King Hill Mastiffs
Vitamins & Supplements

Feeding supplements can be a valuable tool to enhance your dogs diet and help maintain optimal health. The best way to keep your dog as healthy as possible is to provide high-quality nutrition along with supplements as necessary, walks, playing time, and snuggling on the couch. Before we get into the subject of supplements let me clarify that I will not use any supplement that I haven't fully investigated and found it to be useful. There are many choices of canine specific supplements but whole food supplements are proven to be more effective for humans and canines. The best supplements are simply fresh fruits, vegetables and by adding foods to your dogs diet like canned sardines, cottage cheese, eggs and just about any kind of meat such as hamburger or ground turkey very rarely will you need additional manufactured supplements. The following supplements are typically not provided in quantity by commercial dog foods.
Garlic-is an herb, a food, and a medicine. It is truly a powerful plant that can be used in a million applications. It has incredibly powerful anti-microbial properties, and the main phytochemical in garlic, allicin, has been shown to be effective in killing many different bacteria including MRSA. What most people don't know is that in order to release the oil that contains allicin, you must CRUSH the clove at least 10 minutes before eating or cooking with it. If you do not do this, the garlic will not be as effective in killing bacteria and other microbes. Once the clove is crushed and sits for 10 minutes it can be cooked without damaging its antimicrobial properties. One way to make raw garlic more palatable is to crush the clove then chop it in tiny pieces and mix it in a teaspoon of raw organic honey.
Fish Oil- fermented cod liver oil, that would be my first choice. There are a lot of low-quality fish oils out there that are essentially a waste of your money and a strain on global fisheries. Remember that all fish oil and fat-soluble vitamin supplements (A,D, E, K) must be taken with a fatty meal for proper absorption.
Vitamin E
Coenzyme Q10
Milk Thistle
Ester C
Apple Cider Vinegar

* All supplement containing guarana and ma huang, herbal supplements that are natural sources of caffeine should NOT be used with pets. Too much calcium can cause skeletal problems, especially in large-breed puppies; too much vitamin A can harm blood vessels and cause dehydration and joint pain. Excess vitamin D can prompt a dog to stop eating, harm bones, and cause muscles to atrophy. More information on Vitamins and Supplements here PAW