I feed my dog a healthy diet. Do I still need to supplement?
Yes! Not enough dog lovers realize the importance of daily nutritional supplementation in the form of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Nutritional supplements, used in conjunction with a high-quality diet, not only makes the nutrients in the food we feed more available to our dogs, but it also enhances recovery from stress, injury and illness, while helping to prevent the onset of problems and skin disorders.
Why would I supplement if the food I feed already has vitamins and minerals in it?
Because vitamins and minerals are easily denatured during processing, making them technically present but not highly useful. We recommend supplementing at the time of feeding so that your dog receives the maximum benefit from the vitamins and minerals you administer and also to ensure your dog gets the correct dosage for their unique body weight.
My dog is on a prescription diet. Can I still supplement?
Yes! We recommend doing this in conjunction with your vet. Whole Hound supplements are free from all artificial ingredients, sweeteners, preservatives and do not contain common allergens. Appropriate nutritional supplementation, including the use of quality digestive enzymes, can help make the nutrients that exist in prescription foods more available to your dog and play a supportive role in health recovery and maintenance.
Whole Hound supplements come in powder form – does that mean I need to moisten the food when I mix in the supplements? Will that reduce the teeth-cleaning effect of my dog’s dry food?
No! Many people believe that dry dog food helps keep canine teeth clean, which is actually a myth. In fact, appropriate pH levels in dogs do more to keep their teeth clean. A proper pH balance (acid/alkaline balance) ensures the necessary acidity in our dog’s saliva to combat bacteria that can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis. Vitamins and minerals contribute to ideal pH levels in both humans and dogs. External massage of the teeth and gums can be achieved by feeding a raw meaty bone once a week or so, which also provides mental stimulation.
How long will it take to see results?
Nutritional supplements help over time, not overnight. We recommend using nutritional supplements consistently for a minimum of 30 days before gauging results. Having said that, many people see benefits after 2 weeks. For best results, use daily.
Whole Hound products are premium quality. Does that mean they are more expensive than other canine supplements on the market?
No! Even though we only use premium quality ingredients, we do not add any fillers, preservatives, additives or flavourings resulting in products that are more concentrated and that last longer comparatively. We value our customer’s dollars and sense – please visit the product pages to view the monthly and daily cost of our products to understand and compare the value you and your dog receive for dollars spent.
What happens if I am getting my auto ship order too frequently?
No problem! Our auto ship allows you to pause at any time. This way you can pause your next shipment for a week, a month or even more giving you time to catch up and use up what you have.
What if I no longer have my dog or just don’t want to be on the auto ship plan anymore?
Our auto ship plan was created with your convenience in mind. You can cancel at any time with no questions asked.