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Supplements for Dogs: A list of therapeutic supplements and supplements for balancing a homemade dog food recipe

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Often during consultations I find myself referring clients to the same brand or supplements on a regular basis. This is because I have trust in the companies to provide a quality product, and have either used the supplements for my own dogs or have seen positive results with many different clients.

Whenever possible I try to reach for products with extensive research & development that include studies that support their label claims in dogs, and are not just based off research done in mice, or in vitro (the test tube).

ALWAYS DISCUSS SUPPLEMENTATION WITH YOUR VETERINARY TEAM PRIOR TO STARTING. SOME OF THESE MAY BE CONTRAINDICATED FOR YOUR DOG AND THEIR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

Omega 3 Supplements for Dogs

Omega 3 (EPA+DHA):

Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Pet
270 mg EPA+DHA per capsule

Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Pet
248mg EPA+DHA per mL small breed dog/cat

Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Pet
1242mg EPA+DHA per tsp for medium to large breed dogs

GNC Triple Strength
1,000 mg EPA+DHA capsules

Probiotic Supplements for Dogs

Gut Health:

Proviable DC

  • 7 probiotic bacteria species specific to dogs, plus 2 prebiotic sources.
  • 5 billion CFUs.
  • shelf-stable in blister pack
  • clinical trials & third party testing

Just Food For Dogs Probiotic

  • 7 probiotic bacteria species specific to dogs, plus 1 prebiotic source.
  • 5 billion CFUs.
  • refrigerated
  • third party testing
Just Food For Dogs Probiotic Live

Proviable FORTE

  • 7 probiotic bacteria species specific to dogs, plus 2 prebiotic sources.
  • 10 billion CFUs.
  • shelf-stable in blister pack
  • clinical trials & third party testing
Proviable Forte

Visbiome for Pets

  • 8 probiotic bacteria species specific to dogs, plus 1 prebiotic source (inulin).
  • 112.5 billion CFUs.
  • refrigerated
  • clinical trials & third party testing
Supplements for Dogs with Arthritis

Joint Health:

Cosequin

  • 600 mg Glucosamine HCl
  • 300 mg Chondroitin Sulfate
  • 250 mg MSM
  • 3 mg Manganese

clinical trials & third part testing

Glycoflex 3

  • 1,000 mg Glucosamine HCl
  • 1,000 mg MSM
  • 600 mg Perna canaliculus (green lipped mussel)
  • 100 mg DMG
  • 50 IU Vitamin E
  • 30 mg Vitamin C

clinical trials & third party testing

Myos Muscle Builder

  • Fortetropin (made from egg yolks)

clinical trials & third party testing

Other Supplements

Other Supplements

ElleVet CBD
Stress & Joint Supplement

one of the only CBD products with certificate of analysis, third party testing and clinical trials.

Denamarin
Liver support

contains Silybin* and SAMe
*found in milk thistle

Supplements for Homemade Dog Food

Supplements for Homemade Diets:

Never give these supplements without recommended amounts to balance a homemade recipe. Over or under supplementation in homemade diets can lead to severe side effects. These supplements should not to be added on top of a manufactured/premade diet without consulting with a veterinarian prior.

BalanceIT Canine
multivitamin for dogs, heat sensitive

BalanceIT Canine with black label

BalanceIT Canine PLUS
multivitamin for dogs, heat stable

BalanceIT canine plus with white label

NOW Calcium Carbonate
1200mg calcium per 1 tsp

NOW Vitamin E
15 IU per drop

NOW Kelp
450 mcg iodine per scoop

Swanson Zinc Gluconate (chelate)
30 mg per tablet

Carlson’s Cod Liver Oil

  • 400 IU Vitamin D
  • 850 IU Vitamin A
  • 900 mg EPA+DHA

NOW Magnesium Glycinate (chelate)
100mg per tablet

Throne Manganese Bisglycinate (chelate)
15 mg per capsule

Solgar Copper Glycinate (chelate)
2.5mg per tablet

Morton Lite Salt
per 1/4 tsp (1.4g)

  • 290 mg Sodium
  • 350 mg Potassium
  • 60 mcg Iodine
A list of therapeutic supplements and supplements for balancing a homemade dog food recipe

About the Author: Nikki is a Registered Veterinary Technician (Veterinary Nurse) and Dog Mom with over a decade of experience with dogs and cats. Since graduation from college (BS Biology, AS Animal Health -2013) she has adopted two mixed breed dogs – Ranger and Ash, and has focused her time learning about pet food and nutrition.

Nikki shares information on a range of dog nutrition topics: from how to create a homemade complete and balanced dog food recipes, to how to choose a dog food. Nikki strives to give dog parents the information they need in order to make the best nutrition decisions for their pup!

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