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Old 06-18-2013, 05:09 AM
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I'm referring to vitamin or mineral supplements.

What Supplements do any of you use, if any? Tell me about them... Where do you get them, what's your favorite and why...

If you don't use them, tell me about that too; like what do you feed to avoid supplements.

Also, do any of you mix cooked foods with raw, either in the same meal, or for an occasional meal?
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If you follow the prey model ratios of 80% meat, 10% organs (5% liver and 5% other secreting organ such as kidney), and 10% bone. And you vary the proteins and try to keep the diet red meat heavy.... such as beef, pork, venison, lamb, etc. Then you don't need supplements.

Exception... if the meat you buy is from the grocery store and not organically raised (grass fed beef for example), then you should supplement with omega 3 fatty acids. These are present in animals that haven't been fed an artificial diet of pellets and chemicals, which most feed lot animals are. That's why I LOVE to get wild game... venison especially, as it is the cleanest meat you can get.

I get most of my meat at the grocery store. So I supplement with oils. I rotate with fish oil, krill oil, salmon oil. I also like to do emu oil and coconut oil. I usually just do a different oil every day. Rotate through them. I use all human products for these. I personally feel that the quality control on oils for people is tighter than pet products. So I buy coconut oil, for example, that I use for myself and Brody gets it too.

Yes, I have fed cooked foods with raw. For example, Brody was getting venison heart for dinner. Well we were having grilled chicken. I cut off a few bites of grilled chicken and mixed it with his venison heart. No problems at all.

There is one vitamin/mineral supplement that I do like and use occasionally. Nupro. (not to be confused with nutro the food). It is a powder you can sprinkle over food or you can add warm water and make a gravy. It is the only pet product vitamin product that I would recommend.
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Jaxx did not get any supplements until this year. I felt that since I was feeding him a quality kibble there was not a need. Jaxx was diagnosed with LP though this year and the vet suggested some joint supplements.
I did a lot of research and even e-mailed a couple of companies. In the end we went with Nupro. We use their Joint Supplement version but it has all of the vitamins and minerals of the original Nupro just with the added joint supplements as well.
Since Jaxx has been on the Nupro for a while his skipping on his back leg has almost disappeared. He went from skipping every time he was outside running to maybe skipping once every couple of weeks.
I was worried about Jaxx not liking the Nupro since it is a powder that you put on their food and asked the person I was talking with via e-mail about it and she sent us a taste sample. It was enough for approximately a week and enough to know that Jaxx liked it.
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Thanks! I have coconut oil on hand. Should I just scoop some out and let them have it?
I could let it melt and roll their food around in it then feed them.
How much oil should they get per day?
And what about olive oil?
I'll invest in some fish oils soon, but those are the ones I have on hand.


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Olive oil is too high in omega 6. I wouldn't feed it.

I don't have a chart in front of me with weights and amount of oils to feed, but you could probably google it. Usually it is recommended to tolerance. Which means to start very slow. Maybe just a couple licks of the melted coconut oil off your finger, for example. Too much can give them diarrhea. If they tolerate a couple licks well, then you can gradually increase.
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After reading this information I went to the Nupro website and called them and they are sending me a weeks worth of a sample for Tessa free . I love the forum!
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After reading this information I went to the Nupro website and called them and they are sending me a weeks worth of a sample for Tessa free . I love the forum!
I may try that as well.
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After reading this information I went to the Nupro website and called them and they are sending me a weeks worth of a sample for Tessa free . I love the forum!
can you tell me who you called for samples? when I went to the web site there was not a phone # and when I clicked the "buy now" button it sent me to a separate site that doesn't have samples and tried to tell me that they also carry another product people are switching to called BASIX. hmmm

Ok, just went back on the web and found where you get samples....but they are closed now so I will call back tomorrow.

I am curious about theis BASIX though....thoughts anyone?

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