Crocky: "Then of course right when we are hit to complete the antibiotics he will be due for his third set of puppy vaccines.
I will be getting him some probiotics for regular use but until I can order online and get them here my vet gave me some Prostora to try."
Another stellar product from Proctor & Gamble!
Prostora: Sucrose (SUGAR is the FIRST Ingredient!), Vegetable Oil (WHAT VEGETABLE OIL AND WHY?), Bifidobacterium animalis (Only ONE ProBiotic?), Dried Skim Milk (DAIRY not good for dogs), Dried Reduced Minerals (WHY is it "reduced"?), Whey, Cocoa Butter,
Artificial Colors (WHICH COLORS?
Red #40? From CSPI:"Red 40, the most widely used dye, may accelerate the appearance of immune system tumors in mice.
The dye causes hypersensitivity (allergy like) reactions in a small number of consumersand might trigger hyperactivity in children.
Yellow #6? From CSPI: It may be contaminated with cancer causing chemicals and occasionally causes severe hypersensitivity reactions.
Blue #2? From CSPI: Blue 2 cannot be considered safe given the statistically significant incidence of tumors, particularly brain gliomas, in male rats)
Soy Lecithin (emulsifier), Artificial Vanilla Flavor (ARTIFICIAL again?).
Make sure you always read the ingredients and google what they are if you don't know. Purina uses BY-PRODUCTS!
Go with the Fromms or Simply Nourish (Grain Free varieties) if those are your only 2 choices.
Your pups' system is in a weakened state, poor little guy! The vet should NOT be giving any types of vaccinations for some time. And when he is well, the vacs should be singles only (NO combo vacs) and spaced out as researched by Dr. Jean Dodds. This will allow your pups body/immune system to adjust without 5 or 7 viruses attacking him at once.
Single shots are usually a special request to regular veterinarians, who, most likely will not like your decision, and say that it doesn't matter! It TRULY does for the health of your dog! Article on what vets WISHED they had known: Vets On Vaccines | Dogs Naturally Magazine
Vaccination Protocol by Dr. Dodds: Dr-Dodds-ChangingVaccProtocol
It's a shame that vets don't keep up on research!
Get some Human "Slippery Elm" and any digestive enzyme with pancreas in it at the health food store to calm his tummy and aide his gut. If you can find one with Ox Bile in it, that would be a plus! Open capsules on to food or crush tablets with 2 spoons. Maybe try smaller feedings.
Sounds like he really needs the digestive enzyme, besides the probiotic to help him assimilate his food better. Here is combination of both: The Wholistic Pet
Hope this helps!