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How fast do probiitics work once given? Will symptoms get worse before they get better
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but I wanted to touch base with you.

In regards ***** ***** question, if Jax only has an upset in his good gut bacteria, then probiotics will usually help within a few weeks as it repopulates the GI. However, if there is something else ongoing (ie parasites, bacterial infection, IBD, etc) then it may not improve the signs (though it should not get worse first). So, if he isn't responding and especially if he is worsening that suggests there is more ongoing and a check up or stool sample may need to be considered if not already done. Else assuming he has diarrhea, I'd note it can help to feed a light diet that is easy for the gut to digest. Examples include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, scrambled eggs, or meat baby food (as long as its garlic/onion free). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. Fiber (ie canned pumpkin) can also be added to this as a natural and gentle means of firming stool as needed.

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