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I was wondering if everyone here gives their dog supplements and if so what do you give? Also how old is your dog, and is it for a specific health condition or just a general supplement?
 

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I use springtime inc. longevity. It's expensive, but I feel like it has worked well. Pimg is just approaching 5 years old, and I've had her on the supplement since the very first instance I heard her moan about jumping on the bed (1 year ago). Since I've had her on the formula, she has resumed normal jumping activity. And let me tell you- this dog jumps! All day... Chasing squirrels up trees- even imaginary ones. It's a powder that I simply sprinkle over her food. It calls for 1 scoop / 40lbs (scooper included) which means I should be giving Pimg about 2 scoops a day. I actually only give her one scoop a day- and that has been doing well. I bought the buy 2 get 1 free (1.4lb jugs) and that lasted about a year (using 1 scoop/day).

http://www.springtimeinc.com/product/longevity/dogs

BTW- I learned about Springtime Inc. by asking the same question as you a while ago. My recollection is that a lot of people use it. And like I said- it seems to be doing a good job for us!
 

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Both my pups get Vit C every day...they are 7 months and 4 years old. I give the 4 year old Nupro with Glucosamine. The 7 month old also gets Fish Oil and Vit E a couple times a week.
 

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I supplement my boys. They get salmon oil, coconut oil, vitamin E and vitamin C.

I started supplementing with my labs because one of them had atrociously dried skin and ALWAYS had gunky ears - his coat is now smooth and shiny and his ears don't gunk even when swimming day in and out in the summer...
 

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I'm the Springtime rep, er, I mean cheerleader. I've been using their products for 8 years now and all of my dogs have benefitted.

Rafi is 4 or so years old. He has joint and digestive problems (both of which are completely under control right now). He eats Bravo raw + fresh foods.

Supplements:

Springtime Inc Longevity
Springtime Inc Joint Health
Springtime Inc Bug Off Garlic (April through November only)
Springtime Inc. 3-6-9 fish oil caps

vitamin E
2000mg Ester C or buffered absorbic acid

Honest Kitchen Perfect Form

Nupro Silver

He also gets a bit of canned pumpkin as a prebiotic and he gets probiotics when necessary.
 

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I've been seeing everyone use Springtime...I'll have to check that out!
 

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I was wondering if everyone here gives their dog supplements and if so what do you give? Also how old is your dog, and is it for a specific health condition or just a general supplement?
If there is a legitimate need I only trust Nupro & Impact, Impact is for heavily worked animals. Nupro is for everyone but I wouldn't spend the money unless you really need it. It is good for skin, coat & digestion.
 

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21 month old male/intact
Raw fed

1000mg Vit. C once per day

I am also thinking of adding fish oil to his diet.

He has no underlying issues, I give these for maintance mostly.

I also feed raw egg about 3-4 times per week and give pumpkin when needed.
 

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glucosamine. He is almost 7. Been taking it for a few years. He has arthritis and hip dysplasia and it seems to help. If only we could drop some weight that would work better.
 

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Salmon Oil

Vitamin E

Nupro Joint (silver label)

Probiotic

Traumeel

Zeel

The last two per my vet's recommendation after a back injury.
 

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We use Vertex. Not on all dogs and not all the time. We had a dog last year who had a horrible food allergy and lost all his muscle tone and his coat, he looked like some sort of street dog. A friend from a neighboring schutzhund club told us to try Vertex and it was like some sort of miracle LOL. We now keep it on hand for stressed dogs, dogs that are working a lot, and our senior dogs. Really good stuff.
Welcome to K9 Performance Nutrition - Vertex
 

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Bianca is going to be 7 in April, do you think we should start glucosamine? She has good hips (literally-- OFA Good.) I gave it to my last two dogs but they had hip problems.
 

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Glucosamine, VitC, & now canned Tripe. (I consider Tripe a natural, nutritional supplement for digestive juices).
 

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If Tripe is a suppliment then add that to my list as well. :)
 

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Prozyme, but I use way less than recommended.
 
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