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we use an Omega and a joint supplement on our house, but I hadn’t thought to give my cats probiotics. I take them so I should have looked into it. I am interested in hearing about personal experiences and I’d like to know if it will help with particularly sour smelling waste-my female has that problem but her brothers do not and they are all on the same diet. Glad to have learned about this, looking forward to hearing more!
You may have heard giving your cat a spoonful or two of yogurt is a good way to provide probiotics. This doesn't supply enough bacteria to be beneficial, plus your cat is better off without dairy products. Treats are a convenient way to deliver helpful bacteria. Be mindful of the extra calories you feed your kitty so you don't inadvertently fatten her up. Ask your vet about when and how many treats to feed your cat. Don't give feline probiotics treats before a meal, because you don't want to fill your cat up before she eats enough food. Note that most products containing probiotics need to be refrigerated. Side effects are rare, but cats newly eating probiotics treats may temporarily experience nausea, vomiting or other digestive discomfort until a healthy bacterial balance is restored.
Probiotics for cats are one of the few bacterium that cats need to maintain a healthy digestive and intestinal tract. Probiotics are the good bacteria that the body retains from food, to keep the bad bacteria to a minimum.There are several ways that the level of probiotics in a cat's bodycan be altered. One of the most common reasons that a cat may not ahave sufficient amount of probiotics in his body is . As thebody begins to age, the digestive system becomes less apt to retain allof the nutrients ingested from food and, as a result, the amount ofprobiotics retained is not sufficient.The focus of probiotics is to attack and minimize the amount of badbacteria in a cat's body. Bad bacteria can lead to all types ofailments, like urinary tract infections and intestinal infections. Whenthese bad bacteria enter a cat's body, the immune system and theexisting probiotics (good bacteria) begin fighting with the badbacteria in an attempt to protect the body. Unfortunately, sometimesthere are not enough probiotics in a cat's system to completely wardoff infection and thus, illness ensues.A healthy level of probiotics for cats can be greatly beneficial tokeeping him healthy and well maintained. Probiotics are not limited tofighting off only one type of infection or only defending a particularportion of the body. They're a part of the entire body's naturaldefense. So, as long as there is a healthy and sufficient level ofprobiotics in a cat's system, the likelihood of developing orillness significantly drops.When a cat is being treated for an unrelated condition, it is likelythat he will be taking a consistent amount of . Whileantibiotics are meant with the best of intentions and are usuallyhighly effective, they can sometimes be harmful in that they don't havethe ability to distinguish good bacteria from bad bacteria. With anexcessive or consistent usage of antibiotics, it can actually wipe outthe natural probiotics that exist in a cat's body.Probiotics can be administered in the form of food or as a dietarysupplement. Name brand cat food manufacturers, such as Eukanuba andIams, have begun creating formulas that are specifically designed toinclude the recommended amount of probiotics for cats that are somewhatdeficient.