You spend a lot of time caring for your dog; whether it’s exercise, food, or attention, you’re making sure your pet is getting everything he or she needs. Your dog is a member of your family, so why wouldn’t you be making sure your furry friend is getting the probiotics it needs? After all, you’re making sure the rest of you do. At MaryRuth Organics, we’re thrilled to provide the vegan vitamins, proteins, skin products, and best natural probiotics you need; now, let us also take care of your dog’s probiotic needs. Read on to learn more about the importance of probiotics for dogs and to take a look at our dog probiotic product.
What are probiotics for dogs?
We humans need probiotics to keep our digestive systems running well. Probiotics keep good bacteria in our guts and help our immune systems. Though there has not yet been extensive research on the role of probiotics in dogs, we know they essentially do the same things, prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, and help keep your pup healthy.
Dogs should generally be able to consume probiotics meant for humans, but it’s recommended to get a probiotic for your dog that contains the specific strains a dog needs:
- Enterococcus faecium
- Bacillus coagulans
- Bifidobacterium animalis AHC7
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- L. rhamnosus, L. fermentum, L. reuteri, and L. salivarius
Benefits of giving your dog probiotics
So now you know probiotics will help keep your dog healthy, just like they will for you, but how exactly? If your dog has diarrhea often, seems to get sick more often than other dogs, has cramping, or bad breath, your dog might be in need of more probiotics. Often, dogs will have diarrhea when they’re stressed or staying in a new place for a few nights; in these situations, you can give your beloved pup probiotics for a few days before he or she goes to a boarding house and it should help with his or her gut.
If your dog is regularly receiving probiotics, it could also help long term with liver disease, obesity, or even mood and behavior issues. Probiotics will impede the growth of harmful bacteria, such as E. coli or salmonella, in your dog. On a more short-term basis, make sure to take note of improved breath, skin and coat appearance, and bowel movements and gas after you begin your dog’s probiotics schedule so you can note how it’s affecting him or her.
How to give your dog probiotics
Give your dog probiotics orally. You can wrap it in food or a treat just like you do with other medicines. Overall, it’s most important that you follow the instructions listed on each specific probiotic product for dogs. Our dog probiotics are liquid, so you administer it a bit differently. Just like it says on our label, you can serve it to your dog in water, food (it’ll dry well in the food), or directly into his or her mouth. This can be done in the morning, at night, or before, during, or after mealtime. The label on the bottle breaks down how often and how much to give for different sizes of dogs.
Our liquid probiotic for dogs is certified organic and plant based so you can be sure you’re only giving your dog the best. It’s vegan, paleo, nut free, soy free, corn free, gluten free, and made with non-GMO ingredients. You give the best to your family, so why not to your dog also? Here at MaryRuth Organics, we want to provide you with the best products, information, and service possible. We hope you learned more about the importance and benefits of the best natural probiotics for dogs — shop them today and reach out if you have questions!