Vitamins and Supplements for Your German Shepherd Dog and Puppy

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Hi everyone,

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.

Pure Total Dog Supplement
Pure Total Dog Supplement

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 SupplementPure 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.

Ask me a question and I will provide my opinion.

Sincerely,

KeystoneGermanShepherd

4 thoughts on “Vitamins and Supplements for Your German Shepherd Dog and Puppy

  1. Carrie Jones

    First of all I would like to thank you for sharing this. Vitamins and such have been a concern since we got a GSD pup. He is four months old now and I want to make sure that he has the proper nutrients/vitamins etc. to make sure he has what he needs as he is growing very fast. How do I go about ordering these vitamins from you? I also have an 11 year old GSD that I am sure these will be very good for since we have had an issue with him eating his poop since we rescued him. Thank you very much for the info. Carrie Jones

    1. KeystoneGermanShepherds Post author

      Hi Carrie,

      We cannot take credit cards but if you mail me a check for $19.95 per bag plus $15.00 for shipping and handling, we will ship your order the same day your check arrives. You may also want to purchase our cod liver oil for $17.50 per one quart bottle. Both the vitamins and oil work together to ensure the health of your German Shepherd puppy and last about 21/2 months. You may want to purchase two or more of these items to reduce your shipping costs. Shipping costs remain the same for up to 6 items.

      I’ll include for free an information package on how to correctly feed your German Shepherd Dog. Also, for more information on feeding correctly, please visit our web page at http://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/.

      Make your check payable to: Keystone GSK and our mailing address is 3961 S. HWY 48, Mannford, OK 74044.

      Sincerely,

      Dean Heckathorn

  2. Theodore Lehman

    I have a German Sheperd who does not seem insterested in eating. One a week he throws up yellow vial. He is 1 1/2 year old and weights 86 pounds. We have tried all of the best foods. He has been to Ouio State vet. and all the test ran were good. Next they want to scope his stomach

    1. KeystoneGermanShepherds Post author

      Hi Theodore,

      You may want to try our vitamins to encourage your dog to eat better. We cannot take credit cards but if you mail me a check for $19.95 per bag plus $15.00 for shipping and handling, we will ship your order the same day your check arrives. You may also want to purchase our cod liver oil for $17.50 per one quart bottle. Both the vitamins and oil work together to ensure the health of your German Shepherd puppy and last about 21/2 months. You may want to purchase two or more of these items to reduce your shipping costs. Shipping costs remain the same for up to 6 items.

      I’ll include for free an information package on how to correctly feed your German Shepherd Dog. Also, for more information on feeding correctly, please visit our web page at http://www.keystonegermanshepherds.com/.

      Make your check payable to: Keystone GSK and our mailing address is 3961 S. HWY 48, Mannford, OK 74044.

      Sincerely,

      Dean Heckathorn