View Full Version : Vitamins to give or not to give?

17th January 2008, 05:43 PM
How many give vitamins? What for and do you see a difference from not using them?


Maci (choco-lab mix) :dogwlk:and ? puppy cav b*n*n*coming in February

17th January 2008, 07:34 PM
If you feed a good food-- it is thought to be overkill. But if my dog is- healing or has special needs, I will give a supplement occasionally.

17th January 2008, 10:17 PM
Thanks Woodhaven. I read somewhere that vitamin E is beneficial for their hearts and coat. Was wondering if there is any truth to that.

18th January 2008, 10:04 AM
I give my two cod liver oil tablets, I hope that its ok to do so

18th January 2008, 12:09 PM

We just started giving our Cav cod liver oil tablet in his dinner and an evening primrose. This is all we give him at the moment as he gets plenty of veg etc with his dinner and has fruit as treats. Sometimes we think he will outlive all of us with such a healthy diet he is on compared to us humans that he owns :D

18th January 2008, 04:10 PM
I agree with Sandy. If you feed a good premium grade dog food you would not need any supplements unless the dog has a dietary problem.

18th January 2008, 04:22 PM
I have a couple of middle age dogs (that are still heartclear) so I started giving an occasional vitamin that has vit e, taurine, co-q10 etc... It is made for heart, eye, liver, kidney functions.

18th January 2008, 05:43 PM
i give holly one evening primrose oil everyday. I have seen a great inprovement in her coat, it is a much deeper, richer chesnut brown and less coarse

Brian M
18th January 2008, 07:21 PM
Exactly as people before me cod liver oil and evening primrose capsules.

19th January 2008, 09:02 PM
cod liver oil daily, evening primrose of flaxseed oil with a veggie mush/offal day- also kelp, alfalfa, brewers yeast - ground with pestle and mortar and put into their veggie mush meal.