What is the Best Probiotic for Dogs?

The best probiotic for dogs is the one that has the right probiotic strains for the condition or conditions that you are trying to treat in your dog. Probiotics are helpful in treating many conditions including diarrhea in dogs, inflammation, and as an immune stimulant.  Pet food experts caution against a probiotic that has too many strains of good flora because after a certain number, they will start to work against each other.  The other problem with too many strains is that since probiotics are living organisms, you want to make sure that the beneficial flora are still active at Read More

What to Buy for a New Puppy?

There are many articles out there that focus on the things that new puppies need in their first months at your home.  We’ve seen the “Top 5 Things” and “25 Things” on other blogs – mostly they focus on attractive accessories that fit in with the lifestyle you have.  Don’t get us wrong, there is nothing wrong with buying a designer food bowl as it will serve the purpose for which it was intended. Expensive chew toys and therapeutic beds might certainly interest your new puppy, but they will be far more interested in your dirty socks than a woven Read More

Can You Give a Dog Pepto Bismol?

The short answer to the question ‘can you give a dog Pepto Bismol’ is that it is not recommended to give medicine and drugs that are formulated for humans to your canine companions.  Do people do it?  Yes, unfortunately, all the time. When considering giving a human over the counter medication to dogs, you need to weigh the risks with the convenience.  First of all, you should never give a dog Pepto Bismol without consulting your veterinarian first.  There is a danger of certain drug interactions and only your vet will know what other medications your dog is taking will Read More

How Many is Too Many When it Comes to Probiotic Strains?

Veterinarians often recommend a multi-strain probiotic for their canine patients.  Many high-quality multi-strain probiotics contain from five to six strains.  If five or six is good, is ten to twenty better? It doesn’t necessarily follow that more is better when it comes to the number of strains in a probiotic supplement.  A key factor in the efficacy of probiotic strains is survival rates.  The more strains the less chance that they will survive to the expiration date.  (At DiarRice we can’t speak for other probiotic companies that make probiotics for dogs, but we know through our extensive testing that acceptable Read More

DiarRice Specially Formulated Probiotics for Dogs

Here at DiarRice, we are working hard to get the word out about this breakthrough formulation to treat the symptoms and discomfort of diarrhea in dogs.  As far as probiotics for dogs go, DiarRice is a one-of-a-kind solution developed by a practicing veterinarian for his own patients. Dr. Jeff Kordell, the inventor of DiarRice, is a 30-plus year private practice veterinarian located in the northern suburbs of Chicago.    

Hunting Dogs and Diarrhea

When your dog comes down with diarrhea or runny stools it could be a cause for concern or it might be a simple issue you can take care of at home.  In most cases, diarrhea is simply caused by a change in diet, whether intentional or unintentional.   Dogs that have returned from hunting trips with diarrhea is a common reason for patients to visit Dr. Jeff’s vet office.  Some dogs just seem to get into everything out in the field and what they get into typically can interfere with their normal digestive processes. Pond water, or any change Read More

Prebiotics for Dogs

There are quite a few probiotic powders for dogs on the market.  Some are good.  Others, like DiarRice, are excellent.  What is the distinction between a really good probiotic and an okay one? As a consumer and dog owner, you probably want to know that the ingredients in the probiotic you give to your dog are good quality and natural.  Not all probiotics for dogs treat all conditions or support overall digestive health.  DiarRice, for example, is a product that has been expressly formulated to treat diarrhea in dogs.  Although there are other benefits that DiarRice provides such as overall Read More

What to Give a Dog for Diarrhea?

From time to time, dogs can and will get diarrhea.  Whether it is because of a change in diet, or stress, or digging up some smelly thing in the backyard and eating it, your dog’s digestive system will react to the “digestive intruders” in the most unpleasant way.  Being prepared for these inevitable episodes will help your dog recover faster than waiting for a vet appointment or waiting until you can get to a store to buy something that might help. First of all, you should know that all diarrhea episodes are not minor or usual.  Some are actually signs Read More