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If you are looking to add probiotics or need to understand amounts, here is a list to help you choose and get started:

1) Commercial supplements:
  • Herbsmith Microflora Plus
  • Proviable DC
  • Probiotic Miracle

2) Sauerkraut -- Sauerkraut can be added to your dog’s diet gradually until you reach 1 to 3 teaspoons for every 20 pounds of body weight daily. Top 3 Non-Dairy Probiotics For Your Dog

3) Milk kefir or Water Kefir - ( start with half these amounts ) So Long Yeast, Hello Kefir! - Dogs Naturally Magazine

  • Small size dogs or cats – 1 tsp. – 1 tbsp.
  • Medium size dogs – 1 – 2 tbsp.
  • Large dogs – 2 – 3 tbsp.

4) Goats Milk - Goat Milk For Dogs - Dogs Naturally Magazine
Pet Wt: Serving:
< 20 lb. 2 oz.
20-40 lb. 4 oz.
40-60 lb. 6 oz.
60-80 lb. 8 oz.
80 lb. > 10 oz​


4) Plain yoghurt - least amount of probiotics , however, pick a fat free no added sugar , fat substitutes or sugar substitutes live probiotic yoghurt- about a tablespoonful a day
 

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Great info above.
 

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Funny I reply to you to put it as a post it sticker...im sure I press send. Duhhh me

Anyway Missy good job as it's great for the ones that asks this question on regular basis. :yes:
 
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Hi- how about raw cow kefir? (https://www.answerspetfood.com/additional-formula.html) Any ideas/experience with it?

The kefir grains grow very nicely in pasteurized milk so I see no need to use raw cows milk since the kefir grains produce lots of probiotics. If you were to buy some milk grains yourself, you could ferment goat milk, cows milk, and even coconut milk. Some dogs are lactose intolerant so coconut milk with milk kefir grains would work great for those dogs.
 

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herbsmith has literally turned Fox into a new pup! no more eyeball tumor becoming inflamed and popping out, no more rectal polyp sightings or bleeding, no more incontinence. We used to use fortiflora but herbsmith less expensive and extremely effective at 1 or two per day.
 

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herbsmith has literally turned Fox into a new pup! no more eyeball tumor becoming inflamed and popping out, no more rectal polyp sightings or bleeding, no more incontinence. We used to use fortiflora but herbsmith less expensive and extremely effective at 1 or two per day.

I don't think fortiflora is a good probiotic for long term because it has enterococcus, which can be pathogenic to humans.
 

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