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    What supplements do you give your dog?

    I want to start fish oil, and joint supplements.

    Any recommendations? My doxie mix is 16 lbs.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    I give my dogs fish oil and vitamin E. You need to give the vitamin E every other day if you give the fish oil to replace the vitamin E the dogs body uses up to utilize the fish oil. Fish oil is given on a daily basis.

    I am thinking about joint supplements as my two little ones are now over 5 years of age ... just not sure what kind or dose yet.
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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    I also give fish oil and vit e. Those are the only supplements though. If you're feeding a high quality food you shouldn't need to be supplementing much, if anything.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Our dogs get fish oil, vitamin E, and probiotics.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Wise Owl View Post
    Our dogs get fish oil, vitamin E, and probiotics.
    how much of each? The same Fish oil, & vit e we'd take?

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Fish oil daily, vitamin E 3 days a week...plus a Kongful of yogurt and applesauce every weekday.

    Edit: yes, human-grade fish oil and vitamin E. She's a little more than 40 pounds and we give her one fish pill and one vit E pill.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    I give 1/2 a capsule of human grade 1000mg fish oil daily to my 20 pound dogs. They get 1/2 capsule of 400IU human grade vitamin E three times a week. I also give them 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin ( not pie filling) twice a week for fiber. I do this as it is good for them and one of my dogs needs the fiber for his anal gland issues.

    I was going to edit my previous post to tell you this but was not certain you would see it.


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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Probiotics: 1/4 tsp per cup of food

    Wild Salmon Oil: 1 oil capsule per dog every other day

    I actually just got the vit. E so I don't have a proper dosage for them yet.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Probiotics/enzymes (I like Vetri Mega Probiotics and Wholistic Pet Digest All Plus)
    sometimes Wholistic Pet salmon oil
    My Cavaliers also sometimes get a heart healthy supplement (Cardio Strength, Bio Cardio, Heartwise)
    They are eating Fromm Beef Frittata atm topped with Fromm and NV canned foods.
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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Both dogs human grade fish oil liquid in their dinners. Old, arthritic, dog also gets some pure equine MSM in hers. I don't supplement old dog with glucosamine because I give her an Adequan shot every three weeks...that is more effective that oral glucosamine.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Mine get fish oil everyday 1000mg gelcap esch, and probiotics/enzymes/glucosamine (it's just one product), 1/2 capsule a day.
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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by lucidity View Post
    Mine get fish oil everyday 1000mg gelcap esch, and probiotics/enzymes/glucosamine (it's just one product), 1/2 capsule a day.
    What product is that? The all in one approach sounds handy!


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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    This is what it is: http://www.petnaturals.com/vitamins_...pport-dogs.php

    I've just started using it a couple of weeks ago, but so far I like it! For the ingredients, the price is very reasonable too.
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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Murph gets salmon oil *or sardine*, and a powdered multi vitamin, trace minerals, and a powder that is supposed to help detox all the crap out of his system.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Nothing. I did buy a jar of coconut oil to have around but haven't been giving it to him.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Andy gets coconut oil since he's allergic to fish, and I plan to start him on probiotics and joint supplements pretty soon.
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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    +1 on Adequan, amazing stuff. If your dog improves on joint supplements but you think he can do better try it.

    Max gets human quality joint supplements, vitamin E and some minerals to support his raw diet. He gets raw sardines instead of fish oil. Doesn't need a probiotic but I am keeping that in mind as he is aging.

    Coconut oil is fine stuff but it isn't a substitute for fish oil. It is high in omega 6 and we feed fish oil for its omega 3.

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Abbylynn View Post
    I give 1/2 a capsule of human grade 1000mg fish oil daily to my 20 pound dogs. They get 1/2 capsule of 400IU human grade vitamin E three times a week. I also give them 1 tablespoon of canned pumpkin ( not pie filling) twice a week for fiber. I do this as it is good for them and one of my dogs needs the fiber for his anal gland issues.

    I was going to edit my previous post to tell you this but was not certain you would see it.
    where do you buy the pure canned pumpkin?

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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by roxiefoxie08 View Post
    where do you buy the pure canned pumpkin?
    At a regular grocery store you should be able to find it near the pie fillings. There should be one that says " Pure 100% Pumpkin " ... the wrong one will say " Pie Filling" You will see in the ingredients on the label as to whether there are spices added ... you do not want that one. I buy " Libby's " brand pure 100% pumpkin. I also put this into ice cube trays and freeze it. Then I put the cubes of pumpkin into freezer zip-loc baggies and take out as I need them. Pure Pumpkin only lasts two days or so in the fridge. It is great with the freezer thing! Someone on DF gave this tip a while back!

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that you can give this as a frozen treat ( outside ... it is messy) or let defrost and use as a topper on their kibble.
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    Re: What supplements do you give your dog?

    At what age would one want to start giving joint supplements as a preventative measure? Sydney will be 5 in May...

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