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    Best dog supplement

    I'm trying to supplement my dog's food with the best product available. I've always given him Missing Link, with great results. Recently on an outing to my local pet store, I noticed a new supplement called Showstopper. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with it, and if they could recommend any other great supplements, especially for senior dogs.

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    Re: Best dog supplement

    Supplements aren't usually necessary for a dog who is fed a high-quality diet. There may be special needs calling for a supplement (such as arthritis or skin issues). What do you need from a supplement?
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    Willowy is right, most healthy dogs shouldn't need extra supplementation. But, I have some seniors and a young adult with a heart murmur, so I do supplement. My male has luxating patellas, my senior Cavalier had a bout with anemia recently, and my senior Mixed Breed had some urinary issues so I do use extra supplements. I like to give a whole food supplement like Missing Link for vitamins and immunity help, plus fish/salmon oil and any condition specific supplements (like glucosamine, coq10, etc.). I used Showstopper for a short while a long time ago. It didn't do harm, but I didn't think it made a difference either. I have used Solid Gold Seameal. Imho, it did stop Stella's stool eating at the time. I think it's the enzymes (has Prozyme) in it that helped with that. One of my favorite whole food supps. is Wholistic Pet Canine Joint Mobility. It has vits/mins/enzymes/probiotics/glucosamine and other things that I like to give my dogs. I also love their salmon oil. Nupro is another favorite of alot of people. I've tried Dinovite, but I'm not too sure about it. I also love this company called Springtime, Inc. that has some excellent whole food supps. They have one called Longevity that has a good rep. and a chewable called Fresh Factors that has a good rep., too. Here is a good site to check into that has some suggestions on using supplements.....www.dogaware.com. I hope this has helped and given you some suggestions to start with.
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    I've been using Wholistic Canine Complete for my 6 year old dog and I saw an improvement in her coat condition after about a month's use. I don't supplement the puppy's diet yet. I know people say that if the dog is eating a good diet then it should be enough, but after watching her coat get dull and brittle from feeding her a raw diet I thought I better get something that would add whatever it is that she is missing. She is still on raw btw, I put the Canine Complete powder in a half cup of yogurt.

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    I use the multi from the Cedyl M ppl called 'Vita Sure', & fish oil for their coat. I know that some say that they don't need it with a good food but I like to supplement them just in case so they don't miss anything. I haven't seen anything negative come of it. But I have noticed that their coats, eyes & even their nails are brighter for it lol. I also mix plain yogurt into their nightly food.

    So in short will I be hurting them? Will I be Getting in the way' of the food's job?

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    The only suppliments we give is a probiotic & glucosamine - probiotic because Skyler has fiber responsive colitis & Chloe kept picking up giardia very easy. No issues with either dog since on probiotic the past almost 1.5yrs. Glucosamine because Chloe LOVES to run and Skyler loves his frisbee & jumping for it, want to help ensure joint health. Other than that what they get is all within their diet.
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    Will the supplement im giving hurt them now that they are on TOTW? It would be a shame to waste it.

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    We're currently using a multivitamin for our 7 year old rescue - Bully Max Dog Supplements, it's similar to nuvet plus. Also we're using buffalo blue dog food as well. We've had great results with this combo. Also, we use Merrick's before grain sometimes as well.. this is also an excellent dog food

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    Re: Best dog supplement

    I have two 5 month olds, a chi and a chi / terrier mix. They eat totw with ziwipeak as a topper. I also add a scoop of nupro and a squirt of salmon oil once a day to their food.

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    When the dogs were on kibble they got fish oil. Max got taurine and carnitine for a while due to concerns about heart health and seizures. Sassy got a human joint supplement for about a decade, worked wonders.

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    I was giving my dogs Nuvet occasionally, mainly because they are kinda expensive to give everyday but my dogs absolutely love them. My 9 year old boxer had been having problems with eye ulcers "Boxer Ulcers" for a while. It got to the point where he was getting them every month or so. At about $100 per vet trip to clear it up it was getting expensive. He then got one that even the vet couldn't get cleared up and they were recommending that I take him to an eye specialist and have surgery which was going to be over $900! And this didn't even guarantee that he wouldn't continue to get eye ulcers but the thing is you have to treat eye ulcers because if not, it will more than likely lead to the dog loosing his sight in that eye and probably having to have the eye removed. I wasn't about to let that happen to my precious boy even if it broke me. I decided to start giving him the Nuvet everyday to see if this would help. Nuvet claims to be great for about every ailment there is which is kinda what made me skeptical of it, to begin with I assumed it was a good vitamin (and my how they love it) but I didn't believe it was the miracle they claimed. To my surprise, his eye ulcer cleared up and he's yet to get another one! I probably wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself. He's been without any eye problems for about 6 months now. I give him a Nuvet wafer everyday. It originally seemed expensive but it's a lot cheaper than going to the vet for eye ulcers non stop and it saved me from that $900 surgery. I can't say that everyone will have the same results but it's worth a try. I'm so glad I tried it. My dog is grateful too, eye ulcers are painful. Here's the link to the website if anyone would like more info www.nuvet.com/77462 You have to have an order code it if you place your order by phone is 77462.

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