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pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 12:49:41:

My dog had to be neutered due to enlarged prostate day before Thanksgiving and after surgery was put on antibiotics for a week,because his scar was not looking good. Now a month later,he developed a huge boil right next to his anus, which doctor believes is infected anal gland or sme sort of skin cyst. It bursted and I kept cleaning it with peroxide and apply Neosporin. It looks much better, but still keeps leeking pus. So again, the doctor prescribed another round of antibiotics. I hate giving it to him, because he is allergic to lot of food and used to have skin conditions when younger and I know the antibiotics wont really be gentle to his body. my question is Can I give him probiotics, like Acidophylus that I eat, or is it safer to stick just with sugar free yoghurt.
Thank you


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by VF [12036.8753] on December 28, 2010 at 15:34:04:

In Reply to: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 12:49:41:

the vet should know, but male dogs can get a cyst on their butts.



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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? (A possibility)

Posted by Ron [5412.9304] on December 28, 2010 at 15:35:00:

In Reply to: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 12:49:41:

Hi Sunshine,

That boil might be due to a dissolving stitch that has not dissolved and is poking out of the skin..
The body may be trying to reject it, causing the boil
to leak.


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? (Check This Vince)

Posted by Ron [5412.9304] on December 28, 2010 at 16:33:22:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? (A possibility) posted by Ron [5412.9304] on December 28, 2010 at 15:35:00:

Hi Vince,

We must have some kind of telepathy..
Look at the times of our posts


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? (Check This Vince)

Posted by VF [12036.8753] on December 28, 2010 at 17:12:14:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? (Check This Vince) posted by Ron [5412.9304] on December 28, 2010 at 16:33:22:

yea, I noticed that...


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 17:36:34:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by VF [12036.8753] on December 28, 2010 at 15:34:04:

yes, he first thought it is perianal cyst, but when it poped and leaked out, he changed his opinion, he said they barely ever burst and never get smaller, they always have to be cut out. Also the boil is nowhere near his surgery site which is on his lower belly close to his penis. The boil is right next to his butt hole.
I went to Petsmart and got some doggie probiotics, hoping it will help him through the antibiotic use.
Thank you guys!


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by Ron [5412.9304] on December 28, 2010 at 19:14:01:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 17:36:34:

Hi Sunshine,

I should have read more carefully... You did say next to his butt hole. Not very close to the prostate..
although some surgery is done that way.

Was he hooked up to some plumbing to prevent a mess when he was under anesthetic ? That could have caused
infection or irritation.


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 20:46:23:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by Ron [5412.9304] on December 28, 2010 at 19:14:01:

Oh I don't really know how the surgery went. it was a simple 15 minute procedure, they went in ( about a 2 inch cut which is now completely healed), they took neutered him ,leaving the scrotum, which now shrank a lot)...He had a control x ray which showed that prostate is back to normal and he stopped bleeding from his penis ( thank God).
It is just that I myself hate taking antibiotics and he is like my baby, so I dont feel too good stuffing him with pills.


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by VF [12036.8753] on December 28, 2010 at 21:27:23:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 20:46:23:

you could have made you dog Look intact with these.))



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Walt

Posted by AT [7059.9200] on December 28, 2010 at 23:11:26:

In Reply to: Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 20:46:23:

Walt, what do you think about the necessity of antibiotics following surgical procedures? I'm thinking this may be one time they might be essential.


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Re: Walt

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on December 29, 2010 at 09:59:29:

In Reply to: Walt posted by AT [7059.9200] on December 28, 2010 at 23:11:26:

AT,

IMO, this has to be the decision by the "doc on the spot". From your description, so far, this it probably a case of "needs antibiotics" and taking the human probiotics can help maintain colonic bacteria.

HOWEVER, doggie bacterial populations are probably different than human and that means asking the vet for a probiotic that is tailored to dogs.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt


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Re: pobiotics for my dog-safe?

Posted by Carol B. [7139.8214] on December 29, 2010 at 14:35:52:

In Reply to: pobiotics for my dog-safe? posted by sunshinegirl [951.9348] on December 28, 2010 at 12:49:41:

You could also give him kefir, which has more probiotics than yogurt does.

Carol B.


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Re: Walt

Posted by Sapphire [2999.8783] on December 31, 2010 at 00:48:03:

In Reply to: Re: Walt posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on December 29, 2010 at 09:59:29:

Here's a probiotic for dogs, and the ingredients:

Proprietary probiotic blend 2 Billion CFU*
(B. animalis, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, L. salivarius, L. fermentum, L. reuteri, Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS, prebiotic))
*Contains 360 servings when dosing 1 scoop per serving
Other Ingredients: Magnesium stearate




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Re: Walt--dog probiotics--archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on December 31, 2010 at 08:04:29:

In Reply to: Re: Walt posted by Sapphire [2999.8783] on December 31, 2010 at 00:48:03:

Thanks, Sapphire.

Wonderful!

Namaste`

Walt


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Re: Walt

Posted by sunshinegirl [951.9354] on December 31, 2010 at 11:16:25:

In Reply to: Re: Walt posted by Sapphire [2999.8783] on December 31, 2010 at 00:48:03:

thank you Sapphire


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