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Title: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: rors on August 18, 2009, 02:10:14 pm
i used to give my puppy tiki-tiki syrup pero lately parang  nagsawa na siya. she doesn't like it anymore. i want to give her vitamins sana kasi feeling ko hindi enough na dogfood lang kinakain niya. any suggestions?
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Post by: summersong on September 22, 2009, 06:03:27 pm
i give tiki tiki or clusivol for kids
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Post by: insomniac on September 24, 2009, 10:15:11 pm
apebon for kids  :)
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Post by: rors on September 24, 2009, 11:41:22 pm
i was able to buy na. i bought LC-Vit. pang-animals talaga. smells like vanilla. ok naman so far. my dog's been having it for a month na.
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Post by: camissha29 on September 25, 2009, 06:45:23 pm
coat shine & LC vit
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Post by: --hana-- on September 25, 2009, 09:47:02 pm
Virbac
Kondog
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Post by: chiqmom on September 25, 2009, 09:52:14 pm
i forgot the brand pero dati yung pangdog talaga vits nila but recently ngchange kami sa tikitiki.

ilang ml ba bigay nyo?
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Post by: L e i L a on September 26, 2009, 08:43:06 pm
Tiki-tiki din yung bigay ko sa dog ko nung baby pa siya. I'm not sure about the ml, pero halos napupuno namin ang isang medium-sized dropper nun.

Coatshine, naging prescription naman to nung nagkaron ng mga red spots sa belly. Ngayon, flawless na siya ulit. :P

Now, he's turning 1 this october. And last week, I asked our vet kung anong recommended vitamins na pwede. Sabi sakin wag na at healthy naman, mejo overweight na nga daw eh. hehe.
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Post by: chaucer19 on October 01, 2009, 05:56:09 am
LC Vit - 1ml every morning :D
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Post by: ChefKrissie on October 04, 2009, 05:40:42 pm
Fish liver oil and Celine for kids 5ml
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Post by: chiqmom on October 04, 2009, 06:13:58 pm
question lang, is it safe to give regular vit c sa dog? ano brand gamit nyo?
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Post by: eeekar on October 09, 2009, 03:15:31 am
Thought about buying tiki-tiki for my puppy pero I ended up buying LC-Vit instead.
Kasi it's really intended for animals.
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Post by: rors on October 09, 2009, 11:06:34 am
^ako rin. i switched to LC-Vit kasi pang-animals talaga. not sure if vit C for humans will be ok for dogs.
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Post by: aiden on October 12, 2009, 01:11:19 am
bakit hindi na  lang pet tabs? it's palatablepa for dogs. i;ve tried it and gumanda naman furkid ko dito. :D
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Post by: _psychedelic_ on October 16, 2009, 12:39:21 am
tiki2 is just a substitute.. it was given to me by my 2yrs vet already from PSPCA recto.. but if you have enough budget u can take lc-vit or pet tabs... but tiki2 is fine daw acdg to the vets..
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Post by: Amphitrite on October 16, 2009, 01:32:12 am
Ceelin 5ml everyday

hindi pa rin sila nagsasawa :D
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Post by: eeekar on October 18, 2009, 08:31:10 pm
Moxxie's vet decided to add coat shine to his vitamins.
So now he's taking LC-Vut and Coat shine.
Coat shine is 260 for the 120 ml bottle.
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Post by: baby_yummy on October 21, 2009, 07:25:32 pm
napakanta ako 'tiki tiki for doggies' hehee... ;D
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Post by: rors on October 22, 2009, 10:00:20 am
^^where can i buy coat shine?
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Post by: eeekar on October 22, 2009, 07:15:30 pm
I get mine from the vet but I think this is also available sa mga pet supply store.
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Post by: rors on October 26, 2009, 02:18:18 pm
i bought coat shine na! thanks. p210 sa tiendesitas yung 120ml.
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Post by: zooom on October 28, 2009, 01:33:08 am
united american tiki tiki for my new pup.
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Post by: jamboo on December 10, 2009, 01:38:08 am
VCO lang 1ml 1s a day
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Post by: Pink_Sugar on December 10, 2009, 09:48:53 am
tiki tiki
ceelin drops
incremin (pag buntis together with ceelin drops for better absorption)
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Post by: abyghee on December 10, 2009, 09:50:08 am
Ako, Tiki Tiki drops for my 1 month pup!
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Post by: abyghee on December 11, 2009, 08:31:57 pm
Yakult...
kasi da ba may good bacterias yun to aid proper digestion and nutrient absorption. once a week lang...your furry friends will love them!
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Post by: sandie888 on December 18, 2009, 10:00:01 am
squalene and garlic oil
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Post by: foxylady_89 on June 15, 2011, 11:20:57 pm
ako tiki tiki at ceelin...
kaso may tanong ako mga sis

pano nyo sila pinapainom ng vitamins... hirap na hirap kasi ako panumin ng vitamins yung puppy ko... lagi na lang,.. hindi ko talaga sya alam kung panu paiinumin :(
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Post by: mhay_khazki19 on June 16, 2011, 07:20:32 am
Hi Sis,

Pareho tayo ng problem, why don't you try to mix it to your puppy's food.  Mine is a pug puppy pala na uber hyper. :)

I gave her puppy vitamins for puppies talaga sya. so far hiyang naman nya.. :)
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Post by: mac0308 on June 16, 2011, 07:40:15 am
hi, [textspeak!] isang dog ko ayaw rin uminom ng gamot or vits ang ginagawa ng husband ko pinilipit. tinataas nya ang ulo pinapanganga tas mabilis na ipapasok ang dropper sa bibig. parang sa baby lang rin pag ayaw [textspeak!] lasa ng gamot.hindi naman nya iluluwa un.
buti pa [textspeak!] 1 dog namin gustong gusto kahit ano atang gamot ang ipainom sa kanya. :)
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Post by: foxylady_89 on June 16, 2011, 06:00:35 pm
buti pa puppy nyo.. ang gagaling yung shitsu din nong friend ko.. ang galing dinidilaan nya lang yung dropper tapos ayon walang kahirap hirap.. nakakainggit talaga :)
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Post by: Naiv25 on June 20, 2011, 07:50:18 pm
Lc-vit/B-complex alternate and coatshine(she love it)
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Post by: mac0308 on June 21, 2011, 10:33:26 am
we also give our dogs a powder supplement na minimix lang sa food nila. and they really love it.
we dont give them other vitamins, yun lang. all complete and organic. yung isang bichon lang namin ang may vitamins coz she's pregnant.
even our french bulldog nawala ang mange nya after eating that.kaya [textspeak!] vet namin after knowing na gumaling agad sya umorder na rin at un ang binibigay nya sa patients nya so far effective talaga.
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Post by: twelve5 on June 27, 2011, 12:08:33 pm
Pet-tabs. It can be given as is or mixed with their food.

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Post by: buzzhang on July 11, 2011, 01:03:42 pm
Great post! Thanks for the info's and tips!
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Post by: Naiv25 on July 11, 2011, 08:22:09 pm
i bought coat shine na! thanks. p210 sa tiendesitas yung 120ml.

Sis saan banda yan? Kasi ang mahal ng nakuha namin mga 250-300 ata.

buti pa puppy nyo.. ang gagaling yung shitsu din nong friend ko.. ang galing dinidilaan nya lang yung dropper tapos ayon walang kahirap hirap.. nakakainggit talaga :)

You can train them naman. Ganun din kasi prob ko noon hirap kahit sa syringe.
Skowe ko from syringe to spoon nalang, super like niya ang lasa ng coat shine kaya sinisimot niya pati likod ng spoon. Then i'll ask her to drink water after kaya automatic na siya ngayon na dumeretso sa water bottle niya to drink. then i'll give her a treat dog kibble aside sa usual na dog food na pinapakain ko.

ako tiki tiki at ceelin...
kaso may tanong ako mga sis

pano nyo sila pinapainom ng vitamins... hirap na hirap kasi ako panumin ng vitamins yung puppy ko... lagi na lang,.. hindi ko talaga sya alam kung panu paiinumin :(

Use syringe/dropper po lagay sa gilid ng bibig nila.
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Post by: Paintings Galore on July 11, 2011, 08:46:33 pm
I'm giving my pup a cheweable vitamin c and vitamin e for her coat. . . :)You can get it to your nearest pet shops. :)
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Post by: Beyland on July 14, 2011, 09:01:41 am
A1 Alpha Dog powder supplement. The best! 'Nuf said. Hihi.  ;D
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Post by: YellowBunny on July 16, 2011, 09:05:14 pm
I have 3 big dogs.. and vet told me its fine to give normal vitamins (just be sure you dont mix it with other medications).

Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin B1 6 12. 3 tablets per day. When my dog sees this.. kanya-kanya ng takbo malayo.hahaha :) but I saw improvement.. before they had tear-stains and when they have vitamins, lahat nawala :)

I just buy generic because thats like 270 tablets per day :D
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Post by: abuanddiego on July 20, 2011, 07:25:02 pm
I give Raffavit to my shih tzu as an appetite enhancer because he is really a picky eater, kahit hainan ko yun ng lechon, hindi talaga sya kakain without any supplements. I prefer Raffavit than other supplements because it is made from natural ingredients, wala kang makikitang chemicals sa list pure fruits and veggies lang. Then vitamin c for my bulldog, this is during stressful conditions lang because dogs can produce naman their own vitamin c. I don't give too much supplements since their food Canidae is considered as a premium dogfood. If you are giving premium dogfood, no need for vitamins na since it is packed with nutrients already, masasayang lang ang vitamins na ibibigay unless may specific kang gustong maimprove like their coat, appetite or if they are recovering from an illness.
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Post by: hannie1216 on July 21, 2011, 12:06:43 am
Meron din akong picky eater na shih tzu before ginawa ko BARF diet ko sya ayun hindi na picky eater. Pero ngayon napansin ko once na nakatikim sila ng human food nag iinarte na naman.

I give them LC Vit and VCO
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Post by: abuanddiego on July 21, 2011, 01:18:26 am
Meron din akong picky eater na shih tzu before ginawa ko BARF diet ko sya ayun hindi na picky eater. Pero ngayon napansin ko once na nakatikim sila ng human food nag iinarte na naman.

I give them LC Vit and VCO

I also tried raw feeding to my shih tzu dahil tamilmil talaga pagdating sa pagkain tong alaga ko, talagang gustong gusto ng mga dogs ito un lang ay messy lalo na't mahaba ang hair ng tzu ko. Have to wash his face after every meal then blow dry it, twice ang feeding so twice a day din ang paglinis ko sa kanya. Di ko kinaya, uminit lang ulo ko tinatakbuhan nya pa ako pag cleaning time na, pati bahay nanlagkit at naging malansa! He has a habit kasi na dinadala nya sa isang area yung raw chicken para dun kainin, sobrang messy nito at napapagalitan lang ako.  Pero kung ako tatanungin, raw diet talaga ang gusto ko para sa kanila pero nagkaroon na rin kasi ng issue sa bulldog ko before when he's on a raw diet. Nagka-pus yung wiwi nya, I think di nya kaya ang too much protein since di naman sya active, tulog lang ng tulog un. Ngayon yung tzu may halong meat and veggies ang food nya para kumain sya magisa, pag pure Canidae kasi ayaw nya, susubuan ko pa un isa-isa.

I also tried LC Vit pero parang no effect sa kanya, yung bulldog ko naman nagkaallergy dun. VCO is a nice supplement kaso messy din. Then sometimes I apply it on their coat before bathing them.
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 21, 2011, 10:14:30 am
VCO is not advisable to be given orally sa dogs even sa humans, it can cause fatty liver. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on July 21, 2011, 10:47:52 am
talaga? ngayon ko lang narinig ito. akala ko sobrang ganda ng vco at wala syang bad effects, search ko nga yan sa net. Thanks for the info!
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Post by: mo27 on July 22, 2011, 10:52:41 pm
Dreamcoat and IN Diet Supplement  :)
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 22, 2011, 11:24:05 pm
abuanddiego :

   yeah. :) even vitamin e supplements should be taken ng tamang dose lang since it was found
to be one of the causes of fatty liver. kung topical application, okay ang vco but pag oral na, medyo
i wont recommend. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on July 23, 2011, 02:16:45 am
I've heard about the vit. e pero yung vco ngayon lang talaga. Diba organic naman ang vco, it has lower or no cholesterol pa ata, no trans fat, speeds up the metabolism and very beneficial for the skin, heart, kidney, liver, etc. because healthy fat yung nakukuha dito, parang "the cure for everything" pa nga ang tawag dito hehe. Been researching on this for years since nagkaroon ng skin issues yung bulldog ko, and based from the pet owners that I've talked to, and the articles that I've read, vco works like magic and wala rin silang nasabing side effects na grabe aside from having an LBM pag nasobrahan ;D Hinahanap ko talaga yung effect nya sa liver pero di ko makita sa net, paano daw sya nakakaaffect sa liver if I may ask?
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 23, 2011, 09:23:50 am
^ pure oil padin kasi yan eh, it does have benefits, but its been in the news before, nung nadiscover nila na it was the culprit of why some people who took it orally developed fatty liver. :)

pure oil in large amounts cant be digested kasi and ang primary storage nyan is the liver, since fat soluble sya, it gets excreted in a much slower rate than water soluble stuff kaya mas may tendency to accumulate in the body, and since purong oil nga sya, sa liver ang bagsak nya.

para sakin its better to be cautious lang, its short term vs. long term effects na eh, madamidaming amount din kasi per dose ang VCO. kahit purely organic pa sya, since its still a form of fat, it needs to be taken in moderation. ang alam kong healthiest na oil lang na pwede itake orally is olive oil, but needs to be taken in moderation as well.

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Post by: abuanddiego on July 23, 2011, 02:05:47 pm
Vco is indeed an oil or fat as others might call it (oil-liquid, fat-solid ;D) but we should look beyond that and investigate further regarding its components. Based on the current studies that I've read, although VCO is a saturated fat, it is a unique and healthy type of saturated fat, because the fatty acids here are mainly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), they are are not harmful to the body since they are shorter than the long-chain triglycerides common in other fats and oils. The fat in VCO is the type of fat that is not stored by the body, but rather, quickly digested and transformed by the body as fuel for energy rather than stored as faty. This also means that VCO does not produce fat and cholesterol. Saturated fats found in VCO are actually good and promotes health.

"Coconut oil is one of the most important vegetable oils and what differentiates it from other types of fat is that because it contains the only known source of edible Lauric acid (C12) in high amount of about 50% of the total oil content. Lauric Acid has natural anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-protozoan, and anti-fungal properties. Virgin coconut oil is a natural antibiotic because of its essential components like monolaurin - essentially acts by disrupting the lipid coating of the organisms, rendering them defenseless against your body’s white blood cells. Consuming VCO supplies your body with a natural germ fighter that strengthens the body’s immune system and resists harmful viruses and microorganisms." source: my friends yahoo and google

Regarding olive oil, there has been studies that once heated, it loses many of its benefits, and can even damage cells because of its chemical structure, unlike VCO that retains it's nutritional qualities and benefits even at very high temperatures. I think both are good oils, depending on how you will use it. If taken orally they could be really beneficial, but once you use it with cooking, dyan na magkakaron ng difference. There has been issues regarding coconuts before (that it can make you fat haha!) that's why siguro may mga opposing views na lumalabas. But since the birth of the new studies, parang wala na ata masyadong lumabas na bad news about it, mostly positive feedbacks na. Kelan ba yung news about people developing fatty liver, recent lang ba iyan? Baka naman there are other factors that contributed to it? Like their liver has problems na before they took VCO? May nasabi ba sila? Kasi kung pure VCO ang culprit contradicting nga iyan sa mga recent studies about VCO since ang claim nila is safe ang VCO even if taken in large amounts since the body transforms it immediately into energy and actually help liver problems.

With regards to long-term effects naman, honestly, I feel much safer with natural/organic products over synthetic ones, at least kay mother nature galing diba?  ;D

http://www.treelight.com/health/nutrition/CoconutOil.html
http://blessedquietness.com/journal/theworld/cocoonut_oil.htm
http://www.liversupport.com/wordpress/2011/03/liver-pros-and-cons-of-olive-oil/
http://wellandgoood.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-its-best-not-to-cook-with-extra.html
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Post by: Diet Chocolate on July 24, 2011, 11:35:00 am
our vet recommended enervon-c syrup for our corgi, i just bought a small bottle yesterday and gave it to him for the first time last night, no sweat hehe i fed it to him using a plastic spoon and he licked it off clean, he loved the taste  :) i'll see if it's good for him, picky eater kasi sya so I feel he needs supplement, gusto ko tumaba ....
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 24, 2011, 03:46:36 pm
abuanddiego:

    to each his own. :) thats why i said "i dont advise" giving vco because its something i dont and wouldnt give to my dogs as well. just shared what i know about VCO. (^_^)

im kinda cautious lang with supplements that are fat-soluble. lalo na since vco is given orally ng medyo large amounts pa, may mga supplements kasi na years after saka nadidiscover na merong effect na hindi maganda, pero I swear i saw that sa isang show, if not sa news na merong cases ng fatty liver na ang isang kinoconsider na culprit is VCO supplementation.

I could use VCO prolly but topical lang, not oral administration. :)

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Post by: YellowBunny on July 24, 2011, 05:55:15 pm
my spoiled labs will walk out when they even sniff that vco.hahaha.
so NO VCO kame  :)
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Post by: Naiv25 on July 25, 2011, 12:31:38 am
VCO even helped Magic Johnson dealing with HIV. I used VCO for my digestion problem. not sure lang kung pwede sa dogs taken orally. ang alam ko kasi ang omega 3 oil ang kailagan nila.
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 25, 2011, 12:37:52 am
it MIGHT work especially for humans but dogs are significantly smaller than humans kasi and iba naman ang digestive system nila, kaya im saying take it with precaution kasi kahit naturally derived pa sya, its still pure oil which CAN be stored in the liver when given in large amounts.

and please be reminded that these supplements are not formulated to cure anything, they are just merely, supplements hence the disclaimer : no approved therapeutic claims, meaning, they have not been proven to cure anything yet, they can prolly aid in certain ailments but they cant really cure per se.

ay i came across an article pala before on which kind of VCO ang mas okay, yung heat pressed or cold pressed, im not sure which of the two ang okay and kung ano ang difference between the two other than the process of how they were made lol!

Omega 3 oil i agree na need talaga ng dogs, few IUs lang naman ang dosage so okay lang sya, ang VCO kasi kelangan ilang mls talaga per dosage.

i still believe theres no harm in being cautious. ^_^ especially rampant ang cases ng dogs with calculi and fatty liver nowadays dahil narin sa food intake nila. :)

which reminds me of formaldehyde-filled bottles with yung mga stones na nakuha ng vet ng dogs ko sa ibang patients nila there, nakakaloka, yung ibang stones spikey spikey pa, im gonna take a picture of those pag visit ulit namin, naka-display kasi sa isang shelf sa ER nila yun. kaka-praning tuloy haha!
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Post by: babykat on July 25, 2011, 11:55:47 am
i used VCO for my dog's rash.  inaapply ko sya, and nagheal yung rash nya without her taking antibiotics or other meds.  pinagtake ko din sya ng VCO pero I stopped na when her rash disappeared.  I want to do more research muna before I continue.  Pero she loves her VCO. wala pang added flavor yun.

@babyjapnurse  -  I tried to look for coco nectar sa carica like you said pero wala daw sila.  Where pa kaya yun pwede bilhin?
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Post by: Naiv25 on July 25, 2011, 12:05:15 pm
Skowe ko mas excited makita ang coat shine na vit niya, kesa sa multivit, kaya inuuna ko ibigay ang multivit niya, alam niyang kelangan niyang ubusin yun bago siya makatikim ng coatshine.
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Post by: mo27 on July 25, 2011, 12:32:46 pm
question lang, is it safe to give regular vit c sa dog? ano brand gamit nyo?

sis, a vet recommended ceelin to my dog :) though hindi nagustuhan yung lasa so hindi na namin nagagamit.
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Post by: Naiv25 on July 25, 2011, 01:07:51 pm
From what i have learned dogs produce their own vitamin c in their body unlike humans.
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 25, 2011, 01:15:10 pm
^ i saw an article that says the same thing too. they can use trace minerals daw to produce their
own Vitamin C. i stopped giving them extra doses of it nung nabasa ko that article, kaso naalala ko
yung mga vet na kilala ko doesnt give alerts naman na mag-stop mag administer ng vitc sa dogs
kaya medyo 50/50 padin ako dun sa article. but for the meantime, i dont give them vitc supplement
muna, im fine na with clusivol syrup, virbac, oxyfresh, coco nectar and calcium.
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Post by: Naiv25 on July 25, 2011, 02:14:08 pm
That's why they don't get colds like humans. Kaya napapaisip ako pagsinasabing sinisipon ang mga aso. Ang alam ko they only get sick dahil sa infections.
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 25, 2011, 02:21:15 pm
^ meron talagang colds ang dogs, oversecretion of fluids that lube and protect the airway, when an allergen gets trapped, the body automatically produces more kaya nagkakaron ng sipon. :)

extreme cold and extreme warm temp or sudden weather changes can also trigger colds sa dogs parang sa humans also. :)
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Post by: Naiv25 on July 25, 2011, 02:50:29 pm
Ang alam ko kung may symptoms sila na ganyan there is an underlying infection like respiratory infection etc. Iba sa human na sinipon kasi nilamigan or naulanan.
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Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 25, 2011, 03:11:19 pm
^ cant speak in general na por que may colds may underlying infection na kaagad. of course its different from the common cold ng humans but it doesnt mean the dog is sick na of something, but we're not discounting the fact na respi problems usually have colds present too. :) depende nalang din talaga if there are other presenting symptoms other than the cold mismo.

sample nalang, dogs that are not sanay to stay long inside AC rooms is more likely to catch a cold, but I dont think theres something wrong na agad with the dog's respi system. case to case basis nalang yan, its not like fever naman na once you say the dog has fever automatic na agad na theres infection, kasi mabilis maapektuhan ng infection ang thermoregulation ng dogs unlike sa humans na minsan kahit may infection na hindi padin nilalagnat.

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Post by: Naiv25 on July 25, 2011, 08:37:56 pm
I read this in another forum


I Think My Dog Has a Cold

Your dog has developed a cough, runny eyes and nose, and is even sneezing. Sure sounds like the common cold, doesn't it? However, dogs don't get colds in quite the same sense as humans do. When examined more closely, most doggy colds can actually be attributed to a variety of respiratory infections caused by canine-specific viruses and bacteria.

Some of these infections simply have to run their course until your dog is well again. Others can develop into serious illnesses if allowed to progress unchecked. Let's take a look at some of the most common illnesses that often present themselves as dog colds.

Parainfluenza

The parainfluenza virus is one the most common and most contagious purveyors of cold-type illnesses in dogs. That's why combination vaccines include an inoculation against it. The infection is characterized by a chronic cough.

Adenovirus Type-2

Canine advenovirus type-2 is a major cause of common kennel cough, and produces symptoms that are often mistaken as signs of a run-of-the-mill dog cold. Although this virus is included in combination vaccines, it's not possible to completely protect a dog from contracting the illness. An inoculation will go a long way in lessening the severity of the virus if your pet happens to contract it.

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough, frequently caused by the Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria, is another illness that presents cold-like symptoms in dogs. Canines with kennel cough are most notably affected with a rasping cough that often brings up phlegm. Secondary symptoms include discharge from the nasal passages and eyes.

In many cases, kennel cough will resolve itself on its own as a dog's immune system attacks and overcomes the invading bacteria. However, if the animal’s immune system isn't strong enough to overcome the infection it can progress into pneumonia. Parainfluenza and adenovirus can cause kennel cough.

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is a systemic and highly contagious disease. It is one of the viruses dogs are routinely vaccinated against. The virus is easily spread via the fine vapor in an infected dog's exhale. Distemper is a serious illness that is often fatal. The virus can remain viable in the environment for up to one year.

Once a dog contracts this virus, the organism begins to chip away at white cells, leaving that dog open to other opportunistic infections such as the diseases mentioned above.

Dogs with distemper can display various cold-like symptoms from the virus itself as well as secondary infections, including:

    * Fever
    * Loss of appetite
    * Coughing
    * Vomiting
    * Thick yellow to green nasal discharge
    * Eye discharge

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How Do I Treat My Dog's Cold?

Treatment for any canine respiratory infection typically involves a bit of supportive home care in addition to veterinary intervention.
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When to Seek Veterinary Care

The first step in deciding whether your dog needs medical care lies in recognizing his or her symptoms. Once you've determined that your dog may have a cold, you must decide whether or not it's worth a trip to the vet. Although some respiratory infections do get better on their own, as a layperson it's difficult to judge just how severe your dog's illness really is.

The general rule of thumb is that puppies and senior dogs should both be examined by a vet any time they have cold-like symptoms. This is because their immune systems are usually weaker than those of healthy adult pets. That said, many owners prefer to err on the side of caution and take all sick dogs to the vet for a professional opinion.

In many cases, a vet will prescribe an antibiotic to treat the illness. While it's true that antibiotics are useless against viruses, these medications can destroy invading, opportunistic bacteria that make a dog even sicker while its immune system is fighting off the original virus.

Supportive Home Care

Just as with sick people, you can provide some supportive measures to make your dog feel more comfortable during the duration of his or her cold.

    * Keep your dog warm and dry.
    * Limit time spent outside during cold weather. Cold air tends to make the bronchial tubes constrict, making it more difficult for your dog to breathe.
    * Provide extra nutrition like boiled chicken and brown rice to coax your dog to eat. This will keep his or her strength up and provide immune system support.
    * Run a cool mist vaporizer near your dog's sleeping area to help keep the bronchial tubes moistened.
    * You can administer children's cold medicine as long as the type and dosage are approved by your veterinarian. This won't cure your dog's cold, but it will help ease the symptoms and make him or her more comfortable.

Conclusion

The next time you think to yourself, "My dog has a cold", remember that a cold is seldom as simple as it seems. Take the condition seriously and provide your pet with veterinary care if you believe it's warranted. Doing so can keep your dog's cold symptoms from developing into a life threatening respiratory infection.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: babyjapnurse01 on July 25, 2011, 09:05:53 pm
^ i came across that post too and if you actually read it carefully hindi naman ginegeneralize na pag may colds e automatic nang may underlying sakit thats why they used the phrase "most doggy colds can actually be attributed to a variety of respiratory infections caused by canine-specific viruses and bacteria." but it doesnt mean all.

^_^ yung connotation kasi na colds=respi ailment can actually cause panic dahil common din naman ang colds sa mga dogs, its becomes alarming lang when there are other manifestations other than yung cold mismo, which is actually mentioned on that article that you copied here. :)

parang mali ata sis pagkakainterpret mo dyan sa article, theyre not speaking in general eh, kaya dogs do get colds too, and not all colds are caused by bacteria/viruses, sometimes dogs get colds as their way to adapt sa environment, anatomically speaking, iba ang sinuses ng dogs and and they have lots of nociceptors, those nociceptors are sensitive and would react easily to irritants but having the presence of irritants doesnt really mean theres an infection.

sample nalang sa temp changes, try to feed your dog something spicy, sisipunin kaagad yan for sure, because the chemicals dun sa sili or yung spice triggers the brain that theres a sudden change in the environment's temp kasi nga may feeling na mainit, kaya magiging hyperactive yan, magsesecrete ng discharge so it could moisten the air that the dog would breathe in to cool their body's temp, remember ang mga aso hindi pinapawisan, the only way for them to cool themselves is thru their mouth, nose and paws.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: freelancebuddy on July 28, 2011, 04:04:50 pm
I give my shih tzu Barfy multivitamins. nabili ko sya 75 pesos.
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Post by: vainjane on August 18, 2011, 03:57:52 am
nutri-vet shed defense chewables
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Post by: lee888 on August 27, 2011, 12:30:21 am
virbac nutri-plus gel  :)
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Post by: scrapbookjunkie on August 27, 2011, 10:44:10 am
lc vit sa mga senior dogs namin (2 terrier, they're turning 11 this october!), deltacal and vitamin b for the lab (nasprain dati kaya ito yung supplement na binigay ng vet) at sangobion for the shih tzu (ang doggy na anemic!).
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Post by: rinapie on August 27, 2011, 12:01:31 pm
^wow! Oldies na nga dogs mo at naka vit.b yung lab ninyo? Di ba mas tumakaw? Hehe!

I'm giving fishoils to my dog. Wala lang...healthy coat nga daw.
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Post by: scrapbookjunkie on August 27, 2011, 09:09:24 pm
Oo sis oldies na pero malalakas pa din kumain at tumahol! Bilib nga yung vet nila kasi hindi daw mukhang 11 years old. re vit b, di naman lumakas kumain ni liam the lab.  ;D
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: mac0308 on November 23, 2011, 07:23:38 pm
we give our dogs Alpha Dog all organic supplement. gustong gusto nila. hindi na kami nagbibigay ng ibang vitamins kaya walang hirap magpainom [textspeak!] powder lang sya na minimix sa food nila.
we use it since nagka-mange ang french bulldog namin at nakarecover sya agad.
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Post by: gogreengorgeous on December 12, 2011, 06:46:40 pm
Hi mga sis! I heard ok ang fish oil for dogs dahil sa omega 3..I'm thinking of buying them angel drops natural omega 3, medyo nagdadalawang isip kasi ako bigyan sila ng fish oil for humans e kaya eto sana balak ko since pang dogs talaga. May nakatry na ba sa inyo ng angel drops? ok ba ito? parang di ko kasi naencounter dito sa thread na to yung supplement na yun e.

Also pano nyo napapainom ng softgel caps yung mga pups? di ba sila nabubulunan pag softgel capsules?

TIA!  ;D
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 13, 2011, 12:51:01 am
^Tip sis, usually better ang human grade fish oils than those especially made for dogs. Why, because human grade supplements are tested and approved, yung sa dogs I doubt na sineseryoso ng manufacturers ang paggawa nun. Parang yung issue rin regarding dogfood, kahit premium brands, di tayo nakakasiguro na 100% safe. So I suggest, kung wala kang makitang okay na fish oil for pets, look for those which is made for humans  ;)

I think di naman sila mabubulunan, medyo malaki pero malambot naman, parang syang jelly bean pero mas malambot pa, minsan kahit di pa nakakagat, nabubutas na at lumalabas na yung oil. Pero ang ginagawa ko minsan, dip ko sa warm water para medyo magsoften pa at mas madulas pag dikit sa dila nila haha
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Post by: galadriel on March 23, 2012, 03:14:11 pm
Jacobo, our 9mos. shih tzu, gets LCvit, omega 3 and virgin coconut oil. we've also recently incorporated apple cider vinigar sa meals nya.
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Post by: snix on May 13, 2012, 04:41:28 pm
ano benefits ng lc-vit? thinking if adding vitamins to my baby's
diet since napakasakitin kahit nakapremium dogfood siya..

iniisip ko lang kung ano maganda pet tabs or lc vit
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Post by: abuanddiego on May 14, 2012, 06:23:37 am
LC-Vit http://www.lacroesus.com/pet_lcvit.htm
Pet-tabs http://www.1800petmeds.com/Pet+Tabs-prod2423.html
http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog4dogs/2009/08/20/pet-tabs-multivitamin-alert/

sa experience namin sa LC vit, ayoko na irecommend sa iba kasi nagkarashes si Diego nung maliit pa sya tapos si Abu naman 2mos. na nyang iniinom eh wala pa ring effect sa kanya.
about the pet tabs, alam ko nagtry din ako dati nito kay Diego pero tinigil ko kasi feeling ko wala naman talaga syang need for multivitamins. At parang matagal na syang nasa market so duda ako kung updated ba yung studies/ingredients na ginamit dito. so kung ako tatanungin, ayoko sa dalawang yan hahaha!
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Post by: snix on May 14, 2012, 11:45:26 am
maganda reviews ng lc vit ng nagresearch ako eh pettabs naman parang overrated masyado pati price..ngayon kasi okay naman na yung appetite sumobra sa katakawan dahil niresetahan ng vet
niya ng pampagana dahil nawalan ng gana..gusto ko sana para sa
immune system..kelan lang naglbm yan nakalimutan ko kung among sakit yun dumapo sa kanya, naparvo pa yan ah at ngayon naman yung liver infection nga..

eh gumastos ako ng 5k sa liver infection niya yes ganun kamahal shock to the system talaga lol..kaa gusto ko sana maginvest na lang sa vitamins kung makakatulong
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Post by: abuanddiego on May 14, 2012, 04:29:25 pm
recent lang ba yung parvo? di kaya may connection yung liver infection and parvo nya? kami naman kahit noon pa walang vitamins, di rin kasi ako ganon kaconvince na kailangan nila ng vits, unless may health issues or prone sa stress, so sa quality ng food ako nakatutok para malakas ang immune system. Marami din akong nababasa na okay daw ang LC-vit pero samin di sya nagwork kaya may x na sya sa list namin ;D at mas gusto ko talaga ang natural vitamins over synthetic ones.
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Post by: twelve5 on May 22, 2012, 04:48:18 am
All our dogs get pet-tabs. Some are ok with it, chew and swallow like a treat. Some naman are maarte, kelangan pa i-mix sa food. Kanya-kanyang topak. Hehe

Our dogs eat kasi homecooked meals. I know that some nutrients are lost during preparation, so we need to supplement maski paano.

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Post by: kid09do on September 12, 2012, 09:07:05 pm
hello mga sisses!! :D im newbie here in female network..i have super picky toy poodle,,i did apply yung sinasabi nilang 20 min. rule during feeding,i had her dewormed,dae ko na din na try na dry dogfood(with proper transition)pero picky pa din sya..she weigh2.8kg,and i think shes thin pa din kc prominent pa din yun pelvic bone and ribs nya,,gusto ko lang hingi ng help regarding mosegor vita..may nakagamit na ba nito sa mga dogs nyo?ask ko lang kung ilan ml ang ibibigay ko para maboost yung appetite nya thanks:)
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Post by: abuanddiego on September 13, 2012, 03:09:02 am
^hi sis! welcome to gt and to the pets' section!

ilan mos. na sya? natry mo na lagyan ng meat ang dogfood nya? ano-ano na yung natry mong brands?  kung prominent ang pelvic bone and ribs payat nga sya. nakita na ba ng vet? sinearch ko yung mosegor vita, pizotifen maleate din pala sya? Kung yan nga yung pizotifen, binigyan na rin kami nyan ng vet kasi di rin palakain shih tzu ko nung maliit pa sya. Last month binigyan ulit sya kasi nagkasakit at ayaw kumain. Nakalimutan ko na yung dosage nung puppy pa sya pero yung latest is 5ml/day for two weeks or until maubos yung bottle. ask mo nalang sa vet yung proper dosage for your dog.

Try mo rin sis ang Raffavit, natural ingredients naman sya. yan lang binibigay kong supplement sa mga alaga ko and fish oil. sobrang picky at payat din ng shih tzu ko nung maliit pa pero lumakas appetite nya nung binigyan ko ng Raffavit. almost 2 years na namin yan gamit pero okay pa rin results sa kanya.
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Post by: kid09do on September 13, 2012, 09:10:15 am
hi sis @abuanddiego...thanks for the reply..i tried go natural,acana,science diet,eukanuba,i have her checked by the vet..pero she doesnt see any problem naman since masigla and playful yung dog namin,the breeder kasi she used to feed her before some table food kaya naging picky sya pero right now strict na ko sa diet nya..i dont even add meats sa kibbles nya kasi panigurado pipiliin nya yung meat at ititira yung kibbles..the i feed her beef pro ayun lumakas [textspeak!] kumain for 2 months...tas napansin ko lately nagiskip na naman sya ng meals..i gave her 1/4 c per meal 2x/day,she's 2 y/o na and weighs 2.8 kg..palpable kasi yung pelvic nya and it made me think na kailngan nya mag-gain ng weight :'( :'(...anung weight ng tzu mo ngaun sis?

yes sis!yung mosegor vita pizotifen din yun..anung weight ang shitzu mo nun bnigyan sya nun?btw, liquid form ba yung raffavit?saka magkano sis?thanks
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Post by: abuanddiego on September 13, 2012, 04:13:05 pm
baka psychological yung problem nya. ganyan din yung shih tzu ko dati kaya binigyan ng pizotifen. alam ko sa mga recovering dogs or pag sobrang picky lang at nangangayayat lang sya binibigay. okay lang sis bigyan mo ng meat kasi kailangan ng dogs ang protein, essential ang protein sa body nila at dapat fresh and human grade. yan ang hindi kayang ibigay ng dogfood kahit premium brand pa sya kaya dapat haluan talaga ng meat ang dogfood. premium and grain-free dogfood are not really nutritionally complete, claim lang yun ng dogfood companies para sa kanila umasa mga dog owners. mas maganda kung balik mo sis sa Acana since sila na lang ng Orijen ang wala pang recall. Halos lahat kasi ng premium brands satin narecall na eh.

Yung shih tzu ko bago magkasakit nasa 5.5kg, then naging 5.25kg, yan yung weight nya nung binigyan ng pizotifen. di ko lang sure kung ano na ngayon, pero naglalaro lang siguro sa ganyang bigat. Yes sis liquid yung raffavit, nasa 170-250 sya depende sa store kasi. sa dogs and the city 200 sa pet express 250. 3ml binibigay ko sa shih tzu daily.
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Post by: kid09do on September 13, 2012, 05:12:16 pm
sis abu thanks sa info about premium dogfoods..parang ayaw nya kasi nun acana nun inaamoy nya lang tas tatalikuran na sa lahat ng dog food na nasubukan ko beef pro lang yung knain nya talaga ,gusto nya dinudurog yung kibbles tas lalagyan ng konting water..i know mas better pagdry kasi it helps them na maclean yung teeth nila kaso pagdry kasi para syang mabubulunan hehe. im planning to switch her na sa acana ulit o orijen pagnaubos yung stock ng beefpro sa bahay :D sis okay lang ba kung magswitch ako sa ibang dogfood kahit na 2months pa lang sya sa beef pro hindi ba sya lalong magiging picky?
ilang cup yung nauubos ng tzu mo every meal?

i guess ttry ko yung pizotifen then after nya maubos magswitch ako sa rafavit.. ;D tas magadd ako ng konting meat sa food nya sana lang wag piliin..hehe..eager talaga kasi ako mataba sya at maging healthy ..para mas matagal pa kami magsama :D
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Post by: abuanddiego on September 14, 2012, 12:29:43 am
^walang anuman sis, masaya ako pag shinashare yung mga info sa fellow pet owners para magtagal ang buhay ng mga alaga.alam natin na marami pa rin ang hindi fully aware when it comes to dog ownership kaya maganda kung maspread natin ang mga info. sa totoo lang, mas concern pa ako sa dogs kesa humans haha!

anong variant ng acana natry nya? alam mo yung ibang dogfood, may iniispray daw na pampalasa at nilalagyan ng oil para magustuhan ng mga dogs. beef pro has low quality ingredients, at pwedeng isa sya sa mga brands na nagundergo ng "dogfood coating" so yung pagkagusto nya sa beefpro, hindi sya totally maganda for her since wala syang nakukuhang nutrients, pwedeng naaddict lang sya sa amoy at lasa. yung mas maganda pag dry, sinabi na rin sakin ng vet yan pero based on my research and my experience, hindi sya totoo. yung shih tzu ko noon ilang months nakadry kibbles pero grabe pa rin ang tartar. At dahil moisture ang kailangan ng dogs, mahihirapan sila magdigest kung walang water ang food. Ano ang result in the end, tartar build up and stress sa organs. yan yung mga important infos na di sinasabi ng vet kasi in vet school daw onting-onti ang background on doggie nutrition. Most of their sponsors din daw are dogfood companies so halos lahat ng info galing din sa companies. In other words, most vets rely only on dogfood. Tell them that you're giving homecooked meals and raw feeding, papagalitan ka pa ;D

Yung shih tzu ko siguro 1/2-3/4cup lang per day,minsan 1cup pero may halong meat yung kibbles nya. Ako kasi mas gusto ko magbigay ng real food kaya wala sakin kung mas piliin nila ang meat than kibbles. Nagluluto kasi talaga ako for them at raw feeder din ako sis ;) Actually bumalik lang ako sa kibbles kasi nagkasakit yung shih tzu, elimination trial lang kami ngayon. pero before the year ends plan ko sya ibalik sa homecooked or raw.

I highly suggest na palitan mo ang beefpro kasi hindi maganda ang ingredients. And I assure you na pag hinaluan mo ng meat ang dog food nya magiging mas healthy at tatagal ang pagsasama nyo. You will find out why if you will visit the best dry dogfood thread. Madaming links dun about doggie nutrition. Mas mabuti kung read and study it yourself para matuto ka rin pumili ng right dog food. After reading you will never look at dog food the same way again. Update mo lang kami dito sa progress nyo and goodluck ;)

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Huntress Krystle on September 14, 2012, 12:58:42 am
I have 5 dogs. Dun sa 4, wala akong binibigay na kahit anong supplements kasi perfectly healthy naman sila dun sa premium dog food na kinakain nila. Pero yung isa, since may history sya ng UTI and struvite crystals, she's under homemade diet. And since hindi ako kuntento sa nutrients na nakukuha nya sa pagkain nya, I give her multivitamins lang (Lc-vit) and cranberry capsules for her urinary tract maintenance.
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Post by: kid09do on September 14, 2012, 10:22:28 am

sis abu she tried acana paciica back when she's still a puppy..kaso pahirapan din ang pagkain nya..siguro nga naadik sya sa beefpro dhil sa mga preservatives na nkaadd sa kibbles.so ok lang pala kahit isoak ko yung kibbles sa water para mas makain nyang mabuti?ang dami ko natutunan sayo i guess magpapalit na ko sa premium maybe acana kaso di ko alam kung anung variant that suits for her..huhu.. try ko din magadd ng solid gold green tripe..ttry ko dn imonitor yung intake nya baka naooverfeed ko [textspeak!]..medyo dae prob yung dog ko ngaun right now nangangati pa sya...thanks sa knowledge na shinare mo ha..very welcoming ang pagpasok ko dito sa GT...

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Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on September 15, 2012, 01:37:04 am
walang anuman sis. it's my pleasure to help ;) try mo ulit ibalik sa Acana, tapos lagyan mo kahit chicken or pork stock baka sakaling kainin. ako sis eversince sinosoak ko talaga ang kibbles sa water or stock, masyado kasing dry ang kibbles, mahihirapan sila magdigest. importante lang alam natin kung san sila allergic like for ex. allergic sa chicken or beef, pili ka ng ibang variant. kasi halos pare-parehas lang naman nutritional analysis nila, sa protein source lang nagkakaiba. yung solid gold green tripe, tinigil ko na pala kasi may ingredient sya na di maganda, carrageenan. check mo na lang sa advice for a first time dog owner andun yung usapan namin. siguro yung normal tuwalya na lang sa supermarket ang bigay mo sa kanya, pampalasa lang naman para kumain. baka food lang dahilan nyan, check mo kung mawawala pag nagpalit ka ng food.
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Post by: kid09do on September 15, 2012, 01:45:05 pm
sige ichecheck ko,thanks sis abu :) ibinili ko na sya ng acana lamb and apple today since hypo allergenic sya sana maminimize nya yung pangangati at paglalagas ng balahibo ng dog ko dahil siguro yun sa beefpro..maguupdate na lang ako din kung anung improvement nya...thank you sa mga tips  :) :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on September 15, 2012, 02:47:54 pm
wala yun sis. give mo lang yung acana for 1 month then see kung may changes. pero gradual lang ang transition para di magdiarrhea. update mo lang kami dito.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: jhenpretty on September 17, 2012, 04:46:38 pm
We usually give Papi OB for my pregnant toy poodle and sometimes and additional malunggay capsule and vitamin E.. ^_^
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Truimph on September 26, 2012, 07:48:59 pm
Hi,
Some good fruits and veggies you can give your dog are baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, pieces of apple (no seeds or core- those are bad), green beans, small amounts of non spiced canned pumpkin. Small pieces of banana are ok, but only give in small amounts because they are very rich. I would not give your dog milk- they can’t digest it well and it will only cause diarrhea and stomach upset. Water is all they need to drink- you can add some ice cubes for a treat. If you want to give your dog something good for a treat- freeze some apple sauce in ice cube trays or small Dixie cups. Your dog will love it!
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: ekaht on September 27, 2012, 08:00:54 am
Meron po ako na shih spitz 3 1/2 months palang. Wala naman akong problema sa pagpapakain sa kanya kasi magana. Eto po tanong ko:

1. Pwede ba human vitamins sa kanya like Tiki-tiki or Ceelin?
2. How many drops or ml and everyday po ba?
3. Mas lalo ba syang lalaki?

Yung retriever kasi namin vitamin for dogs kasi iniinom dati kaso naisip ko baka pwede naman yung pangtao saka kasi mas mura. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on September 30, 2012, 02:25:51 pm
Ano yung vitamin nya ngayon? gamit namin is raffavit, tipid naman kasi 3-5ml lang per day. umaabot ng 1-2months ang isang bottle.

natry ko ang tiki-tiki 4 years ago, pero di ko masabi kung effective talaga kasi yung dog ko magana talaga kumain at malaking bulas. observe mo na lang kung lalakas ang appetite, mas magiging active pag nabigyan kasi yan usually yung signs na okay yung vitamins. Yung ceelin naman, kahit hindi everyday ang pagbigay, kasi kaya ng mga dogs magproduce ng vitamin c, so during stressful conditions or kung may sakit lang talaga nila kailangan yan.

Pero kung healthy naman ang dog mo, parang sa tao kung healthy sya pati ang food, no need for vitamins. makikita mo naman sa istura niya, like healthy appetite, clear skin, shiny coat, active, firm poop. yung eldest ko hindi kailangan ng vitamins kasi malakas sya talaga kumain, so minsan ko lang bigyan ng raffavit. pero yung shih tzu sya ang may kailangan kasi mahina ang appetite, kung walang raffavit hihina sya kumain. so case to case basis din ang pagbigay ng vitamins.
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Post by: ekaht on October 11, 2012, 09:46:11 pm
^ Magkano sis yung Raffavit? Ngayon tiki-tiki lang pinapainom ko sa kanya kahit super gana naman niya kumain bago ko pa siya bigyan ng vitamins. Pansin ko lang kasi sa kanya super liit niya for his age or baka dahil sa maliit yung parents niya kaso pansin ko kahit na ang dami kong pinapakain pin-poop niya lang din kaya di lumalaki katawan niya. Every night ko siya pinapainom ng vitamin, 1 hr after his last meal. 2ml daw sabi ng vet. Pag healthy ba yung dog saka maayos kumain hindi na kailangan ng vitamin?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on October 11, 2012, 11:19:50 pm
^depende sa store sis. nakukuha ko from 180-250. sa dogs and the city 200, sa pet express 250, pero minsan may 10% discount.

yes sis pag healthy naman at malakas ang appetite kahit hindi everyday ibigay. kahit during stressful situations lang like matamlay, may sakit, bagong bakuna, may trip kayo. mas maganda rin kung morning ibigay, pagkagising nyo para magamit nya the whole day. pag gabi kasi di na magagamit since matutulog na kayo, baka maging makulit pa at di matulog hehe.

baka genetics ang dahilan bakit sya maliit. may ganyang mga dogs kahit anong pakain di lalaki kasi mana sa parents. ano ba ang food nya? make sure na quality, at walang grains and by-products. pag maraming grains madalas madami rin ang poop, walang gaano napupunta sa katawan kasi hindi naman nila naaabsorb ang plant matters.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: xoxojoy on October 12, 2012, 04:52:24 pm
Sis ano po pwede vitamins para kumapal uli buhok ng dog ko. Sobra kasi kung mag shef cia ng fur.  :(
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Post by: abuanddiego on October 14, 2012, 01:25:26 am
^may mga dogs na malakas talaga magshed. ano ang dog mo? ilang mos/year na? pero pwedeng shedding season kaya numipis ang balahibo nya, shampoo--baka matapang, pwede rin food or may lacking na supplements. make sure din na walang skin problem. aside from giving a healthy diet, ano pala ang food nya? bigay ka ng fish oil na human grade, mataas sya sa omega 3, at yan ang magpapaganda sa coat and skin nya, pwede rin virgin coconut oil ipainom at ipahid sa coat.
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Post by: xoxojoy on October 16, 2012, 10:31:49 pm
I have a 3 month old chowspitz.. beefpro puppy [textspeak!] ftood nia. Ano ba maganda dogfood? TIA
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Post by: ekaht on October 19, 2012, 10:42:12 pm
abuanddiego--Nung unang kuha ko sa kanya beef pro pinapakin sa kanya kaso ang baho ng poop niya sa beef pro saka hindi daw maganda yung quality kaya nung napunta siya saken nag-switch ako sa Vitality ng paonti-onti. Ngayon naman parang nagsawa siya sa Vitality kaya hinahaluan ko nalang ng wet food(Pyramid Hill), nung una magana pa siya kumain pero ngayon kailangan laging bantayan para ubusin yung food saka minsan ayaw niya kainin. Lagi naman siyang vin-vitamins saka ngayon lang nags-start yung problema ko sa pagpapakain sa kanya pero super bibbo naman niya. Next week pa kasi yung appointment namin sa vet niya. Di ko nga alam kung papalitan ko na yung Vitality eh.
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Post by: abuanddiego on October 20, 2012, 01:21:31 am
sis xoxojoy, mas maganda kung ikaw mismo marunong tumingin kung maganda ang isang brand, here are some helpful links para matutong kumilatis ng mga dog food brands:
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=betterproducts
http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=badingredients
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2010/10/21/selecting-the-best-cat-pet-and-dog-pet-food.aspx

after knowing how to read the label, dapat informed din about the recalls. kahit kasi maganda ang ingredients, yung iba narerecall due to salmonella and e coli contamination. check this link from time to time for updates: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/

sis ekaht, you can also check the above links then check the ingredients ng Vitality and Pyramid Hill. Dyan mo malalaman kung dapat na kayo magpalit.
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going back to topic,
Garlic as supplement:
http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/garlic-for-dogs.html
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Post by: tsokolat on October 27, 2012, 07:16:14 pm
tiki-tiki for baby
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Post by: furby103 on November 16, 2012, 08:03:59 am
Fish oil para maganda hair nya
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Post by: mloveg on November 26, 2012, 12:18:14 am
My baby is taking LC- Vit which she loves pero pinrescribe ng vet ko in addition ay yung Mosegor. Appetite stimulant siya for humans ang prob ko lang, ayaw ng pom ko lasa nun kaya hindi ko siya napapainom.. Ayoko na siya ipilit kasi 1 time binigla ko pinush yung gamit sa syringe sa loob ng mouth nya bigla siyang nachoke as inang tagal! Kaya natakot ako nun akala ko mangingisay na siya nun!
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Post by: abuanddiego on November 26, 2012, 01:30:47 pm
^sis try mo raffavit, natural supplement sya, puro fruits and veggies lang walang lasang gamot. pag magbigay ka ng meds using syringe or dropper, sa side ng mouth mo ibigay, automatic yun lunok agad sila.
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Post by: rinapie on November 29, 2012, 11:29:30 am
generic multivit+iron
generic vitamin c
fish oil
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Post by: mloveg on November 30, 2012, 09:12:17 am
^^ sis abuanddiego, yung raffavit ba appetite stmulant? thank u!
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Post by: abuanddiego on November 30, 2012, 10:57:20 am
^multivitamins sya sis, pero sa experience ko dito lumakas kumain ang super picky kong shih tzu. pinagluluto ko pa sya before pero madali pa rin magsawa. binigyan na rin sya ng appetite stimulant kasi ayaw talaga kumain, pizotifen maleate yung name. but with raffavit, within 1 week lumakas appetite nya. and until now, ganun pa rin effect, more than 2 years na namin tong gamit. try mo lang sis, natural naman sya, kasi sa synthetic vitamins we've tried LC-vit na rin, walang effect sa mga alaga ko, yung isa nagkarashes pa.
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Post by: mloveg on November 30, 2012, 01:05:42 pm
^availble ba yun sa mga pet shops parang LC-vit?
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Post by: abuanddiego on November 30, 2012, 03:23:53 pm
pet express and dogs and the city meron sis, pero yung ibang petshops hindi nila alam yung brand.
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Post by: mloveg on December 01, 2012, 12:11:45 pm
[textspeak!] thank u so much sis! :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 01, 2012, 01:56:57 pm
^walang anuman sis. give ka feedback if matry nyo  :)
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Post by: minnie99 on December 03, 2012, 04:15:22 pm
Gave my dogs Fish Oil Capsules for 1 month, super lambot ng fur. Pero so far walang paglalago na nangyari. Tuloytuloy ko pa to see. :)

Thinking if I should give the same to my puppies...
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 03, 2012, 04:56:17 pm
^ilan cap binibigay mo daily? you can increase the dosage na kung wala pa masyadong changes.
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Post by: pink_girl69 on December 14, 2012, 04:22:01 am
pano painumin ng vitamins yung mga shitzu nyo ? ayaw ng i lick nung tzu ko yung spoon na may lcvit,dati naman ganon lang ginagawa ko,nagpalit ako vit. pero ayaw pa din,khit yung fishoil paano ipainom; e yung vit.c diba maasim yun [textspeak!] ako pag sinama ko yun sa dogfood nya d nya kakainin yun....
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 14, 2012, 11:45:11 am
^pag vitamins madali painumin yung sakin kasi natural yung vitamins nya na may vanilla flavor so walang asim factor. dropper gamit ko. pag tablet or capsule, mahirap painumin niluluwa nya, iniipit ko na lang sa meat. ayoko ihalo sa food kasi baka maassociate nya yung amoy/lasa ng vitamins sa food at di kainin.
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Post by: rinapie on December 14, 2012, 11:53:52 am
hindi tzu yung alaga ko pero ganun din ako, iniipit sa karne yung tablet, most of the time, hot dog.
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 14, 2012, 02:42:00 pm
^very effective yan sa kanila kahit picky eater hindi aayaw hihi. nakaraw din kami so kumukuha ako ng onti sa meat then boil ko lang, yun na yung pangtreats nila. as much as possible, boiled meat lang bigay mo sis kasi maraming preservatives at mataas ang sodium content ng hotdog. mas maganda sa dogs kung plain meat lang.
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Post by: rinapie on December 15, 2012, 11:07:35 pm
^yes, sobrang effective ang hotdog. sa bullmastiff ko sobrang bihira lang din naman yun kapag hindi niya nakakain yung vitamins. hinahalo ko lang yung tablets sa dog food niya.
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 16, 2012, 11:54:49 pm
^yung mga alaga ko naman magaling magluwa at mamili ng gamot, minsan kala ko nalunok na biglang may mahuhulog ;D very effective yung pagipit sa meat lalo kung soft lunok agad sila.

right now I'm giving vitamin c din pala kasi ang gulo ng panahon, sinisipon tuloy sila. buti effective within 2-3 days gumagaling agad.
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Post by: twelve5 on December 17, 2012, 04:16:24 pm
Yung alaga ko ang galing sa magic. Kala namin na lunok na yung meds nya pero mamya makikita namin sa floor.  >:(

Pag hinahalo naman sa food, di nya kakainin kasi alam nya smell and taste. Sobrang mahirapan talaga. Hunger strike ang bala nya samin.  ::)

Lately, i devised a way. Bali kina-crush ko sa mortar and pestle yung kidney meds + multi-vitamins + 5 canidae pellets. The last 2 somehow masks the smell and taste of the kidney meds. Tapos add ko yan sa food nya.

90% of the time effective. Yung 10% pag may topak sya. Di nya talaga touch yung food nya.

Problema ko lang ngayon paubos na yung multi-vits tablets nya. Parang pet-tabs yun. And wala akong mabili.  :'(
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Post by: abbyme on December 17, 2012, 06:22:32 pm
I use LC-Vit and tiki tiki for my dogs.. so far so cute ang shih tzu pets ko..  :P
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Post by: Almond982 on December 19, 2012, 03:50:14 pm
tiki tiki from the time na nakakakain na sila ng puppy food upto 2 months

2 months and up Troy's Nutri pet
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Post by: jccastro15 on January 03, 2013, 12:30:29 am
Ceelin and Tiki-Tiki too for my pets.
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 03, 2013, 12:40:18 am
question: effective bang appetite stimulant ang tiki-tiki and ceelin sa kanila?
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Post by: minnie99 on January 03, 2013, 03:03:03 pm
Just a tip on giving capsules/tablets: I coat/dip the meds in peanut butter first (Lady's) tapos saka ko ioopen mouth nya (he will do it willingly) then put sa pinakalikod ng mouth nya. I think his first reaction will be to lick, which will in turn make him swallow the meds. :) Napansin ko kasi when I don't dip it in PB, kahit lagay ko sa dulo, mailuluwa nya tapos ngunguyain nya capsule. Yikes!

Recently had my puppy's CBC kasi dapat irerehome siya pero anemic pala so I had to give him iron supplements for a week. i don't think that raised his RBC enough :|
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Post by: mloveg on January 03, 2013, 11:38:58 pm
Pwede pa ba ang tiki tiki sa 5 months old?? Until when pwede mag tiki tiki?
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 04, 2013, 04:09:53 am
^^yung bulldog ko rin anemic, binigyan ng iron supplement for a month, may improvement pero hindi pa rin daw enough. ano yung iron supplement na binigay sa inyo? I'm giving liver and other organs, feeling ko kasi diet yung cause eh.

^parang kahit ilang taon pwede sila magvitamins, depende na lang kung san mahihiyang. nagtry ako before ng tiki-tiki pero hindi effective eh, that's why nagaask ako sa mga nakasubok kung anong effect sa dogs nila.
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Post by: minnie99 on January 04, 2013, 10:15:42 am
Hi sis abu! :) Iniisip ko nga din painumin ng dugo eh. HAHAHA. But seriously, naisip ko din baka sa diet yun... Di ko maalala yung gamot but it's just ferrous sulfate yata.
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Post by: rinapie on January 04, 2013, 11:49:27 am
tiki-tiki and ceelin, i think helpful depende kung tamang dosage yata. pampagana siya sa mga bata diba? kaya palagay ko may ganong effect din sa dogs. sa isang pet forum merong nagbibigay ng appebon or appetason yata yung name.

yung dog ko bumababa din yung dugo pero sabi ng doctor ko, normal din naman kasi nagpapalit daw kasi sila ng dugo naturally. siguro hindi naman kasi sobrang baba kaya di naman niya sinabi na anemic.
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 04, 2013, 11:29:46 pm
^^pwede din ang dugo sis, try mo magadd ng organs baka sakali makatulong ;)

^noon ko pa kasi nabasa yung tungkol sa tiki-tiki and other human vits, 2008 pa, tapos nung tinry ko parang walang effect sa alaga ko. dami na rin kasi lumabas na dog vitamins, yung iba organic pa, nakita ko naman na effective kaya di na rin ako nagbibigay ng human supplements.

Try pala namin ang Papi Vitamins, sabi ng vet sakin, halos same din sya sa Raffavit, from one company daw kasi sila noon naghiwalay lang so yung products nila halos parehas ang formulation. Sana effective.
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Post by: rinapie on January 07, 2013, 10:58:07 am
^yes, nababasa ko nga din yun...nagbigay man ako noon e parang tulong lang kapag bagong turok kasi usually nagkakasakit e. ngayon, 50kg yung dog ko at kung may vitamins, sa botika talaga ang tuloy ko. okay na din, mas tipid sa palagay ko.
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 08, 2013, 12:37:32 am
^sa bulldog ko nagbibigay ako paminsan ng human vitamin c, wala syang everyday vitamins kasi super takaw naman. pero sa shih tzu for dogs talaga kasi feeling ko di sya ganun kalakas, tingin ko nga yung vitamins lang nagpapaganda ng appetite nya.

feedback on Papi vitamins: Last Friday ko lang natry pero may nakita agad akong improvement, ang bilis kumain ng shih tzu ko! Noon kahit gutom na gutom sya medyo mahinhin pa rin kumain pero ngayon super bilis, parang mauubusan na may kaagaw. Sana maganda talaga effect in the long run.
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Post by: twelve5 on January 08, 2013, 08:35:27 am
May shortage ba ng vitamins in tablet form? Kahit saan kasi kami maghanap walang mabili eh. Panay syrup lang nakikita namin. Maarte kasi mga alaga ko, di type mag syrup. Tsk.
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 08, 2013, 06:27:34 pm
^Pansin ko sis wala na masyado nagbebenta ng tablet form. Kahit last year, yung indiet supplement bihirang bihira ko makita. I think hindi na ganoon kataas ang demands ng tablet since bigger dogs gumagamit sa kanila. And knowing na malakas ang resistensya nila, di na ganun kailangan ang supplements. Tsaka nowadays small breeds na ang mga alaga kaya siguro puro syrup na ang available.
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Post by: gogreengorgeous on January 08, 2013, 06:51:58 pm
^andami ko pa nyang in diet na yan parang wala pang 20 ang nabawas dun sa isang jar na binili namin e, ayaw kasi ni kaki. pinipili nya kahit ihalo ko sa food nya. minsan nga dinudurog ko na para lang kainin nya e. sa syrup kahit ano ok sa kanya, kahit pa antibiotic hehe
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 08, 2013, 07:41:38 pm
^benta mo sis haha! bumili din ako dati nyan pero hindi kinain ng pati-sabon-kakain-bulldog ko ;D feeling ko lasa syang papel eh!
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Post by: gogreengorgeous on January 08, 2013, 08:05:20 pm
^haha oo nga sis parang amoy papel na pellets na ewan haha. pwede rin maibenta nga, check ko muna ang expiration sana matagal pa LOL
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Post by: twelve5 on January 09, 2013, 07:54:29 am
Sis abu, oo nga last year pa kami naghahanap ng tablets pero walang makita. Naubos na rin kasi (sa wakas. Hehe) yung big bottles na binili dati.

Ano bang lasa ng LC vit syrup? Im tempted to taste it kasi di ko alam bakit ayaw ni pogi ko. Yung 2 oldies ok na. Hinalo ko sa breakfast nila para gutom sila at sure na kakainin.

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Post by: abuanddiego on January 09, 2013, 09:33:32 am
^kahit sa mga sikat na petshops bihira na talaga ko makakita ng tablet form. pero yung syrup nagkalat kahit sa tindahan ng chicken feeds.

hindi ko pa ata natry ang LC Vit or baka nakalimutan ko na lasa kasi almost 3yrs ago na yung huling hawak ko sa kanya haha! pero feeling ko lasang gamot kasi amoy pa lang, alam mo ng gamot eh.

Etong Papi na gamit namin ngayon, feeling ko hindi naman herbal (sabi kasi sakin ng vet halos same sila ng Raffavit kaya bumili ako) halos same sila ng itsura ni LC Vit lighter nga lang yung color at milder ang amoy.
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Post by: twelve5 on January 09, 2013, 09:50:26 am
^ yup, amoy gamot nga yung LC vit. Kaya siguro iniiwasan ni pogi.

Hanapin ko yang Papi, sana um-okey sa alaga ko.

Hassle kasi syrup, nagme-measure pa. Yung tablet kasi basta itcha (hehe) mo lang sa bowl, ayos na. Tsaka panay bili mo kasi maliit mga bote. Yung tablets mas compact kaya big bottle will last longer. Hay panay ang complain ko. Hehe
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 09, 2013, 04:22:56 pm
okay lang yan sis may dahilan ka naman hihi. kung maselan talaga sya sa amoy try mo Raffavit, yun talaga walang amoy/lasang gamot kasi herbal, vanilla flavored pa. Yung Papi vanilla flavored din pala
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Post by: twelve5 on January 11, 2013, 08:42:18 pm
^ bukas pupunta ako sa pet express, sana makahanap ako nyan. LC vit kasi yung sa VIP eh. Lakas ng amoy. Pati ako nate-turn off. Hehe

Thanks, sis!
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 11, 2013, 10:22:28 pm
^go for Raffavit sis, bilib ako sa results nya, 2 1/2 years na namin syang gamit pero wala pang palya. I'm sure magugustuhan ng mga alaga mo kasi very mild ang amoy para lang syang light pancake syrup ;)
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Post by: cheskacutie on January 12, 2013, 11:14:11 am
What vitamins do you girls suggest for dogs who gave birth? My dog gave birth November 2012 and she's thin  :'( I want her to gain weight again.

Thanks! :'(
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 12, 2013, 01:01:37 pm
^raffavit ob, malunggay then add plenty of real food to her diet. human fish oil is very beneficial for them too ;)
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Post by: cheskacutie on January 12, 2013, 01:48:55 pm
Thanks sis abuanddiego! Appreciate the reply! :-* Hope it works for her :)
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Post by: cuppiecakses on January 20, 2013, 12:17:27 pm
i give my dogs lcvit or doggiemin
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Post by: px17 on January 20, 2013, 01:14:16 pm
Vit C syrup from generic pharma.
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Post by: pearls0929 on January 21, 2013, 01:54:58 am
hello! i give my pup "PAPI" multivitamins 1ml a day. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 21, 2013, 05:22:59 pm
^Papi rin binibigay ko ngayon sa shih tzu, tinry ko lang kasi tagal na naman sa Raffavit. Okay naman results ang bilis nya kumain at pag gutom sya nagsasabi na sya sakin, parang naggrogrowl sya haha! dati di naman nya ginagawa yun.
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Post by: pearls0929 on January 22, 2013, 02:30:14 am
haha. apir! ako din eh. owner ng shih tzu! lakas din niya kumain. kaya ayun. over weight! now she's on a diet. :( na-sobrahan ko na ata. hehe.
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 22, 2013, 10:33:20 am
^gaano kadami binibigay mo sis? etong alaga ko naman never naging overweight turning 3yo na sya this May, slim talaga yung body type nya. So far gusto ko results ng Papi, magana talaga sya kumain kahit walang halong meat ang dogfood.
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Post by: twelve5 on January 22, 2013, 12:10:33 pm
i havent bought raffavit baka kasi isnabin din. sayang pera... i just ordered their favorite. hehe - pet-tabs from the US. may konting shortage ata kasi nag relocate ang factory.
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Post by: gogreengorgeous on January 22, 2013, 01:14:52 pm
@abuanddiego sis mas ok ang effect ng papi sa raffavit? sige itry ko rin yan next :) gusto naman ni kaki ng raffavit so tingin ko basta syrup type na gamot walang problema sa kanya  ;)
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Post by: cheskacutie on January 22, 2013, 02:33:58 pm
^^ Thanks for all the replies! Hopeful my shitzu will gain weight and be back to how she was before :) By the way, is there a shampoo for dogs promoting  faster hair growth?  :)

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Post by: abuanddiego on January 22, 2013, 04:29:41 pm
^naku sis di totoo yung mga ganung shampoo haha! try mo magsupplement ng fish oil capsules, it has omega 3 for skin and coat condition ;)

^^hmmm di ko pa masabi kung mas okay haha! basta parang naging mas sabik sya sa food ngayon, or baka malamig lang? hehe. Itutuloy ko sis for some months tapos bigay ako feedback.

^^^feeling ko magugustuhan naman kasi para lang syang light syrup, manamis namis hehe. pag ayaw bigay mo sakin haha! sis ano palang effect ng pet tabs sa kanila?

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Post by: twelve5 on January 22, 2013, 04:39:03 pm
^ wala naman. ahahaha! normal lang. sadyang matakaw yung 2 kasi... yung bunso naman eh pihikan talaga. ginagamit ko kasi yung pet-tabs pang halo sa kidney meds nya. para ma-mask yung taste and smell. effective naman.
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Post by: Kady_14 on January 23, 2013, 05:57:16 pm
Ceelin & Tiki Tiki - MWFS
Barfy - TTHS
Refamol (Primrose and Salmon oil) - shinier and glossier hair coat. - every other day.
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Post by: minnie99 on March 09, 2013, 10:46:54 pm
Sis @abuanddiego, feedback sa Papi OB please? :P Saan siya nabibili? (Alam ko meron sa vet namin haha baka lang may mas mura and ayoko dun bumili, please read next paragraph haha)

Sobrang hina kumain ng isa kong 8-month-old GR puppy. Sawa na yata siya sa food nya. Mga 1 month na niyang di inuubos food nya. Masigla naman siya. Tinanong ko vet tapos ayaw nya magbigay gamot, patulan daw namin yung pagka-picky nya... So dito ako magtatanong, ano ba ang vits na proven magpagana? Thanks! :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 09, 2013, 11:22:57 pm
^hi sis! regular Papi yung gamit namin, yung Papi OB is for pregnant and nursing dogs. okay naman results sa shih tzu, sya lang binibigyan ko ng vitamins super takaw na kasi nung bulldog susuko nako sa katakawan haha! pansin ko naging very eager sya sa food, di sya yung tipong PG pero pag nakikita nya ko nagpeprepare todo abang tapos ang bilis kumain, simot sarap tapos minsan parang kulang pa. Sa vet ako bumibili, 180pesos, di ko sure magkano sa ibang stores wala pako nakikita eh.

Di kaya naguundergo sa puberty stage yung alaga mo kaya nabago appetite? Ang natry kong effective: Papi and Raffavit, kaso sa shih tzu ko lang ginamit, hindi ako sure kung same ang results pag large breed. Pero subukan mo sis hindi naman ganun kamahal, then see kung may magbabago
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Post by: cassidy02 on March 10, 2013, 12:58:39 am
sisses, every kailan ang painom ng vitamins sa dogs nyo? After meal ba in the morning? Or before? Or kapag gabi ba before matulog? As in sinusubo nyo lang sakanya/dinadrop if may dropper? Thanks.
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 10, 2013, 06:34:22 am
^every morning, pag gising namin. Sabi ni Doc, mas okay daw pag morning to utilize it properly for the whole day, pag gabi kasi di na magagamit, yung iba pwede pang maging hyper. Syrup yung samin, I use a med dropper. I don't add it sa food kasi baka hanap-hanapin yung lasa, matamis ata eh. tsaka gusto naman nya, pag nakita nyang hawak ko yung bottle tapos tinawag ko tatakbo na sakin.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Kady_14 on March 10, 2013, 08:40:06 am
^ ako din pag gising ko yan agad, vitamins. I give Tiki Tiki, Ceelin, Barfy (all syrup, using dropper too) and Refamol soft gel capsule (every other day)- for coat shine.

Ganun din, makita pa lang nila yung bote ngkakandarapa na sila. Yung Rott ko di ata sanay na ngvivitamins, feeling ko lang kasi wala naman nasabi yun breeder. Kaya nun bago pa lang siya sa akin hindi nya alam yung dropper, clueless siya. Ngayon nakikigulo na din kapag ngpapainom ako ng vitamins kasi alam niya na na masarap. hehe.

Bumili ako ng ATC Fish Oil. I'll use this din ubusin ko lang si Refamol. Mejo pricy kasi. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 10, 2013, 09:08:20 pm
^sis bakit ang dami nyong gamit na vitamins? lahat yun tinatake nila? Yung bulldog ko di ko na binibigyan kasi super takaw at healthy naman, nagbibigay lang ako ng vit. c during stressful conditions for ex. aalis kami, vaccination, or may sipon. Yung shih tzu ang kailangan bigyan kasi mahina sya kumain eversince, either Raffavit or Papi, isa-isa lang bigay ko kasi gusto ko makita kung effective talaga. tapos yung fish oil nila for the skin and coat, good for the heart and bones din ito.
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Post by: cassidy02 on March 11, 2013, 06:46:50 am
^thanks girls! Ok na ba yung raffavit for adult dogs like 5y/o? Or meron pa kayong marerecommend na ok na vitamins for adults? Medyo mahina rin kasi kumain yung pet namin at mapili talaga sa food. Thanks.
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Post by: minnie99 on March 11, 2013, 08:28:32 am
sis abu, haha oo nga! Sanay kasi ako magkasunod Papi then OB, kasi yun lagi ko nakikita (since pag may buntis kami na dog saka lang kami gumagamit). Pero now gusto ko itry sa mga puppy (na teenagers na!!!) ko. :P

Meron ako nakita nito sa Dogs and the City kaso sa Pet Express ang punta ko maya. Sana meron din! :|

Talaga sis, ganun din ba dogs, may kadramahan ang boys pag puberty? Feel ko yun na nga yun kung ganun. Nagheat kasi yung mga aso namin, magkasunod pa (kaloka) so drama drama yung boys ko. Patapos naman na ata yung isa kong alaga na girl... Tingnan ko din... Yung isa ko kasing puppy matakaw talaga. Kaya ang taba! Pag nakikita ko sila magkasama, naaawa tuloy ako sa isa kasi di ganun kabilog, haha. Pag siya lang naman mag-isa, mukhang macho lang. :)

Thanks sa feedback! :) Masarap naman yata Papi kaya mas madali siguro ibigay. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 11, 2013, 11:42:13 am
^haha oo nga! Sa SM North parang wala akong napansin na Papi, Raffavit lang, nasa 249.75, sa vet namin 200, sa ibang stores 180-190 lang kuha ko.

Ayun may nagheheat pala, yun na nga ata yung rason bakit wala siyang gana, nalolovesick lol! Ang alam ko naguundergo din sila ng kaartehan pag nagbibinata/dalaga, it must be the hormones. Yung mga alaga ko naman kahit may nagheheat medyo matakaw pa rin, pero ang kukulit gusto lagi lumapit sa girl, di sila mapakali either tahol ng tahol or hinahanap ang girl.

Okay lang yan sis basta healthy sila, iba-iba rin kasi structure nila eh, may bilugan merong slim talaga. Yung magkapatid naming shih tzus, yung sa kuya ko yung bilugan, yung sakin kahit malakas kumain slim pa rin hindi nabobondat.

^^the reason why I like Raffavit is because made from natural ingredients sya, fruits and veggies lang walang halong synthetic. Ako kasi mas gusto ko yung mga natural products over synthetic ones, tsaka ito na rin yung source of fruits and veggies nila, in syrup form nga lang, pero okay lang kasi hirap sila to digest plant matters. more than 2 years na rin namin gamit to at effective pa rin, sya lang nagpaganda ng appetite ng shih tzu ko, super picky nya kahit ipagluto ko madali magsawa.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Kady_14 on March 11, 2013, 12:23:26 pm
Hi Sis abu

Wala gusto ko lang. lol hehe. YUng Tiki2x and Ceelin tinuloy ko lang yung sa breeder. Yung Vet ko ngrecommend ng Barfy kaya naging 3. Pero kakaubos lang, tinry ko lang din. Mas bet nila Tiki Tiki and Ceelin. Refamol kasi sa Aspin ko yun na nakakalbo sabi nun Vet bigyan ko din yung iba so ayun, Maganda kasi sa coat. Gusto ko kasi ma boost sila to their maximum potential, height etc. hanggat mga tuta pa lang. Labs ko kaka 5 mos pa lang nun March 6 and 7. Rott ko kaka 2 mos pa lang nun March 2.

So far OK naman sila lalo my Lab na boy, bilog na bilog, napakasarap i-hug. hehe. Yung girl slim lang. Pero di payat.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on March 11, 2013, 02:53:44 pm
^LOL! Spoiled na mga bata! Pag puppy mas maeeffort talaga tayo no haha!
Naalala ko nung tuta pa yung bulldog ko, waley kami budget, tiki-tiki lang yung kaya ko haha! Dinaan ko sa pagluluto, halos 1 year kami sa homecooked, kineri naman nya, lumaki sya ng parang baboy haha! Before I kept on wishing na sana maging show type sya blah blah blah pero depende rin kasi sa genes yung magiging itsura nila, minsan kahit anong pakain at supplements, hanggang ganun na lang, wala na talaga tayong magagawa haha! As long as maganda naman ang food, I believe na lalaki sila ng maayos at lalakas ang immunity. Meron lang talagang iba na kailangan itulak ng supplements haha!

Balitaan mo ako sis sa progress ng coat ng aspin nyo, sana makatulong yung fish oil
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Post by: Kady_14 on March 11, 2013, 03:47:46 pm
^natatawa na ang asawa ko sa akin, grabe na daw ako kasi binilan ko din fish oil. Eh samantalang ako di umiinom ng fish oil. Madami kami yung mga uwi nya from Australia (mura kasi dun) pero bumili ako yung mura lang sa Watsons. Kita naman niyang love na love ko ang mga aso ko. hehe...

Yung Refamol maganda kaso mahal, well actually di ko masabi kung yun lang ngpapaganda ng coat kasi bumili din ako ng Dermocil na shampoo, magaling na yung Aspin ko. Mahal lang, P400 30 capsules bili ko sa Vet. :(

Sabi nun breeder coconut oil na lang daw ipahid ko sa Labs pampaganda ng coat mura pa. I'm using Petroleum Jelly din sa mga siko, so far gumaling na yung parang kalyo, pero meron pa din konti. She's also suggesting na fish oil na lang instead of refamol. Check ko. hehe...

Oo sobrang spoiled sila, wala na akong baby eh. Sila na ang baby ko. hehe...

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on March 11, 2013, 09:28:57 pm
^I feel you sis, ako naman single pa pero feeling ko single-mother na ko haha! Yung mga tao sa bahay, tawag sa kanila mga anak ko daw. Sa umpisa nawiwirduhan sila pero sanayan lang. To be honest, okay lang sakin kahit hindi magkaron ng kids, okay na ko sa mga dogs.

Anong ingredients ng Refamol sis? For skin and coat talaga sya? Glad to hear na okay na yung aspin nyo, you can still give the supplements as maintenance. Okay din ang vco pero mas mabilis at mas madami ang effect ng fish oil kasi animal based sya. mas mabilis kasi nila madigest pag animal ang source than plant matters. Research mo lang about fish oil and dogs, madaming info sa net.
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Post by: twelve5 on March 12, 2013, 02:10:28 am
just wanted to share, additional reading lang.... although i havent started on giving this to my pets. pet tabs lang sila for now.  :P

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_9/features/Fish-Oil-Supplements-For-Dogs_20600-1.html

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Kady_14 on March 12, 2013, 07:06:20 am
sis abu (as is from the bottle) lol.

Refamol

Formulation:
Evening primerose oil....500mg (containing 45mg Gamma Linolenic AQcid)
Salmon oil ....500mg (containing 90mg Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and 60mg Docosahexanoic acid (DHA)

Indications:
promotes blood circulation that enhances tissue oxygenation which results in the regulationof estrus cycle. Also provides shinier and glossier haircoat.

Re: not having kids, keri lang! same same lang sila. dogs and kids. hehe...

twelve5 - thanks for the link. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 12, 2013, 08:33:19 am
^^maraming thank you sa link sis! these past few days tamad na tamad ako magresearch ewan ko ba bakit, i need a break ata e haha!

^thank you sa effort sis ;D alam ko yung evening primrose for fertility issues nga. Yung omega fatty acids naman nya is nasa 150mg, mas mataas pa rin ang one capsule of fish oil, usually nasa 300mg of EPA&DHA per/pc. pero mukhang effective naman sa inyo, depende na lang siguro sa dosage. naubos nyo yung bottle?
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Post by: jhenpretty on March 12, 2013, 09:32:33 am
^ pajoin po. Yes po sis abu yung Refamol is usually given sa mga dog na hindi naghiheat or malapit na magheat or fertile na at pinastud na para sure daw na magtake. Parang vitamin e din siya and fish oil combi..
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 12, 2013, 09:48:46 am
^thanks sis! oo nga that's what I've read from forums years back. Ako naman di pa nakakagamit ng ganyan kasi puro boys alaga ko hehe. I will make a research on primrose oil kasi ang alam ko hindi ganun kaganda ang vit e (soy) sa kanila, just in case kailanganin ko ng fertility supplements lol, may idea ako kung ano ibibigay.
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Post by: Kady_14 on March 12, 2013, 10:06:30 am
^ Oo sis, naka 2nd bottle na ako. :)
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Post by: jhenpretty on March 12, 2013, 10:07:15 am
^ thanks din sis..

O.T. Sa ngayon wala muna akong binibigay na vitamins sa fur kids ko maliban na lang kapag bumaba timbang nila, galing sa sakit, fertile or puppy pa lang. Magana naman sila ngayon sa dog food nila and pansin ko na naging siksik sila.. Natatakot na din kasi ako magbigay ng maraming gamot. Dati talaga kumpleto sila sa vitamins and supplements. I give them biogesic pa kapag bagong vaccine kaso kung okay naman sila at maganda yung food nila hindi na ko nagbibigay. ^_^
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Post by: minnie99 on March 12, 2013, 01:17:42 pm
Nakabili na ko ng Papi sa vet. 180 din sa vet namin. Nakakatawa kasi nasa Pet Express ako kahapon (BTW, sale ang ilang items nila for March) tapos naghahanap ako ng PAPI.

Ako: "Miss meron ba kayong Papi?"
Saleslady: "*Pangalan ng gamot*?"
Ako: "Hindi, PAPI."
Saleslady: "Pang-puppy po?"
Ako: "Hindi, yung pangalan ng gamot, 'Papi'"
tapos kumuha siya ng gamot... Nutripet. :| Kaloka! hahaha ang hirap pala nito hanapin no?

Kaya nung gabi pinabili ko kasambahay namin... "Papi ha, PAAAPIII. Papi yung pangalan ng gamot."

"Yung tabletas??"

 ??? Anyway nakabili na ko so sana maganda results! :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 12, 2013, 11:24:28 pm
^naku yung ibang staffs mukhang walang alam sa products nila, last time nagask yung cousin ko ng Acana Chicken and potato, wala daw silang ganun, wala daw ganung variant ang Acana lol!

Medyo mahirap ata hanapin yung Papi, yung dealers kasi mostly sa vets lang nagsusupply. Pero I'm sure sisikat din sila onting hintay at inquire lang sa petshops, magiging easily available din yan. Update mo ako sis sa results.

^^hindi rin ako nagbibigay kung hindi kailangan. Kung healthy at maganda naman ang food, hindi na nila kailangan ng supplements, parang sa tao din, okay ang health as long as healthy living. Tsaka hindi rin magandang maging dependent sila sa supplements, pag ganun baka maging weak/sickly sila. Sis, biogesic is not good for dogs pala, replace na lang with their vitamins, vitamin c or dextrose powder ;)
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Post by: mloveg on March 14, 2013, 10:20:56 am
sakin ayaw ng baby ko ng raffavit..as in naghahabulan kami pa yu yung ibibigay ko sakanya..so balik LC vit kami
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 14, 2013, 10:28:27 am
^amin na lang lol! samin naman di effective yung LC vit, naka 2bottles na kami pero walang nangyare, Raffavit yung nagpaganda ng appetite nya. Practice calling him tapos hayaan mo lang na sniff nya, minsan naninibago lang sila sa amoy pero once malasahan at masanay kusa ng lalapit. Make it a daily habit na lang para masanay. Yung shih tzu ko nung nagkasakit, sa araw-araw na papapainom ng gamot, nasanay na sa lasa, kusa na nyang nililick yung mga meds na sinusuka nya nung una ;D
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Post by: Pink_Sugar on March 16, 2013, 10:47:03 pm
Ok ba yung vit b complex for dogs? Pero yung iron bawal sa dogs noh? Kaya vit b complex na lang
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on March 16, 2013, 11:44:55 pm
^I think mas binibigay ang vit b complex kung may sakit or recovering ang isang dog. Same with iron, binibigay sya lalo na kung may problem sa liver, pero masama kung masobrahan. Kung healthy naman, hanap ka ng overall supplement para di maoverdose. Yung iron, pwede din maging source ang liver, you can give small pieces of boiled chicken or pork liver
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Post by: cassidy02 on March 16, 2013, 11:50:25 pm
pwede bang maoverdose ang dogs sa vitamins? What to do if ever? Nasobrahan yata painom namin ng raffavit.  =(
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Post by: rinapie on March 17, 2013, 01:27:07 am
^hmm... parang wala naman yata talaga nao-overdose sa vitamins? baka pwede upset stomach. hindi ba parang sa tao e inilalabas lang yung hindi nagagamit nang katawan? yun lang, baka internal organs nanaman ang tamaan kasi may mga hindi nailalabas nang katawan nila pero kung raffavit, pang dog naman, i believe friendly naman sa aso yan.

vitamin b complex, hindi ko alam pero iron, gaya nang nasabi, kapag kailangan lang. alam ko kahit sa tao, hindi basta-basta pwede mag take ng iron supplements. naalala ko sa alaga ko, one week lang na nag iron nung kailangan.
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 17, 2013, 10:56:50 am
^what do you mean nasobrahan sis? anong nangyare sa kanya? May nagbago ba sa behavior, poo?

yes pwede din silang maoverdose kahit sa vitamins and supplements, ganun din sa humans, pwedeng tamaan ang organs usually the kidney and liver pag nasobrahan. I've found out na mas prone sa overdose ang mga to: Vitamin a, b-6, c, and d. pero kung nasa reco dosage kayo, safe naman yun. the reason why I choose the natural ones over synthetic ones, is bec. I've read some articles saying na better quality daw pag galing sa natural sources, pag synthetic kasi nagundergo ng kung ano-anong process, in short man-made lang sila.
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Post by: mloveg on March 18, 2013, 06:33:12 pm
sis abuanddiego, thanks! will do that nga :)
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Post by: pearls0929 on March 19, 2013, 06:52:23 pm
i use PAPI. lumakas kumain shih tzu ko. hihi, i give her 1ml a day.
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 19, 2013, 10:21:55 pm
^lol ganyan din effect sa shih tzu ko! para syang naging patay-gutom, ang bilis kumain tapos nag-grogrowl pag gutom na ;D
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Post by: cassidy02 on March 20, 2013, 12:25:28 am
^what do you mean nasobrahan sis? anong nangyare sa kanya? May nagbago ba sa behavior, poo?

yes pwede din silang maoverdose kahit sa vitamins and supplements, ganun din sa humans, pwedeng tamaan ang organs usually the kidney and liver pag nasobrahan. I've found out na mas prone sa overdose ang mga to: Vitamin a, b-6, c, and d. pero kung nasa reco dosage kayo, safe naman yun. the reason why I choose the natural ones over synthetic ones, is bec. I've read some articles saying na better quality daw pag galing sa natural sources, pag synthetic kasi nagundergo ng kung ano-anong process, in short man-made lang sila.

Parang naging antukin sya sis. Kasi we used yung tiki tiki dropper tapos 3 full dose nung dropper per day feeling ok nasobra or nalito Lang ako. Huhu.
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Post by: jhenpretty on March 20, 2013, 04:32:54 am
@ sis abu. Ngayon ko lang nabasa reply mo sakin. Buti na lang tinigil na namin pagbigay ng biogesic after immunization sa panganay ko. Yun kasi payo ng first vet niya. Buti na lang pinalitan na namin vet niya. Eukanuba pa inaalok niya na dog food.  Kaya naman pala may commission siya.

On topic. We bought nasty habits tablet for our baby boy. Poop eater kasi. Sana lang effective.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: twelve5 on March 20, 2013, 05:39:27 am
mga sis, are your pets getting enough sunshine/vitamin D?

daily ba sunbathing ng pets nyo and for how long?

recently kasi yung youngest ko di nakaka pasyal gano. di naman sya maputla  ;D, pero malay ko ba. hehe
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: cassidy02 on March 20, 2013, 06:34:07 am
@ sis abu. Ngayon ko lang nabasa reply mo sakin. Buti na lang tinigil na namin pagbigay ng biogesic after immunization sa panganay ko. Yun kasi payo ng first vet niya. Buti na lang pinalitan na namin vet niya. Eukanuba pa inaalok niya na dog food.  Kaya naman pala may commission siya.

On topic. We bought nasty habits tablet for our baby boy. Poop eater kasi. Sana lang effective.

^where did you buy this sis and for how much?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: jhenpretty on March 20, 2013, 08:54:36 am
^ sa vet clinic ng mga fur kids ko pero available naman siya usually sa mga vet clinic. Nasty habit for dogs by nutri-vet. Sana lang effective siya...
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 20, 2013, 11:08:47 pm
cassidy, normal lang na maging antukin sila lalo pag puppies or nagiba ang panahon. Try mo gawin 2-2.5ml muna yung tiki-tiki then see kung may changes.

jhen, meron din ang Solid Gold for that, Stop Eating Poop (SEP) yung name, minimix sya sa food.

twelve, lololol! sa totoo lang, takot kaming mag-iina kay haring araw (allergic ako sa pawis haha sila naman bawal mainitan) kaya madalang ko sila paarawan. Ginagawa ko tumatambay kami sa garden na may bubong lol tapos bonding kami for 30mins to 1 hour. Alam ko dapat nilalabas talaga sila kasi pag walang enough sunlight, hihina ang vision and pwede magkaron ng cataract.
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Post by: jhenpretty on March 20, 2013, 11:39:26 pm
^ thanks sis abu. Nakita ko din yung SEP sa pet express. May good reviews naman sa nasty habit baka sakaling effective.  Pero kung hindi talaga umeffect baka itry din namin yung sa solid gold.

Grabe nga ang init ngayon. Konting habulan lang hingal na sila. Diretso kagad sa drinker nila. Hindi pwedeng walang nakatutok na electric fan. Makikipag unahan pa pumwesto sa harap ng fan. Ang lakas sa water ng mga fur babies ko. Wala na naman supplements for my fur kids sa ngayon. Bukod sa poop eater kong baby boy... Maganda naman weight nila.. Nahiyang sila sa dog food nila.. ^_^
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Post by: twelve5 on March 21, 2013, 01:16:47 am
abuanddiego, haha! so naaarawan pa rin kayo maski paano?

naku ayoko magka caract sya.  :'( di kasi sya daily nagsa sunbathing. di ko rin alam if daily requirement din ito. pero pag nasa mood, ayun mejo matagal naman syang naka tihaya sa labas. hehe...

i read kasi na 227IU kelangan ng dogs. yung pet-tabs may 100IU. i havent checked canidae's label... pero sana oks naman sya at wag magka deficiency.
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Post by: orangerainbow on March 21, 2013, 01:26:04 am
Dati, LC-Vit ang vitamins niya. Ngayon, tntry ko yung Raffavit kasi nacurious ako kay sis abu. Haha! Sa LC-Vit lumalapit at lick pa talaga yung syringe pero now sa Raffavit, waley! ::)
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Post by: twelve5 on March 21, 2013, 02:17:52 am
^ ganyan din mga alaga ko. pet-tabs naman vitamin of choice nila. kaya ayoko na mag try ng ibang brands kasi pahirapan pag bigay sa kanila pag di nila type.  :P
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 22, 2013, 12:08:05 am
^Oo sis mainit sa lugar namin, kahit nakasilong ramdam pa rin ang sun rays lol! ang alam ko as long nailalabas naman regularly at hindi nakakulong lagi sa bahay or area na di nasisikatan ng araw safe pa yun.

Pansin ko di ganun kataas ang vitamins and minerals na galing sa dogfood, kumbaga marketing strategy lang yung with vitamin chuva-chuva, omega 3, glucosamine, etc. kasi pag chinecheck ko sa label, laging very minimal yung percentage, need pa rin magsupplement. Try mo magbigay ng boiled liver and other organs mataas sila sa vit a hihi

^^hehe natuwa lang ako sa raffavit kasi tagal na namin gamit pero wala pa rin palya. Tapos natural supplement pa kaya fan talaga ako lol! Parang ayaw din ni Abu yan nung umpisa pero after some days nagustuhan din. Mapilit kasi ako, pag kailangan inumin tapos ayaw nagagalit ako, eh takot sila sakin (dapat lang dahil sa kangkungan sila pupulutin pag naginarte sila haha!) kaya napapainom ko kahit ayaw. In short sapilitan ang drama namin hanggang sa wala na lang silang magawa kundi masanay hahaha!
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Post by: pearls0929 on March 22, 2013, 12:14:23 am
abuanddiego, haha, pareho pala tayo na papi ang binibigay. awa nga ako ngayon eh. on a diet sya. hehe.


mga sis, summer na. kawawa shih tzu ko, hingal na hingal, my sarili na siyang fan, konting takbo lang diretso agad sa water niya. parang gusto ko tuloy ipakalbo. haha. kaya lang baka ma-stress naman. :-)
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Post by: orangerainbow on March 22, 2013, 12:57:59 am
sis abu, sapilitan talaga pagpainom ko ng raffavit. aba, sayang naman kung di uubusin di ba. kakastart ko pa lang pero sana magustuhan na niya. :)

No no talaga kami sa tablets, liquid nalang hinihingi namin sa doctor if ever need niya ng gamot. Niluluwa niya talaga yung tableta, at least liquid sa gilid lang ng bibig. haha!
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 22, 2013, 08:13:44 am
pearls, tinry ko lang yung Papi kasi more than 2 years na kami sa raffavit. tinanong ko yung vet kung same lang ang effect, sabi nya oo daw pero parang mas efffective na pampalakas kumain itong Papi hehe.

During summer mas okay ang summer cut sa kanila para di mahirapan, bantayan mo na lang during grooming. Kami ever since tutok na ang e.fan 24/7, pango kasi mga alaga ko praning ako sa heatstroke hehe. Yung shih tzu aside from giving water, lagi ko winiwipe ng wet towel yung paws, belly,groin and mouth nya. Lately nagkukulong lang kami sa kwarto kasi kahit ako di makahinga sa sobrang init

orange, lol! yung technique ko sa pagpapainom inuupo ko sa chair para walang kawala. bigay mo lang sis everyday baka sakaling magustuhan. Ako naman pag sa shih tzu, in liquid form mga meds/vits kasi kaya ko iforce sa kanya since maliit lang sya. pero pag sa bulldog pills kasi di ko sya kaya, malakas sya pumiglas haha! the best way for him is to ipit sa loob ng meat, super takaw yun kaya lunok agad ;D

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Post by: orangerainbow on March 22, 2013, 12:53:24 pm
^samin tumatakas eh, kaya ginagawa ko pinapadapa ko tas hawak sa ulo, papatikim ang vitamins, (eh ayaw) so direcho na sa gilid ng bibig. tas treat. hahahaha! mukhang matatagalan pa to sis! tiwala lang!  ;D

OT na pero bakit mo pinupunasan with wet towels sis? dahil sa init? parang gusto ko itry kasi kung wala siyang cone sa ulo, lick ng lick sa paa at hinad legs.
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 22, 2013, 03:07:51 pm
^subukan mo sis sanayin sa elevated area, yung mga alaga ko di tumatalon pag nasa chair or table, takot sila hehe. pero yung bulldog mahirap pa rin kasi laki ng ulo tapos walang nguso, minsan niloloko ko sya pag hinihingal saka ko pinapasok yung syringe sa gilid ng mouth, kusa naman sya napapalunok hehe

oo sis para mapreskuhan sila, at para di rin sobrang dungis hehe. nabasa ko na mas madali magreregulate ang temp. nila pag naunang binasa yung belly, groin, paws and mouth, yan kasi mga areas na walang fur. kahit damp towel okay na sis
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Post by: orangerainbow on March 27, 2013, 01:12:25 am
^thank you sis! :)

re raffavit, will try ng nakaupo sa upuan or sa counter, baka umepek. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 27, 2013, 02:31:32 am
^anytime sis!
be consistent lang sa pagbigay, dogs like routine naman, makikita mo one day kusa na yan lalapit once makita nyang hawak mo yung bote ;) praise mo sya lagi once inumin nya
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Post by: orangerainbow on March 27, 2013, 09:39:42 pm
^ay nako sis, alam na niya pag bigyan na siya ng treat. nauuna pa sa cabinet. kainis nga eh, super spoiled talaga sa ibang members ng family.  ::)

achievement na rin sis ngayon kasi hindi na siya lumalayo sakin pag hawak ko na bote, nakastay na lang siya. yehey!  ;D
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 28, 2013, 02:23:53 am
^congrats! in training dogs 3 things lagi nyo tandaan: patience, consistency and lots of rewards/praise. madali yan masasanay pag araw-araw ginagawa yung activity ;) cute pag tumatakbo sila papalapit pag nakitang may hawak kang treat ;D
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Post by: orangerainbow on March 28, 2013, 03:51:53 am
hehe oo nga eh.  ;D

OT ako, just want to ask, anong treat binibigay mo dun sa shih mo na may skin allergy rin?
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 28, 2013, 06:29:17 am
^boiled meat lang sis, usually chicken, kung ano yung hinahalo ko sa kibbles yun na rin ang treats nya. tapos dun ko iniipit yung fish oil kasi ayaw nya ng lasa. Bawal sila sa commercial treats, tagal ko na ring di humawak lol! kahit yung mga human food/ulam once in a blue moon ako magbigay. Minsan kapag may leftover ako na meat (napakadalang nito kasi walang tira pag kumain ako haha!) nagbibigay ako pero wash ko muna maigi to remove the sauce,salt,oil.

going back to topic, nung nawala ang papi at raffavit, humina kumain shih tzu ko. malakas lang sya kumain pag may chicken broth or liver ang kibbles ::)
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Post by: orangerainbow on March 28, 2013, 03:25:12 pm
^ thank you sis! boiled lang pala dapat :)

i remember na try ko pala dati yung coatshine, ayaw tuloy kainin yung food pag may halong ganun.
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Post by: abuanddiego on March 29, 2013, 01:29:05 am
^re coat shine, it has a lot of omega 6 (linoleic acid, ito rin ang cause ng inflammation) whereas omega 3 prevents it. yung omega 6 abundant na sila from the food itself (animal fat and veg. oil) ang lacking talaga sa diet is the omega 3. Tsaka i think vegetable ang source ng linoleic acid na gamit dito, remember carnivore ang mga dogs so the best pa rin kung animal ang source ng supplements nila. based from the label hindi rin ganun kataas ang omega 3 (EPA&DHA) ng coat shine, 48mg lang, normal dosage is 100mg for a 10lbs. dog. One fish oil contains about 300mg of omega 3, sulit and enough na for a healthy medium sized dog
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Post by: orangerainbow on April 08, 2013, 05:56:31 pm
^ahh ganon pala yun sis. wala pa nga kalahati yung coatshine eh, pero tinapon ko na rin kasi wala umiinom eh.

re raffavit, nilalapitan at kusa na niyang iniinom. success! or baka dahil nasa ref at malamig ang vitamins kaya gusto niya? haha! ;D

re poop eating, ganyan rin shih namin dati (actually ngayon rin pero paminsan minsan nalang). what i did is, observe ko lang schedule niya ng pagpoop, bantay lang tapos linis/kuha agad. kasi dati kapag di namin alam na nagpoop, tapos nakadisplay lang, doon siya kumakain. fixed eating schedule = less poop eating/less mess. :)

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Post by: abuanddiego on April 08, 2013, 06:41:32 pm
^gumamit din pala kami ng coat shine nung puppy pa yung tzu ko pero wala naman nangyare lol!
yahoo! routines and praises lang talaga katapat ng mga yan hehe pansin ko mas gusto nga nila pag galing sa ref refreshing siguro ang feeling

yung poop eating minsan out of boredom din, kaya dapat may fixed schedule talaga sila. Usually may signs naman pag call of nature, yung mga alaga ko biglang tatakbo sa spots nila tapos kahit anong tawag ko deadma lol! Tapos nakabantay din ako while doing their thing, inoobserve ko kasi kung hirap sila at yung itsura ng poop na rin lol! Dogs love schedules naman daw kaya mabuti yan sa kanila, very helpful din to detect problems once magshow ng unnatural behavior.
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Post by: wowry on April 08, 2013, 07:11:36 pm
my weezy(maltese) loves fish oil. kapag walang fish oil ang dog food niya ang tagal bago kainin pero kapag hinaluan ko na ng fish oil kinakain niya agad.
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Post by: bambi_md22 on April 10, 2013, 12:27:41 am
Raffavit,as recommended by my sisses here. :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 10, 2013, 01:54:03 am
sis wowry, which brand are you using? wish ko lang ganyan din yung shih tzu ko, sa mga dogs kasi na natry kong bigyan, yung bulldog ko lang nagkagusto sa fish oil, the rest niluluwa, ni ayaw lapitan! Kailangan ko pang ipitin sa meat bago kainin  ;D

Update on Papi vitamins, naubusan kami so tinry ko na wala munang supplement si Abu just to see kung same pa rin appetite nya. Ayun balik sa meat lang pinipili at almost half ng serving ang natitira. Tapos nung nagbigay ulit ako ng Papi, biglang naatat sa pagkain at naubos yung meal :P Gosh, nasanay na ata talaga sa vitamins, forever na ata akong bibili nito
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Post by: wowry on April 10, 2013, 02:53:34 am
^Holland and Barret. I take the same vitamins pwede naman di ba? Basta ginugupit ko lang un dulo ng capsule tapos hinahalo ko ang oil sa food niya.
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 10, 2013, 02:58:07 am
^pwede sis, mas okay nga kung human-grade. Ilang mg yung EPA&DHA nya? You are a very lucky owner, nagagawa mo pang ihalo yung oil sa food, naku yung sakin kala mo nakaamoy ng panis once lumabas yung oil sa capsule, diring diri talaga!
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Post by: wowry on April 10, 2013, 03:11:45 am
^ EPA 110mg DHA 100mg Omega 3 240mg.
Swerte ko pala kung ganon akala ko normal lang sa dog kasi type nila ang amoy at lasa kasi malansa hehe
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 10, 2013, 04:54:12 pm
^my dogs like real fish pero pag supplement or fish variant na dogfood, natuturn off sila. Di ko rin maintindihan bakit lol! Nag-aamoy fish din ba yung mouth ng dog mo sis kasi diba hinahalo mo sa food? Yung sakin inaasar nila amoy galunggong/tinapa daw hahaha!
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Post by: wowry on April 10, 2013, 05:11:48 pm
^hindi naman siya nangangamoy malansa sis i wipe his mouth after meal tapos binibigyan ko ng dentastix kasi hindi ko kaya itoothbrush hehe...
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 10, 2013, 05:34:58 pm
^yung sakin kahit punasan ko mouth amoy isda pa rin haha! Alala ko everytime magburp ako after taking fish oil, lasang fish loool! depende siguro sa brand ano? I'm using a local brand kaya siguro mas malansa hehe. Naku dentastix ayaw din, hinayaan ko sya kasi nakita kong busyng busy. Tapos pag lapit ko sabi ko bat ang kalat, nilaro at kinagat lang pala pero di kinain. Pinaglinis pako ng sahig, bibig at paws pagtapos. Akala ata toy ang dentastix ::)
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Post by: wowry on April 10, 2013, 08:21:45 pm
^ hahaha sis talaga kahit dentastix ayaw niya.ang hirap naman niyan.
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 10, 2013, 10:23:22 pm
^oo sis kalalakeng aso, ang arte. picky talaga sya eversince, tapos nung lumalaki homecooked binibigay ko kaya mas type nya pag tunay na food. Pero okay lang naman, raw meat binibigay ko for his teeth, pag raw chicken gustong gusto nya.
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Post by: wowry on April 11, 2013, 01:13:35 pm
^tamad ako mag-prepare ng raw meat hehe kaya dog food lang pinapakain ko  :P
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Post by: babykat on April 11, 2013, 01:26:30 pm
may nagtry na ba sa inyo ng Cranimals?  Organic supplement daw. 
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 11, 2013, 03:46:26 pm
^^madali lang sis once masanay ka ;) the good thing pa with raw feeding is pwede kang kumuha ng uulamin sa food nila and vice versa haha!

^nabasa ko na rin ang cranimals and got interested pero feeling ko okay naman kami sa fish oil and Raffavit/Papi. Berries ang main ingredients ng cranimals and based on the analysis, mataas ang ALA omega 3 nya, but since dogs are carnivores and do not have the ability to convert ALA to EPA&DHA, much better pa rin kung animal ang source ng omega 3. Pag fish oil kasi readily available na ang EPA&DHA, no conversion needed. So I still believe na much better pa rin kung animal ang source ng supplements nila
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Post by: cocoandmacy on April 12, 2013, 09:20:28 am
doggymin syrup
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Post by: xoxojoy on April 29, 2013, 06:15:12 pm
Hello i dont know if im on the right thread pero hindi ko na kasi alam gagawin ko andami sugat ng dog ko galis na ata may mga meds na siyang iinom kaso worried talaga ako andami na niya sugat. Na encounter niyo na ba yung ganto with your dogs? How long bago sila gumaling?
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 30, 2013, 12:53:37 am
^nakapagskin testing ba kayo? dyan malalaman kung galis/mange nga ang sakit. pag may galis kasi, it means mahina ang immune system. actually nasa skin lang sila, pag humina immunity dun sila umaattack. so aside sa mga meds, kailangan palakasin mo immune system para gumaling talaga sya. ano yung mga meds nya?

kelan pa nagstart yung mga sugat nya? ilang taon na sya? breed? indoor or outdoor dog? ano ang food? depende sa dog kung gano kabilis ang recovery, kung healthy naman sya mabilis lang gumaling pero kung napabayaan at sadyang mahina medyo matagal. bigay ka ng vitamins and healthy diet, vco, fish oil makakatulong yan sa kanya.
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Post by: rinapie on April 30, 2013, 10:47:47 am
^^suggestion, magpa-skin scrape/test. kailangan nga i-determine kung mange or allergy lang o ano pa man. iba din kasi ang gamot but yes, palakasin mo nga immune system nila. ang binigay ko sa kanya nung nag-allergy at nagsugat sa kakakamot is refamol. primerose and fish oil yun kung hindi ako nagakamali kaya ang ginawa ko after ko maubos yung kaunting meron, bumili na lang ako ng atc na fish oil and evening primerose.

makatutulong lang supplement ha pero hindi siya makagagaling talaga.
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Post by: xoxojoy on April 30, 2013, 11:32:13 am
Chow spitz siyA 9 months. Indoor siya pero lumalabas pag umaga. Siguro 2 weeks na nagstart hindi rin kasi ako yung nagpapaligo recently kaya hindi ko kagad nakita at makapal din hair niya kasi. Pero anlakas niya magshed recently. Halos anti biotics iniinom not sure sa names. Ano po ba pwede vitamins para lumakas immune system nia? Btw beef pro food niya.
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Post by: zoeymaicaboo on April 30, 2013, 11:35:30 am
before, when i still fed them dog food,  i gave them Nupro food supplement kasi they were sickly and had skin problems.  I also gave this to my sister's old labrador,  who was starting to get joint problems.  Compared to the other supplements I've used, Nupro showed the most results.
I got the biggest tub and it lasted me for several months.  they also seemed to like the flavor very much, unlike other traditional vitamins na i have to chase them around pa and force them to drink, hehe :)

currently, i don't give my dogs any vitamins or supplements na, as advised by my vet. since I've switched them to homecooked food, they haven't gotten sick or had skin issues in almost 2 years. And they all look healthier and livelier than ever.  Dati kasi they always get ehrlichia, but now thankfully wala ng symptoms  even if they get bitten by the occasional tick. I guess their immune system is much stronger than before.
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 30, 2013, 02:52:45 pm
xoxojoy, chows have sensitive skin, add mo pa yung kapal ng coat nila, baka humina immune system nya dahil sa panahon. baka pwede nyo sya ishave para makahinga ang skin?

kung maganda ang food, hindi na kailangan magsupplement. malaking factor kasi ang diet sa health nila, good diet = healthier pet. kung gusto mo sya gumaling switch to a better brand or homecooked or raw. kung healthy naman ang diet, the only needed supplement is fish oil. yung ibang vitamins like vit c, usually binibigay lang yan under stressful conditions. try mo magpalit ng food baka gumaling sya. sa supplements naman I recommend raffavit, fruits and veggies ang laman nya, much better than synthetic ones.

share ko lang, my bulldog had mange years back, ang food nya is rotation of homecooked, canidae, sawdust, raw. I am very choosy with his food pero ginalis pa rin. taon din inabot namin sa gamutan, akala ko nga forever na, then I did some research. I found out na lumalabas ang mga sakit nila pag mahina ang immune system, so the only way para gumaling and to prevent illness is to keep their immune system at their best. I switch him completely to raw feeding, I stopped his monthly injections, at ayun never na bumalik ang galis. Mahal ang gastos ko sa pagkain nila, I stocked meats every week, I buy premium dogfood, pero hindi ko na iniisip ang gastos kasi nakikita kong healthy sila.

maraming dogs ngayon ang nagsusuffer due to low quality dogfood, hindi kasi fit for human consumption yung ingredients nila. so wag kayo manghinayang sa pagkain, kung human grade yan magiging healthy ang alaga nyo, it will save you from vet bills and heartaches.
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Post by: zoeymaicaboo on April 30, 2013, 05:48:54 pm
^totally agree with sis abu, give your dogs quality human grade food. you can't believe all the crap they put in most commercial dog foods. basic rule: if you won't eat it yourself, then don't give feed it to your dogs :) and do familiarize yourself din sa mga foods that are toxic to dogs.

ang usual reason ng iba for not switching to home cooked or raw food is expensive daw or mahirap i prepare. well based on my experience, very little difference lang ang expenses ko for home cooked vs. commercial dog food.  and i've saved so much of the money i would have otherwise spent on supplements, medicines, vet bills. dati nagkakandarapa pa ako to borrow funds from my sister for emergency vet visits  :P

with regards to preparation naman , i just chop up fresh meat and veggies and throw it in the steamer for about 5-10 minutes, yun lang.
for treats,  gusto nila watermelon, bananas, apples, or carrots... and the occasional pandesal, hehe . mas ok nga now wala na masyadong masasayang na fruits sa bahay kasi whatever is left, i give it to them before they spoil.
once a week a give them big bones  to chew on - for healthy teeth and gums.  super mura lang, di aabot ng P50 ang 4pcs. i just dunk it in hot water for a minute para maalis yung bloody parts (cooked bones are harmful to dogs since they tend to splinter)
nakakatuwa when i  watch over them while they chew bones ( take the bones away pag walang naka supervise) and nanggigigil talaga sila sa pag gnaw and chew. then they give me sloppy kisses after as if to say " thank you for the yummy food mommy!" trust me mga sis, you can really see the difference even in just 1 week :)

ok, super OT na ako so back to the main topic na, hehe.  the only commercial supplement i can suggest right now would be nupro, if they have appetite, joints, and skin problems. For minor issues, stick to natural remedies first
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Post by: xoxojoy on April 30, 2013, 07:18:03 pm
When you mean raw as in walang cooking? Pwedeng mix of different meat yun like chicken , pork, beef, liver? And yung  fish oil pwede ba yung for humans o may specially made for dogs? Thanks so much!
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Post by: zoeymaicaboo on May 01, 2013, 02:10:41 pm
^yes sis, no cooking involved.  but before you start feeding raw, research research research muna talaga and see if it will work for your dog, as some ingredients require specific preparation. 
i've heard a lot of very good feedback from dog owners who do raw feeding. if you browse online, you can see before and after pics of dogs who've been raw fed.

i don't feed purely raw food but half cooked lang because it's what works for my dogs.
i also give them fresh fruits and sometimes left-over green smoothie (no sugar)  kasi we drink it almost everyday. super mura ang fruits and veggies sa province namin and my sister and titas often give us fresh produce from their own gardens.  i no longer buy dog treats since way healthier and much cheaper ang fruits and veggies. on special occasions, i bake  dog treats for them too :)

with regards to the ingredients, i switch it around every week. like now it's lean pork+squash+carrots (no salt or seasoning added), you may add a very small amount of rice. next you can switch to chicken (walang bones if you cook it) or liver, or mix a bit of both.  but seldom lang ang liver kasi too much is bad for them.  you can also include a small amount of green leafy veggies.
don't switch the menu too often or make the ingredients too complicated as this causes stomach upsets.
and take note of the following ingredients:
- onions are toxic to dogs and cats,
- garlic is a litte toxic but allowable in very small amounts as a tick repellant.
- avocadoes, grapes, and raisins are also toxic.
- potatoes are not recommended because they may cause stomach upsets
      - i tried feeding this to my dogs, and they tend to vomit it out.  i get a similar reaction from    sayote so i no longer include these ingredients in their food

just see what your dogs like, and check if it's safe for them :)
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Post by: xoxojoy on May 01, 2013, 02:39:02 pm
^thanks sis.
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Post by: abuanddiego on May 02, 2013, 01:05:32 am
^yes sis hilaw talaga, we have a thread here on raw feeding search mo lang. pero kung gusto mo naman homecooked, super dali lang din. boil mo lang ang meat, start ka muna with one type para di maupset ang tummy, tapos once masanay na you can add a bit of another type. importante no bones, skin and fats masama kasi yan pag luto pero pag raw very nutritious sa kanila. then add some rice or oatmeal, veggies like carrots, pumpkin, potatoes, sayote, chopped leafy greens. way better yan than any dogfood in the market. sa ganitong diet lumaki mga alaga ko, yung isa nagkadistemper pero nakasurvive pa rin. yung fish oil mas maganda kung human grade, regulated kasi yan unlike sa pet products, di tayo sure sa quality. Gamit namin is ATC, local brand sya. dosage for a healthy dog is 100mg of EPA&DHA for every 10lbs, kung may health issue or feeling nyo walang improvement, increase the dosage.

^^hi sis i can totally relate with you ;)
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Post by: bambi_md22 on May 02, 2013, 10:18:53 am
I tried the fish oil, hehe, ok lang ba na binubutas ko siya and I mix it in with his food kasi natatakot akong machoke siya. I use Kirkland, inarbor ko lang sa Daddy ko yung kanya, hehe. What's the recommended dosing? 3x a week ko lang binibigay sa kanya. Is that ok? :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on May 03, 2013, 12:30:51 am
^okay lang butasin as long as kinakain. yung isa kong dog hate na hate ang fish oil kaya kailangan ko pa ipitin sa meat. Pero yung isa binibigay ko as is, gustong gusto nya.

I just posted the dosage, ang fish oil (omega 3) mas maganda kung mas marami, wala naman syang gaano side effect kundi loose stools hehe. check nyo yung amount ng EPA&DHA sa label. usually ang total nyan is around 300mg, kahit 900-1000mg yung capsule, mababa yung amount ng omega 3 nya. so 1 capsule is good for a 30lbs healthy dog. kung gusto gumanda ang skin and coat add lang kayo.
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Post by: bambi_md22 on May 04, 2013, 09:45:47 pm
Thanks sis! My mom is more diligent in researching than me kaya she said 3x a week lang daw. hehe, at least he tolerates it.   ;)
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Post by: abuanddiego on May 04, 2013, 10:01:56 pm
^much better kung everyday, marami kasi syang benefits, aside sa skin good din sya for the heart, joints, reduces inflammation, etc. kumbaga overall supplement na sya. usually omega 3 ang lacking sa diet kaya nagkakaron ng health issues. yung food kasi natin has lots of omega 6 (inflammatory) so nagkakaron ng imbalance. giving fish oil will correct it.
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Post by: zoeymaicaboo on May 30, 2013, 07:10:52 pm
^sis abu anong reliable brand ng fish oil na not too expensive and hindi smelly?  I read kasi na not all fish oil supplements are effective and some may contain mercury?  :o   and hindi daw recommended yung kirkland, eh yun pa naman one of the known brands dito.
Now i want to  try giving my dogs fish oil again ( hindi nag work before kasi isusuka lang nila) 
si booboo nag she-shed ulit and hindi na rin as shiny yung coat nila :(  i also used vco but usually kasi naa-upset din stomachs nila so i seldom use it.
Do you think Nature Made brand is ok? i saw a few reviews on amazon ang mukhang ok naman :)
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Post by: abuanddiego on May 31, 2013, 02:18:54 am
^im using a local brand, ATC. okay naman so far at laging available kaya dito nako nagstick. mixture of different fishes ata ang gamit dito like mackerel, sardines.

usually yung bigger fishes daw ang may mercury like tuna and salmon, at sa US ito rampant. ang alam kong reason with kirkland is bec. it has plant-based matters like soy oil & tocopherols. kapag fish oil kasi the purer the better, as much as possible walang soy, tocopherol, vit. e (they're all the same). so dyan sila nagkakatalo, no matter how sikat/expensive the brand is, pero kung may plant sources, fail na agad yan. so sa ingredients kayo lagi dumirecho when searching for a good brand. i'm not familiar with Nature Made brand, pero kung fish oil lang ang ingredient, go ako dyan.

Yung bulldog ko feeling nya treats ang fish oil, pinapapak nya lang hehe pero yung shih tzu super hate nya, kakainin lang pag inipit ko sa meat. try mo na lang sis na ihalo sa meat para di iluwa, sayang kasi pag napuncture na nila tapos biglang iluluwa, tumatapon ang oil sa sahig, mas lalong di kakainin once maamoy nila.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: zoeymaicaboo on May 31, 2013, 01:35:51 pm
^ oh i see, thanks much sis abu! :) i thought kasi ok lang yung may plant based ingredients kasi i also prefer to use veggie capsules vs the regular ones na made from animal cartillage daw (yung empty capsules lang, then you can put whatever you want inside).  not good pala for dogs ang soy oil, vit e?
[textspeak!] will try ATC out again, i think yun din yung nabili ko before eh.  hope hindi nila isusuka this time  :-\
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on May 31, 2013, 04:23:31 pm
^walang anuman sis! akala ko rin before okay na kahit anong fish oil, pero nung nagresearch ako about  raw feeding, experts said na mas maganda daw talaga kung walang halong vegetable matters yung supplements nila, since hirap sila to digest plants, and some are even bad for them. kahit sa dogfood, hindi advisable ang soy products, here's a good explanation: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/03/28/avoid-using-soy-on-pets.aspx

try mo sis ipitin sa meat or liver, offer mo lang daily para masanay. si abu halos wala ng paki sa fish oil as long as nakaipit sa meat, di na nya niluluwa.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: chichi143 on July 01, 2013, 11:32:16 am
mga sis, i read here na some of you give Papi or Raffavit. I know sa Petexpress merong Raffavit, pero di ko sure yong Papi.

alam niyo ba if meron nito sa Dogs in the city? yong nasa trinoma?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 01, 2013, 01:12:36 pm
^meron sa Dogs and the City Trinoma, dun ako last bumili, 160 lang then yung Raffavit 190-200 ata :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: angeLven on July 01, 2013, 02:08:14 pm
sis abu what supplements do you give sa babies mo since home cooked/raw ang food nila?
home cooked na ang meals ng baby ko and I read na pwedeng kulang sa nutrients kapag ganun unlike pag sa commercial dog food na 'balanced' na daw.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: chichi143 on July 01, 2013, 03:49:11 pm
thanks sis! will go there tomorrow. i'm really bothered with my puppy. iba talaga yong appetite niya ngayon. :-(
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 01, 2013, 07:06:47 pm
chichi, baka weather ang dahilan? or ayaw nya ng food? minsan ganyan mga alaga ko pag malakas ulan or may kulog/kidlat wala silang appetite. mas malakas kasi ang senses nila kesa satin kaya madali sila mastress.

angelven, sa shih tzu, puppy pa lang sya nakavitamins na, mahina kasi kumain. raffavit ginamit ko for more than 2 years, then lately nagtry ako Papi for a change. effective naman both sa kanya, I also give fish oil daily. sa bulldog fish oil lang, tapos pag may lakad kami or masama ang weather, kumukuha lang ako sa vitamins ng shih tzu or human vit c tablet. fish oil din sya daily.

dogs have a strong immune system, kaya rin nila magproduce ng vit. c on their own. kung healthy at may variety naman ang food, mababalance ang nutrients. so magbigay lang ng vitamins kung kailangan, like kung may sakit or mahina talaga appetite. pero kung healthy naman at matakaw, ibigay lang under stressful conditions.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bambi_md22 on July 07, 2013, 11:11:40 am
Waaah! Bad pala yung Kirkland? Naku, yun pa naman ang binibigay ko kay Pep. Saan may tinda ng ATC? :)

Ok ang Raffavit, mas may appetite si Pep lalo na ngayon kasi medyo sawa na siya sa Acana. :( I give it everyday kasi kapag hindi siya nakakainom, he barely touches his food. And hindi din siya kumakain sa mornings. I don't give it on an empty stomach though, nagsusuka siya e.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 07, 2013, 01:23:29 pm
^Kahit sa sm groceries meron, landmark, mercury and watson meron din. actually meron din soy ang ATC pero onti lang naman at effective sa mga alaga ko that's why I sticked to it. May mga natry kasi akong brands pero walang effect eh. Kung makahanap ka ng soy/tocopherol/vit. e free the better. Meron mga pure fish oil at higher ang omega3 content pero mas mahal.

Ilang ml binibigay mo sis? si Abu (3yo shih tzu) 3-5ml binibigay ko hihi. pag dogfood or homecooked need nya rin ng vits pampaganda, pero pag nakaraw magana sya even without vits.. buti di naman sya nagsusuka kahit walang laman ang tiyan.

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: yyaaddzz on July 07, 2013, 07:31:47 pm
Sis abu: nag take effect na ata ang 3ml for chuck(3months old). Bumalik na ang konti appetite nya and nauubos na nya ang 1/2cup serving per meal.
Sana mag tuloy tuloy. Continue lang din kami sa fish oil, 2caps a day and so far minimal ang effect. 1week na kami nag ffishoil pero pabugso bugso ang allergy nya.

Nung friday, iniwanan namin siya ng kibble kasi hindi kami sa bahay matutulog, and sure kami na gabi na kami ng saturday makakauwi and magugutom siya kalag walang food pero mali ata un ginawa ko kasi
Naglabasan nanaman ang allergies nya and ear infection.. Hindi ko kasi alam kung ok lang gutumin siya and water lang iiwan e.. Mapapanis kasi un pagkain since home cooked kami diba.

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bambi_md22 on July 08, 2013, 06:20:39 am
Sis abu, di pala Kirkland yung andito, according to my mom (mas magaling talaga siya sa akin) Naturemade na ginagamit niya. Sent by my aunt from the States. It has a little bit of soy but mostly fish (Anchovy and Sardine). Is that ok? ;)

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 08, 2013, 02:01:54 pm
^how much soy yung nasa label? yung iba kasi nakalagay lang has mixed tocopherols chuva chuchu at walang percentage. kung very minimal like nasa .something lang okay lang naman yun. Pero observe mo pa rin kung ano effect sa kanya, kung effective sa skin and coat at walang changes sa stool. Yung gamit namin, ATC has only .50mg effective naman sa kanila than the others I have tried, Kirkland and Naturalist, so kahit may stocks kami sa bahay bumibili pa rin ako ng ATC :P

^^try mo until 5ml and see kung mas gaganahan sya. sana mawala na totally ang allergy, try nyo rin magfree-range chicken, para walang antibiotics and hormones. Wala ba syang fleas? Recent ang deworming? Or something sa environment na allergic sya, like pollens, shampoo, detergents? Some dogs kasi are more sensitive than others. Madali sila magreact sa external factors. Okay lang gutumin for one day, basta may water makakasurvive sila.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bambi_md22 on July 09, 2013, 09:26:20 am
Sige will try to look for ATC baka mas maganda ang maging effect. Hiyang naman siya dun sa Natureland and his coat is very shiny and soft. Hahaha, tuwang-tuwa yung vet niya sa kanya. Pero baka nga bad yung soy levels para sa kanya. Will check with my mom this weekend.

He was recently dewormed last April but he was also treated with Metronidazole for gastroenteritis. Di naman naadmit thank God but since then, uber weird na yung appetite. Nakakastress kasi it breaks my heart kapag hindi siya kumakain. No fleas, he uses an anti-flea shampoo every 2 weeks and I keep interactions with street dogs to minimum (bihira). Shots are up to date but due for Lepto this 19 and another deworming. Will increse him to 3 ml muna siguro? Then observe. Thanks sis abu! :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: yyaaddzz on July 11, 2013, 03:30:33 am
Sis ano po effect ng liverolin? Thanks!
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bambi_md22 on July 11, 2013, 01:18:34 pm
hehe, I forgot to ask this the other day. Recommended ba ang Hearguard? How often, how much and how do I give it? :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 11, 2013, 06:00:27 pm
^^liverolin is an iron supplement, appetite stimulant na rin.

^heartgard is safe naman, recommended dosage is one nugget every month. pero may isang holistic vet na nagsabi na okay lang kahit every 3-4mos lang sya ibigay to avoid too much toxins since it can kill the eggs and larvaes. may life cycle kasi ang heartworms, around 6mos pa sila magiging adult. so kung maliit pa sila, kaya pa ng heartgard. i used to give it monthly, pero ngayon every 3mos na lang. may link dito about that search mo na lang, or ipost ko pag nakita ko.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bambi_md22 on July 17, 2013, 12:22:43 pm
Nobody told me kasi what it was and if I should give Heartguard or not. :) Recommended to give ba sis? If it's my first time to give it, how much should I give? 1 nugget now then after 3 months na ulit? :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 18, 2013, 08:52:42 am
recommended ang heartworm prevention lalo sa tropical countries and pag malamok ang area, sa lamok kasi galing to. may dosage naman to sis, depende sa weight ng dog yung ibibigay sayo, one nugget then every 3months na lang. para lang syang treats.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: twelve5 on July 19, 2013, 11:56:30 am
sis abu, have you heard the latest news re fish oil adds risk for prostate cancer in human? true din kaya for dogs. nagbabalak pa naman akong bumili for my pogi.

kainis din kasi mga news/studies na yan, pa iba iba... I bet next month good for prostate naman ang sasabihin. hehe
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on July 20, 2013, 05:04:11 am
^sayo ko una narinig sis! lumabas ba sa local news? oo nga ang gulo-gulo ng mga studies na yan, di mo alam ano papaniwalaan. pero bilang psych major, ang turo samin noon is wag basta-basta maniniwala unless, ilang studies ang magconfirm, madaming related literature, dumaan sa tamang process, at naprove nilang consistent, valid and reliable ang results, then pwede nating masabing good study, but still may mga limitations pa rin per study.

here are the studies, i find out na hindi naman pala sila gumamit ng fish oil sa participants, but kumuha ng blood sample and found out that high levels of DHA increases the risk of prostate cancer.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843441
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3145396/

nakahanap din ako ng mga discussions about the study:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/fish-oil-prostate-cancer/#axzz2ZWhagRqJ
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-jonny-bowden/fish-oil-prostate-cancer_b_3601906.html
http://ketopia.com/about-that-recent-report-on-fish-oil-and-prostate-cancer/
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ask-the-supplement-guru-does-fish-oil-cause-prostate-cancer.html

and I agree with them :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bailey0327 on August 16, 2013, 08:21:55 pm
Hello. Question lang. I just started giving fish oil to my shih tzu. I gave him two capsules as per suggestion nung brand. Kaso lang late ko na nakita na 995mg pala ang isang capsule. I'm worried. Kung 995mg, dapat ba one capsule per day lang? My baby is just 4 months old  :(
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: twelve5 on August 17, 2013, 11:43:45 am
^ bailey0327, please read here:

http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/15_9/features/Fish-Oil-Supplements-For-Dogs_20600-1.html

"Healthy dogs can be given 100 to 150 mg EPA and DHA per 10 pounds of body weight daily; dogs who have health problems can be given up to 300 mg per 10 pounds of body weight."



sis abuanddiego , sa tv news sa US. Hehe. Mga alarmist sila. Hehe
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: bailey0327 on August 17, 2013, 12:58:57 pm
^ Thank you!  ;D

So kung ang sabi sa supplement facts, EPA is 180 mg and DHA is 120 mg, okay na yun right?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: wowry on August 17, 2013, 02:36:08 pm
So nabasa ko sa kabilang thread ok magbigay ng vit C sa dog? pwede daily? tia
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on August 18, 2013, 08:03:33 pm
bailey, dosage depends on the providing epa&dha not on the mg of the whole capsule. usually nasa 300mg of epa&dha (just like what you posted) lang yan per capsule. so 1capsule is good for a healthy 30lbs. dog, pag may health issue you can increase the dose up to 3x. pag wala ka makita improvement, dagdag ka pa.

wowry, ang alam ko since dogs have a strong immune system, they can produce their own vit. c, that's why mas advisable sya ibigay during stressful conditions like before/during vaccines, travel, occasions, or kung may sakit.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: wowry on August 18, 2013, 08:24:14 pm
^ so hindi pala everyday. thank sis :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on August 20, 2013, 01:31:52 pm
^kung healthy naman ang dog okay lang kahit hindi everyday. pero kung may sakit or recovering or gaya ngayon na tag-ulan pwede nating dalasan ang vitamins  ;)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: jackpot122712 on September 03, 2013, 10:21:08 am
Hi im a newbie here! :)
I really need alot of help, i recently got a shih tzu as a birthday gift, his name artemis maximum magnificent "jackpot" we didnt change it na baka kasi sanay na sya tinatawag na ganun coz he's 8mos old already when i got him.

DOB: dec 12, 2012
right now he currently weighs 4kg
I feed him half a cup of royal canin mini junior twice a day
500ml of water with 1ml of organic apple cider vinegar everyday

Now my questions is what vitamins should i give to him?
I read lc-vit and raffavit is ok and coat shine. Couldnt find raffavit so i got lc-vit & coat shine nalang.
how many ml of lc-vit and coatshine should i give to my 8mos old shih tzu everyday?
Thanks in advance!xx
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on September 04, 2013, 01:55:08 am
^hi congrats on your new puppy! i think he came from artemis line, hence the first name. anyway, pwede nyo pa rin palitan ang name nya, dogs can cope with new names naman kahit adults na sila  ;)

usual dosage of vitamins for adults is 3ml-5ml, meron yan sa label check mo nalang. you can start at 2.5ml-3ml pero kung walang effect after a week, increase the dose up to 5ml. coat shine is more on vitamin a, minimal lang yung epa&dha nya, if you want a good coat supplement, fish oil is your best option. btw, raffavit can be found @ pet express and dogs and the city.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: jackpot122712 on September 05, 2013, 09:10:06 am
Thanks for the reply anuanddiego  :)
Im from davao, i cant find raffavit here.pero try ko sa ibang dogshops :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: coyenho on September 27, 2013, 09:44:45 pm
for my new dog .binigay ng vet nutrigel and immunol.. [textspeak!] sa shih ko raffavit :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: solepurplelife on September 28, 2013, 04:10:38 pm
I tried yung fish oil kaya lang hindi yung brand na suggested ni sis Abu. kirkland yung brand Malayo kasi ko sa Pet Express. So far mukhang effective naman. Ang shiny ng furr ng bebe ko. May nakapagtry na ba sainyo nun mga sis? TIA
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on October 09, 2013, 01:54:29 am
^sis kahit sa groceries merong ATC  ;) natry ko yung kirkland before kaso super tagal na haha basta ang tip sa fish oil, pwede tayo magbigay up to 3x the normal dose (100mg of combined EPA and DHA per 10lbs) kung wala kayo masyado makitang improvement dagdagan nyo lang, don't worry wala naman syang ill effects, loose stools lang sa umpisa :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: astraiazosime on October 11, 2013, 02:10:06 am
pa-join ladies!  :D a proud dog lover and owner here.
read about your posts on fish oil and vitamins for dogs.
my view on this:
ang alam ko talaga recommended for dogs is cod liver oil. may atc brand akong nakita at meron din sa ibang pet shops medyo bihira nga lang sya compared to vitamin e which i give my dpg once in a while kapag walang cod liver oil.
as for the vitamins, Raffavit if better than Lc-vit. Raffavit is organic if you'll look sa box pa lang for the contents parang ang sarap inumin  ;D ang dami kasing fruits. another multivitamins a recommend is Papi. It's also better than Lc-vit. Nakakagana din kumain for dogs. 
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on October 13, 2013, 02:28:42 pm
^hi sis fan din kami ng raffavit and papi! ;D my dogs love it so much, pag nakitang hawak ko yung bottle tatakbo na palapit sakin, nagaagawan pa sa dropper! ;D Pampagana talaga sila ano, dahil sa dalawang yan naging matakaw yung picky-eater shih tzu ko.

comment lang ako re cod liver oil, more on vitamin a sya kaya dapat in moderation daw bec. too much can cause hypervitaminosis and can make the bones brittle. kahit sa liver diba dapat hinay-hinay lang because organs are very rich in nutrients, masama pag nasobrahan. unlike with fish oil, epa & dha yung contents nya or omega 3 (healthy fat) kaya kahit masobrahan okay lang bec. it's easily absorbed by the body. mas okay nga daw pag higher dose to compensate for too much omega 6 (animal fats-inflammatory) since anti-inflammatory ang omega 3, super dami nyang benefits like sa heart, skin and coat, joints. I've also found out na hindi advisable ang vitamin e/soy/tocopherols sa dogs, so avoid daw natin, I've learned this in raw feeding, they are reminding pet owners na kahit supplements dapat pure and animal-based din daw for proper absorption.

some info on soy:
"Soy beans can cause gas in some dogs, making them rather smelly companions! Processed soy causes bloating in dogs, and soy is one of the leading causes of food allergies in dogs.

Soy naturally contains plant estrogens (phyto estrogens such as estriol), which act like the hormonal animal estrogens and can interfere with reproduction and normal growth in cats and dogs.

Soy contains trypsin inhibitors which block the action of enzymes which are needed to digest protein. Soy beans contain hemaglutinin which causes red blood cells to clump together. Of all plants ever studied, soy beans contain the highest level of phytates, an organic acid which blocks the uptake of calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc - and can lead to various mineral deficiencies. These phytates are exceptionally resistant to reduction techniques during processing, and only through a long period of fermentation is the phytate content reduced."
http://www.astrologyzine.com/

http://drjeandoddspethealthresource.tumblr.com/post/42291453086/soy-exposing-popular-pet-food-protein#.Ulo7TNJmgk0

so dahil dyan ang vitamins lang namin is raffavit or papi, fish oil and vitamin c (only given during stressful conditions)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: astraiazosime on October 13, 2013, 03:53:22 pm
@abuanddiego - thanks for the info.  :)
nakakalito minsan kasi talaga. kasi iba-iba din mga information at views na binibigay ng vet as well as sa mga nababasa natin. Our dog used to go to this clinic nga, iba-iba din yung vets na nag-handle sa kanya. they're all good naman but they have different views and advices sa food palang at vitamins nag-iba-iba na. :) just like doctors. kung saan hihiyang, mapapabuti ka at maniniwala dun ka.
back to vitamins, my dog also loves his vitamins. hinihintay n'ya talaga after he eats. Although nakakagana, i think pihikan lang talaga at hindi madami kumain dog ko. he'd rather eat cat food nga rather than his dog food. As for the cod liver/vit. e naman i was just adviced by one of his vets before. pero i rarely give him. once in a while lang kapag super dry ang coat.
 :) buti na lang din pala na hindi ko ginawang daily intake since bad din for their health.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: candacena on October 24, 2013, 11:43:19 am
san po ba nakakabili ng medicine para sa aso?? ano po binibili niyo vitamins pag may arthritis ?? and where to buy?? thankss
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: coyenho on November 02, 2013, 11:32:16 pm
mga sis. 2x a day ba ang pagbigay ng fish oil?or ok na yung 1 caps/day?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on November 12, 2013, 07:36:28 pm
^normal dose of fish oil: 100mg of EPA&DHA per 10lbs. pag may health condition pwede up to 3x the normal dose. usually a 900mg of fish oil contains 300mg of EPA&DHA, so good sya for a 30lbs dog. wala naman overdosage sa fish oil, healthy fat sya so don't worry kahit masobrahan. loose stools lang side effect.

^^usually sa vet clinics and petshops. pero pag ganyan medyo serious like arthritis kailangan ng vet prescription para tama yung meds na ibibigay. but fish oil, glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can help, maganda kasi sila sa joints and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on December 04, 2013, 05:33:15 pm
cod liver oil is more on vitamin a, iba ito sa fish body oil. too much of this can cause hypervitaminosis and can make the bones brittle, so hinay na lang. actually yung vitamin a and d can come from their food, but yung most important but always lacking sa diet nila is omega 3 or fish oil. if you're already giving a multivitamins, okay na yun pero i suggest na magbigay ka ng fish oil bec. it's beneficial for the skin, coat, joints, heart and overall health. pag fish oil kasi walang overdose, the body can easily absorb it, kung meron man loose stools lang :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on December 05, 2013, 11:23:58 pm
^you're welcome. ATC brand yung gamit namin, local lang sya kahit sa groceries and drug stores meron. pag fish oil mas maganda kung pure meaning walang plant matter like soy, vit. e, alpha tocopherol. yung dosage napost ko na backread lang ng onti ;)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: unboreddiva on December 09, 2013, 11:35:10 pm
Pet Tabs and anything with Omega 6/Omega 3 for my dogs :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: banoffi on December 23, 2013, 10:22:22 am
There have been numerous studies debunking the benefits of supplements to humans (some even found that supplements increase the risk of cancer). I'm starting to read science-articles/studies about supplements for pets. Nakakainis because most articles don't have references; I want studies talaga.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on December 23, 2013, 03:13:11 pm
^Search for Dr. Karen Becker or Mercola Pets, she's a holistic vet and has reliable sources ;) Source ko rin si Dr. Peter Dobias, holistic vet din. they are not your usual vets, they promote natural products and healing methods. Actually mahirap talaga maghanap ng studies about pets, I've been doing research for years pero kaunti talaga, you have to dig deeper para makahanap ng reliable sources. Minsan sa mga comments pa ako nakakahanap ng useful links, these are pet owners na kinarir talaga ang research for their pets. malaking business daw kasi ang pet products, and most studies are conducted by sponsors (same companies) so biased talaga ang findings.

Ako rin I don't really believe in supplements, iba pa rin kung sa natural way natin makukuha yung nutrients--from our food. If healthy and varied naman ang diet, you won't need supplements. Most supplements kasi are artificial, so hindi rin safe. The only supplement I would vouch for is fish oil :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: blazingsheena on December 28, 2013, 08:17:56 am
wala po talaga akong alam sa mga dogs.. kung ano ba dapat supplements and kung ano ba dapat important bilhin para sakanila. meron shitzu at dachshund dito sa bahay. pero hindi ako ang nag aalaga pero im planning na din na alagaan sila. :) ano po masasuggest niyo na bilhin ko sa kanila. and regarding fish oil, fish oil din ba na supplements for humans and paano sila papainumin since nasa soft gel yun?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on December 30, 2013, 04:47:50 am
^hi sis. don't worry normal lang yan for first timers, lahat tayo dumaan sa ganyan ;) ang pinakaimportant naman maprovide natin after macomplete ng shots is yung basic needs like food, shelter, care, grooming, exercise, vet check-ups. Yung iba kasi luho na lang hehe. yung mga bibilin depende sa breed nila, like for example shih tzu, long-coated sila so mas kailangan ng grooming supplies like shampoo and conditioner, combs, brushes, scissors, ribbons, (clothes, bags, trolley-if you want)

Re fish oil, mas okay kung for humans ibigay kasi nagundergo na yan ng standard quality procedures, mas safe tayo dito. Actually medyo mahirap sya ipainom kasi nalalasahan ng dogs yung oil once kagatin nila, malansa to as in magaamoy galunggong yung mouth nila haha! Ang dami ko ng dogs na natry bigyan pero niluluwa nila, yung bulldog ko lang pumapapak nito. The trick is to hide it inside a piece of meat or liver para lunok agad ;)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: blazingsheena on December 30, 2013, 05:02:15 am
^ thanks for the info.. i bought LC-VIT and coat shine. okay lang ba kung dagdagan ko ng fish oil? and ano ba supplement para tumaba young shitzu ko?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on December 30, 2013, 07:05:38 am
^you're welcome. natry namin yung LCVit and COat shine, yan kasi madalas RX ng vets, pero walang effect sa shih tzu ko. Nagswitch kami sa Raffavit, dito sya naging matakaw, mas gusto ko rin to kasi natural supplement sya made of fruits and veggies lang. Yung coat shine wala rin gano effect so inalis ko na hehe.

Re pampataba, I only use Raffavit or Papi as supplements tapos ang diet nila either homecooked or raw. Most toydogs are picky kaya mahirap patabain but don't aim for a fat dog, mas maganda kung healthy sila with muscles and not just bilog hehe. If you want him to be healthy bigyan mo ng meat and avoid too much grains. Yung meat kasi would help them to develop muscles, kahit gano kadaming meat ang ibigay di sila magiging obese. pero yung grains yun ang nakakataba pero unhealthy yung dog.

Yep pwede ka pa magadd ng fish oil, yung coat shine kasi more on AlphaLinoleicAcid (ALA) and onti lang ang EPA&DHA. ang magpapaganda kasi sa coat nila and maabsorb mabuti ng body is omega 3 with readily available DHA&EPA na galing sa fish body oil. Ang mga dogs kasi carnivores sila, they can't convert other forms of omega 3 (ALA-from plant sources into DHA&EPA) so hindi rin ganun kaeffective kung plants ang sources. A healthy 10lb. dog needs around 100mg of EPA&DHA, pero kung may health issues the dog would need 3x of the normal dose. Most fish oil capsules provides 300mg/capsule whereas coat shine only provides 48mg so kung kasulitan ang paguusapan, na kay fish oil ang boto ko ;)

COAT SHINE Composition:
Each mL contains:
Linoleic Acid - 420 mg (ALA)
Linolenic Acid - 24 mg
Arachidonic Acid - 6 mg
Eicosapentanoic Acid - 18 mg (EPA)
Docosahexanoic Acid - 30 mg (DHA)
Vitamin A - 100 iu
Vitamin B6 - 80 ug
Vitamin D3 - 0.36 ug
Vitamin E - 1.5 mg
Zinc Sulfate - 0.24 mg
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: GelaV on December 30, 2013, 07:32:49 am
My puppy's vet prescribed her Papi vitamins. I give her 0.5ml every other day. Is that okay? Magana naman kasi siya kumain ng Acana. Dinagdagan ko na konti yung serving/day. Gusto lang namin maggain weight konti. Nafefeel kasi namin yung ribs niya eh. =( Or tama lang ba yun?
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Post by: abuanddiego on December 31, 2013, 04:41:56 am
^What's the weight of your pup? Pag kinapa yung body dapat may mafefeel kayong laman hindi bones agad. Ang alam ko usual dose is around 2.5ml for small breeds, 5ml naman for big breeds. My shih tzu started with 2.5ml kahit nung puppy pa sya, yun inadvice ni doc. minsan inaabot pa ng 5ml, matakaw sya pero hindi naman naging obese bec. I control his food intake.

Ilang cups sya per day? Wait lang kayo for about 2months, it takes time din kasi bago sila mahiyang sa food. kung updated naman deworming at magana sya kumain, tataba rin yan within a month ;)
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Post by: blazingsheena on December 31, 2013, 08:59:35 am
^^^ thank you so much abuanddiego :)) re naman sa food, literal dog food lang pinapakain sakanya.. yun lang talaga. yung dog food pa na yun daddy ko ang bumibili. e etong tatay ko naman syempre oldie na kaya kuripot so ang binibili niya dog food from s&r lang.. okay lang ba yun sis? or need ko palitan? actually di ko alam brand hung dog food na gun i will check mamaya
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Post by: GelaV on December 31, 2013, 06:31:20 pm
@abuanddiego nung recent visit namin sa vet (Dec 23), 1.2kg yung weight niya.
This is her: http://instagram.com/p/iiXtGswdPi/

Actually ang recommended dose nung vet is 1ml to 2.5ml ng Papi. Ako lang yung 0.5ml. =P Pero gawin ko na 1ml or 2.5ml everyday siguro hanggang mag-gain lang ng weight.

Yung sa food naman nung 1st 2 weeks sinusunod ko lang yung nakalagay sa package ng Acana na 1/3 cup/day. Pero since sabi ng vet dagdagan ang food nasa almost 1/2 cup/day na. Hinahati ko yun 3 times a day.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: lipvixen on January 07, 2014, 10:44:31 am
Just Fish oil and Vitamin e for her skin problems. Supposedly if you feed good quality dog food you won't need any other supplements.  I feed Orijen LB Puppy and Acana Duck and Pear.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on January 07, 2014, 10:49:07 pm
blazingsheena, check mo sis ang ingredients, things to avoid: corn, soy, wheat, by-products, animal fats, preservatives. it should have human-grade meat and other ingredients, basta when you read it pwedeng kainin haha!

gelav, adjust mo na lang sis yung dosage and cup pag feeling mo walang effect sa kanya. my shihtzu eats around 1-1 1/2cup per day, pag homecooked mas marami.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: budzwhiz on January 08, 2014, 01:38:21 pm
I give my dogs and cats Nutripet and Tiki-tiki. :D
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Post by: GelaV on January 08, 2014, 02:14:35 pm
Tumataba na si Khaleesi. =) Nadagdagan na siya ng 200 grams in 2 weeks. =) Nakatulong talaga yun pag switch sa Acana at pagdagdag ng Papi Multivitamis sa diet niya. Nung nakuha namin siya from the breeder less than 1.2kg lang siya eh. =( Sana magtuloy-tuloy na ang pag-gain niya ng weight. =)
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Post by: GelaV on January 10, 2014, 10:29:01 am
Ok lang ba isabay yung fish oil with Papi Multivitamins? =) Thanks!
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 11, 2014, 04:47:45 am
^keep us updated with your pup. yes pwedeng sabay, but pwedeng ayawan nya yung fish oil. most dogs ayaw yan niluluwa bec. of the fishy taste hehe, iniipit ko pa yan sa meat para kainin ng mga shih tzus ko.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Lacie on January 12, 2014, 08:50:02 pm
Ang pinapainom namin ay Angel Drops Doggymin syrup na bigay ng veterinarian. All around vitamin na siya at pwede sa puppies namin  ;D Gumana kumain yung nagtatampo naming aso.  ;)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: kumachan on January 27, 2014, 09:57:12 am
has anyone tried giving their dogs VCO? i read somewhere kasi na good din daw siya for their skin. my chow kasi nawalan ng fur yung leg nya sa kakakagat. makati kasi. nabasa ko you can put VCO on the skin daw. wanna try sana.

san pala kayo bumibili ng fish oil? okay ba talaga sya? so far kasi LC Vit lang binibigay ko. kaso concern ko yung skin niya. nagkaron kc sya ng ticks so most likely dahil dun yung pangangati niya. kawawa naman. will fish oil help ba? what brand do you use?
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 27, 2014, 02:05:27 pm
^yup maganda rin ang vco sa skin and overall health, aside from fish oil isa ito sa mga natural supplements na good for dogs.

i buy ATC fish oil sa groceries, fish oil contains omega 3, very good ito for the skin, coat and allergies kasi anti-inflammatory siya so it reduces itch and redness. ito ang first aid namin pag may allergy kami, within days lang gumagaling agad. i suggest to give it daily kasi yung diet nila is rich in omega 6, from animal fat, this causes inflammation so to balance out the omegas, we need to supply omega 3.
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1659&aid=666
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Post by: kumachan on January 27, 2014, 03:15:33 pm
abuanddiego ~ thanks sis! pareho bang oral intake ito or pinapahid yung VCO? pwede ba sila pagsabayin? capsule ba [textspeak!] ATC?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on January 27, 2014, 06:08:45 pm
^welcome! fish oil capsule-oral, vco both oral and external pwede. i suggest na isa lang muna try mo to see the full benefits of one supplement tsaka para madali rin malaman kung may negative reaction. wait for a month or two for the results :)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: guamzintrusion19 on January 28, 2014, 02:05:17 am
Wow, this is a very helpful thread. I have 5 dogs (1 is with my parents) and never once did the vet mention yung Raffavit as vitamins and appetite enhancer. Last time yung pom ko na pihikan sa food ang binigay pa eh Mosigor pero magana lang nung umiinom pa ng vitamins. After that, maarte na naman hahaha

Currently I'm giving my dogs Tikitiki and Probiotics. Yung probiotics kapag medyo stress or nagloose yung stool. Will try giving them Raffavit and Fish oil next tee hee!
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Post by: abuanddiego on January 28, 2014, 11:43:14 am
^we were given mosegor/pizotifen maleate din before. LC vit ang unang inadvice pero almost 2mos na wala pa rin effect. so sabi ni doc baka psychological, baka naspoil ko daw since lagi kami magkasama. my shih tzu is a picky eater, kahit ipagluto ko madali magsawa. so binigyan na sya ng mosegor at nagtry kami ng raffavit ayun within days biglang tumakaw. pero yung mosegor is for extreme cases na kasi for recovering patients or anorexics, hindi sya pwede forever, for 2 weeks lang sya pwede gamitin. Raffavit is a natural supplement kaya mas safe sya for daily and longtime use. Been using it for more than 2 years na. I'm a fan or organic/natural products kaya love ko itong raffavit hehe.

Yup maganda rin ang probiotics for their gut, it can help them pag biglang lambot ang poop.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: whitesheep on January 28, 2014, 05:42:33 pm
Just Fish oil and Vitamin e for her skin problems. Supposedly if you feed good quality dog food you won't need any other supplements.  I feed Orijen LB Puppy and Acana Duck and Pear.

Where can I buy Orijen LB Puppy and Acana Duck and Pear?
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Post by: whitesheep on January 28, 2014, 05:44:43 pm
^ Oh thanks! :) How about meds or supplements para mag heat?
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Post by: kumachan on January 28, 2014, 08:55:05 pm
Just bought ATC fish oil. Hahatian ko ang puppy ko. Will try it din kasi it's good for the heart and blood circulation daw. Binigyan ko siya kanina okay naman. Hindi naman niluwa. ;)
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: guamzintrusion19 on January 29, 2014, 04:14:12 am
Sis abu, thank you! Tama ka two weeks lang after nun tinigil yung mosigor ayun balik arte sa pagkain nung pom ko. It's a good thing nabasa ko yung raffavit dito, bought one kanina and I gave him 3ML so tignan ko kung gagana sa kanya. Hopefully tumakaw na ito. I'm also thinking of giving the same to my baby boy tzu. Actually sya naman eh kumakain naman pero maarte lang tlaga minsan. Pag trip nya ulam kain sya, but sometimes he would skip meals. Bigyan ko kaya sya or baka naman maging PG?  ;D

Speaking of my baby boy tzu named Cloud, sya yung nagkakapimples sa tummy pag kumakain ng chicken. We went to the vet and they said na mahina daw ang immune system. I'm thinking of giving him fish oil. Haven't had the chance to Watsons or the grocery, pero we have VCO at home na iniinom din namin. Pwede ko ba sya bigyan nito? If ever, how much should I give him? He's around 6.27 kilos.

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Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: rinapie on January 29, 2014, 01:03:45 pm
^rafamol yata yun or refamol
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on January 29, 2014, 05:02:53 pm
refamol nga yung nagreregulate ng heat cycle. refamol contains evening primrose oil and salmon oil, "Promotes blood circulation that enhances tissue oxygenation resulting to regulation of the estrous cycle. Also provides shinier and glossier haircoat."
but i think pwede na rin ang fish oil kasi same sila ng purpose. fish oil binibigay ko sa stud ko.

guamzintrusion19, baka psychological yan. ganyan din shih tzu ko dati, walang gana pag walang raffavit, nung nagkaron lang sya ng kasama saka lumakas kumain without vits. Pwede naman sa isa mong dog, start ka sa 2.5ml kasi yun ang normal dose for small dogs. Set a feeding schedule din para madisiplina sila.

About chicken and rashes, usually hindi yung chicken ang cause nya but the enhancements
Read this: https://www.facebook.com/notes/raw-feeding-rf/enhancements-side-effects-and-what-to-look-for-us/10150500734526360

yup maganda din ang VCO for the skin and coat, pwede mo yan bigay pag wala pang fish oil. 1tsp muna then check the stool, pag normal tuloy mo lang hanggang masanay sa 1tbsp.

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: twelve5 on January 31, 2014, 01:59:23 pm
Anyone using mosegor vita capsules? Any feedback?

Or should i go for raffavit or papi for appetite enhancer? Wala kasi nito sa VIP eh.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on January 31, 2014, 04:15:48 pm
^pizotifen maleate is the generic name for mosegor, oh diba parang commercial haha! natry namin yan ng shih tzu ko before, sinuggest din ni doc kasi laging walang gana kahit may LC vit na. effective yan pampagana, last resort na daw yan eh for recovering patients or anorexic sya actually. pero ang side effect is magiging antukin. ang sabi sakin di sya pwede forever, 2 weeks lang ang maximum use. kung for maintenance, mas okay ang raffavit or papi since supplements talaga sila, yung mosegor kasi parang gamot sya.
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Post by: twelve5 on January 31, 2014, 05:21:30 pm
^ oh, im so glad i asked, and even more glad that you replied. =)

I think i would rather try the supplements lang muna. Pag di ubra, then go for the gamot nalang.

LOL at the commercial. hehe.... Hanap muna ako ng raffavit or papi.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on January 31, 2014, 07:51:40 pm
^appetite stimulants na din kasi yung ibang vitamins so kung effective there's no need for mosegor. sabi sakin ni doc, di nya daw talaga inaadvice yun unless kailangan talaga. kung nakukuha pa sa vitamins, magstick na lang sa vitamins. I think merong raffavit sa pet express, 250 ata ang price. try at Tin's pet place baka mas mura.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: kumachan on February 01, 2014, 09:48:07 pm
Naaaliw ako sa chow puppy ko walang kahirap-hirap painumin ng vitamins pati fish oil. Basta pwedeng kainin/inumin kahit ano pa go lang siya. In short, PG. ;D
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: laluk13 on February 03, 2014, 10:43:06 pm
my dog is super picky pagdating sa pagkain yung vet namin sinuggest rin yung papi.. effective naman  :) i'm happy kasi may gana na ulit sya sa pagkain.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: kumachan on February 25, 2014, 10:24:49 pm
Para saan ba ang brewer's yeast and is it important to give to a puppy? Sabay ng fish oil?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on February 26, 2014, 07:07:08 am
^for the skin, joints and sabi flea repellant sya. last na gamit ko nyan is around 2008 pa, wala naman ako nakitang effects kaya di nako bumili ulit hehe.

what dogs truly need is meat, specifically red meat and some organs. kung nagbibigay tayo nito regularly, there's no need for alot of supplements. maginvest tayo sa proper diet, kasi sa food dapat manggaling ang nutrients and hindi sa supplements. avoid artifical supplements as much as possible, unhealthy sila in the long run. but fish oil is good for them, it's a great source of omega 3, good for the skin, coat, joints and heart. galing sya sa fish and easily absorbable by their body. ito highly advisable na ibigay sa mga dogs.

a very good read about supplements:
http://www.rawlearning.com/supplementmyths.html

fish oil or omega 3:
http://www.vetsallnatural.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=96&Itemid=106
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/omega-3-fish-oils-essential-dogs/
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/06/13/the-frequently-missing-ingredient-in-your-pet-s-diet-that-could-devastate-their-health.aspx
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: sophistique on March 08, 2014, 10:45:30 am
My late dog , nagagalit sya when we try to give him vitamins kaya laking help ng Troy’s Nutripet Gel. Nasa big tube sya tapos very easy yung pagbigay sa dog since gel form. Yung new dog ko, fortunately naeenjoy nya yung “vitamin time” kaya pag nakikita nya na yung tube, naeexcite na sya kasi judging from its vanilla-ish scent, mukhang yummy nga yung vitamins.  :D
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: kumachan on March 08, 2014, 07:28:31 pm
Pwede ba pagsabayin ang fish oil and vco? Ano ba ang nagagawa ng vco?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on March 09, 2014, 02:47:04 am
pwede naman pero try mo muna kahit alin sa dalawa para mas makita mo effect ng bawat supplement ;)

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/omega-3-fish-oils-essential-dogs/
http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/coconut-oil-vs-fish-oil/
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Post by: banoffi on March 22, 2014, 09:33:33 pm
Hindi hiyang yung dog ko sa Raffavit. Picky eater na naman nung tinigil ko LC Vit. Hassle pa kasi kakabili ko lang ng Papi to try, napagalitan pa ko ng mom ko kasi wala din lysine yung Papi so malaki yunf chance na di din nagwork sa appetite nya.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on March 27, 2014, 05:00:24 pm
I'm pro raffavit bec. it's a natural supplement.
Choose your supplements wisely kasi most are artificial, hindi rin maganda effect in the long run. Mas maganda pa rin kung sa food manggaling ang nutrients.

Natural source of vitamins and minerals: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/raw-diets-for-dogs-getting-enough-vitamins-and-minerals/
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: merian on April 02, 2014, 02:40:11 pm
I'm currently giving my pet dog Tiki Tiki Plus. Every other siya pinapainum. Hirap nga lang painumin...
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on April 02, 2014, 05:29:18 pm
^try offering treats and praises after ng tiki-tiki, masasanay din yan pagtagal
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Post by: merian on April 05, 2014, 02:36:45 am
^Thanks for the tip! Will try that, what I would do is nilalagay ko sa back ng hand ko, tas pinapalick ko sa kanya yung gamot. Problem lang is minsan tinatakbuhan ako!
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Post by: abuanddiego on April 05, 2014, 04:34:43 am
^welcome, iba-iba rin kasi trip nila. mahirap magpainom ng vitamins kaya pumili ako ng natural supplement, mas madali sila painumin pag hindi lasang gamot. i use a dropper, nung una medyo ayaw din pero inaraw-araw ko lang nasanay naman. ngayon pag nakita nyang hawak at shake ko yung bottle automatic na yun tatakbo sakin.
https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/946656_466338136786143_1970908272_n.jpg
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Post by: snix on April 14, 2014, 09:50:08 am
Iniisip ko rin kung anong vitamins ibibigay ko sa lab ko.. Pero ngayon nakaomega fish oil na siya.. Nasanay na din..may calcium din siya kasi large breed yun peone sa mga bone problems.

Iniisip ko kung dadagdagan ko pa eh para lang hindi magkasakit. Ngayon niresetahan siya ng appetason pampagana kasi nga may sakit.. Pero pag nanumbalik na yung gana ititigil ko din..

Raffavit ba is okay as everyday supplement or kailangan din itigil after some time?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: missreese on April 16, 2014, 09:04:53 pm
anong vitamins ang maganda pagpa lakas ng immune system ng furbaby?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: Eunoia on April 16, 2014, 10:28:23 pm
Sangobion syrup for my baby boy because he's anemic.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: abuanddiego on April 18, 2014, 07:33:43 pm
guys, advice lang, focus on giving a healthy diet and wag tayo magdepend sa supplements para maging healthy sila. let their food be the main source of nutrients, kung healthy ang kinakain nila, supplements are not needed kasi sa food lahat manggagaling ang nutrients. wag natin kalimutan ang meaning ng supplements--this is just to compensate for what's lacking in the diet. kung tama ang diet, di kailangan ng kung ano-anong supplements, pwera na lang pag may sakit.

again, choose them wisely, read the ingredients, dapat natural (plant or animal sources at hindi artificial)

Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: beautycolada on October 20, 2014, 10:50:48 pm
Iniisip ko rin kung anong vitamins ibibigay ko sa lab ko.. Pero ngayon nakaomega fish oil na siya.. Nasanay na din..may calcium din siya kasi large breed yun peone sa mga bone problems.

Iniisip ko kung dadagdagan ko pa eh para lang hindi magkasakit. Ngayon niresetahan siya ng appetason pampagana kasi nga may sakit.. Pero pag nanumbalik na yung gana ititigil ko din..

Raffavit ba is okay as everyday supplement or kailangan din itigil after some time?

may lab din ako puppy palang. naresearch ko nga na prone sila sa bone problems and nagkakarayuma daw. kailangan ba talaga ng calcium? binibigay mo ba everyday?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: babolschua on November 11, 2014, 08:47:52 pm
LC-VIT and cod liver oil
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: nathanielle on November 26, 2014, 03:14:32 pm
Fish oil soft gel capsules lang binibigay ko para laging healthy and shiny yung coat nya
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: kaye7186 on December 03, 2014, 12:47:44 pm
Hi! Ask ko lang what brand of dog food is the best for my dog? I feed her Optima Lamb & Rice na may halong Holistic Lamb Puppy. 10 months, Toy Poodle, Female.. Thanks in advance!!
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: minabey on December 30, 2014, 02:17:30 pm
First vitamins we used was LC-vit because mura lang but then sometimes nasusuka yung doggy in the morning after I give it to him - yellowish liquid (could be bile, could be vitamins, could be both). We were planning to shift na after maubos yung last bottle. Then our very picky eater could not keep down his food for 4 days. We were in a panic na. We were advised by my cousin who uses Nutri-plus. It's good daw for appetite stimulant and for recovering from illness and to give pag di nakakakain. Our bratty shih is doing better on it. Di na nagsusuka in the morning and mas magana kumain compared before. We're still dealing with his pickiness though.

TL/DR; LC-vit and Nutri-plus gel  :)
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Post by: mebpa on March 21, 2015, 09:08:28 am
LC-vit but pag every day ko binibigay parang nagiging acidic. every day fish oil, ginagawang candy after meal, feeling yata dessert nya yun. question, how do you give it to them, nakalagay kase dun after meal with warm water syempre ayaw ko naman ma-trauma siya kung pilitin ko bigyan ng warm water with fish oil so hinahayaan ko nalang whenever he wants to take water basta after dinner nya yun fish oil.
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: angelholics on May 08, 2015, 11:42:58 am
oxyfresh and nutripet... na parang nagsasawa na sya hahaha.. hahanap na nga ako ulit ng iba :)

btw ni toothbrush nyo ba dogs nyo or twing may grooming session lang sya nakaka toothbrush?
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Post by: minabey on May 13, 2015, 10:46:53 pm
oxyfresh and nutripet... na parang nagsasawa na sya hahaha.. hahanap na nga ako ulit ng iba :)

btw ni toothbrush nyo ba dogs nyo or twing may grooming session lang sya nakaka toothbrush?

I brush his teeth every night before ako matulog kasi ang kapal na nag tartar nya, khit wala pa syang 2 yrs old. I'm not sure if ma rereverse pa yun pero at least di na nadadagdagan. Mahal ata mag pa cleaning. IDK how much pero sure ako di ko afford. hahaha
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Post by: angelholics on May 14, 2015, 06:02:41 pm
awww minabey.. i dont know pag toothbrush service lang pero grooming is 500php kasama na nail clipping nya hehe.. bongga hahaha every night ang toothbrush..buti mabait pet mo hindi ka ba nahihirapan or sanay na sya na magtoothbrush sya :)
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Post by: minabey on June 15, 2015, 03:12:32 pm
awww minabey.. i dont know pag toothbrush service lang pero grooming is 500php kasama na nail clipping nya hehe.. bongga hahaha every night ang toothbrush..buti mabait pet mo hindi ka ba nahihirapan or sanay na sya na magtoothbrush sya :)

Ayaw nya pero pero parang accepted nya as part of life. Hahaha. Lumalapit ng kusa kasi he likes the toothpaste.

Yung pa-cleaning na sinasabi ko is yung high level na talaga with anesthesia involved and vet dentist ang mag scrape ng tartar. Magkano kaya yun?
Title: Re: What vitamins/supplements do you give your dogs?
Post by: sushisundance on June 15, 2015, 10:27:00 pm
^parang 5k ata sa VIP pag shih tzu, depende daw kasi sa size. Pero not sure dun sa 5k medyo nakalimutan ko na nun last kong natanong LOL. Pero may kasama pang  complete blood test yun so baka mga 2k additional.  :)
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Post by: minabey on June 16, 2015, 11:04:14 am
^parang 5k ata sa VIP pag shih tzu, depende daw kasi sa size. Pero not sure dun sa 5k medyo nakalimutan ko na nun last kong natanong LOL. Pero may kasama pang  complete blood test yun so baka mga 2k additional.  :)

oh my gulay... sana umulan ng pera. Ang mahal pala. Best scenario is sabay na ang neutering para maka discount cos around 6k ang quote sa kin sa neutering.

kaya lang, I don't think I could spend that much  :(
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Post by: abuanddiego on September 13, 2015, 06:34:21 am
hi girls, if you want to save on dental services for your pups, give them raw meaty bones (chicken, pork ribs, tails) few times a week. Let them chew on them for some minutes (20-30mins) malilinis ang teeth nila in no time. Kahit tartar maaalis. Carbs ang usual cause ng plaque and tartar, hindi talaga sila maiiwasan pag nakadogfood since dogs do not have salivary enzymes (amylase) for processing carbs.
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Post by: 3.1416 on September 13, 2015, 07:21:27 am
Vitamins - LC Vit dati. Ngayon wala na. Sabi ng vet d naman nya talaga kelangan. She's super active naman and matakaw.
Re teeth cleaning, ang OA naman sa mahal ng 5K na yan.
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Post by: minabey on September 24, 2015, 12:20:50 pm
hi girls, if you want to save on dental services for your pups, give them raw meaty bones (chicken, pork ribs, tails) few times a week. Let them chew on them for some minutes (20-30mins) malilinis ang teeth nila in no time. Kahit tartar maaalis. Carbs ang usual cause ng plaque and tartar, hindi talaga sila maiiwasan pag nakadogfood since dogs do not have salivary enzymes (amylase) for processing carbs.

Hi! I know you have shih tzus and I want to ask your opinion sana. My dog eats mainly dogfood and has always been prone to tartar. Now I've read na maganda pang clean ng tartar sa smaller dogs is beef ribs. I wonder if it's ok to give it to my dog without going through chicken (to ease him into raw feeding) since I would not be feeding him raw except for the ribs to get rid of his tartar. TIA!
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Post by: abuanddiego on October 01, 2015, 04:28:27 pm
@minabey hi based from my readings from different sites and dog groups, meron daw mga dogs na sadyang prone sa tartar, it could be due to their genes. yung 2 shih tzus ko ganyan, mag-ama sila hehe.

re beef bones, according to raw feeding experts and manuals, beef bones are too dense at nakakabungi at upod ng teeth nila so hindi sya advisable ibigay, yung meat lang talaga ang binibigay. Years ago I tried giving one of my shih tzus beef ribs at nachip isang tooth nya. I would recommend pork bones like ribs (i think american ribs and baby back ribs ang tawag sa kanila pag nasa groceries or market) you can buy a slab tapos ikaw na magcut in between. okay din ang pork spine and tails, yung covered pa with meat magaling sila makalinis ng teeth but you have to give it regularly mga 2-3x a week and for some minutes (20-30mins sa mga dogs ko) para malinis ang teeth. Avoid weight-bearing bones like biyas and pata, same reason with beef bones. Ang issue lang pag nagstart agad sa richer protein like pork and beef is loose stools so be prepared for that. pero kung makakain nya yung bones pwedeng wala naman diarrhea na mangyare. always supervise when feeding at iwas sa matatalas na bones to avoid injuries. I can send you some pics, pm me na lang san ko pwede isend  ;)
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Post by: snowkeis on January 15, 2016, 07:51:19 am
LC-vitamins :)
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Post by: lovely_chic on May 30, 2016, 07:29:05 pm
Papi Multivitamins and just recently his doctor prescribed him Virbac Megaderm for his skin and coat
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Post by: xthine on March 20, 2019, 06:12:59 am
Fish oil
Multi vitamin
Pro biotic
Digestive and immune support
Colostrum powder
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Post by: phurple0515 on March 20, 2019, 02:14:31 pm
raffavit lang but she drinks milk in the morning, then paminsan-minsan she drinks mixed berry juice. 

then she has this eyedrops na artificial tears (2x a day) coz she suffered from dry eyes before.  lucky naagapan namin non kasi the vet already saw na she had scar na sa isang eyes niya.  nawala naman na, thank God.
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Post by: mikaelavhan on November 15, 2019, 02:50:13 pm
Fish oil
Vco
Vit c
Coco nectar
Polynerve
Acv(sometimes)
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Post by: samueljack on August 11, 2020, 08:12:52 pm
i used to give my puppy tiki-tiki syrup pero lately parang  nagsawa na siya. she doesn't like it anymore. i want to give her vitamins sana kasi feeling ko hindi enough na dogfood lang kinakain niya. any suggestions?
I give my dog (https://thecityvetclinic.com/service/internal-medicine-vaccinations/)...
Vitamin A.
B vitamins (biotin, folate, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B-6, and vitamin B-12)
Vitamin C.
Vitamin D.
Vitamin E.
Vitamin K.
Choline.
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Post by: ShaoCans on April 01, 2021, 05:11:49 am
For my dog, I usually use special vitamins to improve the coat and strengthen the bones. This is a great help and is an effective method of improving the health of my pet. Last year, he had arthritis and I had to find a good cure. My friend advised me to https://www.healthcanal.com/best-cbd-oil/dogs-arthritis (https://www.healthcanal.com/best-cbd-oil/dogs-arthritis) This remedy is very effective when it comes to arthritis, insomnia, treating pain or getting rid of anxiety in humans or animals. I think it will be useful for you too because the medicine is really effective