar use of these medications in dogs for very similar reasons, and other similarities in physiology, many vets are promoting the use of probiotics in dogs as well, especially when antibiotics are prescribed.”But, if you can afford it, goat yogurt is best as it is naturally probiotic. The proteins are easier to break down and have more benefits than yogurt made from cows milk. I feed my dog Orijen which is the very best dry food available. But I also give her a tablespoon of goat yogurt and extra virgin olive oil every day and she thrives. Glossy, healthy, fit, happy.Some medications can cause constipation or diarrhea, but the probiotics can definitely help restore the balance in your dog’s digestive system. Ask your vet about giving it to your dog post surgery as something easy on the tummy with lots of nutritional punch. The added benefit in these situations is the immunity boost that it can give your dog, possibly preventing infections like staphylococus and typhimurium.Can I give my dog human probiotics? To sum up this question, the answer is that you can. If you ask yourself, should I give my dog human probiotics? The answer to this question is no. Thanks for the very interesting article, I was wondering what to give my dogs for probiotics, thanks to you, I now know. I have a 4 1/2 month and 1yr 3month old cavapoo girls, I wanted some ideas on what type of vitamins/supplements, probiotics would be a good chose. Thank You P.S. Every article I read I save in my bookmarks in a folder K9 Instinct... that way I can always have them at hand I mentioned before that not any kind of yogurt is good, and that’s actually quite important. Only give plain yogurt, look for one with as little sugar as possible, and make sure it has the beneficial bacteria and probiotics, ie active cultures added. Any fruit or berry or even vanilla yogurt just has unnecessary added sugar and flavorings that your dog won’t need (or miss). Sugar free yogurt has artificial sweeteners that can be quite bad for your dog so steer clear of those as well. You see a lot of advice online saying to give only non-fat yogurt, but that’s not actually good advice in my opinion. Whole yogurt is as natural as it can be. Manufacturers often add other chemicals and ingredients to make non-fat and low-fat products taste better, including adding a lot more sugar. If you are worried about your dog’s fat intake, make sure he is not getting fatty treats (cheese…) rather than skimp on the yogurt. Or give the probiotics in supplement form. So look for regular whole milk (preferably organic) plain yogurt and don’t go for fat free or low fat versions.