my brother's breeder is insisting that owners use NuVet supplements in addition to regular food.
I am just curious if these supplements are indeed that beneficial.
here is the link to the particular brand.
I think the thing your brother needs to investigate is whether the breeder requires that particular supplement to maintain the "guarantee"
I personally think a quality puppy food will be all a growing pup needs
Sure they're insisting.......they get kickbacks.
I do not believe in supplementing. If the food is good then the dog doesn't need additional supplements, IMO. Supplementing puppies can be dangerous and really mess up their growth. I would steer clear of ANY breeder who demands that a puppy buyer give supplements.
Let me clarify and state I do supplement G/C for my dogs and mine get sardines once a week. They do not get "vitamins". Their food does that and since my dogs don't have any major issues they don't need the extra supplementation.
♣ Laura ♣
Molly, my breeder's contract for Emma stated that we had to supplement her also...with Missing Link.
We did only to honor the contract we signed but I really do not see why it was necessary. She eats a high quality food, gets fish once a week and I just didnt see the reason for it. Aidan isn't on any supplements at all...he also gets fish once a week and wild salmon oil but I dont see the purpose of supplements if your'e feeding a high quality food.
that was my thought when my brother told me about the supplements.Sure they're insisting.......they get kickbacks
thanks for your input.
Maybe this sheds some light on why? :
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Libby came from a less-than-reputable breeder who wanted me to supplement with NuVet, as well... combined with the calcium levels in the regular diet, you end up really over-supplementing them during crucial times in their development. Not good. Having said that, I know a couple of reputable breeders around CA who use it and swear by it. I still wouldn't supplement like that. A good quality diet should be all that you need, especially in a puppy.
Who is his breeder?
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Mol - I'm going to email you -
Brenda from Connecticut