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Old 07-29-2011, 06:58 AM
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Anyone use them?

I've seen them on Amazon sold by stores & Dr. Mercola's site, w/ Dr. Becker (his vet on there) but have no idea if they work & are needed on cats? I'd like to boost her immune system & she's had some diarrhea of late w/ greenish-yellowish wet stool.

I called vet & she said try bland diet w/ rice & boiled chicken for awhile to see if it clears. If not, bring her in for parasite check or maybe needing antibiotics.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:29 AM
Location: Chicago, IL
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I've used Fortaflora, which you can get from a vet's office and it has worked for me in the past. Fritz has decided he doesn't like it now But all the other kittens I've used it for have loved it. It's a powder that you mix with their food and it's supposed to taste good. It's around $35 for a box of a bunch of packets. You can always try plain yogurt too. Fritz loves him some yogurt!
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:29 PM
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Sorry to dig this oldie up but I'd like to fortify my cat's immune system, etc. w/ something to ward off problems from neighbor's 2nd-hand smoke, etc. Anyone else have any ideas too?
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:26 PM
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I'm thinking of trying Trader Joe's Plain Nonfat Greek yogurt for her as a source of healthy gut bacteria. Anyone use yogurt?
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:33 AM
Location: Canada
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this is the very best probiotic on the market for humans and esp for cats...its safe and has the most strains, comes in a powder form...just a small sprinkle on their food everyday so lasts a long time, very little taste so kitties accept it easily..

Garden of Life, Primal Defense, Powder, HSO Probiotic Formula, 81 g - iHerb.com
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:40 AM
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Yogurt is okay, if the cat will eat it.

I use ProViable DC, made by NutraMax.

Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.

I get it through entirelypets. It is great stuff. I have a young cat with nutrient absorption issues, and she takes one capsule a day mixed in her food. She was so skinny, either diarrhea or huge soft poops four times a day..... she is thriving now, nicely filled out, one normal poop a day.

Most cats do love forti flora, and it is effective, but it has some icky things in it..animal digest being the first ingredient.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:31 PM
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The Holistic Cat: A Complete Guide ... - Jennifer A. Coscia, Don Hamilton - Google Books

I got this book from the library and thought it had very useable information.

I intend to try some of her ideas, she runs a rescue in Florida.

This preview is pretty extensive:

Page 155/156 talks about which strains she feels are beneficial for cats (and lists a brand) since she believes that not all strains contained in some brands are compatible with a cats digestion.

Chapter 6 contains immune strengthening protocols.

The one thing she adds to her formulas, garlic, I will never give, in any known amount, to another cat.
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