Can I give My Dog Human Probiotics?
Dogs are called man’s best friend, and they bring a lot of happiness and fun to their owner’s lives. If you own a dog, you naturally want to take the best possible care of your canine. If you take probiotics, you’ve already been experiencing how they help you feel healthier and have better digestion. So what about feeding probiotics to your pet? Would they give your dog the same benefits that they give you? These are questions that vets hear every day. So can you give your dog human probiotics?
Dogs can safely take some of the same probiotics that humans take. It is important to know, however, that the amount of probiotics to give your dog depends on the dog’s size and any medications your dog is taking. Before giving your dog human probiotics, consult with your dog’s veterinarian. The vet will be able to tell you how much to give your dog. In many cases, you can give your dog some plain probiotic yogurt that doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners. An acidophilus capsule is another way for them to receive their daily dose. Your vet will be able to recommend the best form for your dog to take probiotics in.
Although your dog probably will get all the digestive help he or she needs from probiotics, humans can get even more benefits from adapting the food combining way of eating. If you aren’t familiar with food combining, it is a system by which wholesome, unprocessed foods are eaten in specific combinations with other foods to make digestion easier and smoother on the stomach and intestines.
When you eat foods that are high in sugar, fat, protein and starchy carbohydrates together, your stomach produces excessive amounts of acids and enzymes to digest the food. But these acids and enzymes work against each other, triggering an upset stomach, heartburn, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Food combining takes away these clashing enzymes and acids so that your digestive system stays healthy and stress-free. Learn more about food combining and see why this amazing system is right for you.
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