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I bought some plain yougart and Maddie hates it can I add jellies or apple sauce?
Also what kind do you buy?
What does it do for her?
Do you give it everyday?

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Yogurt has beneficial bacteria to the digestive system. Greek yogurt is supposed to have the most live bacteria and is considered the best when you need it. We don't give it every day, but only rarely if it takes more than a few cycles to get over an upset stomach- like after having taken an antibiotic that ends up killing too much of the dog's own bacteria in their digestive tract. More often than using yogurt for a minor upset, Pam will use some Probiotics on top of the food.
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Tom, so you usually just use something if they're having digestive issues?

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Yes. With horses it has been shown that if they get supplemented too much, that they stop producing on their own what the supplement is supposed to be replacing. We don't supplement anything all the time.
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try different brands. Django will only eat greek yogurt and a specific brand. it's great for their bellies and they have nice poops when on it, at my dog does.
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I was hoping it was good for her skin her belie seems just fine. Just started fish oil maybe I should stick to that for awhile++++++++++. Maddie just typed for me I like the design

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Hi Suzi, with all of maddie's issues right now-- I would just stick to one change at a time...just in case it is allergies you will be able to know what set her off. Many dogs are allergic or intolerant to dairy. so if her belly is fine. just stick with the fish oil, see if she improves, and then if not, but gets no worse...stick with the fish oil, and then maybe change to a food with either no grains, or a different protein and see if that helps (so if her kibbles main ingredient is chicken switch to a kibble that has lamb only)




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i agree. i have a bad habit of introducing a million and one things at a time and it's impossible to tell what's working. keep it simple and introducte something one month at a time.
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Thanks for all the good advice. I agree one thing at a time. She is so much better. Hope her hair grows back soon.

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Just wanted to let everyone who feeds their dog greek yogurt know about my experience. After reading on this forum about how greek yogurt works awesomely for thier digestive tract, i got plain low-fat greek yogurt and gave bailey and enzo a little bit with their kibble once last week and once this week. Well, my Bailey is apparently lactose intolerant and has been throwing up/diarrhea for a few days, we took him to the vet last night and 90$ later he had a shot and some antibiotics that he has to take for a week. Just want to let everyone know that this could happen. My vet said most dogs are lactose intolerant, so be careful and use regular probiotics instead.

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