Pre and probiodics are used to help promote intestinal balance and prevent leaky gut. However, many things can disrupt this balance and lead to health problems. ANTIBIODICS are but one of these. Antibiodics are meant to kill all bacteria and in so doing disrupt the gut and may cause leaky gut.
Knowing this information many of us choose to be very careful not only about the foods we feed but also the use of drugs such as steroids and antibiotics. However there are times that we feel we must turn to the help of one of these drugs if the dog is not responding to good food and natural supplements.
Recently this happened to me. My young dog had been at 2 back to back shows: one a three day AKC herding trial, the other a 3 day indoor obedience show where there were conformation and obedience/rally dogs. Although he did not seem to be near other dogs and conformation was in a different area, there still could have been exposure.
When we got home on Sunday, he had a bout of reverse sneezing early the next morning. He still seemed to feel OK but progressed to have congestion. His behavior also changed in that he wanted to sleep very close to use and seemed worried with his reverse sneezing episodes and congestion.
I did not feel that he needed to see the vet at this time and I knew he would be put on antibiotics: he was not coughing or sneezing or having any mucous discourage.. just congestion. He also was sleeping more.
This progressed over the next few days until he seemed like he wanted to sleep more in the mornings. Since he was not getting better and seemed to be getting more congested and feeling worse I took him to the vet early the next morning.
His x-ray showed bronchitis and some mild swelling of his tonsils so he was put on antibiotics. I knew that it was important to use pre and probiotics but was not sure of the schedule and the need to rotate.
I totally trusted the research and product of Adored Beast and they are also available for online consult. I wrote to them and they immediately answered. URL: https://adoredbeast.com/
Below is a summary which I was given and am now following.
There were 4 of the Adored Beast products that were recommended to help restore the microbiome, strengthen the immune system and support detoxification (toxins being antibiotics, steroids, NSAIDs, and flea and tick meds as examples)
- Fido’s Flora
- Gut Soothe
- Liver Tonic
- Love Bugs
Initially while giving the antibiotics Fido’s Flora was recommended to give 3 hours away from the antibiotic such as before bedtime in perhaps a snack. Julie Anne Lee DCH RCSHom, founder and formulator for Adored Beast, wrote an article on Fido's Flora to help you learn more about this excellent probiotic.
It was recommended that Gut Soothe, part of their leaky gut protocol, be given, finishing the one container. This is done to help offset the damage to the gut biome.
The liver tonic has always been recommended to be done twice a year for detoxification but in this case after the use of antibiotics, steroids, NSAIDS or flea and tick medication. Liver Tonic helps support your animal's liver, kidneys, gallbladder, and pancreas. All of these organs are paramount in the detoxification process and by supporting them, you help the entire body to stay healthy. Liver Tonic will assist the body to help regenerate healthy liver cells and boosts the organ’s ability to filter toxins from the blood.
After the treatment with antibiotics is complete then several of their pre and probiotics can be rotated: Fidos Flora and Love Bugs. Adored Beast chose these bacteria specifically to strengthen your dog’s immune system and help keep your dog’s gastrointestinal tract calm during times of stress.
Visit the Adored Beast web site or the YouTube channel where Julie Anne Lee DCH RCSHom, founder and formulator for Adored Beast, discusses all our products and more!