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Besides multi-vitamins and joint supplement (for senior) what else do you give to your doggos?

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by jeandecker76, Nov 3, 2020.


  1. jeandecker76

    jeandecker76 PetForums Junior

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    Hello! I just want to know if you give other supplements to your doggos besides multivitamins and joint supplements to your doggos?
     
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    I sometimes use tummy supplements - e.g. bionic Biotics and Yudigest

    She has Jointsure and Ageility (a senior dog supplement) daily.
     
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    Both get MSM and I add fish oil for the oldie.
    He also gets a monthly shot and gabapentin but those are prescribed by a vet, not supplements.
     
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    What supplements do your nine dogs receive?
    It's starting to feel bizarre and data-fishy that you're asking us so many questions yet despite saying elsewhere that you own 8 adult dogs and a puppy, you never really share anything about their care.
     
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    Mine get Dorwest Keepers Mix added to their food
     
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    Nothing, never have done. If they are on a balanced diet why would you give multivitamins and I have never given joint supplements to any of my dogs though I would not say I never would.
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    Nooka is on skin supplements for her allergies, as well as joint stuff as she's now 7 1/2 so I want to try and keep her joints as good as possible.
    Just because a food says it's complete doesn't mean that it is perfectly formulated to your dog's individual needs, just that it meets the lowest recommended amount of nutrients for a generic dog.
     
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    At the same time if you start adding multi vits you are either wasting your money or overdosing your dog. Candy is not on a complete diet and my vet says not to add supplements and she is lively and looks well in spite of all her ailments.
     
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    Supplements don't have to be multivitamins. I give my guys MSM (I buy it in horse tub size and it's dirt cheap). I also feed fish oil which is good for all sorts of things. Mine get a varied diet, not often a lot of fish, so adding the fish oil is extra insurance.
     
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    And yes, I agree. Tons of threads started, then this poster disappears only to start another question thread.
    It feels data-fishy and spammy to me too.
     
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    Ned gets a joint supplement simply as there is *some* evidence to suggest they work as preventatives, and also because he gets a LOT of exercise and it makes me feel better to provide them.

    Anything to reduce the stress levels.
     
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    jeandecker76 PetForums Junior

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    Yudigest is probiotics right? Mine have probiotic drinks and they love it!
     
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    jeandecker76 PetForums Junior

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    May I ask what MSM is? :)
     
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    Only my GR can take fish oil. My other dogs hate it! I have to put it in a doughnut or something so they'll eat it and I don't but doughnuts everyday!! =))
     
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    My older dogs take Multivitamins Syrup, Jointsure, Probiotics, and Fish oil. They take it daily except for the probiotics. I only give it every other day. My puppy was prescribed 2 multivitamins though.

    Their diet is mostly chicken with dry kibbles, and tons of fruits and veggies. :)
     
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    I agree with this! My senior dog started joint supplement and she can run upstairs without taking any breaks. She used to pause for a while but now she's better. ❤️
     
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    Are you seriously giving your dogs donuts so you can sneak them a fish oil pill?!
    What about stuffing the pill in peanut butter, soft cheese, stuffed in to a hot dog even, why a donut?!
    methylsulfonylmethane similar to DMSO used topically. It's good for arthritis, skin conditions, and digestive issues.
     
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    I think donut is better than a hot dog here. Our kind of hot dogs has a lot of preservatives. I have tried peanut butter but they only lick it and not the pill! T_T
     
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