Now using for the 3rd month on our recent adoptee, and continuing for the past 18 months on our adopted Brittany. Both dogs have consistently great intestinal health (unless in a weak moment, I allow them too much in the way of beef treats from the table!!! Then, all bets are off!!!). But the product has been a great find for us.
We've been giving the Proflora soft chews to our 1 yr Dobie for last couple of months. He's always getting to something in the backyard which would give him upset stomach and very soft stool. A week into taking the probiotics, his stool is normal and he is a very happy camper.
My dog is eager to eat these and they have been very effective in curing the tendency to overly loose stools that he was experiencing. We had tried various high quality foods with limited ingredients and still do feed one of them, but the diet alone was not sufficient to solve the problem.
Since giving him one chew with each of his two meals a day there have been absolutely no problems (and pick-up is far easier).
I break one into each of my dogs dinner bowl, since it's recommended for 'after meals'. I think it helps with their bowel movements. The little guy had giardia when he came from the breeder, and his stools are now almost normal. I intend to keep using them.
Breed:3- West Highland Terrriers, 1-Bearded Collie/Wheaten Terrier Mix
In my experience, adding probiotics to my own diet made a noticeable difference in my overall wellness, so adding one to my dogs' diet was a no-brainer.
Balancing their intestinal bacteria as well as boosting their immune systems were the benefits I was most interested in and I have not been disappointed.
In researching for a broad-spectrum product, Proflora met my criteria. Plus, 3 of our 4 dogs love the taste and will take Proflora as a treat. The 4th will take it as a treat sometime, but mainlyhas it broken over her breakfast.
After over a year on the product, I can say our girls have never been healthier and their coats never thicker and prettier. Proflora has mostly eliminated their tummy rumbles, occasional upset tummies or loose stools.
It's also been great to fine-tune their immune system for traveling to different parts of the country where the water is different and they are coming in contact with new bacteria. It seems to help fortify them against those changes causing an imbalance.
Try Proflora for at least a month minimum to notice benefits. This product works systemically so benefits are gradual. If you don't plan to add it as a daily supplement, I at least encourage you to use Proflora for a month or two any time you've had your dog on antibiotics. Just as in humans, the antibiotics kill the good and the bad bacteria in the digestive system and to rebalance the system quickly, a probiotic is necessary.
My poor Shih Tzu had bouts of loose bowel movements. I had her tested and there were no parasites. I read that probiotics were good for this problem and decided to try this. It is amazing, my dog feels so much better. She is actually eating normally again and running around like a puppy. I know she is feeling better because her stools are firmer and she has less gas problems. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to do all they can to make their baby feel better.
My Dalmatian was having looser stools. This is a small chewable treat that goes down real well. She has fewer stomach grumbles and less gas....so it's a win-win for both of us! 1 chew a day does the trick!
Wow. I paid a ton for a much poorer quality product (PURINA Fortiflora (ick)) prescribed by an ER vet office last spring for a bout of acute diarrhea. Thought i'd have this on hand for the next time around-the content is much better than Purina (which uses animal digest as an ingredient). I read in reviews many keep their dogs on this full time. I began doing so last month when this arrived-as we were traveling and our boy seems to have developed a "delicate" constitution w/ occasional episodes of diarrhea when we travel. Since using this product-for the past 5 weeks-Not one episode of diarrhea!!!! EXCELLENT product.
Breed:Trixie is a mixed shepherd rescue and Gremlin is a giant rescue cat.
My dog, Trixie, had nothing but stomach problems from when she was a puppy, more food changes than I can count didn't seem to help until we started her on Proflora. Whether she finally outgrew it or it's the Proflora, I don't know, but she loves it and I'm not going to mess with success.
I am thrilled with this product. I've been using it for about 6 months. We have 3 dogs, all had occasionally had issues with diarrhea and gas. Whether from a incidental outdoor eating episode (something they shouldn't have) or just from having a change in diet. This product really works. I combine it with a tablespoon of greek yogurt or kefir. Our tummy issues are gone!