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Probiotic Yogurt??

Lately there have been a lot of poopie questions on the forum and a lot has been said about probiotics and yogurt use. For those of us a little in the dark and going through some poopie issues(Fergus) I would like to know how many of you use yogurt on daily basis and how you use it. What brand do you use? and do you mix it with kibble? or do you just give it as special treats? If any of you started using it to try to help soft poopies, has it helped, have you noticed a difference? I know a lot of questions I would like to try this to see if it will help with Fergus and incorporate it into their daily diet. Thanks for the help
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I mix either the Trader Joe's Greek or the Fage brand yogurt with Oliver and Comet's kibble in the mornings

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I give my three Stoneyfields French Vanilla with cream on top-they get a tablespoon as their lunch meal-or if not using that I will give them a tablespoon of cottage cheese.

I have to use the French Vanilla because the Princess Miss Paige knows if it's the low fat stuff and will not eat it.

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I use suppliments for probiotics. Here is what Sabine (a pet nutritionist) said in a letter to me. "when giving a probiotic supplement like for example the NOW acidophilus, you are introducing a much larger concentration of very specific bacteria strains to the digestive tract. It is near impossible to get the same therapeutic effect from yogurt, especially when probiotics are used to counteract digestive issues or antibiotics"

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Jenn, thanks for asking this one. I look forward to the various experiences and opinions!

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I give Benji and Lizzie plain organic yogurt 2 tablespoons a day every afternoon.

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Roscoe and Stella each get a heaping teaspoonful of Axelrod fat free plain yogurt each day. I just give it to them on the spoon and let them lick it off. This is also a great way for us to give Stella her Angel Eyes.

I used to mix yogurt in with Roscoe's food, but I stopped for a couple of reasons. Number one, it was super annoying to have to wash his incredibly yogurty face after every meal. Number two, if we ever ran out of yogurt, he would refuse to eat his kibble without it.

I give the yogurt AFTER they finish their breakfast every morning. They think it's a treat for being good and finishing all their food!

I don't know that it works wonders on their stools, as Stella had great poop before I started giving her the yogurt, but it definitely helps with the stinky farts! Both of them are yucky tooters sans yogurt!

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Not to argue with a pet nutritionist or anything, but ever since giving Kubrick a shallow tablespoon of Fage yogurt every day his poops are noticeably firmer! On the days when I or my husband forget to buy the next container, his poop will soften within the next couple of days, until I start giving him yogurt again. In addition, adding yogurt to his food every day helped get rid of an ulcer he had in the back of his mouth. So I refuse to believe that the probiotics in yogurt don't work as well as buying supplements.

I give the yogurt as a dollop on top of the kibble (not mixed in) as Kubrick likes to lick it all up before starting dinner and he doesn't get the dirty yogurty face that Natalie mentioned as he's a very careful eater. Hithcock is a messy eater and definitely used to, though!

Be warned, though, that not every dog like yogurt! Hitchcock would eat it for a while but then started refusing to do it. So not all dogs like the taste.

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So I picked up some yummy plain organic yogurt(low fat) from the grocery store and they LOVE it! I have given it to them as a dollop on top of their meals, and that does seem to help them not to get it in their beards. I have to say I was skeptical about the poop firming benefits, however Fergus has had it for 3 consecutive meals and his poopies were nice and firm today.....YAY!!!! I am going to continue to give it to them with their meals, I don't see how it could hurt

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We were thinking of yogurt and asked our vet. I have a hard time keeping yogurt stocked for the humans in the house! Instead, we use a probiotic capsule: vetri-mega. I open the capsule and sprinkle half on his kibble once a day. More than half seems to be too much for his system
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