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Radar's tummy problems seem to be 100% cured!!! His vet had us switch to Science Diet and then I also bought some probiotics called "Pro Bios" and started adding them to his food. I don't know why he is doing better on Science diet than he was on Canidea, Innova or Natures Variety.... maybe because it's not so rich or maybe coincidence! I will wait a few months and then try a better food and see if his loose stool comes back or not. He is gaining weight and his adult coat is coming in beautiful!

Does anyone know about Pro Bios? Is it a good brand? It says to use during times of stress or after antibiotics....but it doesn't say for how long. Should I always use it since he is doing well?

I was also wondering if since he is on Science Diet which is not the best food if I should try adding anything like Missing Link. He is now 4.5 months and I know too much of certain vitamins can cause bone problems later.

It sounds silly but I am so happy he has normal poop!!!!!!!
 

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Probiotics = active culture yogurt = available at a grocery store near you.

Science diet = highly processed feed, some of it specially formulated. Mine eat a mix that includes Science Diet WD to help keep their stools the right texture. Appropriate texture is important because runny stools can = poor nutrition, dehydration = problems.

Yes, here, we care how the dog poops, where the dog poops, when the dog poops and what the dog poops!!! I have logged many hours discussing this fine topic. Stinks doesn't it?
 

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Hours, days, weeks, months, years....

Poop is a favorite topic around here.

We even have the Happy Poop Dance,

performed by the dancing banana.

(Thanks to Jen for the dancing banana!)
 

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Yeah!!! Poop that is worthy of the dancing banana -- excellent. Sometimes the really good stuff doesn't work with all dogs. Trust me - I tried Cal Natural, Innova, Chicken Soup, etc etc etc and now Gracie eats a veterinary diet and is thriving. You have to go with what works. Way to go!! I'll have to check out the Pro Bios, thanks.
 

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Originally Posted By: middleofnowhereProbiotics = active culture yogurt = available at a grocery store near you.

Science diet = highly processed feed, some of it specially formulated. Mine eat a mix that includes Science Diet WD to help keep their stools the right texture. Appropriate texture is important because runny stools can = poor nutrition, dehydration = problems.

Yes, here, we care how the dog poops, where the dog poops, when the dog poops and what the dog poops!!! I have logged many hours discussing this fine topic. Stinks doesn't it?
Pro bios is an actual brand name of a suppliment. It seems to work better for us than the plain yogurt but it doesn't state how long to use it for!
 

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Originally Posted By: JenM66Yeah!!! Poop that is worthy of the dancing banana -- excellent. Sometimes the really good stuff doesn't work with all dogs. Trust me - I tried Cal Natural, Innova, Chicken Soup, etc etc etc and now Gracie eats a veterinary diet and is thriving. You have to go with what works. Way to go!! I'll have to check out the Pro Bios, thanks.
I would still like to see him gain more weight though! What diet do you use?
 

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Pro bios is an actual brand name of a suppliment. It seems to work better for us than the plain yogurt but it doesn't state how long to use it for!
I see no reason not to continue on a *maintenance dose* (not a therapeutic dose) of probiotics over a dog's lifetime, whether it's via yogurt or supplements. I give my dogs acidophilus every day.
 

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Originally Posted By: Jasper007....DW also pointed out that yogurt would work as well.....
I think to treat more severe problems, yogurt is not sufficient. But it might work as maintenance.
That was my thought, and so I decided to trump the DW
 

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Originally Posted By: Jasper007I started Jasper on Proviable DC, so far so good.

DW also pointed out that yogurt would work as well.

http://www.entirelypets.com/proviable80c.html
That sounds like it may be better than the probios brand. I think I may try it. Our vet never really did come up with a reason for his tummy problems... since the probiotics help so much I wonder what it could have been throwing off the natural balance.... he still looks a little ribby to me! Does SIBO respond to probiotics?

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Originally Posted By: Jasper007I started Jasper on Proviable DC, so far so good.

DW also pointed out that yogurt would work as well.

http://www.entirelypets.com/proviable80c.html
That sounds like it may be better than the probios brand. I think I may try it. Our vet never really did come up with a reason for his tummy problems... since the probiotics help so much I wonder what it could have been throwing off the natural balance.... he still looks a little ribby to me! Does SIBO respond to probiotics?

Thanks.
Your welcome


I went with the one I posted, and a friend of mine went with this kit.

I think if someone doesn't want their dog on something full time, you can use this. My friend got this one.

http://www.petstruly.com/3610.html

A vet in the practice I go to, has a few GSD's, she has used Proviable DC, and she hasn't had one issue since starting it


I believe I payed $43.00, however I will buy on line next time, and save a few bucks.

I get my Glyco-flex 3 from entirely pets also

http://www.entirelypets.com/glycoflexiii1.html

Seems like good prices on this as well.
 
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