Gastrointestinal Biome

Diarrhea and upset stomach can be upsetting for both our pets and ourselves. Like their human family, some pets suffer from sensitive digestion and may need to be on a special diet to support their specific needs. Luckily for us, there is new food to help with animals suffering from diarrhea, constipation, or who need a higher fiber diet.

Hill’s new Gastrointestinal Biome has four major components to help with sensitive bowels.

Added fiber to help with both constipation and diarrhea – fiber can help form normal stools and, combined with fresh drinking water, can help keep out pet’s stools regular and formed.

Omega 3 fatty acids – while we often use these fatty acids to support joint function and for skin support, their anti-inflammatory effects are also good for bowels that are irritated from chronic gastrointestinal upset

Vitamin E and C – vitamin C helps with absorption and both vitamins E and C will help boost the body’s immune system

ActivBiome+ – this is a special fiber prebiotic that feeds the good bacteria in the gut to help it grow and maintain normal GI flora and fauna.

This diet can be fed as an adult maintenance diet. There is a diet for cats with dry and wet food and the diet for dogs comes in the dry food. It can slowly transition over seven days, but if the animal has diarrhea can change over right away, you can see improvement within 24 hours. This diet also has a component to protect urinary health for animals that are prone to stones or crystals.

If you have any questions, give us a call at 902.463.7610.

Written by: Dr. Jessica O’Keefe, DVM



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Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we can continue providing our full range of services, under certain restrictions. Masks are mandatory for everyone coming inside our hospital. Maximum of 2 clients allowed into our exams rooms per appointment (there's not much room in there!)

Please note that it will take at least 24 hours for all prescription and food items to be ready for pick up (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".

Unfortunately, our bathroom is still closed to the public as it is in our radiology room.


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We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

We are committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace. Abusive conduct or communications will not be tolerated and may result in denial of services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

- Your dedicated team at Harbour Cities Veterinary Hospital