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Does every little bit count ?

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Arkane

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Barked: Fri Mar 1, '13 1:21pm PST 
Hi everyone.
A month ago Arkane got Giardia, since then he has fought it off.. yay! cheer

But, he didn't gain any weight (and lost some during his first round of antibiotics) for a few weeks.. He has since doubled his weight.

I can't help but feel that he was deprived of essential nutrients during that period.. So I guess now I'm trying to 'make it up' and restore his immune system, I guess..

I've been starting off slow, but I have seen a lot of improvement! I just need to know your thoughts on some things.

Arkane has been on the FortiFlora supplements, it says to give a whole packet each day but I've only been giving half.

He also gets Kelp and Fish oil. He is 30+ lb at the moment but I've only been giving him the dosage for cats. He should be getting 1/2 a teaspoon but is getting 1/8th.

Every other day he gets a teaspoon of Natures Variety Instinct 'Raw Boost'. It says to give a teaspoon per 10 lb but he only gets 1.


So, what do you think ? Should I give full dosages ? Does every little bit count ? Can a body become dependent on supplements ? How do you give your own supplements ?

BTW Arkane is on a raw diet of mostly lamb, turkey and beef.
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Conker

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Barked: Sat Mar 2, '13 2:55am PST 
As long as he's getting raw bones and organ meats as well and is digesting everything fine, he'll be okay with lower doses or even no supplements.
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