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PostSubject: Senior dog supplement   Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:06 pm

Denali our senior will not each much. She eats raw once a day, usually a chicken thigh with no bone and a turkey steak. We also give her chicken strips and some other treats. I don't believe she is getting what she needs to stay healthy. I had thought about getting her some nupro but would have no idea how to get it onto her meat. She requires that her meat be cut into small pieces. I have been scanning the internet for good supplements but I don't trust websites that recommend only what they sell so I figured I would ask other husky owners who have seniors. I have done a search on here but am more confused since most of what is recommended is in the form of powders. Any help would be appreciated.


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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:26 pm

OK, I found some stuff called Fresh Factor by Springtime. Has anyone tried this stuff before and did it help?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:40 am

I sprinkle Nupro right onto my Sibes raw meat, most of it sticks pretty well to the meat and he generally licks it all off before he chows down on the meat anyway. I also buy human glucosamine, chondroitin, & MSM pills (cheaper than dog marketed products) that I mix into his kibble on the days he is does not eat raw.

For dog specific glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM treat chews I use the Hip & Joint treats made by Pet Naturals of Vermont (I think that's what it's called) which is similar to the Glycoflex that I used to buy which my holistic vet recommended. The dogs love it and we've had good results with it.

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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:18 am

For me it was wholistic canine complete or nupro but when I went to buy wcc i read alot of reviews about dogs not touchingbit because of the smell so I settled on nupro. You can make it a delicious gravy that dogs love. I get mine from chewy.com and I got a discount for putting it on auto order
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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:35 pm

Thanks Huskyluv and amora, I will give nupro a try.
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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:20 pm

also trachea is high is glucosamine/chondroitin
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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Ok, finally got the Nupro in and gave it a try and Denali would not eat it. I tried sprinkling it on her meat and as a gravy, both times she turns her nose up and walked away. Kodiak and Chinook loved it as a gravy but then again, they eat almost everything.
I also got the PetNaturals of Vermont Hip and Joint chews and she did eat those and appeared to like them. So I am happy about that.
So now I am searching for a supplement that comes in a small chewy treat. Any suggestions?
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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:38 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:55 pm

Sorry, all the good general supplements that I know of all come in powder form.

But if he likes the Pet Naturals Hip & Joint chews then he may like their other vitamin chews.

Pet Naturals also has a Daily Best complete multivitamin chew:



And they also have a Daily Best Senior multivitamin chew if you prefer that:

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PostSubject: Re: Senior dog supplement   Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Thanks Huskyluv, will check those out and thanks also jbealer, will look into those too.
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