And does it really help with UTI's? Maddy(2yo lab mix) just had her first UTI but it was a really really bad one but she had no signs until she peed blood and scared me. I do think she wasn't acting sick because we had just gotten the new puppy. I would like to prevent if at all possible her getting another one and if yogurt works I will give her some daily. I give my children yogurt and acidopholus so why not the dogs. I ask age because although I know she is fine to give it to I didn't know when/if I should start giving it to Sydney (8wks). How much do you give your dogs also to be helpful? Maddy gets fruits and veggies so I am not to much worried about her stomach but will definately be watchful for lactose intolerace issues. Thanks
If you're worried about UTI's yogurt will not help. Instead go and get some cranberry pills and give one twice a day in your dog's food.
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Do they make some for dogs or do I just go to the health food store and get the kind we take and give them to her?
Just get the human kind.
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Thank you. Also can you still tell me about the yogurt as I would like to get started on that also if I can. Thanks again.
I definitely agree w/ Labby. I've had Sami on cranberry pills for the last year+ after a UTI and she's never had another one.
I do feed yogurt occasionally, but more just as a kong stuffer, and because she likes it. If you really want probiotics, get some out of the refrigerated section at GNC. Since yogurt contains calcium, I don't think you should give it to your young puppy, since avoiding extra calcium is critical at this stage of the game.
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Ernie is on Metacam long term so I give it to him.
I give the human kind.
I don't feed yogurt.
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I feed probiotics and I think they are a must for dogs on processed foods like kibble. You can just feed a couple of tablespoons of yogurt per meal or you can give human probiotics. When I give probiotics I give a child's probiotic that I get in the refrigerated section of my local health food store. The probiotics would be great for your puppy, but I wouldn't feed yogurt to a puppy until they are through growing, because of the extra calcium it provides.
The cranberry caps are great for dogs with UTIs and I would definitely recommend them. However, there is evidence that feeding probiotics can also help with UTIs. I think supplementing with both is a great idea.