4 Dietary Supplements Every Dog Owner Should Know

2018-05-14T09:27:27+00:00

It would be a little weird to see your dog and his/her pals lining up at a juice bar or getting together to discuss their diet and fitness programs. Although much clever than we could ever imagine, dogs cannot, unfortunately, take the initiative to look after their own health like we can.

Sure, they may not have opposing thumbs and therefore cannot order supplements online. But more so than that, they’re just too busy living life. And as such, they rely on us, as their owners, to look after them and provide them with everything they need for it to be a happy and healthy one. That’s where doggy supplements come in. Just as there is a variety that is essential in supporting the health of us humans, there are many specially formulated supplements made for our four-legged furry friends, too.

Here, we’re going to give you the low down on some of the best health supplements for dogs out there. Each plays an important role in ensuring your best friend lives a long, happy, and healthy life.

Senior Bone Support Brew

For the senior hound in your home, it doesn’t get much better than a delicious brew that also contains rejuvenating and bone healing herbs. This herbal concoction for dogs from Woof & Brew contains such healing herbs as alfalfa, devils claw, gingko, hawthorn, and burdock. Not only do pooches love their taste, they’re also rich in
many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, C, E, and K4, and calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron.
Individually, these herbs are known for their powers against bone diseases like arthritis and rheumatism. Together, they offer a powerful mix that helps support ligaments, joints, and musculoskeletal systems.

Multivitamins

The fact is, even with a balanced diet, many humans lack the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs to function optimally. Compare that to dogs, whose diet is often very different from the wild and who never stop moving, and it’s clear they’re in need of a little nutritional assistance.

The Superdog Multivitamin from Higher Nature contains a complete blend of forty-six vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that support all-around canine health. What’s best is the ingredients all come from true food sources and so are easily digested and absorbed. By providing your pup with a healthy dose of vitamins and a generous serving of amino acids, you’re aiding their immune system and helping them build strong, healthy muscles. As they can be
crushed into meals, they’re great for dogs any age and are suitable for even the fussiest of eaters.

Joint Sticks

Sometimes there’s nothing better for your health than devouring your worst enemy who also happens to taste delicious and be good for you. Beaphar Joint Sticks for dogs are fun, beneficial for dental health, and above all, help promote the development and maintenance of tendons, joints, and connective tissue. They contain
glucosamine that aids in the production of cartilage and, in turn, help rebuild joint tissue. They also include green-lipped mussel powder — a rich, natural source of chondroitin.

As well as being used in human healthcare due to their anti-inflammatory effects within the joint tissue, these ingredients have been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and reduce the pain and stiffness associated with it.

Tree Bark Powder

This one is a little special from the rest as it can, if they permit it, be shared with feline friends too.
Tree Bark Powder from Dorwest Tree is made from slippery elm bark — an ingredient used around the world to maintain good digestive health and treat intestinal disorders. Due to its bulking and soothing effect in the digestive tract, slippery elm helps slow the passage of food, increase the absorption of nutrients, and ease any internal discomfort.

As it’s natural and soothing, tree bark powder is also suitable for use during weaning, recovery from illness, and alongside many medications. Great for everything from chronic digestive issues to more immediate, troublesome bouts of diarrhea.

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