CanineCare Probiotic FAQS

Why should I use CanineCare Probiotic?

We believe in using probiotics over chemicals for your animals health care. Our topical spray is effective and safe for minor bacterial and fungal skin conditions. Introducing gut pre and probiotics provides numerous health benefits. Made here in NZ, we are a small (mostly family owned) business, with your pets well being our top priority.

How do I apply CanineCare Probiotic Topical? 

Simply spray directly to the site of the minor infection. This is fairly easy with short haired dogs or on the belly but with long haired dogs you may need to assist access to the skin by massaging in. With paws, simply spray directly on, separating the toes gently if necessary. 

How do I administer the gut products?

Our gut pre and probiotic formulas are supplied in a dual chamber bottle with measurements on the side of the chamber. Simply squeeze to the correct dosage for your size dog and add to food twice weekly. Can be added in the same meal or separately. For convenience we always add them at the same time. 

How long will a bottle of CanineCare Gut Probiotic or Prebiotic last?

Our gut products are in 250ml bottles so if your dog is under 15kg, the recommended dosage rate of 5ml twice a week will last 6 months. If your dog is over 15kg, the dosage rate of 10ml twice a week will last 3 months. This makes our gut range one of the most economical on the market. 

How fast will I see results with the Topical Spray?

While some pet owners have reported seeing a visible improvement in their pet's skin condition within minutes of use, it's important to note that every case is unique, and it may take a few days or even a few weeks for you to see noticeable improvements.

This is because the topical spray works by introducing beneficial microbes that compete with the harmful bacteria responsible for your pet's skin irritation. So, while it may take a bit of time for these good microbes to establish themselves, we're confident that you'll start seeing positive changes within a week or two.

How fast will I see results with the Gut products?

It normally takes 2-3 weeks for gut probiotics to improve your animals health. It takes time for our "good guys" to outnumber and overwhelm the less desirable bacteria residing in the gut. This can provide numerous health benefits to your pets including supporting absorption of nutrients and aiding immune system functions. You may notice a reduction in flatulence a lot faster though. 

Should I add the prebiotic and probiotic to my dogs food separately or together?

You can add both at the same time or one morning and one night, whatever works best for you. We just use both together and have set days so a Thursday and a Sunday, just to make it easier to remember. Both products end up in the gut with the probiotics populating the gut and the prebiotic creating an environment for beneficial microbes to flourish. Just measure the correct dosage and pop on top of dried or wet food. 

Is CanineCare Probiotic safe for puppies, older and immunocompromised dogs?

Our products are perfect for all of the above. Natural, safe and gentle CanineCare Probiotic Topical and Gut have no harmful ingredients.

What if my dog tries to lick the spray off?

There is nothing harmful or toxic to your dog if they lick CanineCare Probiotic off, but to allow time for the microbes to settle on the skin, you can try distracting your dog with food or exercise straight after applying. 

Can I use other products with CanineCare Probiotic Topical?

We recommend not using other topical treatments with our probiotic spray. Many, including natural oils, washes and creams will contain antimicrobial properties which will eliminate the “good guys” in our spray. 

Oral medication may affect our spray so get in touch with us and our vet can assess these on a case by case basis. 

What size bottle should I get? 

CanineCare Probiotic Topcial comes in two convenient sizes. The 250ml is best for small infected areas such as pododermatitis or ringworm and smaller dogs. If you have a large dog with larger areas of minor irritated skin, or more than one animal, the 500ml may be more suitable. 

Our gut formulas come in a 250ml bottle. For a small dog this is sufficient for 6 months supply and a medium/large dog (over 15kg) this will last 6 months. 

Does CanineCare Probiotic have an expiry date?

As a living product, CanineCare Probiotic has a best before date of 1 year to ensure your product is at its optimum efficacy. It will last beyond this date but may not be as effective as time goes on. 

Is CanineCare Probiotic locally made?

Yes, all of our products are made here in NZ. Our CanineCare Gut probiotic and prebiotic bottles are also made in NZ with curbside recycled plastic.

Is CanineCare Probiotic Eco-friendly?

Our probiotic formula is about as eco-friendly as you can get. The extensive use of chemicals in our environment has dramatically affected the biodiversity of microbes around us. CanineCare Probiotic Topical and Gut is great for your animal, you and the environment. The bottles for our gut products are made here in NZ from curbside recycled plastic and our topical spray bottles are also recyclable. Our postage bags are 100% recyclable. 

Will the spray stain my white dogs hair?

There may be some discolouration during use if you have a white dog as our spray is a reddish/brown colour. It doesn't stain, so once treatment has stopped your dogs hair colour will return to normal within a few days.