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How is Ace Doing? PetVi Probiotics Are Helping My Dog #Giveaway

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Leave a comment below for a chance to win probiotic supplements and treats for your pet. Click here.

My senior mutt Ace has had a rough couple of months healthwise.

The poor guy now has 5 draining skin lesions on different areas of his body.

He’s been wearing a cone collar for 7.5 months, and he’s had so many different types of antibiotics that his digestive system is really out of whack.

Ace was originally diagnosed with a “foreign body” back in November when there was only one draining wound. Now that he has 5 wounds we ruled out “foreign body” and his dermatologist (yep, he has his own dermatologist) says this is likely an autoimmune disease, meaning his own body is attacking healthy cells.

Ace just started a new medication (Atopica) to hopefully stop his body from attacking itself. It’s too soon to tell if it’s working. We could really use your positive thoughts now.

PetVi Nutrition Hip & Joint supplement for dogs

How PetVi has helped my dog Ace

PetVi Digestive Health Supplement for dogsOne thing Ace’s vets tell me is it’s good to keep him on a probiotic supplement during this time because of all the antibiotics he’s been on. That’s where PetVi has been helpful.

PetVi is a nutritional supplement for dogs and cats formulated to restore and maintain the pet’s gut health, according to the company. The product includes pre and probiotics and is designed to help boost the pet’s immune system.

A problem with antibiotics is they can also destroy the “good” bacteria in a dog’s gut along with the “bad” bacteria. Giving probiotics to a dog on antibiotics can help restore that good bacteria.

Since my dog has been having an upset tummy due to all the antibiotics, we decided to keep him on a probiotic at the same time. However, you would want to discuss this with your pup’s vet because sometimes it might be best to give the probiotic after the dog is through the antibotics.

PetVi’s probiotic supplement can also help dogs with:

  • Itchy skin
  • Excessive shedding
  • Bad breath

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A couple of my readers’ dogs have also tried PetVi

Thank you to our “taste testers” who have also had a chance to try PetVi’s supplements along with Ace. Read what the dogs’ owners have to say below.

You can also win a prize pack of treats and supplements for your dog. Just leave a comment below and you’re entered! Click here.

Some readers’ feedback:

Daizie and Anya

PetVi Review

“I used Petvi a few years on my dog Daizie and it worked great but had stopped using it. A few months ago she started throwing up and getting upset stomach on a regular basis. I told my wife that I was tired of her feeling so bad and that I was going to buy some of the PetVi and start her back on it. It’s been about two months and she has yet to have a upset stomach or throw up.

“I bought the hip and joint formula because she is getting old, 7 years old, and seems to have helped. Can’t really tell cause she is in great health but if it works for joints like it does for her digestive system then I am sure it will cure any joint issues.

[quote_center]”I can tell you the scratching has subsided a lot, as for the shedding it has gotten a little better.”[/quote_center]

“My kids have a dog, Anya. She is a German shepherd mix. She scratches a lot and sheds like a beast. The PetVi that I won in your contest was for her. I can tell you the scratching has subsided a lot, as for the shedding it has gotten a little better.”  – Stacey


“Zeus most certainly enjoys the extra topping on his kibble. In fact, I get ‘the look’ from him if I don’t add the powder.

Zeus the black Lab reviews PetVi Nutrition

“And his physical response? How do I put this delicately? His system is working better because his poop is no longer soft and mushy. It is well-formed, solid logs. Makes clean up so much easier! The PetVi is the only thing I changed. I assume this means his gut is more properly balanced, something I have been working on for a long time.

“Next step, his itchy skin and resulting obsessive licking which has not improved while using PetVi. Zeus obviously has more than his share of food and allergy issues. He is a work in progress.”  – Linda

Cleo and Baby

Cleo the bull terrier

“I am noticing a big difference in their behavior, but it isn’t showing as such on the outside yet. They love the stuff. If I put their food bowl down without the supplement on it the look at me, then at the bowl. I’m going to need to order some more as they are completely hooked on it.” – Norma (Pictured is her dog Cleo. Baby is not pictured.)

If any of your dogs or cats would like to be featured in my next PetVi post, email

Giveaway – Win a prize pack from PetVi Nutrition

PetVi is giving away a fun package of its supplement + probiotic treats to 5 lucky readers of That Mutt.

*Congrats to the winners Sylv, Jessica, Patti, Christina and Scott W.

To enter:

Just leave a comment below. Which one of your pets do you think could benefit from PetVi’s products?

PetVi Probiotic Treats

I’ll choose the five winners at random on Tuesday May 17. Must have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address to win.

If your pet already got to sample these products, you can still enter the giveaway and potentially win more.

Just leave a comment and you’re in!

Which of your pets do you think would benefit from PetVi’s supplements?

Just let me know in the comments!

Related posts:

PetVi Nutrition review

Ace’s original “foreign body” diagnosis

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Lindsay Stordahl

Tuesday 17th of May 2016

Congrats to Sylv, Jessica, Patti, Christina and Scott W.!

Kimberly Dortman

Monday 16th of May 2016

My dog Corduroy would benefit from this product, he needs fresher breath :-)


Sunday 15th of May 2016

I hope Ace is feeling better soon. Prayers that the neww medicine works.

Lindsay Stordahl

Sunday 15th of May 2016

Update: The meds seem to be helping him!

Sandy Weinstein

Sunday 15th of May 2016

my girls would love to try the treats, they love treats and as a mom i love the double duty of giving healthy treats that serve as a treat and a probiotic. all 3 girls can benefit from these treats. the oldest and the baby the best. the middle child has sort of an iron stomach, she got that from her dad. he rarely got sick. i would also be interested in the one for the hips and joints for my oldest. she is the one that uses the Assisi loop, which has really helped her back and walking. my vet told me to use it on my shoulder. thank you.

Sandy Weinstein

Sunday 15th of May 2016

i want to apologize to you for not being to get back in touch with you. i have not been on line much. trying to mow, have 11 acres, and lots of storms lately, plus my oldest has been going to the vet, i am going to pt, recovering from surgery from jan, and some other personal things. the girls love this probiatic. i would have liked to try the chews that you did a few weeks ago. i am so sorry to hear about Ace. i know that can be heartbreaking. my oldest has got huge bumps all over her. especially on her head. at first, we checked them for cancer, then she kept getting more, so the vet thought it was some sort of virus, they lessoned but came back when the prescription ended. even the vet school did not know what they were. i know mini schnauzers are prone to the little bumps as they get older but these are not the little bumps. she has a little dementia, on prescription meds for this and supplements, she is deaf, lost some peripheral vision on one side, and has a bad back which she got from the first time she developed vestibular (going in the little tight circles), the next time she was doing the alligator rolls. but as long as she is not in pain, shows she wants to play, gets mad at me, fights back when i try to brush her teeth, or groom her, tells me she is hungry by taking her water bowl out or dragging it across the room, and shows life, she will be on this earth for as long as she wants to live ....she is my baby and has been for almost 15 yrs. i hope that you have better success with Ace in finding a solution to his health problems. i know this can be over whelming with a new puppy as well. wish you the best.