Probiotics for Dogs
The benefits of yogurt for dogs are many. And giving probiotics to dogs is an easy way to help keep your dogs healthy.
Giving dogs plain yogurt provides probiotics for dogs, and probiotics promote healthy dog digestion, eliminate unhealthy bacteria in the gut, and provide healthy beneficial bacteria that keep the digestive system working well.
Yogurt for Dogs who are Sick
Yogurt is an ancient wonder food which is strongly antibacterial and anticancer.
It is often used to restore health to dogs who have been ill. For example, if your dog has recently been given antibiotics, yogurt can help to restore the healthy bacteria in his stomach and intestines, and it will boost his immunity to further infections.
Such a simple solution, but oh, so effective! Yogurt has been found to fight such nasty germs as Salmonella typhimurium and Staphyloccus aureus.
With lots of “friendly” or beneficial bacteria or probiotics, yogurt keeps your dog’s digestive tract working well.
Use Yogurt as a Dog Supplement
Supplementing your dog’s diet with a tablespoon or two of plain yogurt is inexpensive and easy. I often do this with Skipper, my miniature schnauzer. And she loves it!
There are times when probiotics or yogurt supplements should be given to your dog daily–for digestive upsets, diarrhea, deworming, after giving birth and during times of stress.
This is a totally natural and very healthy way to help your favorite dog!
Yogurt Coating for Homemade Dog Treats
For our special occasion treats, I sometimes use a yogurt coating instead of sweeter sugary candy coatings.
This is not intended to be a healthy dog supplement. It cannot take the place of healthy plain yogurt or a probiotics supplement in your pet’s diet.
Commercial yogurt coating contains sugar–a reason to use it lightly when using it as an icing or frosting for dog treats.
Since dogs’ teeth are not as sensitive to sugar as ours, you can use sugar once in awhile as a treat, but it should not be a regular part of your dog’s diet.
To be on the safe side, it is best to limit sugar for your dog to very occasional use and serve your pet more nutritious ingredients for everyday treats!
On the other hand, consider supplementing your dog’s food with plain yogurt or probiotics. It’s such a simple way to help keep your dog healthy and strong!
When making homemade dog treats, keep in mind that you can enhance the nutritional value of your treats by adding a little yogurt.