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Tips to Choosing Dog Probiotic Supplements

Just like us humans, animals like dogs also suffer from gastrointestinal disorders. Based on some studies that have been made, gastrointestinal issues are found to be the second most common health problem that are faced by dogs. The common cause of such illness includes parasites like giardia, hookworm, whipworm and giardia. The dogs tendency of eating anything like table scraps, from the trash can and drinking from the toilet are some usual causes of gastrointestinal disease.

There are many trusted vets who says that in order to resolve the acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders, giving your dog probiotic supplements would be a good idea. When dogs are going to take in such supplemental probiotics, good bacteria will then provide good assistance for digestion and to fend off gastrointestinal maladies.

There are in fact different probiotic supplements for dogs that you could find in the market today. Below would be some tips which will be able to help you to choose the one which is best for your dog:

The best dog probiotics should have at least 10 species of probiotics. An example to this would be Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is a certain form of probiotic. On the process of buying this kind of ingredient, it’s important to take note that Lactobacillus is the genus, acidophilus is the species and the strain would be DDS-1. You have to bear in mind that the more strains present in the product, the better it will be because its diversity ensures good flora in your dog’s gastrointestinal tract, which is helpful enough to provide protection against all bad strains of bacteria.

CFUs or Colony Forming Units are scientific measurements on a viable bacteria which is present in probiotics. You need to make certain that the dog probiotic supplement that you get will contain at least 20 million of CFUs per gram.

CFUs also are scientific measurements of viable microbes or bacteria that’s present in a probiotic. This will be able to help ensure that there’s enough viable probiotics that would reach the gastrointestinal system of a dog.

You must not be misled easily by any product that claims that it is probiotics. There are actually some of these products which doesn’t have any clinically validated strains. When you want to get guarantees that you are buying the best probiotic supplement for dogs, consider one that is able to meet Good Manufacturing Products or GMP ISO requirements. There actually are some products that comes with labels that don’t have this kind of detail and the best thing that you could do would be to go online or contact the manufacturer.

It’s also important that you find out with where the product needs to be stored so you will get an assurance of giving the best survival rate of probiotics.