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Need help with oil/vitamin dosage

My girl is about 65lbs. I just started a homemade diet (The Whole Pet Diet) and read up on the various oils and vitamins she needs. Resources vary in the amounts from different sites.

Just wanted to get an idea from others what dose you are giving your pups?

Current regimen:
- Vitamin E - 1 400IU gel (or wheat germ oil 1 teaspoon)
- EsterC - 2- 500mg pills
- Flaxseed oil - 1 tablespoon
- Fish oil - 1 tablespoon
- Olive oil - 1 teaspoon
- Coconut oil - ???
- Vitamin B - ???
- Milk Thistle with Tumeric - 1-200mg pill
- Others recommended - ???
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Supplements arent needed if the diet is balanced. Coconut oil is the one I could see myself using again and milk thistle for the liver. Dose of coconut oil is 1 tablespoon twice a day for a large dog (start with 1 a day and work up as it may cause loose stools)
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I never give my actually puppies supplements in addition to their regular kibbles.

I will always give fresh fruits/veggies and lean meats/poultry/fish/eggs though.

The yorkies will occasionally get a multivitamin if they are off their food or sick.

Buddy is the only one who gets vitamins/minerals daily- I am working on phasing them out though. He has been with me for over a year now since I rescued him and is at a healthy weight and physically healed so I don't think he needs them as much anymore.

I do what I like and like what I do. Yorkies- Cozy (4/1/06), Roxy & Zoey (2/11/08), Lucy (4/6/09); Golden- Buddy (4/13/09- Rescued 12/11) Maine Coon cats- Mika (1998) and Tallulah (2000)
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Mika - it appears to me that they are cooking their own meals and wants to add these supplements in the meal.
I have no clue about the dosages as we also feed kibble. I did however want to warm about the Milk Thistle - I found it hard to find the Milk Thistle that does not have dandelions in it which in some dogs and humans can trigger or enhance allergies.


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Mika - it appears to me that they are cooking their own meals and wants to add these supplements in the meal.
I have no clue about the dosages as we also feed kibble. I did however want to warm about the Milk Thistle - I found it hard to find the Milk Thistle that does not have dandelions in it which in some dogs and humans can trigger or enhance allergies.
I was operating under the belief that the "Whole Dog Diet" is already balanced


I would consult a Vet. Nutritionist though if homemaking to make sure it is balances appropriately.

I do what I like and like what I do. Yorkies- Cozy (4/1/06), Roxy & Zoey (2/11/08), Lucy (4/6/09); Golden- Buddy (4/13/09- Rescued 12/11) Maine Coon cats- Mika (1998) and Tallulah (2000)
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Yeah, that's the name of the book I'm cross referencing many sites and it seems most suggest 1000mg and 1tablespoon twice a day of each of those ingredients so wondering if anyone had experience with it. I'm only on week 2 so I"ll let you know how it goes...home cooking sure is alot of work!
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