Supplementing

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Supplementing

This is a discussion on Supplementing within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; What do yall supplement with? I'm adding salmon oil to Remi's diet, but I was thinking of adding a joint supplement as well, as she's ...

User Tag List

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Palapaguy

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2018, 01:46 AM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Remmington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Supplementing

What do yall supplement with? I'm adding salmon oil to Remi's diet, but I was thinking of adding a joint supplement as well, as she's huge into jumping, and very active. I know she was very active during her puppy life. I was also toying with the idea of throwing in a digestive aid, but would pumpkin work instead? Maybe a tablespoon a day?

Let me know what you supplement with and why!
Remmington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 02:32 PM
  #2
Senior Member
 
naturalfeddogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Talladega, Alabama
Posts: 1,224
Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I only supplement with fish oil for omega 3, and spirulina for allergies and extra immune support.
naturalfeddogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 02:40 PM
  #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 554
Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
We supplement with glycoflex 3 for joints. Have had 2 dogs with arthritis and it made an obvious difference.
Sthelena is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-16-2018, 04:14 PM
  #4
Junior Member
 
Jagzmorgan30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Hi there!
My senior beagle has arthritis and was on allergy meds (which was practically killing him).

Sardines (canned in water) have saved his quality of life, as they balance out his fats in his diet. I believe oily fish is the best way to give omega 3's, and they pack other benefits too. We give 3/4 of a 3.75oz can a week. (The rest goes to my my young dauchshund) One can might work for a 60 pound dog. More info is online. His inflammation is under control, he is so soft and smooth, less shedding.

He's had major improvement as well from green lipped mussel powder.

We've also given kelp and alfalfa occasionally too, mix it in with a little ground beef, which also helps with arthritis and keeps his skin smooth/soft.

Finally, raw chicken feet!! They're $1.99/ lb at WalMart. They are packed with natural glucosamine and chondroitin, and both my dogs love them!

He never itches, takes no meds, is healthy and runs around like a 6 yr old! My dauchsand benefits from the sardines and chicken feet too.

Hope this helps!
Jagzmorgan30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2018, 07:30 PM
  #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I do fish oil
Ranny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 03:24 PM
  #6
Junior Member
 
NightOwl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: NY
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I've been using Missing Link for a few years. I don't remember how I stumbled onto it but I liked what was in it - and it was a powder - and thought it would be a good addition. My dog of the time was on heart medicine and would often try to spit out the pill. I ended up mixing the Missing Link powder into Peanut Butter till I could shape it, roll some around a pill, roll that in some more Missing Link, and put it in the fridge - I would make about a weeks worth at a time and she loved getting her pill.

The pup I got after her started limping - and she is a picky eater - so I started her on the Missing Link - her dosage mixed with some Peanut Butter & smeared on a paper plate - and she's doing good now.

My newest dog has been on it since we got her - since the other one is. But her back legs/knees started to really bother her so I stopped the Missing Link with her and started her on a bunch of other supplements [https://www.dogforum.com/dog-health/a...ments-348521/] which have higher dosages of joint-do-gooders.
NightOwl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 09:37 PM
  #7
Junior Member
 
Palapaguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I just started Billy (Aussie terrier six years old) on fish oil for his itchy skin. He doesn't mind eating it, so let's see if it helps!
Our Pets Health likes this.
Palapaguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 08:37 PM
  #8
Member
 
kikokiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: NH
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Sardines in water and he loves them frozen so he gets to chomp them up. The dog is so happy when he hears the word sardine. I want to try chicken feet now too.
kikokiko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 09:18 PM
  #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
The supplements with the best evidence are essential fatty acids (so things like sardines and oils already mentioned!)
Other supplements are actually pretty dubious as to whether they really make a difference (including glucosamine/chondroitin believe it or not - including in humans!). They probably help individuals but not every dog as I certainly think I've had patients who seem to have improved dramatically with them.
As a plus they are really safe so no concerns there, the only issue would b cost if they are not actually doing anything for your dog.
If you're worried about arthritis then making sure your dog is lean is the absolute best thing you can do. Pumpkin is a great source of fibre which is very good for colon health
Our Pets Health is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Supplementing with raw Remmington Dog Food 15 02-13-2018 02:39 PM
I need advice on supplementing dry kibble with veggies TheRubyCavalier Dog Food 4 09-23-2017 04:39 PM
Ground Whole Chicken, Bones, and Supplementing austinsmom Dog Food 3 04-05-2016 09:39 PM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.