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    DefaultWhen did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    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

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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    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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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    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?

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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    Just get the human kind.



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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    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.

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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    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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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    Ernie is on Metacam long term so I give it to him.
    I give the human kind.


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    I don't feed yogurt.
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    DefaultRe: When did you start giving your dog yogurt?

    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.

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