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Supplements We Add to Our Dogs’ Raw Meals

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Supplements We Add To Raw Dog Food

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There are a lot of things you can add to your dog’s food (even if you feed kibble) that are beneficial to their health.  I have been told that if I’m doing raw correctly, I don’t have to add anything – I think thise is poppycosh.

Parsley Leaf Powder (fresh is even better) – freshens breath (I sprinkle a small amount on their food a few times a week)

Alfalfa Powder – alfalfa powder is mineral and nutrient rich, a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammator; it also supports digestive, skeletal, glandular, and urinary systems.

Kelp Powder (sourced from Norweigian waters) – supports thyroid health (I sprinkle a small amount on their food a few times a week)

Green Lipped Mussel Powder – acts as an anti-inflammatory, connective tissue repair, joint health support, and Omega 3s and 6s (our dogs get a small amount every other day mixed in their food)

Wag Lifetime Joint Care – joint care supplement that works well and fast (Rodrigo and Sydney get 2 tablets each per day, crushed and mixed in their food)

Rainbow Food Based Calcium – great for Rodrigo and Sydney, because it gives them the extra bone and joint support they need due to their arthritis.

Grizzly Salmon Oil  – Omega 3s and 6s, supports healthier skin and coat, supports joint health, supports immune health (3 pumps for Sydney and Rodrigo, 2 pumps for the puppies – based on serving suggestions on the bottle)

Grizzly Pollock Oil – very similar to salmon oil, but a great alternative when alternating oils or when salmon oil is unavailable.

Megga Dog Camelina Oil – Omega 3s and 6s, supports healthier skin and coat, supports joint and connective tissue health, anti-inflammatory, and supports immune health, all without the fishy smell

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – anti-bacterial (I have put it on paws that were licked raw and rashes and they were cleared up by the next morning), anti-fungal, antioxitant, anti-inflammatory, lots of good fats, great for skin, coat, eyes, and the digestive system (I split 3 tablespoons between 4 dogs 3x a week)

Raw Goat’s Milk – unpasteurized so it still contains lactase, which makes the lactose digestible for our dogs; a great source of protein, and the pro-Vitamin A is said to have cancer fighting properties (I pour this over our dogs’ food as a treat a few times a week).  We get ours from a local farm.  You can also order it online from The Honest Kitchen.

What do you add to your dog’s food?


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  1. We don’t, but some of these sound like great suppliments! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great list of supplements that can be added daily/weekly. Raw goat milk is a new one for us.
    We are bias of course to adding Kelp to our furry companions diet :) There are choices to sourcing Kelp closer to home (Canada) while maintaining Kelp Forest sustainability (hand harvesting).

    Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

    • I give a sprinkle of kelp a few days a week because I worry about toxicity. But so far so good. Thank you for sharing your brand with me. Although I love human grade products, learning that I can get a quality product specifically made for dogs has my attention.

  3. I use some of the same supplements as you. I am hoping to get a couple of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats this year, for their milk, and because they are adorable!

  4. My furry babies could sure use some of these supplements.

    • You’ll have to let me know what you think of the green lipped mussel. It’s not terrible, just smells of the sea :)

  5. Great list! I give coconut oil to Max every morning at breakfast. I make my own green supplement: equal parts alfalfa leaf powder, barley grass powder, and kelp powder from Starwest Botanicals. Max gets CoQ10 daily for heart health (important for giant breeds or those predisposed to heart conditions). He also gets krill oil daily. Max is almost 8 and has mild arthritis so he gets Glucosamine HCl, MSM, and Hyalauronic acid for joint support. I haven’t tried raw goat’s milk yet. I have given Max kefir for probiotics. Right now he is on human probiotics and digestive enzymes from I get most of my supplements there because they are really affordable. I also give Max a sprouted supplement by Nzymes that I order from I also use as “all-in-one” supplement I get from them called “Fillin-in-the-Wholes.” It is a great whole food supplement that can be used with any food type and doesn’t unbalance the food.

    Thanks for another great post!


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