Supplementing The Raw Dog
Updated: May 15
Supplements are best fed in their whole-food form and customized to the individual dog. This list will give a rough starting point of what supplements you can provide. This will not cover supplements used to cover nutrient gaps in DIY diets. Keep in mind, if you are feeding a "complete & balanced" diet, additional supplementation out of essential nutrients is not required.
> To learn more about what supplements I use to cover nutritional gaps, click here.
The primary use of supplements in a raw diet is to fill any nutrition gaps that need to be filled. They also may be customized to your dog's individual needs. With this in mind, it is important not to feed something just because someone else is on the internet. Make sure to do your research and ensure that it is suited well for your dog.
For example, giving bone broth for joints or dosing mushrooms for a cancerous dog. Supplements can be found in a whole food form or a synthetic human-made form. I only use supplements in their whole food forms. This ensures that the dog is getting the most quality nutrients in its organic and most bioavailable form. All the supplements fed should be in their purest, most natural, whole-food state.
What's In The Supplement Cabinet?
Down below is listed all of Stormy' supplements and why she gets them:
By feeding phytoplankton, you go straight to the source of Omega 3s and cut out all the middlemen that collect radiation, heavy metals, and toxic waste in the ocean. Phytoplankton can be grown in filtered water in a controlled environment, so there is absolute confidence that it is pure and wholesome. Phytoplankton also has a powerful antioxidant called superoxide dismutase (SOD), which protects cells from free radicals (oxidation). Phytoplankton also requires very little to gain all these incredible benefits!
Quality phytoplanktons are: