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Arrow Natural supplements for dogs?

In the past I've spent hours and hours searching for a natural supplement due to certain things that change in my dogs diet that I need to make up for. So People please put supplements you know of (natural only) and perhaps if enough people contribute, this may become a sticky. Try to give name, use and amount for a golden of lets say of 70 lbs.
I'll start with the ones I know

Flaxseed oil - Omega3 fatty acids - Can help with coat maintenance, heart issues, inflamitory disease, cancer, and allergies - 1.5 - 2 tablespoons a day

Fish Oil (salmon is best) - Omega fatty acids - Same as above - 1 - 2 human capsules a day, or one made for dogs read back of bottle

Do to the harder time using ALA rather than the DHA and EPA in fish oil, Fish oil is always preferable as a supplement

Apple Cider Vinegar - Digestive properties, removes tear stains on lighter dogs (DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY, it works when CONSUMED) , helps itchy skin, smelly ears, and can even help with picky eaters - 1.5 tablespoons 2 times a day or 2.5 tablespoons for 1 meals

Pumpkin Mash - helps with diarrhea, vitamin E, dietary fibre - 1 - 2 tablespoons a day


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Just a reminder that pumpkin needs to be the pure pumpkin (nothing else added), and NOT the pie filling.

Also, for those curious, there's a website dedicated to "homeopathic remedies, supplements and/or home remedies to treat various ailments and diseases" in our pets (and in ourselves). Here's the Pets link:

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets.html

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Ground Raw Egg Shells - Calcium - Helps with bone issues

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Ester c for vitamin c ;easier to absorb but contains some calcium

L-lysine for immunity support and supposed to help with warts

Kelp/seaweed supposed to be good
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Ground Raw Egg Shells - Calcium - Helps with bone issues

If feeding a balanced diet, additional calcium is not needed and can be deterimental to growth and development. A balanced caclium/phosphorous ratio is very important. If feeding a raw diet, egg shell can be used if not feeding bones, but even then it is important to get the correct amount.



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I use fish oil high in EPA/DHA at the therapeutic dose of 300 mg of combined EPA/DHA per 10 lbs of body weight. It is important to use a supplement that is heavy metal and contaminant free and also does NOT have added vitamin A.

I also use a probiotic/enzyme supplement and like that from The Wholistic Pet.

Also, green tripe is a wonderful addition to the diet. We call it doggy crack at our house. Full of great enzymes!



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I just added it there so people know that if they need to add calcium into the diet for some reason that its a good source


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