Mothering Forum banner

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
199 Posts
Coconut, olive, flax, etc... are all plant based. Dogs, as carnivores, need animal based proteins/oils. The only supplement in my opinion that a dog needs is Omega-3 from a wild source of fish body oil.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
370 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
My dogs are on organic dog food-can I add omega 3 into their dog food as additional source especially for my female boxer who has mange?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
199 Posts
Yes, you can add it or just give your dog the capsules. Try to find one where the EPA and DHA add up to at least 300. A lot of rawfeeders suggest 1,000mg for every 30 pounds and increasing that for therapeutic reasons (mange would be one of those reasons).<br><br>
I would highly suggest switching to a totally raw diet consisting of raw meat, bones and organs.<br><br>
I had a 3 month old foster puppy with mange (her was a min-pin/doxie mix). Before the shelter would release him to the rescue they insisted on vaccinating AND neutering in spite of the fact that he was unhealthy (mange). Anyway, I fed him raw and gave him 3,000mg of O-3 everyday (started with 500mg and increased it by 500mg everyday for bowel tolerance - he could "handle" 3,000mg but no 3,500mg). Within 5 days he was already starting to heal and he was adopted 3 weeks to the day after he came here. He never had a dip or any medications. I used a squirt bottle with lavendar and purified water (15 drops to 1 quart of water) for relief but after day 3 he stopped scratching all together.<br><br>
Feeding raw helps the immune system to function properly and mange is a direct result of the immune system not funcitioning properly.<br><br>
Good Luck!<br>
Christy
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,530 Posts
Also probiotics help bolster the immune system. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in the gut that are necessary for proper digestion and the extraction of vitamins from the food.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
370 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Are these omega 3 and probiotics regular human pill forms that I can get at the store, can I feed those to my boxer, or does it have to be made specifically for dogs?
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top