Visbiome Vet Probiotic Receives Pawsitive Reviews

About Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs Visbiome at VetRxDirect

Visbiome Vet is a high potency probiotic formula for dogs and cats. Made with 8 concentrated strains of live probiotic bacteria each Visbiome contains 112.5 billion live bacteria. It helps replenish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract and support normal inflammatory responses. Visbiome also promotes overall gut health and aids in digestion and absorption. Additionally, Visbiome Vet also helps to support the protective layers of the bowel and may help maintain normal kidney function. Learn more about Visbiome on our blog. This probiotic formula is a top favorite among dog and cat owners and their veterinarians. Many pet parents are sharing stories of improved gut issues, better quality stools, some even describing it as a “game changer” and “live saver”.

What Makes Visbiome Vet Different from others?

  • Visbiome boasts to have the highest concentration available, with 112.5 billion live bacteria (CFUs) per dose!
  • Visbiome ships and stores cold to ensure maximum potency. It has a specially designed bottle that absorbs ambient moisture, which can negatively impact the live bacteria. Learn more about the importance of the cold storage of probiotics.

Reviews for Visbiome Vet

Check out what other pet parents are saying about it. Don’t take it from us, we’ve included a few of the most recent customer reviews straight from our website.

2 adorable cats love Visbiome Vet

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Yes!! What a great product!
Submitted By Michelle ✅ Verified Buyer
This has been a lifesaver for our boys!

 

Senior Lab loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ Will buy this probiotic again!
Submitted By Harold ✅ Verified Buyer
Our Senior furbaby had GI issues before we used this probiotic. It helped him a lot. Great product!

Ren loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s definitely improved my dogs GI issues!
Submitted By Tiffany ✅ Verified Buyer
We give this to Ren for GI issues that were so bad and caused her liver values to be really high, which caused doctors to think she was in liver failure. An Internal Specialist determined it wasn’t liver failure and recommended we put her on this along with some other meds to help her. So far she is throwing up less and doing great!

Sally Anne loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sally-Anne’s Health Has Improved
Submitted By Carol ✅ Verified Buyer
Sally-Anne receives this probiotic capsule sprinkled and then mixed into her cat food daily. Sally-Anne was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease just this past May. She will be 17 years old in September. Visbiome was prescribed by her internal veterinarian for gut health. This daily med helps Sally-Anne’s digestive system so much; I am so thankful that this med exists for my sweet little girl.

Bam Bam loves Visbiome Vet⭐⭐⭐⭐ I would buy this product again and again
Submitted By Fabienne ✅ Verified Buyer
 I highly recommend this product. Over the years I have used really high-quality probiotic, however, my holistic vet recommended Visbiome for my babies and I am glad I am doing so. Visbiome needs to be refrigerated, which means that the properties of the product are not destroyed over time. Refrigeration helps enhance the overall shelf life of the product, which is in contrast to probiotics that do not need refrigeration.

 

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Intesto-Guard: A Natural GI Support for Dog and Cats

What is Intesto-Guard?

Intesto–Guard™ is a nutritional supplement with a unique combination of natural ingredients that helps naturally support your pet’s digestive and immune systems. Intesto–Guard may help in reducing occasional loose stools and stomach upsets due to traveling, stress, boarding, drug therapy, dietary changes, or changes in routine. It may help reduce the potential for digestive disturbances, flatulence, and may help soothe the gastrointestinal tract. Intesto-Guard can also be used as a daily probiotic supplement to optimize your dog or cat’s digestive health. The human-grade ingredients in Intesto-Guard work together to help encourage nutrient absorption‚ and may help support more energy and overall health.

Intesto Guard at VetRxDirect    Intesto-Guard at VetRx Direct

Intesto-Guard is available in an oral paste or powder which can be conveniently sprinkled on food. Both formulas are highly palatable with a great taste.

What are the Ingredients?

Intesto–Guard provides pets with powerful triple protection using 3 main natural ingredients:

  • Prebiotics derived from hydrolyzed yeast. These include Mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS), D-mannose, and Beta glucans.
  • Specialized, live probiotic bacteria. These include Lactobacillus acidophilus‚ Lactobacillus casei‚ Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus subtilis.
  • IGY antibodies‚ Natural Egg Immunoglobulins

How Does Intesto-Guard Work?

Intesto-Guard uses live probiotics to help restore and maintain the natural balance of beneficial bacteria, flora, in the gut. The paste contains 1 billion cfu (colony forming unit)  per mL and 1.5 billion cfu per scoop in the powder. The prebiotics in Intesto Guard are extracted from yeast with a special enzymatic hydrolyzation process. Prebiotics feed the beneficial bacteria in the intestine and help support immune response. Intesto-Guard also utilizes a natural antibody IgY, which is produced from egg immunoglobulins using a unique patented process. IgY antibodies may boost the immune system to help fight off pathogens and foreign organisms in the body. Learn more about how Intesto-Guard works.

Have you used Intesto Guard for your pet? Leave us a comment below!

 

Reviews for Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs

About Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs

Visbiome at VetRxDirect

Visbiome Available at VetRxDirect!

Visbiome Vet is a high potency probiotic formula for dogs. It is made with 8 concentrated strains of live probiotic bacteria, and each capsule contains 112.5 billion live bacteria. It helps replenish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract. Visbiome also promotes overall gut health and aids in digestion and absorption. Learn more about Visbiome on our blog. This new probiotic formula is favorite among dog owners and their veterinarians. Check out what other pet parents are saying about it. We’ve included some reviews for Visbiome straight from our website.

Reviews for Visbiome Vet

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Helped cure stomach upset caused by steroids.
Submitted By Caitlyn ✅ Verified Buyer

This probiotic has drastically improved our dogs health. He has to take steroids for a disease called ITP. It’s a life threatening disease and the steroids are our only choice. The steroids cause stomach upset and Visbiome has completely helped eradicate the problem. Otter, our blue heeler, is on a strict fresh diet from Farmers Dog (which I also highly recommend) and combined with Visbiome we have a healthy dog!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I highly recommend this Probiotic 
Submitted By Kathleen ✅ Verified Buyer

My dog has ulcerative colitis and Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs has helped significantly! Within days of starting his regimen, he felt better, his appetite was back and was ready for play again! We tried other probiotics first and no others helped him like Visbiome. It is expensive if you have a large breed dog due to dosing, but it truly works!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Awesome product. 
Submitted By Julia ✅ Verified Buyer

It has done wonders for my girl….she’s a very smart dog and hard to fool when given meds. The capsules can be opened and mixed in her favorite foods without her knowing it. The service and delivery was efficient and fast.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Well packed
Submitted By ✅ Verified Buyer

Was worried about the shipping given that it needed to stay cold but product was packed well and my dog seems to like it. So far so good.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ A good find!
Submitted By Dolores ✅ Verified Buyer

Good customer service when I had an issue ordering the product. Visbiome has been recommended by my veterinarian and VetRxDirect has a very competitive price.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The only probiotic that has worked! 
Submitted By Trudy ✅ Verified Buyer

Our dog had stomach issues for over a year….stomach gurgling, fluctuating, lack of appetite (change in food didn’t help nor did the typical probiotics) also had reoccurring soft stools. We finally took him to a holistic vet who prescribed a new probiotic that had never been mentioned to us – Visbiome Vet Probiotic. Within three weeks he was a completely normal dog! It has been three months now and he remains on Visbiome very healthy and at a perfect weight.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I highly recommend this product! 
Submitted By Michelle ✅ Verified Buyer

Our poor Norfolk Terrier has had IBD since he was a puppy. He is on a special diet and had been using another probiotic until our new Veterinarian suggested this product. What a difference this had made in his life! The terrible belly pain and gas he suffered is gone. This has just changed his whole life and we could not be happier.

⭐ yes will be reordering as its extremely convenient
Submitted By John ✅ Verified Buyer

I needed to start my female dog on probiotic after her being diagnosed with bone cancer, which resulted in amputation of her back right leg and immediately started on chemo treatments (18 wks). Other than the vet (45 miles away) I could not find this medication, so I look and found you guys. Ordered the product and got it within a few days so she didn’t have to miss any treatment days. Finding the exact match and getting it so quickly was GREAT.

For success stories and clinical studies Check out Visbiome on their website.

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Common Digestive Problems and Treatments In Dogs

Healthy digestion is essential for your dog to be able to use nutrients from their food and obtain energy. Gastrointestinal (GI) diseases affect a dog’s stomach, intestines, and the passage of food through the digestive tract. These diseases can cause pain, malabsorption of food, and many other problems for dogs. Digestive upsets may be as simple as a dog developing an intolerance to food or eating garbage, to something more severe, such as bacterial or viral infections and the presence of chronic disease. Changes in diet, food allergies, stress, internal parasites, ingestion of a foreign object or toxin, and drug therapy are also common causes for GI diseases. We’ve put together a list of some common digestive disorders in dogs, including warning signs to look out for and treatment options.

Gastritis

Acute gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or injured. It can be caused by diet (changes in diet, food allergy, food intolerance, and spoiled food), infections, other diseases, or ingestion of foreign objects or toxins (drugs, chemicals, or plants). Common warning signs of dogs with gastritis include sudden vomiting, loss of appetite, dehydration, and abdominal pain.

Diarrhea & Vomiting

Acute diarrhea can be caused by a change of diet, ingestion of toxins, prescription medications, infections, or stressful situations that disturb the healthy bacteria in the GI tract. Allergic food reactions, dietary sensitivities, and intolerances are also common triggers of diarrhea for dogs. Diarrhea can also be a symptom of a variety of other diseases. Acute vomiting can be caused by ingestion of irritating substances, prescription drug therapy, and toxins. Vomiting and diarrhea can also be caused by many other disorders including diseases outside the digestive system.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders that cause inflammation of the digestive tract. Persistent inflammation can lead to damage, thickening, and changing of the intestinal lining. The exact cause of IBD is unknown and can affect all ages and types of dogs. Some forms of IBD are prevalent in certain dog breeds and excessive allergic reactions to food, drugs, and intestinal parasites are thought to be contributors. Weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and changes in appetite are common warning signs of dogs with IBD.

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a disease caused by insufficient production and secretion of digestive enzymes by the pancreas. Lack of pancreatic digestive enzymes leads to problems with digestion and absorption of nutrients from the diet. Certain breeds of dogs are more likely to develop this disorder, although it can occur in any breed. Weight loss, increased appetite, vitamin deficiencies, flatulence, and diarrhea are common warning signs of dogs with EPI.

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a disease caused by inflammation or infection of the pancreas, and can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic). Pancreatitis can develop when digestive enzymes are activated inside the pancreas, rather than in the intestinal tract. The enzymes begin to digest the pancreas itself, causing damage within the pancreas. Dogs with high-fat diets, or dogs that eat trash, large amounts of table scraps, or other inappropriate food are more at risk for developing pancreatitis. Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dehydration, weakness, and loss of appetite are common warning signs of dogs with pancreatitis.

Treatments

If you have concerns about your dog’s digestion, it is important to speak with your veterinarian so they may determine the exact cause of your dog’s problem. Treatments for GI diseases vary and may include a combination of prescription medications, stress management, nutraceuticals, or probiotic supplementation. Because diet plays a significant role in GI health, your veterinarian may recommend a specific type of diet, such as low fat, low residue, high fiber, or hypoallergenic. Learn more about the Types of Gastrointestinal Diets.

Therapeutic Diets

Your veterinarian may prescribe a therapeutic diet to help manage your dog’s digestion.  Hydrolyzed and novel protein diets are two common types. Hydrolyzed protein diets have a source of protein with a low molecular weight to help reduce the chance of adverse reactions. Novel protein diets use an uncommon or unique type of dietary protein the dog has not been exposed to in order to lessen the chance of allergic response. Learn more about therapeutic diets.

Liquid Diets

Liquid nutrition may be recommended for dogs with a chronic condition or those recovering from a short term illness. Liquid diets can give the digestive system a chance to rest and help prevent dehydration. These diets should be monitored closely by a veterinarian. It is important that liquid diets contain appropriate ingredients for your dog and meet their nutritional requirements.

Probiotics

Probiotics promote overall gut health, support the protective layers of the bowel, and aid with digestion. Probiotics may help with digestive disorders by encouraging the natural gut microflora, and competing with pathogenic microorganisms.

All treatments should be monitored closely by your veterinarian.VetRxDirect carries a large selection of products for dogs with GI needs. Check out our website for more information.

Emeraid Sustain at VetRxDirectEmeraid Sustain is a liquid diet formula for dogs recovering from illness. This highly digestible diet provides high energy and long-term nutritional support for dogs recovering from illness, surgery, chronic disease, malabsorption, and digestive disorders. Emeraid Sustain can also be used to transition dogs from intensive care diets to regular food, and support underweight dogs. 

 

Emeraid Intensive Care at VetRxDirectEmeraid Intensive Care is a prescription, liquid diet for dogs with critical or chronic illness. Emeraid Intensive Care contains smaller sized nutrients and easily absorbable ingredients. This highly digestible diet provides maintenance nutrition for dogs recovering from critical or chronic disease, malabsorption, and digestive disorders.

 

 

Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs Label

Visbiome is a high potency probiotic formula for dogs. Made with 8 concentrated strains of live bacteria, each dose of Visbiome contains 112.5 billion bacteria to help establish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract. Visbiome may reduce loose stools and help manage dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. Visbiome Vet is a Non-GMO and Gluten Free formula.

 

Visbiome Vet Probiotic for Dogs Visbiome Unflavored is a human product available for large dogs. Each sachet contains 450 billion live probiotic bacteria, equivalent to 4 capsules of Visbiome Vet. This product may be recommended for dogs over 60 lbs or animals requiring higher doses of Visbiome. It also offers a cost-effective option for dogs taking Visbiome for prolonged periods of time.

 

Blue Natural HF at VetRxDirectBlue Natural HF Hydrolyzed Veterinary Diet features hydrolyzed salmon, a novel protein with low molecular weight, to help reduce the chance of adverse reactions. Blue Natural HFcontains easily digestible ingredients and provides balanced nutrition for dogs. This diet does not contain grains, by-product meals, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

Panzquin and Digestive Enzymes For Dogs and Cats

The pancreas produces enzymes that digest food and allow nutrients to be absorbed. It produces three major enzymes: amylase, lipase, and protease. Amylase breaks down carbohydrates, protease breaks down protein, and lipase breaks down fats. This breakdown is necessary for all of these dietary nutrients to be absorbed and put to use in the body. Sometimes the pancreas can not produce the enzymes needed to help your dog or cat properly digest and gain nourishment from their food. This condition is known as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). It occurs more often in dogs than cats and can be caused by pancreatitis or other pancreatic disorders. 

Dogs and cats that are diagnosed with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency frequently experience weight loss, diarrhea, lethargy, and increased appetite. Animals suffering from EPI also become deficient in multiple vitamins and nutrients because they cannot absorb them from the food they eat. Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common due to the fact that vitamin B12 is not produced by the body. 

If you suspect your pet has pancreatic insufficiency, it is best to talk with your veterinarian. Pancreatic enzyme supplements are commonly prescribed for treatment. These are natural enzymes designed to work like the ones that your dog or cat would normally make themselves. Pancreatic supplements may also include additional sources of vitamins and nutrients such as Panzquin.

Panzquin at VetRxDirectPanzquin

Panzquin is a pancreatic enzyme supplement for dogs and cats. This powder formula contains a concentrated source of pancreatic digestive enzymes lipase, protease, and amylase to help digest and absorb nutrients. Panzquin also includes a source of Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, to help prevent deficiency.

 

 

Epizyme at VetRxDirectEpizyme

This easy to use, prescription powder easily mixes with food and replaces the pancreatic enzymes that your dog or cat doesn’t produce. Epizyme is a digestive aid and may be used in the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.

 

 

 

PancrePlus at VetRxDirectPancrePlus

Prescription PancrePlus is a digestive enzyme supplement that assists with digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It is also fortified with Vitamins, A, D and E for replacement nutrition that your dog or cat is unable to absorb from their diet. Choose from powder or chewable tablets.

 

Do you have a dog or cat that has been prescribed pancreatic enzymes? Leave us a comment below!

 

Visbiome Vet Probiotic For Dogs

Visbiome Vet

Visbiome Vet is a high potency probiotic formula for dogs. It is made with 8 concentrated strains of live probiotic bacteria, and each capsule contains 112.5 billion bacteria. It helps replenish and maintain the balance of natural flora in the gastrointestinal tract. It also promotes overall gut health and aids in digestion and absorption. Visbiome Vet is designed to support normal inflammatory responses in the gastrointestinal tract, and the protective layers of the bowel. Uniquely, it contains one of the probiotics highly studied and used in diets for humans with IBD. Read more about the studies in dogs.  For dogs, it may reduce loose stools caused by stress or diet changes and help manage dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, it is a Non-GMO and Gluten Free formula. Because it contains live bacteria, Visbiome is stored and shipped cold with temperature monitoring to ensure potency.*

Probiotics ExplainedVisbiome Vet at VetRxDirect

Both people and animals alike have natural microbes or “flora” that naturally live on the lining of their intestines. These are beneficial types of bacterias and yeasts that help digest and absorb nutrients from food and defend against “bad” bacteria from taking up residence. Probiotics are a supplemental source of these natural microbes and bacteria. Probiotics can help with intestinal function and help manage diarrhea or irregularity.  Keeping a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut is not only important for proper digestion but also for the immune system. The natural bacteria in the digestive tract is fragile and can easily be diminished by medications like antibiotics or painkillers, poor diet, disease or stress. This can also make your dog susceptible to digestive upsets like diarrhea, gas, and cramping.

Does your dog take a probiotic supplement? Leave us a comment below!

 

*All orders of VisbiomeVet are shipped with a sensor to guarantee your order did not experience elevated temperatures during shipping. VetRxDirect recommends Next Business Day Shipping to an address with a controlled environment where a person can take immediate possession of the package and refrigerate if you live in an area experiencing ambient outdoor temperatures above 77° F.

Probiotics and Prebiotics For Dogs and Cats

Probiotics are a source of the beneficial microbes or bacteria that help replace and boost those existing in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics can promote healthy intestinal function and manage diarrhea or irregularity. Both people and animals alike have natural microbes or “flora” that naturally live on the lining of their intestines. These are types of bacterias and yeasts that help digest and absorb nutrients from food and defend against “bad” bacteria from taking up residence. Keeping a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut is not only important for proper digestion but also for the immune system. They help protect the body against illness and disease. The natural flora is fragile and can easily be diminished by medications like antibiotics or painkillers, poor diet, disease or stress. This can make your dog or cat susceptible to digestive upsets like diarrhea, gas, and cramping. Providing a probiotic supplement to your dog or cat can help replace the damaged bacteria and keep a healthy balance. They can also improve the digestive process by breaking down nutrients in the diet so they can easily be absorbed and used by the body.

Advita Probiotic for Dogs and Cats

Advita is a blend of multiple probiotic bacteria and a prebiotic to help facilitate the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It also has vitamins A, C, and E. It may help regulate stools and appetite. It comes in flavored powder and paste for dogs and cats. The Advita cat formula contains Taurine.

 

 

Proviable Probiotic at VetRxDirectProviable features beneficial bacteria and yeast probiotics to help firm stool and reduce diarrhea caused by intestinal upset and restore digestive balance. It also contains prebiotics, which help feed and encourage the growth of the probiotics. Proviable comes in sprinkle capsules and flavored paste formulas for dogs and cats.

 

Proflora Probiotic For Dogs at VetRxDirectProflora contains 9 strains of beneficial microorganisms to support healthy digestion and absorption. Proflora maintains the natural balance of GI bacteria and may help reduce digestive problems. Promotes a healthy skin, coat, and immune system. Powder formula for dogs and cats as well as tasty soft chews for dogs.

 

 

Probios Intelliflora Probiotic at VetRxDirectProbios Intelliflora is for dogs and cats and contains lactic acid bacteria. It helps balance and replace the natural bacteria (flora) in their digestive system, and maintain stool consistency. It is useful during diet changes, times of stress, kenneling, or traveling and can also be used after antibiotic therapy, deworming, and digestive disorders.

 

Profivex Probiotic at VetRxDirect

Profivex powder for dogs and cats is made with five types of probiotics and two types of prebiotics for gastrointestinal health. It contains sweet potato as a source of dietary fiber. Flavored with real pork liver. Made without grains, corn, soy, wheat, artificial ingredients, or preservatives.

 

 

FortiFlora Probiotic for Dogs and Cats Available at VetRxDirectFortiflora contains a special strain of probiotics for dogs and cats. It helps replenish and balance the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. FortiFlora also has a high level of antioxidants which help support the immune system and protect against disease.

 

 

Like any supplement, always consult your veterinarian before using probiotics and always follow their specific directions. Has your pet’s veterinarian prescribed probiotics? Which brand did you try? Was it helpful?

 

Cobalequin and Vitamin B12 Supplements For Dogs and Cats

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that plays an important role in within the body of dogs and cats including the function of the brain and nervous system, cell growth, protein synthesis, metabolism of fat and carbohydrates, and the formation of red blood cells. Vitamin B12, which is also called cobalamin, is not made by the body and must be supplied by food or nutritional supplements. Having a lack of B12 can lead to other health problems, and both dogs and cats can develop a deficiency to this vitamin. In certain breeds of dogs, B12 deficiency can be genetically passed on especially in beagles, border collies, and giant schnauzers. It can also occur in those dogs and cats with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) is a condition which prevents animals from being able to digest and absorb nutrients from food because they lack digestive enzymes in the pancreas. Animals suffering from EPI can become deficient in multiple nutrients including vitamin B12 because they can not absorb it from the food they eat. Some common signs include weight loss, anemia, lethargy, and loss of appetite. If you suspect your dog or cat has a deficiency, talk with your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may use blood tests and lab work to diagnose a B12 deficiency.

B12 supplements are used to help increase and maintain vitamin levels in animals with deficiency, anemia, pancreatic insufficiency, and other conditions. They may be given as a one-time treatment by your veterinarian or prescribed as a routine supplement to help maintain your pet’s levels. You should always talk with your vet before using a new supplement or medication.

Cobalequin at VetRxDirectCobalequin is a vitamin B12 supplement for dogs and cats that contains cobalamin. It helps increase levels of vitamin B12 in those animals with deficiency and may be given as a regular dietary supplement. Cobalequin comes in a tasty, chicken flavored chewable tablet making it easy to give.

 

 

Vitamin B12 Injectable at VetRxDirect

Vet One Vitamin B-12 is a prescription injectable for dogs and cats that is typically given in the muscle and contains a concentrated source of cobalamin (B12). It may be prescribed to help treat deficiency, anemia, pancreatic insufficiency, or digestive disorders.

 

 

Rx B12 at VetRxDirectRx B12 contains cyanocobalamin, a man-made form of vitamin B12, and is a nutritional supplement for dogs and cats. It may be given to animals will illness or deficiency, or to help replace nutrients missing from their diet. It comes in a flavored, palatable liquid.

 

 

Check out these and other vitamin B12 supplements at VetRxDirect.

FortiFlora Probiotic Supplement For Dogs and Cats

Probiotics are a source of the beneficial microbes or bacteria that help replace and boost those existing in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics can promote healthy intestinal function and manage diarrhea or irregularity. Both people and animals alike have natural microbes or “flora” that naturally live on the lining of their intestines. These are types of bacterias and yeasts that help digest and absorb nutrients from food and defend against “bad” bacteria from taking up residence. Keeping a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut is not only important for proper digestion but also for the immune system. They help protect the body against illness and disease. The natural flora is fragile and can easily be diminished by medications like antibiotics or painkillers, poor diet, disease or stress. This can make your dog or cat susceptible to digestive upsets like diarrhea, gas, and cramping.

Providing a probiotic supplement to your dog or cat can help replace the damaged bacteria and keep a healthy balance. They can also improve the digestive process by breaking down nutrients in the diet so they can easily be absorbed and used by the body. FortiFlora Probiotics For Dogs and Cats at VetRxDirect

FortiFlora
Fortiflora contains a special strain of probiotics designed specifically for dogs and cats. With 100 million live active cultures, it helps replenish and balance the good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. FortiFlora also has a high level of antioxidants which help support the immune system and protect against disease. FortiFlora is ideal for times when your dog or cat is under stress, has eaten something inappropriate, is on antibiotics, has soft stools, diarrhea, or gas. It may also be given daily to maintain normal digestion and regularity. Plus, the great tasting powder is easily sprinkled on your pet’s food.  Like any supplement, always consult your veterinarian before using it and always follow their specific directions. 

Anal Gland Issues in Pets

This is what you probably don’t want to read about; your pet’s anal glands. This topic can be a little disturbing but there are thousands to millions of pets suffering from anal gland issues today. This article aims to explain what is normal and not-so-normal about our pet’s anal glands, and to describe a few supplements which may help.

Fact: Cats also have two anal glands, just like dogs,

and can develop the same issues as dogs.

Fiction: All pets need their anal gland manually expressed by a veterinarian.

As you may have discovered above, both cats and dogs have two anal glands. They are located on each side of the anus and are fluid filled sacs used to mark their territory. The fluid within the sacs has a distinct odor, similar to a skunk’s spray, and is released each time the pet defecates. The scent is their own identity, which is why dogs typically greet each other by sniffing the rears. Some pets do need their anal glands expressed (or released) by a veterinarian because they are having some issues with their anal glands, but most healthy pets do not.

Why Do Dogs Scoot on Carpet?

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What are anal gland disorders?

  1. Impaction: This is where the anal sacs have too much fluid inside of them, usually caused by a decreased expression or release. Treatment is generally just a manual expression of the impacted glands, performed by a veterinarian. Pets with recurring impaction issues may need to consider diet changes and/or supplements.
  2. Infection: Usually following an impaction, anal sacs can become infected, where bacteria decide to take up residence in the gland. These usually require veterinary attention to start antibiotics and cleaning of the gland.
  3. Abscess: An untreated anal gland infection can lead to an abscess, where the anal gland and the surrounding tissues becomes very inflamed. They eventually swell to the point of rupture. These abscesses can be very dangerous and require immediate veterinary attention.

     Fiction: All pets can benefit from anal gland support supplements.

     Fact: Anal gland support supplements are all very different,

and it is important to pay attention to each’s ingredients.

Glandex is a veterinarian formulated supplement for anal gland support.

Glandex is Available for Anal Gland Support!

Where do Anal Gland Supplements Come into Play?

Supplements are mainly helpful for preventing anal gland disorders and diseases. For pets with impactions, infections, abscesses, or any other anal gland disorder, prescription treatments are likely necessary. After the disorder has been healed, then a supplement may be helpful for preventing further instances. Most anal gland support supplements will contain fiber to help bulk up the stools, causing the anal glands to evacuate regularly. Other supplements will add in vitamins and other natural ingredients that may help with inflammation and general digestive health (Glandex and No Scoot). It is important to talk with your pet’s veterinarian about starting an anal gland support supplement because they may know which product will best compliment your pet’s disorder and diet.

Have you tried other anal gland supplements? How often does your pet need to visit their veterinarian for anal gland issues? Did the supplements help. Please leave us comments below. Thank you.