Homemade Dog Food Supplements: Are They Necessary?

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Many pet parents choose to go the homemade dog food route because they want to make sure their best furry friend is getting a diet based on wholesome ingredients. But truth be told, it can be difficult to create complete and balanced meals from scratch. It helps to consult a professional, such as a veterinarian or veterinary nutritionist. Supplements for homemade dog food are likely to come up in that conversation.

Do You Need Homemade Dog Food Supplements?

Your dog needs vitamins and organic compounds for balanced nutrition and normal growth. Dogs (like other animals and people) cannot produce vitamins and minerals naturally, so they have to consume foods that provide them.

According to Dr. Gary Richter, an award-winning vet and member of Rover’s Dog People Panel, “All dogs are of the species Canis familiaris and as such have very similar nutritional needs.”

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