Giving supplements to your dog with raw feeding is a completely personal choice. For me, raising a giant breed puppy and a medically sensitive 3-year-old, feeding supplements makes sense. If, at any point, the amount of variety I can provide isn’t enough to provide every single nutrient, mineral, and vitamin that they need, supplements help to fill that gap. The general mantra is, “Supplements don’t hurt.”
I get all of my supplements from Live Superfoods website. I think their website is wonderful and you get free shipping for all orders over $99!
Here are the supplements that I feed.
Canine Complete – This is a wonderful granular supplement that provides a complete combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and digestive microflora. It is organic, human-grade, easy to feed, and amazing! The price typically is $29.99 but they have it on their site (when writing this post) for $27.99. It comes with a scooper, dosing instructions, and the link gives a ton of great information about the product. This should be added daily to the diet.
Canine Joint Mobility – This product has all of the benefits of Canine Complete plus human-grade glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. This is beneficial for older dogs, large working dogs, and dogs that are prone to joint issues. Normal price is $35.99 but it is currently (when writing this post) listed as $33.99. It comes with a scooper, instructions, and the link gives more info! This should be added daily to the diet but should not be combined with normal Canine Complete.
Canine Digest – This supplement is WONDERFUL however, it MUST be refrigerated after you open it! It comes with a tiny little scooper and you dose out one scoop per roughly cup of food. The Canine Digest has helped both my kibble-fed and raw-fed clients. It helps with constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, etc. It contains active enzymes that are human-grade , organic, gluten free, and non-GMO. This should be used as needed not as a daily supplement.
Wild Deep Sea Salmon Oil – This supplement is essential for providing the proper amount of Omega-3 for your dog, cat, and even horse! It can be purchased in a liquid form with a pump that dispenses about 1tsp per pump or in a pill capsule form. I prefer the liquid as Sadie is very difficult to take pills but she loves the liquid. I add this to their food 2-3 times per week if I feed a whole fish that week and I feed it 4-5 times per week if I do not. You can use other types of Omega-3 oils as well and I sometimes use coconut oil as well. A container of 100 capsules is normal price $16.99 and currently $15.99. A 16oz bottle of liquid is normally $24.99 and currently $23.99.
What supplements do you use? Share in the comments and we will make another blog sharing all of your supplement choices!