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    Jason S
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    Hi, I’m looking for some advice. I’ve heard that there are some really good pet food supplements that can help improve health. Is there anything out there that you all would recommend?
    Thanks!

    #108817 Report Abuse
    anonymous
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    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
    This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

    Above is an example of a disclaimer you will find in tiny print on the label of a supplement.

    So, depending on what your pet’s issues are, I would consult your veterinarian first.
    For science based veterinary medicine, go to skeptvet dot com and click on “herbs and supplements” search engine on the right

    #108820 Report Abuse
    crazy4cats
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    Hi Jason-
    Are you feeding kibble? If yes, adding fish oil seems to be one of the most common supplements recommended. Nordic Naturals Omega-3 for dogs is a good brand. I also like to add canned or fresh food to my dogs’ meals keeping in mind to keep the unbalanced add-ins under 15% of their meals.
    Happy Holidays!

    #109127 Report Abuse
    Jason S
    Member

    Hi anon101 and crazy4cats-

    thank you! Yes, I’m just feeding regular dog food kibbles right now. Thanks for the skeptvet.com referral!
    He doesn’t have any specific health issues, but I just want to make sure he is getting all the nutrients he should be, and eating ‘clean’, if that makes sense?

    Are there any other blogs or forums that you all would recommend to research general pet food supplements?

    thank you!!!

    #109128 Report Abuse
    anonymous
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    A lot of supplements are scams. $$ for purified water and such. What is it that you don’t understand?

    PS: I do add a fish oil caplule to my dogs food once a day, that’s it. Because it’s supposed to help with dry skin. However fish oil for some dogs can result in diarrhea and loose stools.
    Less is more……

    Supplements are not regulated by the FDA, there could be ground up dirt in them, lol

    PBS did a special a while back that explained the dangers. Buyer beware.
    I’ll come back and provide the link
    Here it is https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/supplements-and-safety/

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by anonymous.
    #109131 Report Abuse
    anonymous
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    For the little bit I need (for myself, not the dogs), I try to use this company, I use their krill oil, and another item or two. https://www.endur.com/

    I believe they have some dog supplements also. Example https://www.endur.com/collections/all/products/nutri-treats-for-dogs

    #154279 Report Abuse
    Chipy
    Member

    Hi Jason,

    Great question! There are so many synthetic and toxic supplements on the market. We’ve spent countless hours researching the overwhelming supply of products. When it comes to essential supplements such as minerals, vitamins, omega oils and probiotics, choosing the right product can be daunting.

    The following article was very helpful for us to find the best quality, natural supplements for our pup;

    https://peterdobias.com/blogs/blog/15072565-how-many-supplements-are-too-many-for-your-dog

    https://peterdobias.com/collections/adult-dog-essentials

    I hope this helps. Wishing you and your dog all the best in good health!
    Chipy

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