Nutritional Supplements

Dr. Donna’s Vitamin Powder

This is my modified version of Dr. Richard Pitcairn’s Healthy Powder recipe from his book, Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

  • 2 c nutritional dried yeast
  • 1/3 c lecithin granules
  • 1/3 c alfalfa
  • 1/4 c kelp
  • 3000 mg Vitamin C
  • 3-50mg capsules zinc
  • 6-100mcg capsules selenium
  • 6-200mcg capsules chromium

After mixing, place contents in a sealed amber glass container and keep refrigerated.

Precautions: The dry powder is harmful to lungs and should not be inhaled by you or your pet. Be sure to mix the powder in a well-ventilated room and wear a dust mask. If you have lung problems, ask a friend to help. Keep your pets out of the area while you mix. Moisten your pet’s food before adding powder to prevent inhalation.

Serving Size for Cats

  • 1 tsp per day

Serving Size(s) for Dogs

  • ½ – ¾ tsp per day (dogs under 10lb)
  • 2 tsp per day (dogs 20-40lb)
  • 1 tbsp per day (dogs 50-80lb)

Allergy Warning: If your pet has yeast allergies, this yeast-based antioxidant powder will trigger their allergies and cause them to itch and scratch.

Whole Food Trace Mineral Nut Mix

  • 1/4 cup raw organic sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw organic brazil nuts
  • 1/4 cup raw organic pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbs organic spirulina

Grind nuts and seeds in a food processor (for smaller batches use a clean coffee grinder). Add the organic spirulina to the ground nut/seed mix and pulse a couple times to thoroughly incorporate. Place contents in a sealed amber glass container and keep refrigerated.

Serving Size(s) for Dogs

  • ¼ tsp per day (dogs under 10lb)
  • ½ tsp per day (dogs 20-40lb)
  • 1 tsp per day (dogs 50-80lb)

Other Supplements

Cod liver oil, vitamin-E and selenium are some of the best supplements to prevent cancer in small animals, but you have to follow doses carefully because of possible side effects.  If you’re adding Dr. Donna’s Vitamin Powder *or* the Whole Food Trace Mineral Nut mix, you do not need to add the supplements below.

Dogs (50lb)

  • 1/2 tsp cod liver oil (3 x week)
  • 400 – 800 IU non-synthetic vitamin E (dosage depends on age and size, so ask your vet about your dog’s specific needs)
  • Selenium (dose according to product label recommendation, or ask your vet)

Cats

  • 5 drops (50 IU) cod liver oil (3 x week)
  • 5 drops (50 IU) non-synthetic vitamin E (check with your vet about dose amount for your specific cat – too much can cause health issues in cats)
  • Selenium (dose according to product label recommendation, or ask your vet)

*Vitamin E is available in both natural and synthetic forms. Fully synthetic vitamins have the prefix “dl-” in their names, while all-natural products have the “d-” prefix. For example, “d-alpha-tocopherol” would be a natural form of vitamin E and “dl-tocopheryl acetate” would be a synthetic product.

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