Sophie here! Today on the blog, I’ll be reviewing TummyWorks, a probiotic for cats – and also giving away one tub each to three lucky winners. But before all that fun, let me take you back, way back to when I first arrived at the Three Chatty Cats household…
Garbage Gut Woes
Let me set the scene. It was a cool evening in November 2014, and my future parental figures were off to see a movie at the theater. An adorable white kitten circling a security guard’s feet sidetracked Mama during a pre-movie bathroom pit stop. As any cat lover would do, she inquired and ended up taking the six-month-old kitten home before animal control arrived – yes, they had been called. (FYI – that kitten was meeeee!)
Mama and Pops quickly realized that I was a special kitty. In more ways than one. For the first two weeks, they had me set up in the master bedroom of the house that they used as a den. I had my own litter box that they placed in a very roomy (cavernous!) shower stall with astounding acoustics.
So, the Mama and Pops are hanging out in the room one evening, and they hear a boom boom boom coming from the bathroom shower stall. Mama said it was like a fighter jet had broken the sound barrier and created a sonic boom – on repeat! It was me!!! (Do you get what those boom booms were? Um, the boom booms came from my bum bum.)
Visiting the Vet
So, off to the vet we went – several times! Tests were run, diseases and parasites ruled out, food sampled, etc. We finally found a diet that seemed to agree with my sensitive tummy, and it was determined that I had food allergies.
In addition to the boom booms, allergy flare-ups included a swollen lip or hot spots on my legs. And sometimes, a cone was involved.
I’m happy to report that I haven’t had the boom booms since those first few months of arriving at my forever home (or the toot toots that went along with them). However, I do occasionally manage to sneak a nibble of Olive’s food or even Eddie’s food (the resident woofie)! And the types of flare-ups I have now are ear infections. That means we have a ready supply of ear drops handy.
TummyWorks to the Rescue
So, when Mama was approached by Finest for Pets, the makers of TummyWorks, to try out their probiotic, she thought I might benefit from it. Turns out she was right! Since being on TummyWorks for about a month, I haven’t had to use the ear drops at all! And you can bet that I’ve snuck some of my siblings’ food a couple of times. I just wanted Mama to be sure the TummyWorks was actually working.
Another thing Mama noticed is that Harley’s poo is less stinky! We’re all thankful for that! But Mama realized it when she saw Harley in the litter and thought he tinkled because she didn’t smell anything. She went over to scoop and was surprised to find a present for her (you know, his poo). Harley made me swear I wouldn’t talk about his stinky poo. But I’m not. I’m telling you how it’s not stinky now! That fella worries for no reason.
The results of TummyWorks are all great and grand, but what is a probiotic? I had to ask Mama because, you know, I’m just a cat. Here’s what I found out: probiotics are teeny-tiny, little microorganisms that live in your digestive tract – yours, mine, even Mama’s – and those little microorganisms help restore a healthy gut! Sometimes they’re referred to as good bacteria. Most healthy guts usually have that good bacteria already present, but sometimes your gut just needs a little help (like mine did), and that’s where adding probiotics can help.
In many cases, probiotics can help with:
- Diarrhea (the boom booms)
- Gas (the toot toots)
- Food or skin allergies (yep, I got those, too)
- Hot spots (been there, done that)
- Itching and scratching (my ears!)
- …and more! (I don’t want more)
Because of my sensitive tummy (i.e., food allergies), Mama asked our vet if the TummyWorks probiotic ingredients were okay for me to have because there are other brands of probiotics that I can’t have. But the answer for TummyWorks was yes – I could have it! Straight from their website, here’s more about TummyWorks:
TummyWorks contains an all natural, unique blend of 10 Probiotics, 6 Digestive Enzymes and a Prebiotic specially formulated for cats and dogs.
- Prebiotic: feeds “good bacteria” FOS (fructooligiosaccharide)
- Probiotics, 2 billion CFU’s per scoop: Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. Brevis, L. Casei, L. Rhamnosus, L. plantarum, L. reuteri, L. Fermentum, B. bifidum, B. longum, E. Faecium
- Digestive Enzymes: Protease, Cellulase, Amylase, Lipase, Beta-glucanase, Bromelain Other Ingredients Maltodextrin
- TummyWorks is a tasteless powder that mixes easily with food. It contains no additives or preservatives.
The probiotic, which is made in the USA, comes in a big tub with a measuring scoop. Mama has been using the probiotic with all five of us cats for about a month now. She can’t even tell that it’s made a dent yet! The tub will last us a long time.
Watch our video to see how easily TummyWorks mixes into our food. It’s also worth noting that there is a chew version of TummyWorks for our doggie friends!
Finest for Pets has been kind enough to offer our readers a 20% off discount code!
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Code expires on July 31, 2018 at 3pm Pacific
Ready for the giveaway? Finest for Pets is allowing us to give away one TummyWorks tub to three lucky winners! Simply enter a blog comment below and then enter the giveaway.
The giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. Three winners will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and contacted via email. Each winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected by Rafflecopter. The giveaway closes on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:00pm Pacific.
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And there you have it! Because of TummyWorks, I’m one happy kitty. And Mama is happy she hasn’t had to torture me with ear drops. (And everyone is happy that Harley’s poo is, you know, less stinky.)
A note from the Mama
Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, nor do I have any medical background. If you think your cat has stomach issues, you should check with your veterinarian. Before beginning any new treatment or diet, including probiotics, you should also check with your veterinarian.
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52 thoughts on “Sophie Toots a Tale (TummyWorks: Review and Giveaway!)”
Must be a lot quieter around there with no boom-booms or toot-toots. Sounds to me like this probiotic is MAGIC. If it works, keep doing it – right Sophie?
wonderful review! Good luck to all who enter!
That does sound good, not not sounding maybe!
My cat Hazel not only has boom booms but they are considered toxic waste in this neck of the woods. The house has to be fumigated by professionals in moonsuits. She is diagnosed with IBS and is on steroids which have helped the diarrhea but not the stinky part. Sounds like this might be a good supplement to add.
fyi only: I had a cat that had severe IBS with no obvious cause. We put her on Royal Canin Calorie Control food (requires a prescription; “Calorie control” been replaced by another name) and, for reasons I won’t 2nd guess, her IBS went away without steroids. After losing a cat to complications from steroids, I now avoid them as much as possible.
I’m hoping she won’t need to be on them forever. Thanks for the Royal Canin tip. I’ll see what my vet says.
it was a shot in the dark for us – just happened to work out. the probiotics in the article are avail on Amazon so I’ll likely skip the discount offered in the post in order to get them through my Prime account. Good luck… kitty IBS is a nightmare!!
It looks a really great product to help cats tummies to work well :-D
Me happy you and Harley are now OK!
Really, like sonic-boom stuff? Wow, glad you are all better now, and they were just kidding themselves when they pretended for a few days that you weren’t coming home with them! Oh yeah, I want to try the product; thanks for the giveaway!
Sounds like a great product! I will try it for my babies.
I’ve tried probiotics with my furbabies, but have yet to find the right one for them. My oldest cat, Moko, is on medication for hyperthyroidism and it can play havoc with her digestive system. These sound like they would be great for her!
TW has never even attempted to mix that into my food but what does she mean by she’ll welcome anything to make my poo’s less stinky? Why I oughta bite her. *CHOMP*
sophie…..thanx for de share; we will hafta chex thiz out……sum one in my house knot me de food servizz gurl haz sum smell o rama N we iz glad ta lurn it helpz in toerh wayz !!! best fishez two everee one who enterz de contest !! :) ♥♥
Oh Sophie, we sure could use it up here in Canada. Tyebe is so stinky after dinner. P U….nobody wants to play with her. The smell is enough to kill the dead…AGAIN!
I can always use probiotics around my house. Between fosters and 5 long haired permanent residents someone almost always needs it. Besides I can one who can drive you out of a side of the house when she goes.
That sounds wonderful. We’ve tried probiotics and would luv to try this one. We’re glad it helps ya’ll so much. We could use a little of that fur the stinky’s ’round here sometimes. MOL Big hugs
Dezi and Raena
I’m noticing with Yummy, my 12 yr old, she is having more digestive issues and wonder is this could help . But for sure 4 cats, 4 litter boxes, if poo was less stinky I’d be all four it! Thank you!
I have a kitten that had constant tummy issues. Anytime she gets scared her tummy goes south. I use probiotics daily for her.
I’ve never given them to our dog.
Sophie, we’re glad this probiotic is helping you. Zoey takes a probiotic because she has some GI problems. The mom wants me and Wally to take it too, but we don’t like stuff mixed in our foods. Maybe if we win TummyWorks, we will like it. ~Ernie
I am glad you haven’t had any tummy troubles in years. I am also glad your folks were in the right place at the right time. XO
This sounds amazing, I have not used probotics on my pet, but this would be great for him.
Sophie, you are quirky and we love you dearly. The first 6 months we had Ellie, it was a little crazy because she had diarrhea and blood in her stool. I panicked so many times … but it kind of resolved itself. We got really lucky with that … I can’t imagine all you went through to find something to keep the “BOOM BOOM” under control.
I don’t think so but willing to give it a go and see if he likes or not. My cat’s name is Jasper he’s a little over 1 year. Skamp is about 9 years old. Willie is about 3 years old. Thanks so much.
17 yrs ago, I adopted a cat that turned out to have EXPLOSIVE IBS… I mean, literally up the walls. What fun that was (she said sarcastically) till we finally got her on a special low-cal dry food that seemed to control the issue for the rest of her life.
Now AdamCat has “sensitive stomach” issues with no obvious cause or predictability… barfing so hard that it literally splashes onto the carpet… not exactly my fav thing to hear at 3am. We now have him on special food but it’s only reducing the problem, not eliminating it. Soooo… we shall hope to be a winner and, in the meantime, go look at prices for this right now!
We’re sure glad this works for your tummy! We’re not going to enter because we have some probiotics here at home, so we’ll give someone who needs them a chance to win. (P.s. – Mommy says Lexy’s poop is a lot less smelly since taking probitocs! MOL)
I am so happy it is helping your allergies and tummy. I agree probiotics are magical
Thankfully we do not get a lot of tooting in this house – but am so glad your belly is feeling better now thanks to these probiotics!
I’m so happy you found something to stop those booms! There is nothing worse than an upset tummy and all the “mess” that goes with it. Keep feeling better and staying healthy!
What a pretty kitty! I don’t have any cats myself, but one of my dogs has a very sensitive tummy as well as allergies. We use another brand of probiotics, but I’d try this brand with my dogs if we won. I hope you continue to feel better!
What a great storyteller you are…I chuckled my way through this!! You’re one lucky kitty to have landed up in such an amazing home. I’m so happy your mom found you something that’s making you feel much better. I used to give my dog probiotics and they made a huge difference for her.
When a body rejects what should nourish it, a whole hell can break loose. Probiotics are certainly one way to help out unhappy tummies.
Glad your tummy troubles were able to be cured! You had me giggling at toot toots and boom booms! Lol.
I had not heard of this brand of probiotic but it looks good and I like that it’s made in the US. P.S. You’re such a cute kitty!
I am glad to hear there is no more no boom-booms or toot-toots poor kitty must have been really bad time. I have not tried this probiotic just yet but I have seen how probiotics really do good for my cats. No more diarrhea and that is a good thing.
Oh I’m so happy for you that the probiotics actually worked wonders for you. No more trips to the vet or boom booms. Rest up now and enjoy your naptime. Happy kitty equals happy home.
I like Made in the USA stuff. Much safer for you – definitely. Probiotics work!!
I loved your post! I agree probiotics are magical. Good thing no more boom booms!
Gusto has guaranteed live probiotics in his food but he also gets a supplement…so glad you don’t have the BOOMS anymore…lol
I’ve been reading a lot about the importance of probiotics for dogs and humans lately. I’m not surprised to read that they are great for cats too!
So happy to hear this probiotic worked for you. Mom Paula is on probiotics everyday to help with the side effects of Celiac Disease. She can definitely tell the difference. She is going to talk to our vet tomorrow to see if we need to be on any probiotics since we are getting older.
I’m so happy your mama took you home that night before animal control got you! The Boom Booms are no fun for kitties or dogs, I’m glad you found a product that takes care of it for you.
Love & Biscuits,
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That has to be the best blog title ever! So glad this helped Sophie (who is adorable!) with her boom-booms! Two of my Huskies have GI issues and I am wondering if this would help. They do get probiotics, but not on a daily basis and not as all-encompassing as this product. I will be checking with my vet as I am very interested in trying this. Thanks for the giveaway and discount code!
Yes, I use them with Mr. N as he has a bit of a delicate stomach. No booms booms though!
I haven’t used any probiotic supplements with my pets.
Thankfully have not had any of this happen with our furbabies YET lol. We have a shepard/border collie mix Roxy and a Blue Heeler mix Grizzly and a long haired mixed breed cat named Trouble.
I have never used a probiotic for a pet. I do use one so I may in the future.
I have not used any yet but my dog did have some hot spots not long ago.
This would work great for my sensitive tummy Siamese cat Meiko.
I have it my dogs were not a fan I was a spray type and had a Strange smell
i have not ever used one before but i take one for myself.
The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!