National Dog Day is August 26!
Meet Luna. At 13 weeks, she’s the newest and youngest member of the Lifeway family. She’s also easily the favorite.
As you can see in these absolutely adorable pictures (what can we say, we love showing her off), little Luna is seriously digging into some kefir. It not only provides her with the same essential nutrients it provides humans, including calcium and vitamins D and B12, but helps combat some of the symptoms of stress many dogs experience when acclimating to new environments.
“Stress related diarrhea is the second most common reason American’s bring their dogs to the vet,” said Frankie Skells, a Certified Veterinary Technician at Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic in Littleton, Colorado. “We often recommend probiotics as a safe and easy way to bring dogs relief.”
The problem with some probiotic supplements, Skells said, is that they’re not closely regulated in the animal world. As we’ve previously discussed, a study of labels of popular probiotic supplements marketed for animals conducted by the Canadian Veterinary Journal showed that 32 percent of the 25 options studied had spelling errors on their packages, while only two had acceptable labels that properly described the contents.
With Lifeway Kefir, you know what you’re feeding your pup and you can trust that there are no artificial ingredients, no added sugar in our plain varieties (the only varieties you should be feeding your dog), and that every bottle contains live and active probiotics.
It’s important to talk to your veterinarian before introducing kefir to your dog’s diet, but in general, a minimum daily serving of the following will produce effective results:
Small Dogs or Cats: 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon per day
Medium Dogs: 1 to 2 tablespoons per day
Large Dogs: 2 to 3 tablespoons per day
Drizzle it over dry food, mix it in with wet food or serve it out of a special saucer as a treat – whatever works for you and your dog’s lifestyle!