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    Just saw an advertisement for a product called Fido Vite. I was impressed that Mary Howley of Candlewood Kennels was endorsing it. Thought about trying it but basically my 6 month old pup is healthy and has a good coat. Currently feed Pro Plan Sport and give a couple tuna oil pills (that Doc E sells) a day.

    Are these probiotic supplements necessary and/or worth the cost?

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    I give a couple of mine eggs, loaf bread, yogurt and coconut oil.

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    I prefer that my food "supplements" be actual food: an occassional can of tuna or sardines, liver, sauted meat, eggs, baked salmon, various leftovers, etc. Once a week, they all get a big helping of homemade doggie meatloaf. Will they live longer or be healthier? Maybe, maybe not. They sure like it better than a monotous diet of nothing but the same dry dog food everyday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Coot Killr View Post
    Just saw an advertisement for a product called Fido Vite. I was impressed that Mary Howley of Candlewood Kennels was endorsing it. Thought about trying it but basically my 6 month old pup is healthy and has a good coat. Currently feed Pro Plan Sport and give a couple tuna oil pills (that Doc E sells) a day.

    Are these probiotic supplements necessary and/or worth the cost?
    i only give supplements for specific issues. If a Doug's energy level is good, coat is good and stools are good, and you are feeding a high quality diet..... No real need IMHO.
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    This one reminds me of stuff on infomercials. Lots of red flags.

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    Mirra Coat is good stuff!!

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    give mine DOC E vitamins....

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    I only suppliment when there is an issue--like a dog taking a long time to blow coat, or a bitch after weaning. Then I use Mirra-Coat--pushes the dead coat out fast and helps the new coat grow in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    i only give supplements for specific issues. If a Doug's energy level is good, coat is good and stools are good, and you are feeding a high quality diet..... No real need IMHO.
    x2, agreed.

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