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Caring for Your Dog: Pet Supplements

Let’s be honest – caring for your dogs is one of the most important aspects of your day-to-day life. You want to ensure you have quality products to provide to your customers for their dogs. Let us tell you about some products that benefit dogs and allow them to have a healthy and joyful life.

What are the benefits of vitamins for dogs?
Vitamins are organic compounds that are necessary to sustain both human and animal life. Most can be obtained naturally through food. Like humans, animals’ bodies need vitamins like Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K for growth and maintenance. However, it is important to know your pets should consume them in different amounts.

Vitamin A- promotes healthy vision, fetal development, immune function, and cell function

B Vitamins- regulate energy, facilitate enzyme function, generate glucose, promote healthy red blood cell and nervous system functions, regulate hormones & immune system health, etc.

Vitamin C- an important antioxidant that helps reduce potentially harmful free radicals in the body and can help reduce inflammation and cognitive aging

Vitamin D- balances minerals like phosphorous and calcium for healthy bone growth

Vitamin E- a fat-soluble vitamin that defenses against oxidative damage and promotes cell function and healthy fat burning metabolism

Vitamin K- activates your dog’s blood’s ability to clot which can protect from certain poisons

Your dog should get the appropriate amount of vitamins from dog food. Commercial dog food diets labeled “complete and balanced” are formulated to contain all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your dog should need. If your dog is fed a healthy commercial diet, it should not typically require additional vitamin supplements unless recommended by a veterinarian. However, dogs fed a homemade diet, may require supplements to ensure that they are getting enough vitamins from their meals. Please consult your veterinarian before making any changes to your pets’ diets.

Fish Oil is another great supplement for dogs. It promotes heart health, a silky coat, reduces itchy and flaky skin, and relieves from allergies and joint pain. Fish oil can also strengthen their immune system and help them fight cancer. This is because fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids- which is a healthy fat that enhances body and brain functions. Much like humans, dogs can’t produce omega-3 fatty acids on their own and must obtain it from their diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are not naturally found in your dog’s body, so providing them with vitamins enriched with Omega-3 is going to protect and promote a healthy life.

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