This probiotic powder, which can be added to water or sprinkled over food, is a completely natural bioligical product that ensures good gut health. This helps animals resist the effects of stress and infections.
- Hamsters/Rats: 1/2 - 1g per serving daily for 7 days
- Elderly hamsters and those with lowered immunity will also benefit from having more regular courses: 1 week on and 1 week off.
NOTE: CONTAINS GLUCOSE, SO DO NOT USE WITH A DWARF HAMSTER THAT ALREADY HAS DIABETES.
DURING ANTIBIOTIC MEDICATION:
If your hamster has been prescribed antibiotics, Protexin should be given after treatment since it balances and replaces the good bacteria that antibiotics tend to kill, and will keep the tummy settled.
You may also give during antibiotic treatment, but please note:
Be aware that a probiotic should not be given within 2 hours either side of administering the antibiotic. Therefore, don't place this in the hamster's water until after the course of antibiotics is completed. Instead, place the powder in/over his food a few hours after antibiotics are given (fresh or dry food, but you'll be more likely to get the full amount down in a small portion of his favourite moist food). Remove the probiotic food at least 2 hours before the next dose of A-B's.Not a problem if he is on a once a day dose of antibiotics, in which case you can do the ab's in morning and the Protexin in the evening, or vice versa. For twice a day antibiotic treatment and you are not at home during the day: antibiotics in the morning, and again as soon as you get home from work; and give the Protexin on your way to bed later in the evening.
It is recommended that you keep the hamster on the Course of Protexin for another 2 - 4 weeks after the antibiotic course if complete.
*NOTE THAT THE SAME APPLIES WITH PROBIOTIC YOGURT.*