Acute hemorrhagic diarrhea syndrome (AHDS), formerly known as hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a life-threatening emergency which requires aggressive treatment. Its cause(s) are poorly understood but the top contender for an underlying cause is clostridium infection.
According to this new study, dogs treated with a high-potency, eight-strain probiotic, might recover faster. It seems that the presence of helpful microbes help keep clostridium at bay and lowers their numbers.
Fecal transplants started being used for severe intestinal diseases; I imagine it doesn’t matter how the beneficial bacteria gets in as long as it does. Administrating a high-potency probiotic would be arguably simpler than transplanting poop.
I still remember the time when holistic veterinarians were highlighting the benefits of probiotics and conventional medicine only scoffed. Now, a study after study seems to highlight their benefits. As I always say, lack of evidence is not evidence to the contrary.
Probiotics may help dogs with AHDS, according to study