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    Kayla
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    What are some Probiotics that are safe for Dogs and help with digestive issues? I was looking on amazon, and not really sure if I want to spend a lot of money and knowing it might not work. Do you know any that are safe and budget friendly? My dog is starting to have some digestive issues and I am thinking probiotics will help.

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    Akari_32
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    I’m using Kefir right now on the dogs and I’m happy with it. 4 bucks a bottle and it stays good forever (well, just about). I one of my dogs has to have it every day or she has terrible tummy troubles.

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    Kayla
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    Where did you buy it from?

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    Akari_32
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    The dairy section of the grocery store ;3 it’s basically lactose free, liquid yogurt.

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    theBCnut
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    Swanson’s has good prices.

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    Kayla
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    Where do you find that? Can it be found at Walmart? Is it liquid or pill?

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    theBCnut
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    Hi Kayla

    Find what? Kefir? Yes, they have it at Walmart. It’s a drink. Swanson’s? It’s an internet supplement business, so you google it. I think it’s swansonvitamins dot com.

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    zhiba
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    Kayla, it’s liquid. Fermented milk. You’ll find it in the refrigerated section of the grocery with the yogurt. The most common brand is LifeWay. Get Plain, unflavored (no sugar), and full fat is fine. 🙂

    Kefir made from goat milk is even better, though pricier. I alternate between the two.

    Even cheaper is to make it yourself. It sounds odd, but you put the kefir kernels in milk and leave it out. Most people I know who’ve tried this have more kefir than they know what to do with!

    Blog on how to make kefir
    http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-milk-kefir-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-202022

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    theBCnut
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    Hi zhiba

    Thanks for posting the link. I’m going to ask around and see where I can get kefir grains.

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    Naturella
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    Zhiba, I am SO ordering those grains when I get my next paycheck! 🙂 Thanks so much for the info!

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    zhiba
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    LOL, theBCnut, Naturella, if you guys do start making your own kefir, please report back your experience!

    I’m not at the point yet where I’m ready to put the milk in the cupboard along with the cereal, but I’m guessing someday I will. My friends referred to their kefir like a pet – gotta remember to feed it and change it!

    #57022 Report Abuse

    DogFoodie
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    You can buy kefir grains on Amazon.

    I looked at starting some a while back, but discovered I didn’t have the time or patience.

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    theBCnut
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    I probably already know several people who have them as pets, I just didn’t know to ask. I can think of at least 3 people in my homeschool group that probably have them, maybe even 7.

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    Naturella
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    Come to remember, I used to have water kefir grains as a kid!!! They gave them to me as crystal pets and they told me to feed them raisins and/or honey! They grew so well… I wish I or my family was smart enough to use the dang water as it was intended and not let me throw them down the TOILET BOWL when I got bored with them!!! Seriously, I wasted at least 3-4 cups of perfect water kefir grains! I am so, so sad now… BCN, you are so lucky! I wish I could get milk and water kefir grains from someone for less or free… I am so going to buy both kinds as soon as I get the paycheck! 🙂

    #57042 Report Abuse

    theBCnut
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    Well, I don’t know for sure, but I highly suspect…

    Unfortunately, it won’t be until next Tuesday for me to find out. Oh wait, I have one of them’s email address. Hmm… There. I just sent the email.

    #57045 Report Abuse

    Victoria M
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    Kayla, the probiotic miracle did wonders for my dog. You can buy it online at Nusentia http://nusentia.com/probiotics-for-pets/pet-probiotics.html. It is pricey BUT it comes with 100% money back guarantee. If it doesn’t work they refund everything including the shipping. I tried yogurt, I tried kefir, I tried the purina brand, I tried sheeps milk Perfect Form, you name it. NOTHING HELPED. A week on this I started seeing improvement.

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    Kayla
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    Thank you 🙂

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