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I have a hunt coming up first of January that starts with a half day on Friday and then Saturday/Sunday are 8-10 hrs of hunting. Then two day break for travel and then 3 days in a row of 8-10 hrs hunting. My dog’s are in really good shape but this really drains them of energy at the end of the day. Have any of you seen a big difference with energy supplements and what ones would you suggest? I feed 31/22 food currently.
 

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I have been using Red Cell and Dog Forte. Dogs get ran 4 to 5 days a week for 4- 6 hours, but I always take a couple weeks vacation in October and December and run dogs every day except the weekend. Dogs travel anywhere from 10 to 20 miles a day. 20 mile days are chasing hare. They stay going strong. I feed 30/20. I also add a teaspoon of cod liver oil to their food.
 

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A friend gave me a supplement that he swears by as he competes with his dogs it is a powder that you mix with water and looks like chocolate milk--it seems to help as they don't get cramped as much

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A good healthy dog, quality feed and plenty of fresh water and clean dry bedding and a warm place to sleep is all I have ever given an it seems to serve well.

When doing lots of heavy every day hunting especially this time of year I personally rotate my packs to help them stay it tip top physical shape all season long.

If you have the hound availability..... I highly recommend this method. This is the exact reason I keep enough hounds to have 4 - 5 + top notch Hunting Packs ready to go during the hunting season...…As a perk.....This method also gets me invited to many fine spots which keep my hounds booked up and gainfully employed through out the entire hunting season.

If you have a high end hunting schedule this method is proven to keep the hounds field performance at a maximum peak every time out.

For the amount of hunting I do this is the only solution and the most humane.

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My uncle gives his hounds a couple ml of cattle vitamin B liquid vitamins before he runs them a lot of times. It seems to help the older hounds especially.
what is this Red Cell your talking about??
 

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I mixed Diamond Puppy with Value Pack silver bag and doused liberally with calf manna for a while. The pup and adult female that he was eating out of the same pan with really shined.
 

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Spini , thats the stuff I have used for last 2 years. This year I also started using the Dog Forte. I have used the cod liver oil forever as added fat.
Mitch, I envy you and wish I could have more dogs but at this time 2 is all I have. I agree with rotating but I need more dogs. Some days I do solo them, one in the morning then other in afternoon.

jhook04, Good luck have fun and let us know how it goes
 

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Spini , thats the stuff I have used for last 2 years. This year I also started using the Dog Forte. I have used the cod liver oil forever as added fat.
Mitch, I envy you and wish I could have more dogs but at this time 2 is all I have. I agree with rotating but I need more dogs. Some days I do solo them, one in the morning then other in afternoon.

jhook04, Good luck have fun and let us know how it goes
I have used that Dog Forte when it first came out. I have found a good feed with good digetable protein and fat, good hydration along with having the dogs in shape will fix most problems. I only use the redcell if lots of blood was lost.
be careful with that Dog Forte it can change their behavior, get them amped up and crazy.
 

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I have used that Dog Forte when it first came out. I have found a good feed with good digetable protein and fat, good hydration along with having the dogs in shape will fix most problems. I only use the redcell if lots of blood was lost.
be careful with that Dog Forte it can change their behavior, get them amped up and crazy.
What exactly does the red cell do to/for the hound spini?
where can you get it? I have a female that bleeds more than my others. Could this help her?
 

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Thanks for info. I will watch them. I generally don't use either every day. I only supplement after a rough day. The cod liver oil I do use regularly
 
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