Did you know, one in three dogs require a supplement when on a raw diet.
Supplements are dietary add-ons to help support good health in our dogs. If your dog’s diet is balanced and they are eating a rotation of proteins, you may not need to add additional supplements. However, supplements can provide extra support for their overall health or can help with common health issues including:
What to steer clear of with supplements:
Two main supplements to add to a raw diet.
A raw diet requires two main supplements to be added to your dog's bowl; an Omega 3 & Kelp Powder (Kelp Powder is required if feeding only Pure blends).
Fats are the second most important part of your dog's diet next to protein. Just like humans, animals can’t synthesize omega-3 in their bodies. The two active forms of Omega-3 are Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) which are key components of cell membranes that play an important role in humans, dogs, and cats. These unique fatty acids act as signals in cells to decrease inflammation which leads to decrease in pain, redness and swelling in the skin, joints and other organs. Omega-3 fatty acids, are found in cold-water fish like Sardines, Herring, Salmon & Mackerel and provide many benefits including:
Note: If you are feeding Raw Performance Pure Salmon or Turkey & Salmon raw food, a fish oil supplementation is not required.
Sea kelp is very nutritious for dogs and includes 60 different vitamins, minerals, and trace elements as well as 21 amino acids for your dog’s health. Kelp is also a complex carbohydrate and a natural source for numerous growth hormones. In addition, Kelp is known for its’ iodine content which helps to support your dog’s glandular system as well as their metabolism. Some of the other benefits associated with kelp include:
Additional supplements to add to your dog’s raw diet.
This supplement offers a source of nutrient-specific ingredients to promote, maintain & balance optimal canine overall health. Below are a few of the key ingredients your pets will benefit from.
Vitamin E, A, B1(Thiamine):
Turmeric & Boswellia
A raw, home-cooked supplement with nutrient-specific ingredients to maintain normal joint & function in dogs. Healthy joint offers 4 main ingredients that aid with joint issues
It's a naturally occurring compound, it is one of several natural substances that is known as Chondroprotective agents, used in the treatment of joint & mobility issues in horses, dogs & many other animals. The benefits include:
Green Lipped Mussel
Green-lipped mussels are shellfish found in New Zealand that provide a source of complex proteins, amino acids, omega 3 Fatty acids including EPA & DHA, omega 6, nucleic acids, selenium & trace minerals that are key to a pet's recovery. Green-lipped mussels (Chondroitin Sulfate) is a naturally occurring component of connective tissue & joint structure in animals. Benefits include:
A raw, home-cooked & kibble supplement to aid in the relief of symptoms of seasonal allergies & itching. A supplement source of nutrient-specific ingredients to provide support during allergy season. Some of the key ingredients are listed below.
Nettle Leaf Powder
Nettle Leaf helps to provide your dog relief from the constant itch of dry skin. In addition, It will help provide nourishment for the fur that will leave their coat healthier. Nettles offer a wide range of nutritional vitamins & Minerals (calcium, phosphorus, Iron, magnesium, beta carotene, potassium, vitamins A, C, D & B complex. Some of the benefits include:
Perilla Leaf Extract
Perilla Leaf is used as an antioxidant, anti-allergic, and anti-inflammatory.
A plant-based flavonoid found naturally in many fruits & vegetables, such as kale, green tea, blueberries, & broccoli. Quercetin is used to help dogs with itchiness, inflammation & discomfort caused by allergies. It’s commonly known as “Nature's” Benadryl due to its natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant & antihistamine properties. Some additional benefits include:
A raw, home cooked supplement that provides a source of nutrient-specific ingredients to promote, & maintain optimal health in puppies 8 weeks to a year old. It's an essential building block for a healthy, balanced life. Benefits of this supplement include:
We recommend adding supplements on an as-needed basis and encourage you to use informed judgment. We only want the best for our pets and keeping them happy and healthy is key.Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or for more information on supplements.
Healthy Gut is a preprobiotic supplement that contains nutrient-specific ingredients that provide support and protection during times of gut stress. Not only can this supplement be utilized for daily support, but can also be used to restore balance in the digestive system after an upset stomach or after a course of antibiotics.
Preprobiotics for dogs aid in improving digestion by nurturing and promoting good get bacteria, allowing nutrients to absorbed better, particularly in the case of minerals) and ensuring the immune system is working at its best.
We suggest adding this to your pet's daily raw diet, to ensure their gut stays happy & healthy!
When switching from kibble to a raw diet, you can expect to see major changes in your pet’s feces which includes the size, consistency, smell and colour.
Your dog's stool can tell you a lot about your pet’s overall health & wellness.