Foods & Supplements
Here is some information regarding feeding your pets
and adding supplements to their diets.
Keep reading and you will find a table of links to even more information.
Local Small Pet Stores for supplements and pet foods:
Shop local and not the big box stores — support local small businesses we need them…
- www.itsapetslife.com — in Edina 952-831-1229; in Plymouth 763-476-7372
- www.4perfectpets.com — in Oakdale 651-779-9057
- www.totaldogcompany.com — in New Hope 763-432-0861
- www.urbantailspetsupply.com — in Mpls on Lyndale 612-879-0709
- www.petevolution.com — in Woodbury 651-337-2139
You may wish to give your dog supplements, in addition to their regular diet. Supplements can be useful in addressing specific issues, such as dry skin or fleas, but they are also a smart addition to your healthy dog’s diet. All supplements should be GRADUALLY added to your dog’s diet. Take at least two weeks to slowly build up to the recommended amount. Remember, MODERATION is the key to everything you do for or give your dog. TOO MUCH of a good thing can cause harm also.
Check with your local small pet stores to see if they carry these. There are other good supplements out there (read labels). These are some I used and liked:
Whole Food Supplements
- Longevity — www.springtimeinc.com
- Green Alternatives from www.animalessentials.com
- Kelp & other supplements from www.petkelp.com
- The Missing Link
In nature, animals consume foods that are whole, raw and fresh, while domestic animals generally have a diet of processed foods only. The Missing Link® was developed to target the nutritional gap between what nature provides and what is available in commercial foods. Formulated with all-natural, human-edible-quality whole foods and food concentrates, The Missing Link® reintroduces unprocessed, nutrient-rich foods into your animal's diet. Our new PLUS™ formula combines the benefits of GLUCOSAMINE with all natural, human-grade, whole foods, carefully chosen for their nutrient profile and synergistic effects. The product is in the form of a granular powder that is easily sprinkled on the animal's regular food on a daily basis according to weight.
- Standard Process
You can only get these supplements from human health stores that carry them or some Vets. These supplements are unlike any out there. A Holistic vet will recommend them. I get them at Sassafras Health Foods in White Bear Lake (www.sassafrashealthfoods.com)
- Solid Gold Seameal
Solid Gold Seameal contains 60 trace minerals, 12 vitamins, 22 amino acids, digestive enzymes, and flaxseed meal. It is excellent for animals with allergy problems and/or skin and coat problems. When Seameal is added to food, it increases the digestibility of the food. It is made with 19 different species of sea vegetation, an excellent source of nutrients. The addition of seaweed and kelp to an animal's diet can produce many great benefits. SeaMeal can help boost the immune, hormone, and enzyme systems of the body, restore lost hair growth, intensify coat color, and boost the immune system.
Ones with BILLIONS of enzymes are the best. Read the labels of ones I do not suggest.
- Micro Flora Plus — www.herbsmithinc.com
- Dogzyme — www.naturesfarmacy.com
- Springtime Naturals — www.springtimeinc.com
- Probiotic/ Plant Enzymes — www.animalessentials.com
Fish Oils — Be sure to rotate fish oils with each bottle you buy. Fish oil from smaller fish have less mercury in them and are healthier for you and our pets. You can do salmon oil in rotation with: Krill or Sardine oils If fish oil smells bad. That means it is old or rancid. Do not use it.
I strongly suggest everyone should try a whole food supplement at least once (through the completion of the package). If you can honesty say you do NOT see any difference in your pet don't buy it again. With a whole food supplement I have seen many skin problems disappear, digestive disorders become controllable, and energy levels become like a kid again.
Furoshnikov's Formulas, LLC
Web Site: www.cookforyourdog.com
Whether your dog is at the peak of good health or confronting a serious illness, we believe you will find that our products provide you with an easy and nutritionally sound way to make the transition from commercial dog food to REAL food. That is our mission: to help people feed their dogs a complete and balanced diet using minimally-processed and preservative-free whole foods!
Grandma Lucy's dehydrated foods
Web Site: www.grandmalucys.com
|For 15 Years... we have cooked, freeze-dried and packaged only the finest pet food and treats. Every Grandma Lucy's product represents our family's belief of delivering only the best.|
The Honest Kitchen
Web Site: www.thehonestkitchen.com
The genesis of The Honest Kitchen was the search for a human grade pet food that would be good enough for our team's own pets to eat; one that resembles a home made diet in quality, encompasses variety, is economical, nutritionally balanced, and quick and easy to prepare.
Web Site: rawbistro.com
Raw formulas of 100% Grass Fed Beef or Bison, Free Range Chicken or Turkey and GREAT Raw bones.
Raw Bistro is a different kind of pet food company. We know how much your furry companions matter to you — we've got dogs and cats of our own, and they're family members that we want with us for as long as possible.
Real Food for Healthy Dogs and Cats
Beth Taylor and Karen Shaw Becker DVM
This book covers the basics of a homemade meat and vegetable diet for dogs and cats based on their ancestral diet. This program provides a rotation of different meats and vegetables and strives to provide most nutrients as food. Meals are intended to be fed raw, but recipes may be cooked. A mineral supplement recipe to fill in the gaps is included in an appendix. Analysis of individual recipes as well as the complete rotation is provided in an appendix. The program is formulated to meet nutrition guidelines for all life stages for pet food. Concrete direction is given for all parts of the preparation, with extensive coverage of all components of the diet.
Sojourner Farms (SOJO's)
Web Site: www.sojos.com
At Sojourner Farms, our products reflect the teachings of European herbalists and many of the founding members of the holistic veterinary movement. Well-cared-for European critters have traditionally been fed a mueslix-type blend of grains, herbs and nuts, along with fresh meats, vegetables and healthy table scraps. The vibrant health these animals have shown, we feel, is no coincidence. Sojourner Farms is dedicated to spreading the word about the benefits of switching from processed, preserved pellets to fresh, whole foods for pets.