You take a multi-vitamin every day, so why shouldn’t your furry family member?
Supplements can help your dog’s body function properly, and a deficiency of particular vitamins can cause health issues and discomfort for your pooch.
Luckily, The Dog Market carries a wide variety of healthy, high-quality supplements for your dog and our experts can help you choose the right one for your dog.
Note: It is important to see a veterinarian if you believe your dog has a serious ailment, injury, infection or illness. He or she can take into account your dog’s medical history and current physical state in order to point you in the right direction. While we are passionate about animals and are knowledgeable experts, we are not veterinarians and don’t have access to your dog’s full medical history.
If you are looking for vitamins to start with, here are the top 5 supplements for dogs to have a healthy, happy life!
1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Fish oils and other fatty acid supplements like omega-3 fatty acids are one of the top-selling pet supplements, and for good reason! They have been found to support:
- Heart health
- Immune system health
2. Hip and Joint Supplements
Whether your dog is a senior, or their breed is prone to joint problems or arthritis, it is not a bad idea to add hip/joint supplements, like glucosamine, to their diet.
Glucosamine supplements work to coat your furry friend’s joints, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation around problem areas.
3. Digestion and Immune Support
Just as it is important for humans, proper digestion is just as important for dogs.
If your dog is showing signs of low energy, poor skin and coat condition, bad breath, or bloating, chances are, they’re having difficulty properly digesting their food.
High quality digestion and immunity supplements from WellyTails contain digestive enzymes and immunity boosting probiotics to help relieve digestive problems.
How else can digestion and immune support supplements help?
- Digestive enzymes and probiotics/prebiotics to support a healthy digestive system
- Omega-3s for immune system support
- Shinier, more beautiful coat and brighter eyes
- Reduced smelly odors and flatulence
- Increased energy
4. Goat Milk
One of the best natural ways to improve your pooch’s digestive system and overall well-being is with goat milk. The natural immune booster and anti-inflammatory of unpasteurized goat milk is amazing for your dog and cat.
Here are two ways your furry friend will love goat milk.
Primal Raw Goat Milk
Since dogs absorb the majority of their water from the foods they eat, raw unpasteurized goat milk is a great digestive aid because it helps dogs obtain their daily need for hydration, it is also great for cats.
- Increases immune resistance against harmful bacteria and fungi
- Reduces symptoms of Irritable Bowel Disease
- Provides important nutritional support for diarrheal diseases
Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Goat’s Milk
This highly-digestible dehydrated goat’s milk is made from 5 billion active probiotics and digestive enzymes to help support your pooch’s:
- Immune System
Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated goat milk is a favourite because it’s so easy to introduce it to your dog’s diet! Just pour it over their food, and you’re good to go!
5. Pumpkin (Yes, really!)
Pumpkin is something you should always have in your kitchen, because its benefits are endless! Fruitables Pumpkin supplements is a favourite among dogs not only for their flavour, but for their proven results.
Pumpkin supplements are fortified and rich in:
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamins A, C & E
Adding pumpkin to your furry family member’s diet will help support food transition, digestive issues, weight loss, and so much more. If your dog ever has an upset stomach adding a spoonful or two at mealtime will really help them feel better quickly.
Want to learn more about the best supplements for your furry friend?
If you want to learn more about the benefits of supplements or the pros and cons of a specific type of supplement, come in to our store in the Beaches and speak with a member of our pack!
We’re always happy to help!