Coat Skin And Joints
Do I need to add any supplements?
Cotswold RAW recipes provide everything your dog needs - all in a highly bio-available form. Our philosophy is always to provide essential vitamins and minerals in their natural form. If you feel you need to provide more of a particular vitamin (B for example), then consider what foods contain that vitamin first (e.g. liver) rather than reaching for an artificial supplement.
B and C vitamins are water soluble, which means whatever the body does not use are eliminated in the urine. You basically cannot "overdo" these vitamins (note also that dogs, unlike humans, can manufacture their own vitamin C). Vitamins A, D, E and K however are fat soluble and it is possible to cause problems by over-supplementing. Hence at Cotswold RAW we do not supplement these vitamins and should you wish to do so please consult your vet.
What about osteoporosis and arthritis?
Osteoporosis is usually caused by hormonal changes or a deficiency of calcium or Vitamin D, both of which are found in Cotswold RAW recipes to the correct level. Arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is common in older dogs and whereas our Adult recipe contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the correct ratio our Senior recipe contains additional natural supplements (MSM, glucosamine, hyaluronan and chondroitin) that will help ease aching joints