I have been giving this powder supplement to my Cavalier Spaniel for since he was 3 months old. He is a bit over 2 yrs now and is doing well. He is active, eats well, and seems very happy. I wonder if it is necessary to add this supplement to his meal (Earthborne Weight Control Kibble). His medical tests are excellent and I am never sure that adding these supplement are just a waste of money. Being in the health field, I know that the arbitrary use of vitamins by healthy individuals does not provide any additional benefit except to make a lighter wallet. I am open to any thoughts on this. Thanks,
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On the right under categories click on “herbs and supplements”
Very informative site.
Have you read the ingredients?
Ingredients: Chicken Liver Dried, Wheat Bran, Wheat Germ, Brewer’s Yeast Dried,Calcium Carbonate, Dried Apple, Calcium Phosphate,
Cod Liver Oil, Parsley, Apple Cider Vinegar, Alfalfa, Dried Kelp, Dandelion Root, Garlic, Calcium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Ginger, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid, Rosemary Extract.
1 pound – $20.00 plus S/H
5 pound – $90.00 plus S/H
“ENDURANCE is a unique supplement formulated for dogs and cats that are fed commercial kibble or canned food. Both can experience allergies, skin problems, constant shedding, bad breath, chronic ear discharges and digestive upsets”.
Wow! Sounds like a miracle supplement, lol! 😉
I see nothing unique about the ingredients. Most of the better kibbles have these ingredients included anyway.
Since Earthborn states that is a complete and balanced food, there is no reason to add this type of supplement to your pets diet.
The only type of supplement that I would encouragee you to add since it sounds like your dog is overweight is a fish oil or glucosamine supplement to help slow down arthritis.
I forgot to mention that he is at 22 lbs, and the perfect weight for his size, but maybe I don’t need the Endurance in any case. Thanks for the reply.
Might I ask why he is on a weight control formula then?
Up to about 6 months ago, he was on Orijen, an excellent food, and was gaining weight, which was what I didn’t want to happen. The vet and I discussed this and I chose what was considered a very good weight control food I could find. He is active, healthy, and a happy dog now.
Good! Glad to hear hes back to a healthy weight.
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