We humans have found the benefit of supplements and that's spreading over into the dog world. My approach, why not? I have seen how glucosamine and chondroitin helps my joints, why not my dog? Researchers tell us we should start our dogs on glucosamine between 1 and 2 years of age. I like The Missing Link product and serve it up everyday to my dogs. This becomes a preventative, instead of a therapeutic supplement.
Talking to clients' about their furry friends, I hear about urinary tract infections and there is a supplement that contains the super foods from cranberries & blueberries. Cranberries do not allow the bacteria to form on the bladder wall. Why not be proactive and feed a supplement, instead of waiting until the dog needs an antibiotic to get well? I like Diggin Dog Urinary Tract Support
If supplements can help us, they can help your dog, too. BUT, don't go overboard and think you should get human supplements-that is not the case! A dog's intestinal tract is set-up much different than us humans. Take probiotics, don't use human formulas, get the supplement specifically for dogs. Researchers have been talking about probiotics for the past 2 years and how great they are for our dogs. This is especially true of all dogs on a kibble diet. Try Optagest for Dogs and Cats by In Clover made in Boulder, Colorado.
Why not give your dog a blueberry as a treat? You should see my dogs line up when the frozen organic blueberries come out. I eat one, they all get one.....and so, it goes. Nature made this awesome fruit and it can play a definitive role in good health.
So, should you use supplements for your dogs? I would answer wholeheartedly, YES! Come see us if you have any questions about the supplements available today. One of our nutrition experts can help you choose the right ones.
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