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PostSubject: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:47 pm

Does anyone on here give their huskies Vitamins, Ive been giving mine GNC puppy vitamins but now shes almost a year old and im out of her puppy vitamins. I just wanted to know what you guys give your dogs
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:11 pm

If you're feeding quality food and she doesn't have specific issues with joints, etc., then they probably aren't necessary. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:25 pm

Do a forum search for supplements and that will yield existing threads on this very topic.

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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:05 pm

I feed raw and still supplement daily with Vitamin E & Fish Oil. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:15 pm

Megan, on that topic, what have you heard about fish oil affecting vitamin E absorption in dogs?

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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:12 pm

Sadly, Fish Oil depletes the bodies stores of Vitamin E over time. Even on a well balanced diet this vitamin needs to be supplemented. I give 200 I.U. every other day because Vitamin E is great for skin, coat, and all around health. I also give 1000mg of Salmon Oil every day to my dogs. Do not give more than 200 I.U. of vitamin E at a time; it is not necessary unless the dog is sick.

SOME fish oil has vitamin E in it, but I personally prefer to just give it myself so I am aware of exactly how much vitamin E they are receiving.

P.S. Use ONLY natural vitamin E, not lab created. The body truly does process it differently.
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:13 pm

Here's a post from dogforums.com - This woman actually experience a deficiency of vitamin E in her dog. Don't pay attention to the rest of the thread - it turns into a bitch-fest about rimadyl

http://www.dogforums.com/general-dog-forum/87685-i-almost-killed-my.html
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks, Megan!

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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:22 pm

@mbarnard0429 wrote:
Here's a post from dogforums.com - This woman actually experience a deficiency of vitamin E in her dog. Don't pay attention to the rest of the thread - it turns into a bitch-fest about rimadyl

http://www.dogforums.com/general-dog-forum/87685-i-almost-killed-my.html

8 capsules a day?! Holy shit. I only give one a day to all three girls ranging from 32-55 pounds. I can't think a dog, even a Neo. Mastiff would need 8 capsules, would it?? I supplement with Vit E every other day, so I am not worried. However, I'm curious about those 8 capsules a day.
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:15 pm

this is excellent thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Husky Vitamins   Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:25 am

Great info! Especially that linked post about vitamin E and fish oil.

Thanks!

I don't supplement. We are not active enough or old enough right now for me to be concerned beyond making sure they have good food.

I do supplement myself though. And the dogforum poster is quite right, vitamins and minerals in the body have all sorts of different reactions and you have to be very careful and research a *ton* about them. Signs of overdose, underdose, what ones build up in fatty tissues and can poison you, what ones are water soluble and are excreted easily. What ones deplete others ect... But if you put in the work, you can find yourself in far better health than what your doctor can usually do for you

Not knocking doctors at all, but as she pointed out, it can be quite complicated and symptoms frequently overlap multiple causes, and we don't always have the tests available to tease them apart. I'm sure we will eventually though.
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