are these helpful or harmful?

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by DQNASTY, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. DQNASTY

    DQNASTY New Member

    bully max, green rhino, gorilla max, avo, dyne, , muscle bully, k9 extreme all of these pop up when i was searching dog vitamins. im just curious are these products beneficial? when you click the ads they look like dogs on steroids. steroids cant be good and i wouldnt give them to my dog thats for sure. its amazing to me the stuff they have out here. what are your opinions?
     
  2. Courtney H

    Courtney H Active Member

    I honestly don’t believe in giving my dogs stuff like that. Just a good diet, fish oil, and joint supplements.
     
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  3. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    Ditto!

    Good diet (I feed home-prepared raw), Omega 3's and Joint Support Goodies.

    If you have specific health concerns there might be need for extras... We've gone through a lot of extra supplements (vitamins, herbs, etc) for a torn CCL this year, but we're just targeting healing, not aiming for the 'body builder' physique.
     
  4. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    I looked them over once, BUT, I'm with Courtney. I give my girl a healthy diet with good proteins and good fats. She gets treats, but I'm hardcore on the great meat, which I prepare myself. No by-products here! If it's something I would eat, she can eat it, too. So sirloin roasts and steaks, great; stewing beef, great; wild salmon, you bet; roasted chicken, not a problem. I also give a high quality kibble which is five star on the Dog Food Adviser. Balance, and good food sources, other than that, she's crazy for cat grass, though she prefers to shop outside for herself. Now that it's winter, I grow the cat grass under the grow lights.

    I love my Mastiff.
     
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  5. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member


    I had never thought about getting them cat grass for winter. That's really interesting. I might have to look into growing some of that one of these days. :)

    Out of curiosity which kibble are you currently feeding?
     
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  6. Hector

    Hector Well-Known Member

    I don't use supplements unless the dog needs it.
     
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  7. Sheila Braund

    Sheila Braund Well-Known Member

    i don't use supplements either... raw diet- fish oils - no grains ... and my girl was the runt of the litre. When I brought her home at 6 weeks old she was 8lbs
    She's now 17 months old at 126lbs hight is 27in. at front shoulder (bigger then her mom) and has caught up to most of her litre mates.
     
  8. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    It sounds like you've done a great job. They grow so fast and so big, don't they.
     
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  9. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member


    Odd that I hadn't noticed the question before, Nik, sorry for the delay. I feed Acana, which is expensive, but it's worth it. She likes the various flavours, but right now she's on the Classic Red, which is made with grass fed lamb, Angus beef and Yorkshire Pork. These are low heat produced foods which are so much healthier for the dogs. We always have a bowl out for her. She's a grazer and often goes off in the middle of the night for a snack.
     
  10. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

    I am not sure if I have seen Acana locally. We are doing Canidae limited ingredient Salmon right now. Also pricey. But, it doesn't seem to be agreeing with Diesel as well as it used to. He is so sensitive and the one food that he was perfect on was discontinued. It has been trial and error ever since.
     
  11. Bailey's Mom

    Bailey's Mom Super Moderator Staff Member

    I hear you, Nik, my daughter has the same problem. The one that Huddy wasn't reacting to was discontinued. You could only get it from the vet and they have replaced it with something similar, but not as good. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find Acana in (?) have you moved yet? Well, it is widely available across the States and Canada. They have two facilities, I think...one here and one in the States. Give them a Google!
     

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