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What Supplements Should I Give My Dog?

Dog supplements are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. If you’re asking yourself “what supplements should I give my dog?” you’re not alone.

Part of our beginner’s guide to supplements series. This article will help you navigate the the wide variety of supplements available to your dog.

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What Supplements Should I Give My Dog?

What supplements should I give my dog?

This question is important to ask, and there’s a lot of information available that can be hard to comb through.

We’ve compiled a list of health areas that supplements can provide support in.

We also cover which supplements to try depending on the type of dog you have. Don’t miss our article should I give my dog supplements? too.

Weight management

Many health concerns can stem from excess weight in dogs.

Supplements like our Digest gut supplement help to balance and cleanse a dog’s gut, whilst supporting healthy weight loss and other symptoms of an ineffective digestive system.

Find out how to help your dog lose weight.


Performance supplements are a terrific way to support working and competition dogs. Muscle recovery and energy replenishment support allow these dogs to maintain their active lifestyles.

Our Revive and Maximus dog supplements are excellent for active dogs, and can safely be taken together for maximum benefits.

Joint / Mobility

Joint health issues can restrict dogs’ mobility and willingness to move around, as well as their overall energy and wellbeing.

Our joint supplements help dogs maintain freedom of movement by targeting the root cause of joint pain and stiffness.

These supplements are also beneficial for sporting and working dogs, to help minimise joint degeneration when being tested to extreme limits. Find out how to help your arthritic dog.

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Dogs’ allergy symptoms may include itchy and dry patchy skin, irritated paws and ears, and various other forms of discomfort.

Allergy supplements like ProDog Protect help to maintain a healthy immune response by supporting gut health, thus regulating their histamine response and reducing allergy symptoms.

Gut health

Many health issues stem from the gut. By supporting your dog’s gut health you’re contributing to their overall wellbeing.

Our digestive support supplements offer various options to support your dog’s gut health based on their individual needs.

Skin health

When it comes to the condition of a dog’s skin and fur, it’s important to tackle the issue at the root. External health is often the result of an internal issue.

Gut health and skin health are closely linked [1], so supporting your dog’s digestion with nutrients like those in our skin and coat supplements can be hugely beneficial.

What supplements to use by dog type

Pregnant dogs

Pregnant dogs require additional nutrient support to keep them healthy during pregnancy and lactation.

Whilst a raw fed diet is often enough, some pregnant dogs require a little more help, such as our Revive supplement.

Always check with your vet before giving pregnant dogs supplements. Read our beginner’s guide to raw dog food for more info.

Large breed dogs

Large breed dogs carry around a heavier load than most.

Our Flexx supplement promotes strong, healthy joints, bones, and ligaments; whether they’re getting on in age or simply as preventative support.

Wrinkly dogs

Many wrinkly dog breeds experience irritated skin folds, often as a result of yeast imbalance.

Alongside removing the food ingredients that feed yeast bacteria (such as sugars and starches found in kibble), supplements can also help.

The natural ingredients in our Digest supplement help to detox the body, whilst the prebiotics feed the beneficial bacteria of the gut.

By tackling irritated skin folds of Shar Peis, English Bulldogs, and other wrinkly breeds at the root, the gut, you can help your dog to maintain healthy skin through their diet.

Our Colostrum supplement can also be used both as a food supplement and topically on the skin; it has antifungal properties and can help in the fight to combat stubborn yeast issues.

Signs your dog might need supplements

If your dog is experiencing skin irritation, gut health issues, joint/mobility problems, or is less energetic than usual, they may benefit from a nutritional supplement.

Our expert feeding advisors are happy to help guide you towards the right supplement for your dog.

For a more in depth look at whether your dog needs supplements, read our article should I give my dog supplements?

What supplements should I give my puppy?

Puppies’ nutritional intake is exceedingly important for healthy growth [2]. Likewise, certain breeds are predisposed to genetic health conditions, which nutrition can help minimise or prevent.

Our Colostrum supplement promotes strong immunity in puppies and supports gut health from a young age, giving them a stable foundation for growth and development.

If you are looking to help keep your puppy as healthy as possible, our raw puppy food is a great place to start.

What supplements should I give my senior dog?

Senior dogs are more at risk of developing various health issues as they age, especially those on a dry food diet.

Our senior dog supplements provide enrichment and support for various areas of health in older dogs.

What vitamins do dogs need?

Dogs require a wide range of vitamins and minerals for balanced health. Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K are all essential to dogs. Minerals such as magnesium, copper, calcium, and phosphorus are crucial as well.

Many of these can be found in a balanced raw diet, though not all dogs are fed this way. The additional support of supplements helps to keep nutrient levels balanced, and is a great way to enrich any dog’s diet.

What supplements should I avoid?

It’s important to avoid giving your dog human supplements, or any not specifically for dogs.

When using supplements not designed for dogs and without veterinary guidance, you could be feeding an incorrect dosage or potentially harmful ingredients.

Also, supplements made from synthetic ingredients won’t be recognised by the body in the same way as whole food ingredients are; therefore will likely be less effective.

The same goes for food too, read our raw vs kibble article to find out more.

Dogs’ bodies can better absorb and assimilate natural, whole food ingredients, giving them more opportunities to benefit from the naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals.

Our dog supplements are blended using only whole food, species-appropriate ingredients. These natural dog supplements assure a safe, nutritious addition to any dog’s diet.

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Dog supplements support balanced health

Not all dogs have access to a balanced, raw food diet (what is raw dog food?), and some that do still require a little extra help. Dog supplements can provide this assistance, and in the most natural way possible.

Our dog supplements are formulated using whole food, species-appropriate ingredients to help your dog maintain optimal health.

Still not sure which supplements are right for your dog? No problem. Simply reach out to us with any questions you have. Don’t forget to keep up to date with our latest dog supplement news.

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1. Hemida, M., Salin, S., Vuori, K., Moore, R., Anturaniemi, J., Rosendahl, S., Barrouin-Melo, S., Hielm-Bjorkman, A. Jul. 2021. Puppyhood diet as a factor in the development of owner-reported allergy/atopy skin signs in adult dogs in Finland. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine,; 35(5):2374-2383. Doi: 10.1111/jvim.16211

2. Heinemann, K., Waldron, M., Bigley, K., Lees, J., Bauer, J. Aug 2005. Long Chain (n-3) Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids are More Efficient than a-Linoleic Acid in Improving Electroretinogram Responses of Puppies Exposed during Gestation, Lactation, and Weaning. The Journal of Nutrition,; 135(8):1960-1966. Doi: 10.1093/jn/135.8.1960


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