Collagen is a protein found in the skin and connective tissues of your dog’s body, including the muscles, tendons, and cartilage. Dogs can naturally convert protein rich foods into collagen, which supports many body parts from teeth to joints! As dogs age, they lose the ability to produce as much collagen for themselves, which is why supplements can be a great help to support them in later life. They aren’t just for older dogs though, the earlier you consider your dogs collagen levels, the better. It will help prevent joint and mobility issues!
What are the benefits of collagen for dogs?
Collagen has such a positive effect on your dog’s body, so giving them a little boost can work wonders.
There are so many benefits including:
· Reducing existing joint discomfort
· Preventing joint issues
· Will help to keep your dog active for longer
· Promotes skin and coat health
· Stronger nails
· Boosts digestive health
Where can my dog naturally get collagen from?
There are plenty of sources of collagen that you can easily get your hands on. Collagen is present in many things like meat, eggs, and leafy greens.
Dogs that are fed raw, will already have a collagen rich diet because they are getting plenty of meat. While dogs who get fed dry won’t get the same level of it, so supplements might be a good idea to start adding to your dog’s daily routine. Bone broth is a great source of collagen, and you can do so much with it! At Dragonfly Products we offer bone broth powder in 35g tubs, which are perfect for boiling up to make iced treats or to just pour onto your dog’s food for extra hydration – our bone broth has a high level of collagen.
How much collagen your dog needs, all depends on their weight. The heavier your dog is, the more collagen they will require. However, make sure you follow the feeding instructions if you purchase collagen products.
Are there any side effects?
Nope! Collagen is absorbed into the body very easily, so there are no known negative side effects.
To conclude, collagen is fantastic for your dog’s health, and you should make sure that they get plenty of it to aid in their health and wellbeing.
With Woofs and Wags,
Laura, Dolly & Reggie