Are the probiotics I take the same as my dogs?

 

 

Ask A Vet: Louise Rayment-Dyble BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS

Are the probiotics I take the same as my dogs?


 My beagle/jack has stomach enzymes issues from time to time and her vet put her on probiotics, my question is are the probiotics I take the same thing, and can I give mine to her when this issue arises? 

  

Hi,  Dogs will have a different balance of intestinal flora to us as they are designed to eat a meat diet.

I doubt yours would do any harm, but it would be preferable to give a proper veterinary supplement –the good ones will contain both pre-and pro-biotic in them and are scientifically proven to be of benefit to animals with mild gastrointestinal upset. 

 

Best wishes

Louise Rayment-Dyble BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS 

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