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This is Rio, our dog. He’s a cranky older guy who was rescued from a shelter several years ago after his former owner died. He’s adapted well to our family and is especially protective of our daughter. He likes to spend most of his time napping, cuddling with his friend, Zeeba the cat, and barking at strangers. As he has gotten older, we noticed he was often plagued by tummy troubles. One of our first clues was the smells he emitted, usually at embarrassing time when visitors were over. Imagine talking to a friend, noticing a terrible odor and pretending to ignore it. I can tell by their nose wrinkles they were trying to be polite. Our vet suggested we try probiotics. During our next trip to PetSmart, I picked up a bag of the Bayer® ExpertCareTM Probiotic Soft Chews Dog supplements.
Each soft chew is specially formulated for dogs and contains live microorganisms to support digestive health. The bag says it contains 30 days worth of Probiotics, but this is based on the size of the dog. Dogs over sixty pounds need two probiotics a day. Because Rio is a small fifteen pound dog, we feed him one a day.
To be honest, I was afraid Rio wouldn’t like the chews because he is so picky. Instead, he gobbled them up! He thinks it’s a treat! While I can’t say this will work for everyone, I’ve noticed he has much less of an “odor” problem than before he began taking the treats. Even though we’ve mostly used the treats to help maintain Rio’s digestive system, they have other uses.
Most of us know traveling can be stressful for our pets. If they’re with us they are in an unfamiliar environment. If they are staying in a kennel while we are gone, being around other animals can make them nervous. The chews can be used in times of stress, like training, traveling and kenneling. They’re also help after antibiotic therapy and deworming.
I’m happy we have found the Bayer® ExpertCareTM Health and Wellness line for our pets. Want to know more about their products? Check out our reviews for Bayer® ExpertCareTM Ear Rinse and Bayer® ExpertCareTM Coat Cleansing Foam. Do you have a favorite product you use for your pet?