Supplements for Dogs

Tips for Administering Supplements to Your Dog

If you’re considering giving supplements to your furry friend, there are a few things to keep in mind. While adding supplements to your dog’s food is common, some dogs may not enjoy the taste. To help your dog adjust to new flavors, start with a small dosage and gradually increase it. For capsules, try opening them up and sprinkling the contents over your dog’s food or adding them to a treat. Liquids can be added directly to food: powders can be more challenging so consider switching to a capsule or liquid form where possible. Avoid putting supplements in water as this can lessen their effectiveness. It’s essential to note that while supplements can have many benefits, some can have side effects. Always work closely with your veterinarian when planning any supplement regime.

The supplements recommended below are the ones most used by dog owners from our Patient-Reported Outcomes database: for each supplement we have also provided a link to relevant preclinical scientific evidence of anticancer effects. As with any use of supplements, it is important to remember that their use doesn’t guarantee positive outcomes: the goal here is an improved quality of life for both you and your pet.

SupplementClinical StudyNotes
Fish Oil
Milk Thistle
Medicinal Mushroom Blends
Turkey Tail Mushroom versicolor)
Turmeric standardized curcumin content)