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Baggins' Bites: How Much Yogurt?
June 14, 2011
Dear Dog Lover,

A few years back my late eskie Baggins had to take antibiotics (I forget why) and the vet told me to give him a few spoonfuls of yogurt over the next few days to help him keep the “good bacteria” in his gut.

I don’t remember all the details but I thought it was odd. “Yogurt?” I asked to make sure I’d heard correctly.

“A couple of spoonfuls over the next few days.” She told me.

The point was the probiotics in live yogurt cultures make sure your pet’s gut stays healthy. Turns out, it can even reduce gas in your pooch if that’s a problem.

Here’s what you need to know about yogurt:

• Only feed the plain type. Flavored yogurts can have a lot of sugar that your pet doesn’t need.

• You can feed a teaspoon a day to a small dog (under 10 lbs.) or a tablespoon or two to a larger dog. Sammy’s about 30 lbs. I usually give him a tablespoon with his kibble.

• It’s low in calories so if you’re concerned about maintaining your dog’s healthy weight it’s a good option for taste treat without adding a lot of calories.

• Besides adding a spoonful or two to kibble, you can also freeze it in ice cube trays for a refreshing treat on a hot day. Reader Heather Mitchell Boegler shared her recipe over on the Facebook page (it's in the "Notes" section).

or you can see another version here. (there’s an awfully cute Border Collie there :-))

Learn more about quick and easy foods you can feed your dog for a healthy boost.

If this idea intrigues you, grab this list of healthy and simple foods.

You may be surprised at the simple “add in’s” that can give your dog's health a nutritional boost.

So, what about you? What quick ideas do you have to pump up the nutritional value of kibble? Share your tips and experiences in the comments area at the bottom of the page.


Yours in Treats and Health,

Jen & Sammy the best in dog treat recipes

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