How to know if my dog needs probiotics

Monday May 30, 2022

Keeping your dog’s gut in good shape is a little more difficult than it appears. While dogs may and do eat anything found on the ground, they usually emerge unhurt. Other times, they consume stuff they shouldn’t, and you’re left cleaning up for quite some time. A sensitive digestive system is frequently one of the symptoms that your dog requires probiotics.

Probiotics are a powerful solution and a must-have for all pet parent’s pantries. 


There are several key indicators that your dog requires probiotics, but we also want to provide you with preventative knowledge. It’s time for probiotics if your dog is on antibiotics or will be in the near future. Antibiotics have a negative impact on your dog’s digestive health. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and other gastrointestinal (GI) side effects are common as a result of these changes in the microbiota. This is why your veterinarian advises giving your dog antibiotics together with food.

Tip: When Your Dog Is Taking Antibiotics, Get Probiotics!

A bout of diarrhoea or constipation, as well as gas and bloating, are further indicators that your dog requires probiotics. This is especially true when these symptoms are brought on by stress. When your dog’s gastrointestinal tract is out of balance, it introduces more dangerous bacteria into the gut. While your dog’s gut requires bad bacteria, it also requires a harmonious mix of good and bad bacteria. Probiotics help your dog’s stomach rebalance by reintroducing beneficial bacteria to help eliminate the additional harmful bacteria.

How Fast Do Probiotics Work?

Probiotics usually take a number of days to take effect. The flood of healthy bacteria should provide relief to your dog on the first day, and things should return to normal on the second day. However, if your dog has an underlying illness (such as parasites), you should talk to your vet about it because probiotics won’t always help.

Selecting and Storing Probiotics

Probiotics that are pure or treat-based work best for dogs, rather than those that are packaged with dog food. This is due to the fact that dog kibble contains fewer probiotics. Look for probiotics that contain the bacteria that are commonly found in a dog’s gut:

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Bifidobacterium lactis
  • Lactobacillus casei
  • Bifidobacterium breve

Because probiotics are living bacteria, they must be protected from air, moisture, and temperature extremes. Hot temperatures and climates should be avoided at all costs; get your dog probiotics and keep them in the kitchen cupboard as a best practice.

How can I get the most out of my dog’s probiotics?

According to veterinary experts prebiotics like Dig-In Digestive Prebiotic Dog Formula helps promote the growth of helpful bacteria in your dog’s digestive system. Allowing probiotics and healthy bacterial activity to develop. Dig-In Prebiotic Powder is a natural food-based health supplement that is simple to incorporate into your dog’s diet. It can be used as a powder in wet foods or blended with water to make a gravy to enhance the flavour of dry foods and keep your dog’s mouth watering as they eat their nutrient-dense dinner. Our formula, when combined with probiotics, helps guarantee that your dog gets all of the nutrients he or she requires.

To find out more about canine prebiotics and why they play a critical role in promoting canine gut health check out this blog article