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Food Supplement

kmjx65
November 22nd, 2006, 01:50 AM
Hello,

I received a catalog from Solid gold and found several supplements I think would be great for Ebie (mini american eskimo)

These are the supplements I'm interested in getting.
1. Seameal - for immune boost and coat improvement
2. D-Zymes - Ebie has had a sensitive GI the past month
3. Scorbate Vitamin C - She has some bad tear stains (it's improved slighly since I switched her food to Solid Gold, but needs more improvement)

I read some good stuff about Solid Gold Seameal on the forum and in the catalog. Sounds like a winner.

Any opinions about the supplements? Would it be bad to get all three?
Are there any other supplements ppl can recommend that are better than the 3 listed for general improvements in health, skin, digestion, tear stains etc...?

Also, I have a boston/rat mix puppy named Cookie, she is just a few days shy of 4 months. Since we've had her she randomly chews at her legs and licks her paws. Seameal sounds like a good answer to this problem, but is she too young? Should I wait until she's a little before I give her this supplement?

Thanks,
ak

SnowDancer
November 22nd, 2006, 11:29 AM
I would be wary of the Vitamin C. Eskies are prone to stones - and Vitamin C can contribute to stones (I know this personally - myself and a former dog). Also, you sometimes have to see how your dog will react to supplements. I did try The Missing Link - read glowing reports from other users as well and it sells very well. Purpose was to help my Eskimo's dry skin. Started off as directed with a small dose, building up to full dose for a 22 lb. dog at 2 week point - at which time his stomach became upset - although he was scratching less. So I stopped for a month. Then tried again - same story - so we stopped using product. It could be the Vitamin mix - I can't take Vitamin B supplements so expect dogs and their individual body chemistries would have similar problems.

Prin
November 22nd, 2006, 02:34 PM
If you get the Seameal, get the SMALL one... It's got a ton of flax in it and can cause super itchies. Being that it's pretty expensive, you don't want to get stuck with a ton of it...

But, I really don't think a supplement will solve your chewing problems... I think it's probably allergies and your doggy needs a diet change.:shrug: If you need advice for new food, tell us what you are feeding now and we'll try to help.:)

wdawson
November 22nd, 2006, 07:48 PM
i just read an artical on the goodness of cranberries to promote a healthy ui.
the solid gold berry balance may be a good supplement...for dogs and cats prone to crystals andbladder infections.......also a source of vit c.

coppperbelle
November 22nd, 2006, 08:30 PM
I give one of my dogs Seameal with every meal. As Prin mentioned there is Flax in it and not all dogs can handle it. I cannot give it to my other dog as it makes him very itchy.