In The Kind Diet, on what to feed animals, it mentions Dr. Harvey's and supplement L-carnitine and Taurine. I talked to someone at Dr Harvey's and they wern't familiar with the supplements and said if I give my dog oil and proteiin along with their food, their diet is complete. Can someone elaborate on the L-carnitine and Taurine as to what it provides and is it necessary if you include protein like lentils or tofu with the dog food?
Wow, nobody answered you on this? I found this posted by Alicia on the blog concerning what she feeds her dogs:
"We also add the supplements, L-Carnatine and Taurine. These are 2 amino acids that are essential to some dogs. They might be added to some commercial dog foods, but in this case with Dr. Harvey's they are not. When dogs are deficient in these nutrients, it can cause diomyopathy, a serious illness where the heart becomes large and flabby and can no longer function properly. This usually happens to middle-aged dogs that have an L-Carnatine or Taurine deficiency due to their breed, size, genetics, or diet. You can buy these supplements at your local health food store, places like Whole Foods or online. Look for supplements with veg-friendly capsules and not the ones that have gelatin in them! And make sure you always check with your dog's vet before starting them on any sort of supplement regimen."
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