|Barked: Thu Dec 6, '07 11:50am PST |
|"Overdosing" with probiotics is pretty much just going to give a dog (or person) the runs! When you're using probiotics to prevent or remedy an internal situation that would also cause soft stools I guess it's not easy to tell if you've overdone it!
OK -- now I'm at work and have this stuff in front of me, whereas I was at home for my last post. The recommended dose for 25 lbs and under for a powdered supplement that touts 10 billion organisms per gram is 1/8 tsp once or twice a day. Another supplement that includes 200 million CFUs (colony forming units) per gram, and recommends two cc's (two grams) of the thick liquid it comes in for an adult dog of any size, up to 4 times daily for dogs on antibiotics.
I'd probably try part of a capsule to a whole capsule (it's those gel-caps that can be opened, right?) per dose and give it 2 hours after your antibiotics, how ever often that is.
Wow. Confusing. Did that help at all? It's not really an exact science, you're pretty much just trying to put some "good bacteria" into the gut to help with digestion and the control of the environment of the GI tract until the meds are done with and the natural gut flora can get back in balance.
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