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FortiFlora Probiotics for Dogs


A tip-top tummy isn’t just good for those of us upright on two legs. Our four-legged friends can benefit from a better gut too, and that’s pretty much true of any animal or being. Some people are blessed with a healthy gut biome naturally, but for others it’s not that way and it may not be for their dog either. Taking a quality probiotic supplement is just as recommended for dogs as it is for you, and taking one once a day with a glass of water can do wonders for overall health. For your pet, Fortiflora for dogs may be the best choice with the way it’s formulated specifically for dog digestive health.

If you’re looking for a good probiotic for dogs, look no further as in addition to promoting more healthy gut bacteria for dogs Fortiflora also has select antioxidants and vitamins that add extra nutritional value too. Many dog owners say their pets have subconscious ways of telling them they are stressed and / or anxious, and if that’s the case with you and your dog you will be interested to learn that probiotics may prevent pet anxiety and stress. Cats are a little more reserved with showing how they feel, but probiotics for cats are equally good and we also have Fortiflora for cats.

Caring for a dog is a pretty broad subject, but if you’re not inclined to put in so much effort then perhaps tropical fish would be a better choice for your pet. Not nearly as affectionate though. And you could try to pet fish but we imagine you’ll find that difficult and traumatizing to the fish. Alright, enough with the kidding around but let’s take a look at Fortiflora for dogs and why good intestinal health for pets is more important than you might think.

Bacteria Buddies

Bacteria have been called ‘bugs’ forever, although there’s never really been anything negative intended about that. But it’s important to know that there are ‘good’ bugs and ‘bad’ bugs and that’s always true in our intestines too. The first thing that anyone should understand is the role of the good bacteria play in the proper digestion of food with Fortiflora for dogs. Incomplete digestion in both humans and animals can lead to the production of harmful peptides that escape the gut and move into the bloodstream.

Not going to kill you, but they do have the potential to make you feel bad and poor gut health is linked to depression and other mental health concerns this way. That’s less of a concern for pets, but it’s still something to keep in mind when making sure that the friendly bacteria have all the numbers they need in their ranks down there. If you’re already taking a probiotic for yourself, get a probiotic for dogs to if one member of your family is a whole lot furrier than the others.

Another good idea? Sea kelp is very good for cleaning a dog’s digestive system, and that’s among many good dietary supplements for dogs including wild Alaskan salmon oil. Adding dried kelp powder to your dog’s food along with Fortiflora for dogs may be a very good combination.

Solid Stuff

Another advantage for Fortiflora for dogs is that it can help a dog with chronic diarrhea. By using a probiotic for dogs you may find that your dog starts to enjoy better bowel movements passing more solid waste. That’s good for them, and we imagine it’s good for you too, if this has been a problem for you. We won’t go into explicit details, but let’s just say - responsible owners pick up after their pets.

Enough said we imagine, and another reason why Fortiflora for dogs is a good choice as your next pet health supplement. Most people who discover the benefits of probiotics continue on them indefinitely and many will take them for the rest of their life to ensure optimal gut health. If your dog shows similar health gains from taking them then you should make that same commitment to them.

Some people prefer to go the DIY route with probiotics for dogs, and some prepare a kefir for dogs. It doesn’t get any more natural with dog probiotics than a kefir, but if this is something you’d like to look into with your dog it’s important to know that you should never buy or make a kefir that contains coconut water if you’re planning to give it to your pet. Coconut milk is ok, but coconut water isn’t because it is high in potassium and too much potassium is not good for dogs.

Fortiflora for dogs is not especially high in potassium, and we’ll wrap thing up for this blog entry by sharing another benefit that dog owners would like to hear – dog probiotics can help reduce flatulence in dogs. For some dog owners that is going to sound REALLY good if their dog is known to get gassy.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.


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