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Published On: March 29, 2022

Do I need to add supplements to a raw pet food diet?

The raw pet food products available at Everything Raw are curated to provide all of the essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids required to provide your dog and/or cat with a balanced and complete diet. However, as an added bonus, there are supplements and other food sources that can be added to a raw pet food diet. These help provide your fur baby with added health benefits, whether you just want to optimize your pet’s health, or if you are dealing with an older fur baby or a dog with health problems.

Beneficial Food Sources:

  • Green Tripe: If not already provided in the raw food, green tripe (the fourth stomach of the cow, including lining and contents), is an excellent addition to any raw dog food or raw cat food diet in Ottawa. It’s chock full of natural enzymes that promote healthy digestion, spur appetite, and soothe gastrointestinal distress.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics, in the form of plain yoghurt or Kefir, once or twice a day, can provide your dog with healthy bacteria to promote a healthy gut microbiome and improved gastrointestinal health.
  • Prebiotics: Prebiotics is food for the probiotics. A small amount goes a long way. Prebiotics are found naturally in a number of foods, such as sweet potatoes, pumpkin, garlic, leafy green veggies, apples, banana and ground flax seeds, all excellent choices.
  • Pumpkin: A small amount of pumpkin, squash or sweet potato is great to add to a raw dog food diet in Ottawa when your dog is suffering from diarrhea or constipation. The secret is in the fiber content, which can help with both conditions.
  • Glucosamine / Chondroitin: Glucosamine/Chondroitin helps promote joint health and may improve mobility and range of motion. When giving glucosamine/chondroitin in its natural state to your dog, it’s more bioavailable. Beef trachea, raw chicken feet and bone broth are all excellent choices. And your dog will love it too!
  • Curcumin: Curcumin (the active ingredient of turmeric) has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer properties. Providing your dog with a 95% curcumin product can provide your dog with the best natural anti-inflammatory to help relieve the pain and stiffness of their joints, especially in older dogs.

Everything Raw’s Natural Recommended Supplements:

Everything Raw offers two wonderful product lines to enhance your pet’s health and wellbeing: Adored Beast and Four Leaf Rover.

  • Prebiotics/Probiotics: Love Bugs (Adored Beast) and Protect (Four Leaf Rover) provide your dog with the correct balance of prebiotics / probiotics. These products can improve the gut flora in your dog, thereby boosting their immune system, and protecting them from various diseases.
  • Omega 3/6: Raw Hemp Oil (Adored Beast), Potent-Sea Omega 3 (Adored Beast) and Safe Sea (Four Leaf Rover) are all excellent products to increase the health of your dog’s skin and coat. When provided the right balance, omega fats play a vital role in your dog’s immunity, hormonal balance, and inflammatory response.
  • Enzymes: Healthy Gut (Adored Beast) and Digest (Four Leaf Rover) will provide your dog with added enzymes to help with better absorption of the nutrients in their food and supports the improvement of gastrointestinal dysfunction and digestive issues.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Gut Soothe (Adored Beast) is specifically designed to soothe and replenish the lining of the bowel, fight yeast and combat unhealthy bacteria.
  • Joint Pain / Mobility: Green Eggs (Four Leaf Rover) provides natural products to promote long-term joint mobility. Jump for Joynts (Adored Beast) uses 4 different homeopathy remedies to support healthy joints, ligaments, tendons and muscle. These two products can be used together as well.
  • Cancer Fighters: Immunity (Four Leaf Rover), Turkey Tail Mushroom (Four Leaf Rover), Chaga Mushrooms (Adored Beast) and Turkey Tail Mushrooms (Adored Beast) are all products with mushrooms that can help prevent and reverse cancer in dogs.
  • Allergies: Colostrum (Four Leaf Rover) and Yeasty Beast Protocol (Adored Beast) are both excellent products to help your dog with allergies, whether they be food related or seasonal.
  • Leaky Gut: Gut Guard (Four Leaf Rover) and Leaky Gut Protocol (Adored Beast) are specifically designed to assist dogs with skin disease, compromised immune systems, food allergies, digestive problems, ear infections and more.
  • Organ Support: Guts and Glory (Four Leaf Rover) is a powerful blend of organ meats, providing a large array of multivitamins to your pet for organ support.
  • Gut Health: Bifido for Fido (Four Leaf Rover) and Fido’s Flora (Adored Beast) are specifically formulated to provide additional support to ensure that the good bacteria aren’t depleted when a dog is on antibiotics.
  • Antioxidants: Phyto Synergy (Adored Beast) is 100% pure marine phytoplankton to support your pet’s entire body, overall health and longevity. Red Rover (Adored Beast) is chock full of potent antioxidants, to help fight oxidation stress and chronic inflammation.
  • CBD Oil: CBD oil (Hemp4Paws) is a great natural way of healing because of its many health benefits, including reducing anxiety, inflammation, pain management, seizures, and much more. This product is made from the hemp plant, therefore does not contain any THC.

If you want to learn more about natural supplements and foods you can give your pet, Everything Raw is your best friend! Call us at 613-692-7770 for more information and book our raw pet food consultation.

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