FortiFlora Supplements for Dog Digestion
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements FortiFlora Promotes Intestinal Health and Balance in Puppies & Adult Dogs
Stress from travel and changes in diet or routine may trigger gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea in puppies and adult dogs. The good news is that dog breeders and owners can proactively counter these effects by feeding Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements FortiFlora Canine Probiotic Supplement.
Introduced in 2006, FortiFlora was developed by a team of Purina nutritionists, researchers and veterinarians. Backed by years of research, the research team confirmed that Enterococcus faecium SF68®, the probiotic bacteria contained in FortiFlora, promotes intestinal health and balance in growing puppies and adult dogs. FortiFlora is the No. 1 probiotic brand recommended by veterinarians.1
Purina veterinarian Jason Gagne, DVM, DACVIM (Nutrition), a board-certified veterinary nutritionist®, explains, “Diarrhea is a common physical response to stress or anxiety. In dogs with diarrhea, the normal balance of bacteria in the intestine is upset. Probiotics help provide an alternative way to nutritionally promote and maintain a balanced intestinal microflora.”
In a clinical study conducted at Colorado State University, Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, the Kenneth W. Smith Professor in Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Medicine, showed that treating shelter dogs with diarrhea using a combination of metronidazole, a medication used to treat diarrhea and other intestinal problems, and E. faecium SF68 led to faster improvement than administering metronidazole alone.
“Enterococcus faecium SF68 is one of the most widely studied probiotic strains,” Dr. Lappin says. “As a result of our work, I advocate on behalf of FortiFlora whenever I can because I believe it can help animals with stress-related gastrointestinal disease.”
1 Kantar Veterinary Tracker, 2021.
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements FortiFlora Helps Manage Gastrointestinal Upset
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements FortiFlora Canine Probiotic Supplement contains a safe and effective strain of beneficial bacteria proven to promote normal intestinal microflora. FortiFlora may be helpful in managing puppies and dogs experiencing:
- Diet change or consumption of inappropriate foods
- Soft stools in puppies
- Loose stool
- Stress due to travel
- Antibiotic treatment
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements FortiFlora: An Easy-to-Feed Nutritional Supplement
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements FortiFlora Canine Probiotic Supplement is an easy-to-feed nutritional supplement for the dietary management of puppies and adult dogs with soft or loose stools and for promoting a strong immune system. Available online at proplanvetdirect.com and at pet specialty retailers and from your veterinarian, FortiFlora comes in a box containing 30 sachet packets that can be sprinkled on a dog’s food or in bottles with 45- and 90-count chewable tablets. FortiFlora should be fed under the supervision or direction of your veterinarian. For more information about FortiFlora, please call 800-222-VETS (8387).