Pet Nutrition Doctor Guide to
Best Foods and Supplements for Your Dog
You feed your family healthy whole foods that are appropriate for humans. But your dog is not a little human. He is a carnivore and should eat like one.
This guide will make it easier to choose no matter what kind of food you feed. I have broken down my recommendations based on the form of the food, i.e. fresh, frozen, canned or kibble. But the principals on which each brand is recommended are the same.
Dogs are carnivores and need a meat based diet. It can be challenging to figure out how much meat is actually in a diet, unless the manufacturer is transparent and shares this information. We can get a good idea by looking at the ingredient list and guaranteed analysis. I have done this for you. Only meat based diets made it on my list.
All products recommended are of the highest quality from companies that are concerned with the consequences of our actions. Sourcing is from sustainable, earth friendly companies who care about social justice.
You will find only science backed ingredients and testing resources on this page. These companies care about your pets, you and the Earth. Let’s support them.
Animal Essentials Supplements
Natural Pet Supplements and Trusted Advisors since 1995
Human grade supplements, certified organic or ethically wild harvested herbs. Tested for purity in a USA-based analytic lab. Selected and formulated specifically for animals by leading experts.
Animal Essentials is a trusted source for organic and ethically harvested wild herbs as well as sustainably sourced, clean and pure nutritional supplements. All products are human grade and certified by the Nationals Animal Supplement Council NASC, for safety, consistency and accuracy of label statements.
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I recently learned about Petandim and was so impressed with all that I learned. This company is a pioneer in the human supplement field with their Protandim line of supplements that have been proven to decrease the effects of aging at many stages.
When I found out they had a pet supplement, I knew I needed to bring this to my patients.
- Petandim has been 3rd party tested for efficacy. The results of the study indicated a reduction in cellular stress, improvement in mobility and improved cognitive function.
- It is the first canine supplement formulated to combat cellular oxidative stress through Nrf2 activation.
- Oxidative stress is the most common effect of environmental toxins
- Petandim is made with all natural herbal ingredients
- It includes omega-3 fatty acids and collagen, making it like no other canine supplement on the market.
- Petandim carries the NASC seal assuring you of good manufacturing practices and ingredient quality.
ION* Gut Health for Pets is a new generation, soil-derived pet supplement that promotes healthy digestion and an optimal gut environment for our dogs and cats. It is not a probiotic. It is not a prebiotic. Rather, it is a carbon-rich, alkaline liquid, comprised of Terrahydrite™, a proprietary formulation of Aqueous Humic Substances and trace mineral amino acid complexes.
ION* Gut Health for Pets has been shown in lab testing to increase and strengthen the tight junction proteins in our pets’ gut lining, their frontline of defense against environmental factors in their food, water, and even air, thereby impacting the immune system, as much of the immune system is in the gut lining. Additionally, a stronger gut lining keeps undigested food and environmental elements, such as herbicides and the antibiotics used in livestock farming, from leaking out into the bloodstream from the intestines, so their immune systems do not have to defend against these foreign “invaders.”
Test your pet’s gut microbiome (bacteria that live in the gut) and determine gut health, nutrient absorption and immune function. This simple laboratory test determines the bacterial populations in the gut and provides information and supplements to bring it back into balance.
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Bone Broth has many healing properties for the gut and immune system. It provides good quality protein and can be used to kick start the appetite of very sick pets. JPP Apothecary has broth without onions specifically for pets. Their broth is from grass fed beef, bison or lamb, or pasture raised chicken and turkey.
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