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    DefaultMultivitamin When on Raw?

    I'd like to give Jake a multivitamin to make sure he's getting all the nutrients he should while on raw (and just to promote good health in general). Is this a good idea? There are so many choices - can someone recommend one? I'd like one with G/C in it also.

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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    The only supplement that Henry gets is Cosequin (glucosamine/chondroitin), twice a day. That said, I'm feeding him prepackaged raw, that doesn't require any further supplements.

    I'm curious to see what others who are feeding "real" raw are giving!

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    I don't feed any type of vitamin supplement -- never have and never will. Not necessary IMO if what you are feeding is a reasonably balanced diet. If you want my advice, don't waste your money, but I am sure others have suggestions for you.

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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    I don't, and I pretty much agree with Trickster. I was fortunate in that I had a food store that makes their own raw diet and they've had decades of experience in formulating diets, so they helped me in that aspect. I feel confident that what I feed is balanced, plus he eats a kibble meal in the morning.

    I tried adding vitamins and such, and I think I ended up really screwing up his diet. He had horrible dandruff, coat fell out, it was a mess. I had to go back to kibble for a while to straighten him out. I take a minimalists approach now, and go the whole prey model with no supplements other than Cosequin. If I didn't feed kibble, I would supplement with fish oil, but that's probably it.

    Dogs have biochemical pathways to convert amino acids into a lot of vitamins - more than we can, so I think you'll be fine if you don't supplement. What they can't make on their own they usually get from organ meat.

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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    Thanks for input, everyone!

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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    Caleb's holistic vet suggested I have him on some vitamin C. With the furnance on I have added some extra sardine oil. Because of all the jumping he does I do use In Clover's Connectin for his joints. If he was not jumping so much I would not be concerned about that yet.
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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    I use Glucosamine Condrotin and MSM supplements but not vitamins. I do use Oxy Fresh (an herbal supplement for stress) before shows and when training strenously.


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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    Quote Originally Posted by raian
    I do use Oxy Fresh (an herbal supplement for stress) before shows and when training strenously.

    I also use the Oxyfresh Primorye for stress. Everyday and then a double dose beginning a few days before we are to compete.
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    DefaultRe: Multivitamin When on Raw?

    I do Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), Kelp and AlfaAlfa

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