Probiotics during and after antibiotics
Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker
“Probiotics are beneficial strains of live microorganisms that help maintain healthy levels of gut-friendly bacteria in your pet’s digestive tract”
Look for CFU (Colony Forming Units) which is a measure of viable microorganisms. The standard I use is a minimum of 1 billion for the primary microorganisms and a capsule or coated powder so the microorganisms are active in digestion. “Choose a probiotic with the highest CFU to make sure that you give your dog a diverse array of beneficial organisms in just one dose.”
Each microorganism has its own job to do so for specific purposes be sure to look for the correct strain.
Behavior & Mood
Bifidobacterium longum BL999 has been reported to help with behavior and mood. You may need to inquire of the manufacturer to determine strain.
Genus - Bifidobacterium
Species - longum
Strain - BL999
Stress-Related Gastrointestinal Upsets and Diarrhea in Dogs.
(Bifidobacterium animalis AHC7) may help to prevent stress-related gastrointestinal upsets and diarrhea in dogs.