Today, I am going to explain why we supplement our German Shepherd Dogs’ and Puppies’ diets with vitamins and supplements. German Shepherd Dogs digestive systems are not as efficient at assimilating nutrients from their food sources as human beings. Yet, like all Carnivores and certain omnivores such as lions, tigers, wolves, coyotes, and foxes, German Shepherd Dogs have specific caloric and nutrient requirements. Unlike their wild counterparts that meet these caloric and nutrient requirements by capturing prey and consuming stomachs and intestines that contain predigested vegetation, our German Shepherd Dogs depend on us to provide these dietary needs. Predigested stomach contents provide the meat eaters with much-needed nutrients such as complex amino acids, minerals, enzymes, and chlorophyll necessary for maintenance, health, and longevity.
Dry-food companies have recognized that many German Shepherd Dog owners are educating themselves on proper diets for their German Shepherd dog and puppies. Therefore, several companies are offering their dry-food (kibble) diets with vitamins and vegetables cooked into the kibble. However, what they do not say, is that because all dry-food is cooked at such high temperatures and extruded at such high pressures that almost all vitamins and nutrients are degraded. These nutrients cannot be found in sufficient levels or in a readily digestible form in most all dry-foods.
Nevertheless, many veterinarians and dog food companies are teaching people to feed only dry-food. Consider that German Shepherd Dogs are less efficient at assimilating nutrients from their food sources than human beings. Yet, intuitively we know know that if we consumed a kibble only diet for years that eventually we would have myriad of health problems caused by this kibble only diet.
We at Keystone German Shepherds and Kennels consider our dry-food as a caloric base for our diet. Therefore, we feed a grain and gluten free kibble that we supplement with vitamins and cooked fresh vegetables. Our vitamins, “Pure Total Dog Supplement” are packaged here at Keystone German Shepherds and Kennels in 3 pound bags of powder that is sprinkled on top of your German Shepherd Dog or puppy food. These powder vitamins last approximately 2.5 months for one German Shepherd Dog. Our Pure Total Dog Supplement contains diatomaceous earth, brewers yeast (all vitamin b complexes), active yeast enzymes to assist in digestion, selenium (for bone growth) vitamin c, kelp, flax seed meal, chicken liver powder, and fish-meal for an extra boost of protein.
We sell these vitamins for $19.95 and can ship for low fee anywhere in the United States.
We feed our German Shepherd Dogs adults and puppies the same diet throughout life. Once weaned, German Shepherd puppies become lactose intolerant and can no longer digest milk products other than cottage cheese, certain cheeses, and plain yogurt. Puppies grow fast and require calcium and other minerals to grow correctly and avoid joint problems later in life. We meet these requirements by adding plain white yogurt and our Pure Total Dog Supplement to their diet.
If you have a poor eater our Pure Total Dog Supplement will encourage your German Shepherd Dog or Puppy to eat. The German Shepherd Dog cannot resist the chicken liver powder that is an ingredient in our Pure Total Dog Supplement. Pure Total Dog Supplement will also stop your German Shepherd Dog adult and puppy from eating wood, dirt, rocks, and poop. German Shepherd Dogs adults and puppies will only eat these items in an effort to satisfy their needs for certain nutrients and minerals that are found in wood, dirt, rocks, and poop, which are not in a digestible form. These macro nutrients and minerals are in Pure Total Dog Supplement and satisfy your German Shepherd Dog metabolic needs for these items.
Try supplementing your German Shepherd Dog adult or puppy with high quality vitamins and your German Shepherd Dog will thank you with a longer and healthier life.
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