There’s really no one we like shopping for than our dogs and, well, since they’re total fam we want to make sure we’re giving them the best of the best. We’ve added probiotics to our own diet to help with our overall gut health and now dog probiotics is on the come-up, so you know we’re all in.
We were researching all about the latest prebiotic gummies and supplements when we discovered an entire world of dog probiotics. They’ve seen a more than 500% increase in searches over the last 6-months so we were more than intrigued.
In case you didn’t know, the short answer is that probiotics are actually live bacteria that can be good for you, your gut, and your overall digestive system. Usually humans take it in capsule form or, at times, powders. But now our furry little friends are getting in on the action, and the interest is growing by leaps and bounds.
A recent study shows that almost 40% of American consumers actively seek out probiotics for their own health and almost 30% are claiming that their pet is always on a nutrition supplement. So, it only makes sense that everyone is buzzing about probiotics for your dog!
And when it comes to dogs, experts suggest that these supplements can help with things like:
- Aiding in overall digestion.
- Reducing allergic reactions.
- Treating irritable bowl and diarrhea.
- Prevent anxiety and reduce stress.
- Affect mood and overall emotions.
As always, we recommend to check with your vet first before starting any kind of medication, supplement, etc, so when you do you’ll be ready to test these out. Some of the bigger brands in this space include ones like PetHonesty, Zesty Paws, and Nurtravet. A lot you can find online at places like Amazon (of course!) and other pet-specific retailers like Chewy and Petco.
Through our research most of these probiotics come as chews – which most dogs love. And the most popular flavors include pumpkin, peanut butter, chicken, and even duck. They think they’re getting a treat and, TBH, they really are! And they’re doing a little something good for their overall digestive health. So, what’s our verdict on this?
While we clearly haven’t tried this ourselves, we’ve listened to the experts, did the research, and love the idea of supplementing their diet with something good for them – especially when it may help with lowering stress and anxiety. We could all use that!
As always, check with your vet first and once you do, we say do it!
If you’re looking to give this a go, check out our picks for some of the best dog probiotics (so far) in 2021.
Pumpkin Flavored Probiotics Chews
For the All Natural Fans
A current favorite, these yummy pumpkin flavor chews come 90 to a jar. The best part? They use natural ingredients and not bad chemicals or even wheat! There are a bunch of other flavors to choose from as well. Learn more here!
Zesty Paws Probiotic Bites
Amazon Ratings: +11,000
For the Chicken Lovers
One of the top sellers right now on Amazon is Zesty Paws! These come as a 90-count of chicken flavored soft chews (you can also pick up pumpkin flavored too!) and features a six-strain probiotic blend. They’re so popular, in fact, that they’ve already had more than 11,000 reviews. Give them a go! Learn more here!
Glandex Peanut Butter Flavored
Amazon Ratings: +6,400
$29.07 (12% Off!)
For the Anal Glands
If they love their peanut butter, they’ll love these soft chews. They come 60 to a bottle and are “guaranteed to boot the scoot” in as little as 3 to 5 weeks. You can’t go wrong! Learn more here!
Amazon Ratings: +15,000
For the Powder Fans
If your pup isn’t into chews, check out the powder version by top brand Purina. This one comes with 30 packets, but you can get up to a 90 count if you want. You can add it right into their dog food and more. Learn more here!
Amazon Ratings: +3,300
For the Multi-Supplement
If you want to sneak some more supplements into their chews, we recommend this one (again) from Zesty Paws. This popular 5-in-1 has probiotics and must-haves for hip and joint, heart health, skin health, and overall immunity. These come as 90-count of soft chews in peanut butter flavor or chicken. Learn more here!
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