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I've been wondering two things about which I know some forum members have great expertise: 1) should my Hav be on probiotics daily (vet prescribed for 30 days...but what do you think?) and 2) Is there some reason that NO dogs should eat grains? Grain free food is everywhere and if it's better, of course I should provide it. But if it's only called for for allergies, I can forget about it. Would so appreciate your wise input. Thanks so much.

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almost all dogs can benefit from probiotics and they are usually always given daily. Here an article on grains. http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=grain_free This is also from Sabine ..."Barley is a gluten grain, like wheat, rye and a few others. And like those, it's not an issue as long as an "individual dog tolerates it, but those with a sensitive digestive tract may not do well on it. I prefer that kibble made with grains contain rice, or oats, millet, quinoa etc " and another quote .. (probiotics) ."Benefits only really become apparent when
used consistently long-term, so this is something you should give for life.

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Wow thanks Dave. Can you buy probiotics over the counter? I jut have what the vet gave me, made by Purina of all brands. Thanks Sabine.

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Wow thanks Dave. Can you buy probiotics over the counter? I jut have what the vet gave me, made by Purina of all brands. Thanks Sabine.
Yes, but I'd avoid anything by Purina. You need lots of cfu's . Here's the one Sabine recommends and I use. http://www.houseofnutrition.com/733739029133.html

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