Probiotics for dogs?

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Can anyone with experience in probiotics recommend a good probiotic for Taegan. I give her a dollap of plain greek yogurt every day but want to go deeper in protecting her gut as she occasionally has bowel issues.

I know that some people use probiotics - but as I've never needed to go beyond yogurt, I could not give you names. You might want to ask your vet and find out what they suggest. 

You might also want to look at what you are feeding - both kibble and treats. 

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Thanks Fitzmar. Back a few years ago someone had recommended a probiotic to me for another dog but I can't remember what it was, they recommended giving it for  preventive measures. It was expensive, I do remember that. Taegan's problem I believe is chicken poo and rabbit poo, I have seen her eat it like it's candy. Maybe not, but that is what I suspect. I hate to put a muzzle on her when she goes out to potty or play but if I can't get her straightened up then I may have to. I live in the country and there are wild animals all over. Skunks, rabbits etc. The chickens are mine. 

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I use Probios granules. There are two kinds - powder, which is marketed towards pets, and granules, which is marketed towards farm use. The powder, I think, has a bit of sugar (!!) in it. Not what I want. But the granules are good for all animals, and can be a bit cheaper as well. I buy it in feed stores, and sometimes get a great deal on EBay.

If all you can find is the powder, it will work fine - just a personal preference. My Aussie Gabe would eat poop unless he was getting probiotics in his food.

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Thanks Kim, I will check that brand out.