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Nutritional Sheets

These Nutritional Sheets were made available at this website a few years ago. They are still accurate but more in-depth information on the diseases, diagnostics, treatments and nutritional alternatives can be found in "Akita-Treasure of Japan, Volume II, a 500 page book available at www.akitabook.com.

The supplement programs and a natural diet have helped many Akitas. The programs are formulated to regulate immune system response, diminish inflammatory processes and supply nutrients necessary for stabilization. The supplements may be given with food and are safe to be used with veterinary drugs. By all means print out the list and refer with your veterinarian.

Use capsules instead of tablets wherever possible. Where no amount is indicated, follow the directions on the bottle.   Many of these supplements can be purchased in combination.  For example, milk thistle and dandelion can be purchased as a combined product.  Whenever possible use combination products.  It may take some time to read labels but it's time well invested.

Strained baby food meat is a great way to give supplements. Mix the meat with the pills and scoop onto your finger.

Everything should be given twice daily unless noted.

If you feed kibble consider switching to a raw food diet—a thorough discussion of natural foods is included in the book along with a discussion of each herb.

     Supplements for Akitas with immune-mediated diseases
     Supplements for Akitas with muscle disorders
     Supplements for Akitas with lupus
     Supplements for Akitas with sebaceous adenitis
     Supplements for Akitas with allergies.