As author of The Natural Dog Diet, you all know how strongly I feel about supplements. Supplement allow us the ability to provide nutrients that the basic diet lacks. This important because even with a raw, homemade diet your dog still may need a little boost in certain areas, especially if his age or breed needs that extra help.
Glucosamine, MSM and Chondroitin can all give some extra help to growing puppies to help protect their joints, dogs of any age battling hip dysplasia or seniors with arthritis. It especially is helpful for working dogs or dogs who compete in physically taxing competitions like Agility, Flyball and other dog sports. When I was given the opportunity to try out a supplement that has all of this, and more, on my three dogs I was pretty darn excited!
My dogs fit the bill, too! I have one 4 year old terrier mix who, let’s face it, does not have the best conformation. For those that don’t know, poor conformation can actually cause skeletal and muscular problems for animals in their future. My husband’s pet, a senior husky mix has slowly been getting stiffer in her knees and hips and really need an extra boost of mobility to help her out. Lastly, there is my working service dog, a Toy Australian Shepherd. He has no problems that we know of, but getting him started on a supplement like the TaylorHappy Glucosamine for Dogs is a good way to prevent problems for him as he works for me.
If you decide to get this item and use it properly in your dog’s food, you won’t be disappointed. It is a great buy for all the nutrients that are found in this formula. It even includes manganese, which is incredibly important in a dog’s diet. You will also find the amino acid Boron, not too common to come across in a quality canine supplement!
Be forewarned, you must SHAKE IT! It needs to be shaken up very well before you can use it, otherwise you may find some chunky bits. The smell and taste doesn’t seem to be too interesting for dogs all on it’s own, so it would be best mixed in with your dog’s raw diet or kibble. I find it mixes easily with canned salmon at room temperature, but not so well with recently thawed ground chicken.
See it in action in the video!