FortiFlora® is a registered trademark of Nestle Purina Pet Care Company. Comparison based on information available on the product label.
Canine FortiFlora is a nutritional supplement used to improve and maintain the balance of your dog's intestinal health by improving microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract. Many dogs have intestinal problems, manifested as diarrhea, that can be caused by several factors, such as the use of antibiotics, the introduction of a new food, and stress, caused by either environmental or physical hardship. It has been recommended by veterinarians to be used as a dietary supplement to manage diarrhea.
This highly effective supplement is made with a guaranteed amount of live active cultures from a strain of probiotic that has been proven to help balance dogs' intestinal health, Enterococcus faecium (1 X 108 CFU/g). The beneficial bacteria in FortiFlora nourish intestinal cells and protect against unhealthy bacteria. This particular microorganism was chosen because of its history of being both beneficial and safe for use in humans and animals. FortiFlora is safe for use in puppies and pregnant dogs.
FortiFlora contains high levels of antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, and E, making it an excellent choice for all dogs, and especially those also suffering from low immune systems. Vitamin A is necessary for healthy vision and is also used by the body as an important hormone-like growth factor for cells. Vitamin C is necessary for many metabolic reactions and is important for the healing of wounds. Vitamin E is not only an important antioxidant, but is also involved in immune function.
It is generally recommended to give FortiFlora once a day for 30 days. Although the probiotics offer immediate effects on the gastrointestinal tract, results may not be seen for several days. The longer your dog has had diarrhea, the longer it will take to clear up. Dogs with acute diarrhea will show results sooner than dogs suffering from chronic problems.
Because of its excellent palatability, FortiFlora is easy to use, even on picky eaters. The recommended feeding is one meal a day. It can even be added to canned food, and tests have shown that the microorganisms can live for up to 24 hours while mixed with the food. If the supplement is used to counteract the negative side-effects of antibiotics, it is most effective when fed at a different time than the medicine, such as at the beginning or end of a meal. It is recommended to begin the supplement before the antibiotics are started and then continue with it once the dosage is finished.
FortiFlora is also easy to store. While extensive heat will shorten the life of the cultures, the packets may be stored at room temperature.
|Size||3 / 30 ct boxes|
Feed 1 packet to your dog daily under the supervision of your veterinarian.
Animal digest, Enterococcus faecium, L-ascorbyl- 2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, beta-Carotene, salt, manganese proteinate, ferrous sulfate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite. B-4582
Contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms.