I was introduced to probiotics when Rags was going through all of his surgeries to figure out the tumor on his liver. He was given antiobiotics for all his surgery recovery and consequently, the antiobiotics killed both the bad and good bacteria in his stomach. So we had to replace the good bacteria with probiotics for cats. Recently, I was reminded of their importance when Charlie was having diarrhea shortly after his dosage of antibiotics following his health scare.
Purina Fortiflora for cats is a nutritional supplement that contains microencapsulated form of Enterococcus probiotic. Enterococcus probiotic helps to manage diarrhea or unhealthy stools and helps to restore normal intestinal health and balance. Fortiflora also contains protein, vitamins, minerals. As you can see in the video below, I simply rip open the packet and then sprinkle it on the canned cat food.
I also like to use this when we are transitioning to a different food or trying out a new food to keep the diarrhea at a minimum.
You can buy Purina Fortiflora Feline on Amazon for $21.98 for a box of 30.
Do you use a brand of probiotics for cats? Which one do you like? Floppycats’ reader, Heidi, commented on our YouTube video saying, “Since we got Fitz, we started using ProBios microbial powder that I purchased from the breeder. ProBios contains a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms. Ever since we started using this, McDreamy has eaten better and doesn’t throw up his food anymore.”