Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I share my favorite yogurt with my dog?
Because as much as they may love the taste, the dairy and sugar found in yogurt made for people just isn’t good for dogs. And because our dogs love yogurt, we wanted to make one they could eat, too. Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs is lactose-free and has no added sugar. It won’t upset your dog’s stomach or add unwanted calories to her diet!
My dog goes crazy for Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs! Can she eat it every day?
Yes! And she should! One serving (see here for suggested serving sizes) provides your dog with a probiotic blast that will help her digestion and overall health. And because Yogi-Dogs: Yogurt for Dogs is lactose and sugar-free, it won’t upset her tummy or overload her with unnecessary calories! It's even alright for your dog (50 lbs and over) to eat the whole container.
I see probiotics mentioned everywhere now! What are they and do my dogs really need them?
You’re seeing them mentioned everywhere because we are finally realizing how important they are to good gut health! And dogs need them as much as humans do! They help your dog build a healthier digestive system by encouraging the absorption of so-called “good” bacteria and fighting the bad.
Isn’t it easier to just give my dog a probiotic pill?
We’ll bet a case of Yogi-Dogs: Yogurt for Dogs that your dog WAY prefers the taste of our yogurt to your pills! But even beyond taste, Yogi-Dogs: Yogurt for Dogs also provides more and a higher quality probiotic to your dog’s diet. There are 17 billion CFUs (colony forming units, the standard measurement unit) of probiotics per 6-oz container. The eight live and active culture probiotics found in Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs (nearly twice as many of those found in human yogurt) get right to work, boosting your pup’s gut health faster and better than anything you’ll find in pills or powders, which are scientifically passive and require water and time to “wake up” and help your dog. Ours works right away, taste great, and bring a host of other health and dietary benefits to your pet!
My vet prescribed an antibiotic for my sick puppy and now he’s got terrible diarrhea. What should I give him to help?
Certain illnesses and medications can wreak havoc on a dog’s system; you often see more vomiting and accidents when dogs are not well. Yogi-Dogs: Yogurt for Dogs helps restore digestive balance in sick dogs by encouraging the growth of disease-fighting bacteria. Start him on two tablespoons a day and you should notice an immediate improvement in his tummy!
Why are my dog’s stools so much firmer after she eats Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs?
That’s the magic of probiotics! They help your dog’s digestive tract absorb water, fiber, and nutrients more efficiently, which helps improve the quality of her poop – not too runny, not too hard.
Does Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs add more to my dog’s diet than probiotics?
Yes! Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs also contains the same calcium, protein, electrolytes, acidophilus, potassium, and magnesium found in yogurt for humans and dogs need all of these things as much as we do!
Is gut health really a “thing” or just a marketing tool to sell more pet food?
Oh, it’s a “thing” alright! Stomachs, intestines, colons – they all depend on bacteria to do their jobs! And that’s true for dog guts as much as human guts. Too much bad bacteria and you get sick. Not enough good bacteria and all hell breaks loose in your bowels. Dogs are no different and need probiotics as much as we do to stay healthy! We’ve ignored our digestive system for too long and are finally paying attention. Now it’s time to take care of our dogs’ health, too! Give your dogs Yogi-Dog: Yogurt for Dogs every day and see the improvement for yourself!