|08-24-2013 08:59 AM|
Both companies use "Human Grade" ingredients which is a HUGE plus! And, they offer quite a few different products: Joint, Immune System, Skin & Coat, Shampoo's, etc.
Depending on "which" supplement you choose out of their line, the only thing I would caution you on is that both of their "multi-vitamin" type products contain Brewer's Yeast and Chicken Liver. If your dog has "Yeast" issues, this may add to the problem. If your dog is sensitive to "Chicken" both companies use Chicken Liver. So read the ingredient label provided on their sites before you choose.
For food, I would choose a higher quality product like The Honest Kitchen (de-hydrated food) or Acana or Nature's Variety.
Hope this helps!
|08-24-2013 03:10 AM|
|jmgatas||Thank you for your comments. They are very much appreciated. I am currently feeding her Simply Right Exceed Lamb and Rice, but I'm thinking of switching her to Diamond Naturals Large Breed puppy Lamb and Rice.|
|08-22-2013 11:31 PM|
Really depends on the guaranteed analysis of the food you are feeding. If you dog is a giant or large breed and is within the ideal weight limits then a vitamin supplement would only be called for if you noticed dull fur or some other tell tale sign of a vitamin deficiency. If you are using a good high quality food with the right amount of protiens and fats you probably wont need any supplements till she is in heat and pregnant or nursing. Just keep an eye on her and make sure she is eating her entire ration within 10-15 minutes of feeding and not eating poop or grass. If she is eating well and her coats is shiny and soft and her eyes are bright you should be just fine. If any of those are not so then a multivitamin supplement wont hurt a bit. I tend to try to keep my dogs at the low end of the max weight range and keep their fat content in there food at or below 16% and high quality protein between 25 and 30%. Check out Dogfoodadvisor.com for a collection of the most common foods gaauranteed analysis numbers and any special stuff like Omega 3 fatty oils and joint supplements.
|08-22-2013 11:22 PM|
Feed a quality kibble and there's no need for a multivitamin. Just a waste of money.
What are you feeding?
|08-22-2013 11:08 PM|
HardyPet or NuVet?
I have a 5 month old female German Shepherd. I am trying to figure out if I should give her supplements or not. When she turns 2, we will start breeding her. Has anyone used HardyPet or NuVet? I appreciate your help and answers.