Product Type: Protexin dog accessories
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Tummy Loving Care
Protexin Pro Kolin
Member Name: Natviclou
Protexin Pro Kolin
Advantages: It works
Disadvantages: Dog might not like it
Unfortunately Rufus (my 3 month old Spring Spaniel) hasn't been very well recently, so off we trotted, in fact it was exactly the trots we had the problem with in the first place, to the vet to get checked out.
Our vet wasn't quite sure what exactly was wrong but gave us some sensitive easily digestible food to use for a few days along with this Pro-Kolin+ to see if it was the food we were using at the minute (Orijen) which was the problem.
First off all I was slightly daunted by the appearance of the Pro-Kolin. It comes in a syringe shaped devise, which has a pull off cap at the end and measurement gauge with a push down lever. To use the vet directed us to click the measurement gauge up 3 (the amount to use depends on size and age of the animal), a simple matter of pushing up the scale to the desired notch indicated by numbers, and then push the lever down as far as you can - it is stopped from moving too far and so giving too much medicine by the gauge - so you give exactly the right amount each time. I found this easy enough to do and I thought the challenge would be in getting Rufus to accept the medicine. Luckily for myself Rufus took this quite amicably and in fact I think he rather liked it. It has a beef flavouring making the substance, a thick toothpaste type consistency, lightly brown in colour. Although it didn't really smell of much so it was easy on human noses but didn't really entice any animal into eating it either.
I was directed to give this to Rufus directly into his mouth , and was shown to do this by placing the syringe down the back of his mouth at the side, ensuring he didn't chew the applicator and push down the lever. I had to give him 3ml twice a day, but obviously this will differ from dog to dog.
Most importantly did this solve the problem? Well yes it did, it definitely settled his tummy down and he was quickly able to digest his food much better preventing the diarrhoea. Pro-Kolin+ works because it "contains beneficial microorganisms which are naturally found in the micro flora of the healthy gut. Also containing kaolin and pectin - naturally binding agents which coat the lining of the gut. Added prebiotics, a selective source of food for the beneficial microorganisms within the gut."
Pro-Kolin is available without prescription, however giving this to your pet without seeing your vet obviously wouldn't be advisable. All good vets can provide you with this if you need it, and from my own vet it cost just under £10. However if you have been advised to use this for a substantial amount of time it can be bought from online retailers for a slightly cheaper price. Whatever the cost it is defiantly worth it to give your dog, as Martine McCutcheon put it, a bit of TLC
Summary: ... tummy loving care!