What Type of Probiotic is Best for Dogs?
Sometimes dogs don’t produce enough good bacteria (probiotics) naturally, so they need a supplement to keep their gut healthy.
What are the best dog probiotics? You have a couple of choices. All natural dog probiotics can be found in certain foods, probiotics can be prescribed from the vet, or you can purchase dog probiotics online or at the pet store.
All natural probiotics for dogs are a great way to improve your pup’s gut health. Here are some foods that contain probiotics.
Plain, Unsweetened Yogurt
Vet Prescribed Probiotics
My dogs have been using the Proviable probiotics prescribed by their vet for many years.
I break open the capsule and add the white powdered probiotic on top of their kibble in the evening for the dinner.
Pet Store Probiotics
Before purchasing probiotics online for your dog, keep the following in mind.
Includes Various Live and Active Cultures
States the Number of CFU’s (potency)
Uses Natural Ingredients
Real Reviews From Customers
Are Human Probiotics Safe for Dogs?
Stick with probiotics that are specially formulated for dogs. There are many different opinions on this.
I personally rotate between the Proviable probiotics prescribed by my vet and the VertiScience Probiotic on Amazon. The cost can add up with the vet-prescribed probiotics, so I mix it up a bit for my 3 dogs.
Be patient, probiotics do take time to work. Giving your dog high-quality probiotics on a regular basis can help improve your dog’s general health and overall well-being.
Note: If your dog is currently on any medications, discuss adding probiotics to your dog’s diet with your vet.
Does your Dog take any probiotics? Tell us about it in the comments.