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post #31 of 94 (permalink) Old 01-05-2008, 10:26 AM
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Re: Let's talk about the Benfits of Probioitics

I see that whole plain yogurt is recommended here and by my breeder. I shop mainly at Walmart and they don't carry whole fat plain yogurt or other products that says live cultures.

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Re: Let's talk about the Benfits of Probioitics

The kind I buy says Low Fat Plain. Danon. The fat content is irrelevant. You're buying it for the probiotics, so get the low fat and save the calories. (IMO)

I'm pretty sure if it's labeled "yogurt," it has live cultures in it. Look in the small type-- it's there.

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Thanks. The low fat part was what turned me away. lol. I will look again.

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If I recall, Walmart doesn't have good yogurt, but I could be wrong. By good, I mean no high fructose sugar, no aspartame, etc. I've looked there when I was out.


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Probioitics and the cheetah....

http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/availab...01chapter1.pdf

probiotics and the cheetah -- just a wierd article that I tripped over -- I guess gastritis is a huge problem for cheetahs in captivity. Who knew?


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Originally Posted By: G-burgWhich foods have FOS in them?
I was looking through the prescription food books at work the other day -- Royal Canin Control Formula and Royal Canin Mobility Support both have FOS in them. They are prescription diets.

The Royal Canin GSD 24 has, according to the ingredients list on the bag: "dried brewers yeast extract (source of mannan-oligosaccharides)"

I don't know the difference of all the -oligosaccharides.

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Fastrack is in my opinion the best probiotic on the market. If you use yogurt, perhaps it is best to use goat's milk yogurt since many dogs are sensitive to lactose in cow's milk.

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Originally Posted By: Wisc.TigerI use a capsule Probioitic that is a human supplement. It contains Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis and FOS Prebioitics, from a company called Melaleuca.


I can't find the exact numbers right now, but if I remember correctly, to get the equivalent of what I use you would have to eat 12 cups of yogurt. Now I know I couldn't eat 12 cups of yogurt a day and some dogs don't tolerate lactos.


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I started my 4 GSD's on a suppliment from GNC. The surgeon that performed one of my GSD's bloat surgery 2 weeks ago recommended putting him on it. When I told her I was giving him yogurt, she laughed and asked me if I had any idea how much yogurt he would have to eat per day to be of benefit. I said I had no clue, she never answered either, just said go to the health store and get Acidophilus.

In reading on the net about Acidophilus, one site indicated that it helps reduce gas, bloating and the runs on top of alot of other beneficial things! I also started them on papaya tablets.

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Re: Let's talk about the Benfits of Probioitics

I have a question-Is it possible to over do probiotics? I get the kind that comes in a powder instead of pill form at the store. I usually just tap a little out over their food but there have been a few times I've tapped a little too enthusiastically and I worried they might be getting too much.

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Re: Let's talk about the Benfits of Probioitics

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Originally Posted By: TulaLisa, Prozyme has Lactose in it... although it's not on the label but I did verify it with the company many moons ago. I believe this is why many dogs don't tolerate it......
I hate items that aren't on the label!!!
I am sort of thinking out loud here, but I am allergic to dairy myself (so I am VERY familiar with things like this not being on the label... even on Human food!!!)

Probiotics are all sourced from dairy. I have not found a brand of probiotics that I can tolerate, although I am VERY sensitive to dairy. I have stomach problems and it was recommended that I try probiotics myself, but i coudln't digest them (the "dairy free" kinds have traces because it originates from dairy). I suppose its the lactose and not necessarily dairy proteins, but I am suprised that dogs can tolerate probiotics and yogurt even though most dogs are considered lactose intolerant. Anyone want to help me with my confusion here?

I actually do feed my pup about a tablespoon or two of yogurt everyday (breeder recommended)

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