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    Question Probiotics.....

    Ok I normally give Raven a bit of yogurt or greek yougurt. I have tried giving it to Tyson and he loves it. The only thing is that I don't think his tummy can handle it as he gets the squishies. I have yet to get his poo totally firm like Ravens. I have cut back the amount of food he eats hoping to firm it up but that hasn't really worked either. So I was thinking to add a probiotic to their regimen to control the gas and hopefully help with his tummy. So any recommendations for a probiotic will be greatly appreciated.
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    I would continue the yogurt and I would try a dab of canned pumpkin, not the pie filling for Tyson. That or a bit of sweet potato, bet his poo firms up quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    I would continue the yogurt and I would try a dab of canned pumpkin, not the pie filling for Tyson. That or a bit of sweet potato, bet his poo firms up quick.
    Suprisingly the canned pumpkin didn't work. I even went so far as to change the food that he was eating thinking maybe he wasn't doing well with the salmon based dog food. The vet said the pork is the best because it's the least likely to cause an allergic reaction. Raven is doing well, he still has soft poo. His gas is a lot less as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    Suprisingly the canned pumpkin didn't work. I even went so far as to change the food that he was eating thinking maybe he wasn't doing well with the salmon based dog food. The vet said the pork is the best because it's the least likely to cause an allergic reaction. Raven is doing well, he still has soft poo. His gas is a lot less as well.
    What brand dog food are you feeding? is it pork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    What brand dog food are you feeding? is it pork?
    Merrick's B4 Grain, Pork Flavor. When I got him from the breeder he was on a salmon based grain free food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    Merrick's B4 Grain, Pork Flavor. When I got him from the breeder he was on a salmon based grain free food.
    Excellent food. Maybe stop the yogurt all together and see if it firms up if it does then he may be lactose intolerant. Nuvet makes a really good pro-bio-tic @bullmama is the one that turned me on to them. They work

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    The only Probiotics I give to my Bulldog is Vetri Everyday Probiotics for Cats and Dogs, they are chewable bone-shaped chews and I give them to my dog daily. They are for sale online
    from Drs. Foster & Smith and Chewys.com.

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    You might want to consider changing their food altogether… even if it's a great brand it may not work for your dogs. I went thru this w/my dogs and I checked on Dog Food Reviews and Ratings | Dog Food Advisor to see recommendations. Anything 4 or 5 star is a great dog food… Good Luck!!!

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    Raven is fine with the food. I have to figure something out with him. When we got him he was on TOTW grain free salmon flavor. I noticed he was really gassy and would chuck it up sometimes. I changed him over to the Merricks B4 grain salmon since it was what Raven was eating and he kept on sneaking into her bowl. His poo was still soft and I noticed him still being itchy so I weaned him onto the pork flavor. I have given him some pumpkin and cut back on the amount he is fed. He is no longer itching and the tearing is almost gone. So it's just to firm up his poo. He goes crazy when he smells yogurt because he loves it. I am not giving him any because I worried that he may be lactose intolerant. I was thinking to try the probiotics to help with the poo and just an overall help with his belly.
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    I use Kauffman's Stress Formula. You can find them on the internet. @Bizzymammabee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzymammabee View Post
    Ok I normally give Raven a bit of yogurt or greek yougurt. I have tried giving it to Tyson and he loves it. The only thing is that I don't think his tummy can handle it as he gets the squishies. I have yet to get his poo totally firm like Ravens. I have cut back the amount of food he eats hoping to firm it up but that hasn't really worked either. So I was thinking to add a probiotic to their regimen to control the gas and hopefully help with his tummy. So any recommendations for a probiotic will be greatly appreciated.
    I started giving my dogs Fortiflora when they had soft stools. It is the only probiotic my vet carries. I buy it from Chewy.com where it is way cheaper than my vet sells it. It's a powder that comes in premeasured packets and I sprinkle one packet on Winnie's food in the morning. She seems to like it--at least she still gobbles her food in a minute! Since I've been using it, stools are firm and easy to pick up, AND she hardly ever has any gas. FYI Winnie eats Orijen puppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnam View Post
    I started giving my dogs Fortiflora when they had soft stools. It is the only probiotic my vet carries. I buy it from Chewy.com where it is way cheaper than my vet sells it. It's a powder that comes in premeasured packets and I sprinkle one packet on Winnie's food in the morning. She seems to like it--at least she still gobbles her food in a minute! Since I've been using it, stools are firm and easy to pick up, AND she hardly ever has any gas. FYI Winnie eats Orijen puppy.
    Hey Donna...thanks for the reccomendation. During my search yesterday the Fortiflora popped up. It has really good reviews. I am going to order it and give it a try. How many times a week are you giving it to Winnie?
    Always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. See you at the rainbow bridge my sweet little Monkey. R.I.P. Raven.

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