Can green beans or too much probiotics cause loose stools?
My pup (a 20 lbs. corgi) has been getting loose stools on and off for a while now, and I think I finally narrowed down the cause to either green beans, or too much probiotics (powdered, pet specific) with her meals. I've pretty much eliminated everything else (including her kibble) as suspect using trial and error.
From what I can figure out so far, is seems as little as 2 to 3 green beans (cooked, then frozen) or more than 1/4 teaspoon of powdered probiotics can set off a case of pudding poops. I'll be testing these 2 suspects further this week.
Anybody have experiences with their pooch not being able to handle green beans or excess probiotics?
Thanks in advance.
on Apr 24th 2009
in Health & Wellness
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I would cut them both out and see how she does. A healthy dog doesn't need either. Green beans largely pass through undigested and only help fill up dogs that want to over eat. Probiotics may help restart things after a digestive upset or antibiotics, but a healthy dog doesn''t need them routinely. I have never given either one to any of my fine, healthy dogs.
Ask your vet.
Aster answered on 4/25/09. Helpful? / 0