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  1. Seems like it's caught up in some legality mess: https://www.visbiome.com/blogs/visbiome-vs-vsl-3/note-to-healthcare-professionals-and-patients Without reading the whole page unsure if the same formula is still even made and is the one referenced in the study, and what the difference is between Visbiome and the below: https://www.vsl3.com/ But either way, that is a massive amount of CFU's haha - usable for dogs?
  2. I guess we could try that, just didn't wanna underfeed her haha. Probably wouldn't be able to up it though because it would be too much fat I'd say.
  3. Yes, by the sound of my post I agree But, as I said, the primary reason for looking into this was because of wanting to feed some food with a higher fat content and hence seeing if I could cut down on the amount fed. Why do I want to feed higher fat foods? Well it's not that I want to feed higher fat foods specifically, it's that there are certain products I want to feed her, but they are a bit higher in fat than I would usually like to see and hence the issue of seeing if I could feed less; and the other benefit of feeding a variety of foods.
  4. Thanks. I realise there isn't any conclusive evidence at the moment, but there has been some anecdotal reports as well as varying other studies of them being helpful for certain things; and honestly there shouldn't be any harm in trying them out and seeing if they help your dog, if they do, great, if not then nothing lost? I checked out that link and the associated study, and came to pretty much the same conclusion, there is a lack of strong evidence to support probiotics, but that linked study isn't any evidence against them because of it's varied limitations, namely referencing m
  5. I'm looking to add prebitoics/probiotics to our dogs diets and I know different dogs will get different results on different types, but I was just generally looking to see what others have had success with so I could then go on to read about each one further and see what one sounds best for our situation. If you have used on or are currently using one, what one do you use and what was the primary purpose for adding it to your dogs diet? Also, do you use it every day or say for a
  6. Hey guys, just trying to understand how Kcals work and how much your dog should get etc... We've never really bothered in the past about how much Kcals are in the food, we just usually focus on how many grams we are giving them, but recently have started to wonder about the Kcals as some foods are a lot higher in Kcals compared to others and if this is the case it wouldn't be as much of a concern if we fed our dog (who is on a moderate fat diet) less of a food that has more fat I assume as long as it was meeting their required Kcals? So, using a few different Kcals calculators on the net
  7. That's a shame. Yeah, as mentioned one of ours was a little trouble, completely hiding it inside the other food at first, then when it became more noticable it got a little harder, when there was a considerable amount of it one time I just hand fed most of it to her (which, was quite messy LOL); but she eventually got to eating it herself.
  8. Been feeding Frontier for a few months now; though their fat content recently went up in their food, which was unfortunate as we try to keep one of our dogs on a moderate-fat diet. But, quality wise it's pretty awesome - one of our dogs who is a fusspot took a while to get her to eat it, had to slowly mix it into her other food so she could get a taste for it, but once it became more noticeable we had a few issues, but we eventually got her to eat it. Our other one who will eat a lot more things than her had no issues with it, it was looking like it was her fav thing t
  9. Obviously dogs can have allergies to a huge range of things, but has anyone tried cutting out grains from their diets? Our dog used to have very very bad skin (chest, paws, ears all inflamed), she used to get injections from the vet as that was the only thing that helped, but we were advised it wasn't a good long term solution, then my sister who had a dog with similar issues cut grains out of his diet and it cleared it right up - we tried the same thing, and worked for us too - took a few weeks to completely go away, but she now has no issues with her skin.
  10. We have been treating our dog with medications the Vet gave us but someone also suggested we try some homeopathic medication and gave us a few things to try via another Vet; we checked with our Vet (not a homeopathic one) and they said they should be fine to take. Anyway, not a big fan of putting a million different things into her body, especially since they weren't given to us specifically by our Vet, but at the same time we want to do everything we can to help her recover - just wary as they weren't exactly on her "treatment plan" as I said. Anyway, the homeopathic m
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