Natural Center - Supplements

Natural Supplements for Dogs With Itchy Skin

Filed Under Wellness

By Lynne Miller Dry, itchy skin is a nuisance for dogs, and pet parents are sniffing around for natural supplements for this common and vexing problem. Treating pruritus, or itching, can be difficult since any number of things...

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Another Danger of Homemade Dog Food

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

I’ve always thought I walk a reasonable line when it comes to homemade dog food. For most owners, myself included, the convenience of having a reputable company design and manufacture a diet that meets all of my dog’s nutritional...

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Should I Give My Cat Supplements?

Filed Under Nutrition

By Ashley Gallagher, DVM Vitamins and supplements found at health stores and pharmacies are all the rage these days — from multivitamins to specialty supplements that are designed to support specific bodily functions. So does that...

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Should I Give My Dog Supplements?

Filed Under Nutrition

By Ashley Gallagher, DVM Vitamins and supplements found at health stores and pharmacies are all the rage these days — from multivitamins to specialty supplements that are designed to support specific bodily functions. So does that...

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Not All Nutritional Supplements for Dogs are Made Equal

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

I just listened to a disturbing report on the public radio show Science Friday about the variability of the quality of nutritional supplements available on the market in the United States. It dealt with human nutritional supplements, but since...

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Nutritional Supplements for Joint Health

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

There are a few times, however, when supplements are beneficial. One example is in the management of canine degenerative joint disease (otherwise known as osteoarthritis or simply arthritis). Enough practical experience and scientific evidence...

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Potassium Supplements

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General Description Potassium Chloride and Potassium Gluconate are supplements that are used to increase the amount of potassium in your pet’s blood. Dogs and cats that have a deficiency of potassium usually have an underlying condition...

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When Taurine and Carnitine Supplements Are a Good Idea

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

There are times, however, when I must recommend otherwise. For instance, when I am faced with a Newfoundland, Cocker Spaniel, or Boxer with a type of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Dilated cardiomyopathy is...

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Fat Loss Supplements for Pets

Filed Under TheDailyVet

The last blog introduced Omega-3 fatty acids as a weight loss aid in pets. Weight loss supplements are well known in human weight loss but less utilized in pets. In addition to Omega-3s there are some other proven weight loss supplements. This...

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Do Dogs Need Daily Multivitamin Supplements?

Filed Under NutritionNuggets

Did you take a multivitamin or other nutritional supplement this morning? According to a 2009 Nielsen study, about half of us probably did. In the survey, 56 percent of U.S. consumers said they take vitamins or supplements, with 44 percent saying...

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9 Things You Didn't Know About Your Pets' Vitamin and Supplement Needs

Filed Under FullyVetted

Here are nine fun facts about feeding nutritional supplements to your pets: 1.On pharmaceutical grade ingredients: It may surprise you to know that all but one pet supplement company adheres to the more stringent procedures required to...

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Top 6 Vet-recommended Supplements in Vet Practice

Filed Under FullyVetted

Like most vets, I recommend supplements; everything from multivitamins to therapeutic probiotics for optimal GI tract health. But not all vets expect your compliance on peripheral optimization of your pet’s health. In fact, many vets (albeit...

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