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Hi y'all

It has been a while since i was last here on the forum. I have to catch up.
For now, i wanted more than anything some support. I tend to be very worried when my little furbaby gets sick. She is still bouncy and hungry as always but there is that detail of blood in her poop. We started antibiotics yesterday so i am hoping they will kick in soon. the full stool testing will be out tomorrow so i am kinda nervous to find out if there is any pathogen in there. So far i ws told they did find an overgrowth of bacteria. This has never happened before, do you guys know if this is common to happen? Also is there anything i can give her to make her stronger or at least to ensure she doesn't feel any discomfort.

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Probiotics

Probiotics are believed to be useful in improving digestion and are reputed to help improve immune function. Adding probiotics to your dog’s diet may also be useful if your dog has had antibiotic treatment.
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Hi Marina,
I am adding some probiotic packets to her food so her tummy won't be bothered much by the antibiotics, however once she is off them i was hoping there was a food additive or something holistic to keep her flora well balanaced and avoid this from happening. I am not sure if i would like adding probiotics all the time.

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I give Riley probiotics twice a week, even though he's healthy. I use this http://shop.mercola.com/product/comp...ttle,266,2.htm.
It's a powder with a scoop. You could also give a spoonful of plain yogurt or kefir once a day.

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I open up a Probitic capsule and sprinkle it in Emmie's food every morning. This is the one I give her:

http://www.nowfoods.com/8-Billion-Ac...g-Capsules.htm

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Alright i will look into it... i just feel so worried, nearly fainted when i saw the blood

thank you Marina!

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I give Riley probiotics twice a week, even though he's healthy. I use this http://shop.mercola.com/product/comp...ttle,266,2.htm.
It's a powder with a scoop. You could also give a spoonful of plain yogurt or kefir once a day.
HEy Rita and they don't get diahrrea? somehow it is very easy for her to become loose

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yep probiotics need to be taken daily. Hope you find out what the problem is.

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Not to alarm anyone needlessly, but did anyone notice the posting about bloody diarrhea on the HavTalk website? Supposedly there is an as yet unidentified virus causing canine deaths in Ohio.
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You mean from the dairy? That's never happened here but I guess some dogs can be sensitive to it.

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