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When to give supplements?

Hi everyone, I have a 6 month, 56lb (female) BGSD which is my first large breed dog. A local pet store owner suggested we start feeding her supplements to support her joints. I feel like I am clueless on this subject and wanted to get opinions on brands and recommendations when to start them. She is healthy and is on quality dry nibble. I don't want to start giving her something that her body won't utilize right now.
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Gunner has been on nupro silver and coconut oil since he was 8 weeks, he's now 8 months

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Ok, thanks. Curious, why coconut oil?
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I was told by the breeder to give vitamin C. The vet told me to also give glucosamine, Chondroitin and msm. The pills I have don't have Chondroitin. They have
green lipped mussel, but the vet said that was fine.


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Gunner has been on nupro silver and coconut oil since he was 8 weeks, he's now 8 months
Any Coconut oil ?

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Trcy: What brand do you use?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-13-2014, 10:02 PM
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Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which work similarly to 3 and 6 fatty acids in terms of helping with joint inflammation.

It also has lots of other uses, notably having anti-fungal properties and a natural way to help fight candida yeast.

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Feed-sentials is the best,most complete, and cost effective supplement you will ever need.

You only need 1 tablespoon every other day, and it will give your dog everything he needs, in a form that he can use, and that is, real, whole, human grade food.

Keep it in the refrigerator.

You won't be disappointed.

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Zinc is what you want to be adding


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