Nearly a third of dogs are given supplements. Most pet parents give supplements to treat a condition but some use supplements as a preventative. Ideally, we want to be preventive dog parents. But if they have developed conditions already, we have to find ways to manage it.
Many conditions are avoidable through proper nutrition. This is why we are advocates for raw dog food. Processed food often creates a need for supplementation and medication due to poor nutrition. So, in short: Start with good nutrition and supplements where needed.