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Do you supplement when feeding kibble?
I took my golden retriever to the holistic doctor today as I wanted to hear about diet and supplement options for a strong immune system (my golden had a spindle cell tumor removed from her leg about a month ago).
The holistic doctor is very-pro raw diet and not a big fan of kibble. Personally, I am not comfortable feeding raw because of the risks of bacterial contamination (E. coli and salmonella) it poses to the human members of our family (which, as I understand it, could be transfered to people from doggy kisses and contact with dog feces).
Anyhow, the holistic doctor advocates supplementing the diet of all kibble-fed dogs with: 1. probiotics (found in acideophilus, contained in yogurt, gel or capsules); 2. enzymes; 3. fatty acids (found in cod liver oil); and 4. whole food source vitamins and minerals (from whole herbs, vegetables and fruits).
I am wondering if anyone is supplementing their kibble diets, and, if so, with what?
Mom to Scout (Havanese) and Roxy (Golden Retriever), three kids, and assorted other animals