1. Welcome to SavannahCatChat.com!


    The Savannah Cat Chat Community is a one-stop place for you to meet new people and share your love of Savannahs with like minded individuals, as well as a place to find answers to all of your Savannah questions. Register to post, ask questions and become involved with our awesome Savannah cat breed.

     

    Once you sign up, you will need to be approved before you can post. Usually this is a quick process.

    Already a member? Login Here!

     

Fortiflora

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Diet/Raw Food Diet' started by Deborah, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. WitchyWoman

    WitchyWoman Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,641
    There is discussion on holisticat.com regarding Fortiflora that I want to share here. I used to use Fortiflora as a probiotic but have since switched to another brand. On a minor note, there's no way to know from where the "animal digest" in FF comes from. But for your larger consideration:

    *FF contains only 1 type of bacteria -- Enterococcus faecium use of which is controversial because "enterococci, because can be opportunistic pathogens and probiotic strains of enterococci are able to transfer the vanA gene; the gene responsible for vancomycin resistance."
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC340078/

    http://www.carnivoreconservation.org/files/thesis/koeppel_2004_dvm.pdf

    Other brands that are better: Mega Flora (from iherb.com)
    Garden of Life Primal Defense (from Amazon)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,257
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Arline

    Arline Savannah Super Cat

    Messages:
    265
    I got some of the Probios to try on my cats because Fortiflora was way expensive. The price is right and the cats are eating it, so that's always a good thing. I liked that it has more or the baterial species in it than the fortiflora. So far, no problems with the cats using it. Thanks for pointing me in that direction B. (Actually Paige did, but she said you gave her the information on it.) :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

    Messages:
    11,977
    I am using up the pet probiotics I have and then will switch...thanks for the heads up Deborah...
     

Share This Page