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Which Probiotics do you use?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sadie had surgery a few months ago.
She took strong antibiotics for 12 days post surgery.
Her digestive system has been sensitive since then.

Have you used probitotics?

Did they help with post antibiotic loose stools?

Which brand did you use?

What was the dose?

How long did you use it?

How did you get it into your kitty?

Where did you buy it?

I did a Health Forum search on probiotics and found BeneBac and Fasttrac.
I tried to find Fasttrac by using google search and have not has any luck.
I did find BeneBac at a local pet store.
Thanks for your feedback.
post #2 of 13
Have you used probitotics?
Yes for all of them

Did they help with post antibiotic loose stools?
Yes I uped the dose on Kandies last issue

Which brand did you use?
I used to use human stuff from the healthe food store .. till my vet told me I was blowing money and to get PROBIOS from the feed store...

What was the dose?
1-5 grams per day ... I use 1 as a maitenance dose

How long did you use it?
All the time

How did you get it into your kitty?
It is a powder I mix it with wet food or raw food

Where did you buy it?
Feed store .... it is a bargin for me since I get a discount there

I did a Health Forum search on probiotics and found BeneBac and Fasttrac.
I tried to find Fasttrac by using google search and have not has any luck.
I did find BeneBac at a local pet store.
Thanks for your feedback.

Bene bac is great for flare ups since it is tasty but it is $$$ if needed for any length of time
post #3 of 13
I use Geneflora for Pets. I found it at a pet store that also sells a lot of homeopathic remedies. I don't know how many grams it is. It comes with a real small scoop. It's one scoop daily and as much as two scoops daily for a week and as long as two weeks. I am using it for chronic digestive problems so it's two monthes daily to get full effect and then two or three times a week for maintenance. I would think that for recovering from antibiotics the two monthes would not be necessary. It also comes in powder form that can be mixed with food.
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
I had a digestive problem after a long course of strong antibiotics.
The only thing that helped was live bacteria cultures from our local natural food store but I suspect that I would be better off using one made for pets with Sadie.
post #5 of 13
You can also try changing (temporarly) the cat's diet to one or more of the following foods depending on what your cat prefers.

some items to add to the current diet are:

Boiled rice
cottage cheese
bread
plain yogurt
boiled chicken
baby food strained meat varieties.

A lower fat moderate fiber diet would help in your situation. When I needed to increase fiber I used either pumpkin or add a small amount of psyllium such as Metamucil.

Good luck.
post #6 of 13
I use Drs. Foster and Smith kitten food, which has probiotics mixed within the food.

Some other foods that also have probiotics:

Purina One kitten food
Purina Pro Plan kitten food
Wysong Nurture Feline Kitten food

As you can see, most foods with probiotics are kitten foods.
post #7 of 13
Alright I have to ask, what exactly is a probiotic and why do you need to use it? I read through this thread but I am a little lost.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Jen
Alright I have to ask, what exactly is a probiotic and why do you need to use it? I read through this thread but I am a little lost.
Probiotic... example acidophilis .. it is good gut bacteria ... I use it to help with digestion for me and the girls ... the girls food has some but it aint enough so I add it
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Jen...before I joined TCS, I had never heard the term, probiotics.
We learn so much here about how to take better care for our amazing kitties.
post #10 of 13
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I was wondering, are there any online stores where I can order probiotics? None of the vets here carry it & they all looked at me like I was a moron when I mentioned it. One suggested plain yogurt, which I have done & has helped a little. I live in the boonies, so I have no access to any health stores or anything like Petsmart.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
That is a really good question...
I would like to know too.

Does anyone know of an online store with good cat probiotics?
post #12 of 13
It is on sale on Drs. Foster and Smith

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2002+113753

Although I have to say I like their kitten food better because the probiotics is already mixed in. That makes it much more convinent.
post #13 of 13
I was suggested by another member to use Power-dophilus since I have an IBD cat. It is hypoallergenic and lactose free. Just a thought for anyone who has an IBD cat before they buy.
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