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Question regarding supplements for my allergy-prone pup
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Not sure if this is the right forum to put this?

My tripawd is a 50 pound Border Collie/Newfoundland mix w/a right front amputation.  She's currently on Zignature lamb: a limited ingredient diet free of chicken, corn, wheat, soy and potatoes.  Supplement-wise she's on Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Pet,  Herbsmith's Microflora Plus, Kelp Products of Florida Granular Kelp, and Sound Dog Viscosity Powder.

I recently switched to the Sound Dog Viscosity Powder from the Synovi-G4 "highly palatable" soft chew which:

  • she hated so much that I had to disguise it in peanut butter, because trying to mix it into her food, only got me gooey soft chew bits hidden around my house, and even then she'd sometimes work the soft chew bits OUT of the peanut butter
  • listed 'dried poultry liver' & wheat flour as ingredients

Now, the SDVP has higher amounts of Glucosamine, HA, Chondroitin So4, MSM, Boswellia, Curcumin , and Corydalis, which is great, BUT I've noticed her being a little more itchy since switching.  One of my coworkers recommended putting her on Nupro Joint & Immunity Support, and while looking at the ingredients, it seems like I'd be able to be able to cut all her other supplements out because the Nupro appears to be all inclusive?  Can anyone tell me if that's true?  

I'd also appreciate any recommendations on other possible grain-free joint supps.

Thanks in advance, 

Roxy & The Slightly Itchy Miss Trinity

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Hi Roxy & Miss Trinity! Hope you don't mind I moved your post here since this Forum is all about supplements, diet, etc.

You are so conscientious about her diet and care, good job! Allergies can be related to so many things...carpets, grass, home environment, etc. Before you spend any more money on supplements why not have a consult with a holistic veterinarian? The money you spend on the consult can save you tons in the long run. Here's a link to a directory:

Find a holistic veterinary medical provider at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association website directory.

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Hi Roxy, 

I'm using a product called Technyflex, which is a natural product for joint support. I have found to be the best product for my dogs so far. So much so that I purchased a bottle for my self and haven't looked back. 

It doesn't contain any yeast, starch, gluten, lactose, dairy, sugar, artificial flavours or preservatives so this could be a product you could potentially look into?

Mel

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