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:wave: I know that supplements can be a controversial topic regarding whether or not they are actually beneficial, but I'm just looking to pick your brains and see what you give and the reasoning behind it so I can maybe get some ideas for things I may want to try with my dog!
 

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Molly, at age ten and in generally good health, gets a fish oil capsule (for her coat) and the appropriate dose of Cosequin (for her joints) and a tarter-reducing rinse added to her drinking water. We also keep various supplies on hand for use as needed: something for constipation, a probiotic for tummy upsets and something for UTIs.
 

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Ralphie gets fish oil squirted over his food. He has allergies, and according to the vet it helps reduce inflammation and itchiness.
 

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All I really do these days is give Leo a joint supplement.
 

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I give Onyx Cosequin Sport for her joints and Ubiquinol for her heart because she's 10, has a slight heart murmur, and her breed is known for heart problems. She also gets a small amount of Dogzymes Ultimate mixed with her raw because it has the perfect amount of a couple of vitamins her diet was a little low in.
 

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Hi, right now i give our puppy amino acid supplements, that dogs cannot produce themselves. (here is a list that can be found anywhere: "essential amino acids” need to be provided by the diet. The 10 essential amino acids are arginine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine )
"Dogs and cats need 22 amino acids to be healthy. Dogs can synthesize (make) 12 of those 22; cats can synthesize 11 of them. The remaining amino acids must come from the food they eat, which is why they’re called ‘essential’ amino acids. Pets get amino acids from the protein they eat. And the quality and quantity of protein is extremely important for carnivores – it’s the very foundation of their health." A quote from this page, which I did not watch the video, but the text is spot on, from a bunch of other reliable sources! (It's not just opinion!)
https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2011/04/26/make-this-mistake-with-your-pets-food-and-you-could-destroy-their-kidney-and-liver.aspx

I do cinnamon, for joint inflamation, and tumeric, for general cell health. I mix these into the home-made diet I feed my dogs. I have a 14 year old beagle, 8 year hold basset, and 7 month old sheltie.
The thing i've found, is that if you provide a good diet, you really don't need too many suppliments! (this is a great, short video on their improved diet, that I found from some vet) https://youtu.be/2S39_fo7-Xo
 

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Thanks for the input, everyone!
 

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Soro has gotten virtually all of his life:
-glucosamine/chondroitin
-fish oil
-vit. E (to replenish whatever fish oil does to vit. E in the body)

All of those supplements are human grade (from Costco, actually), and I started him at around a year old because he was a pediatric neuter, unknown history, large shelter dog. I anticipated joint problems and tried to be as preventative as possible. They do make a difference for him.

In his senior years I do an intramuscular injection of Adequan monthly.
 

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Ralphie gets fish oil squirted over his food. He has allergies, and according to the vet it helps reduce inflammation and itchiness.
May I ask what kind? Human grade or a pet kind?
I usually buy LICKS skin and coat but I honestly haven't seen any differences with Jr. I do want to talk to his vet. But he's a "any will do" type vet. And I want to start looking around as the summer months are coming.
I was thinking of a fish oil and maybe a skin and coat supplement but maybe that's the same thing. I'm not sure.
 

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May I ask what kind? Human grade or a pet kind?
I usually buy LICKS skin and coat but I honestly haven't seen any differences with Jr. I do want to talk to his vet. But he's a "any will do" type vet. And I want to start looking around as the summer months are coming.
I was thinking of a fish oil and maybe a skin and coat supplement but maybe that's the same thing. I'm not sure.
I use Omegease. Found it on Amazon.
 

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I figured since I started this thread i should probably add what I give my dogs for anyone who may be reading this down the road!

My guys get Chlorella, salmon oil, Vitamin E, turmeric, and glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. Chlorella for overall nutrient-density and 'detox' properties, salmon oil for Omegas and skin/coat, and the rest for joint health.
 

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Well not the same since this was first posted

PCR treats - helps with her inflammation from arthritis in her knees and back
Green Lipped Mussel powder - also for joints
Ubiquinol - good for heart health and my dog has a slight murmur
 

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Bella gets lotsa stuff. Many I've started adding years ago, and some are more recent after her cancer diag. suggested by her oncologist, physical and acupuncture therapist.

Pro/pre-biotics - been giving her this for years. It really seems to help her digestion

Glucosamine, chondroiton - started giving her this when she turned five or so given she is a lab/GSD mix - wanted to be on the safe side.

Salmon oil or Cod Liver oil - a few days a week. She sometimes has pretty soft poo, so I avoid giving too many oils.

Tumeric - started this after her cancer diag & amputation - supposed to be a good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.

Wei Qi - immune booster prescribed by acupuncture therapist.

Harmonize the Chi - it's supposed to be an anti-inflammatory and just helps her energy and happy level. Prescribed by acupuncturist :)

Bone Broth - for digestive health and is excellent protein and anti-inflammatory
 
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