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#106627 - 11/21/10 05:04 PM Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized?
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Do probiotics for dogs need to be coated or stabilized to survive their stomach acids and work properly?

What kind do you use?

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#106648 - 11/21/10 06:40 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: LifeAsMe]
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I don't use any in pill form because, thankfully, my dogs seem to have cast iron stomachs! Either that, or I have figured out what I positively can't give them (which usually turns out to be some form of people-food!). I do, however, give them non-fat yogurt every day.
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#106653 - 11/21/10 06:48 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: GrandJan]
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They get yogurt already. I was discussing this with Lisa and she suggested giving Banshee probiotics because we're giving her other meds that could be killing the good bacteria.

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#106659 - 11/21/10 06:53 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: LifeAsMe]
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I'm glad you asked this question because I was wondering the same thing.

I've been using AccuFlora from Costco. They are not coated.
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#106661 - 11/21/10 06:54 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: LJsMom]
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Is coated the same as stabilized? Or is stabilized something that is done in the process of creating the probiotics?

Where is that Ruth when you need her!? LOL

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#106663 - 11/21/10 06:58 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: LifeAsMe]
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For really high powered, effective probiotics I use: http://www.ojibwatea.com/zc139/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21

Cleo gets that and so does my partner's dog. Rafi is getting petdophilus right now. I bought it for Cleo and it wasn't working so well for her but he does fine on it.

I also have used the probiotic pearls for the dogs.

There is definitely not enough probiotics in yogurt to depend on that, especially when giving antibiotics.
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#106671 - 11/21/10 07:03 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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I knew you would show up! smile

What is the difference between coated and stabilized?


Edited by LifeAsMe (11/21/10 07:03 PM)

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#106672 - 11/21/10 07:04 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Yes, probiotics are us around here! We all take them. I think I have at least 3 different kinds in the house right now. crazy
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#106673 - 11/21/10 07:06 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: LifeAsMe]
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I use a good grade of Human Probiotics for my dogs. There are strains of Probiotics that are more acid resistant than others, but don't ask me which ones. So I just go with a Good Quality human product.
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#106676 - 11/21/10 07:07 PM Re: Probiotics - Coated or Stabilized? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Originally Posted By: BowWowMeow
There is definitely not enough probiotics in yogurt to depend on that, especially when giving antibiotics.

That was going to be my next question. My dogs aren't on any medications - I take that back... Chance is on thyroid medication - but what would be the medications that destroy good bacteria and warrant extra probiotic supplements?
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