I have been feeding Vinnie Simply Nourish Chicken & Brown Rice since I weaned him of the breeders food. I started with the puppy formula and switched him to the adult formula at 4 1/2 months. He does very well on it and he has a good looking coat with minimal shedding.
My questions are as follows:
1. Because this is not a large breed food ( they don't make one) should I give him a joint supplement and if yes, what do you suggest.
2. Should I give him fish oil or any other supplements for his coat and general health.
I want to make sure I give him the best chance to grow up healthy and protect his joints. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm not looking to replace his food. I just want to supplement if necessary.
Please be specific on the products you recommend because I know very little about this topic.
Here is the nutritional info on his food:
Chicken, Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Brown Rice Flour, Tomato Pomace, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Natural Flavor, Flaxseed, Dried Chicory Root, Dried Carrots, Dried Spinach, Dried Sweet Potato, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Blueberries, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, L-ascorbyl-polyphosphate, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferric Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Choline Chloride
Crude Protein Not less than 24.0%
Crude Fat Not less than 13.0%
Crude Fiber mg/kg Not more than 5.0%
Moisture Not less than 10%
Calcium Not less than 1.2%
Phosphorus Not less than .90%
Potassium Not less than 0.60%
Zinc Not less than 175 mg
Selenium Not less than .30 mg/kg
Vitamin A Not less than 20,000 mg/kg
Vitamin E Not less than 200 mg/kg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids* Not less than 3.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids* Not less than 0.70%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)*Not less than 200 IU/KG
Beta carotene*Not less than 5.0
Lycopene* Not less than 1.0 mg/kg
Feeding Instructions: Sent from my iPhone using Petguide.com Free App