Our range of supplements for dogs can provide a variety of benefits, depending on the specific supplement and the dog's individual needs. Suitable from puppies upwards, our supplements are designed to work for your dog with a natural and homeopathic approach when added to a well balanced diet.
Some common types of supplements and their benefits include:
Joint supplement: These can help to support healthy joint mobility and function in dogs, particularly as they age or if they have a predisposition to joint problems.
Omega-3 fish oil and fatty acid supplements: These can help to keep the coat healthy and skin, as well as promote overall immune health.
Probiotics: These supplements can help to support a healthy digestive system and can also maintain a healthy immune system.
Vitamin and mineral supplements: These can help to ensure that dogs receive the all the vitamins and minerals necessary for optimal health and wellbeing, particularly if your dog is on a limited diet that may not provide all the necessary nutrients.
Dogs, like all animals, can experience joint issues as they age or due to certain conditions such as arthritis or injuries. Joint issues can cause pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility, and can greatly reduce a dog's quality of life. A dog supplement can help to support healthy joint function and alleviate symptoms associated with joint issues.
Joint supplements are formulated to typically contain a combination of ingredients that are believed to be beneficial for joint health, such as:
Glucosamine and Chondroitin: These are naturally-occurring substances that are found in the joints. They help to lubricate the joints and support the production of cartilage, which can help to reduce inflammation and pain.
Hyaluronic Acid: is a component of synovial fluid that helps to lubricate and cushion the joints. supplementing with it can increase the concentration of it in the joints and thus potentially help with joint pain, inflammation and discomfort
Amino Acids and Collagen: are found in bone broth which can help to support joint health by providing an easily absorbable source of these amino acids. Collagen in bone broth also provides Glycine and Proline, both are crucial for the formation and repair of joint cartilage.
There are several reasons why some dogs may need digestion supplements and additional fibre in their diet:
Gastrointestinal issues: Dogs that have a sensitive stomach or suffer from conditions such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), colitis, or other inflammatory gut conditions may benefit from taking digestion supplements and additional fibre in order to help regulate bowel movements and promote healthy digestion.
Age: As dogs age, their ability to digest food can decrease, and they may benefit from taking digestion supplements and additional fibre to help them maintain a healthy digestive system.
Diet changes: Dogs that are switched to a new diet may have trouble digesting the new foods, and may benefit from taking digestion supplements with additional vitamins and fibre to help them adjust to the new diet.
Digestive enzymes and probiotics supplements: Found in bone broth, can help to break down food more effectively, and promote healthy gut bacteria, they can be given to dogs that are experiencing diarrhoea, constipation, gas, or other digestive issues.
Supplements can be beneficial for a dog with arthritis as they can help to reduce inflammation and improve joint health - fish oil can be particularly beneficial to your ageing dog. However, it is important to note that not all dogs with arthritis will require supplements. Some dogs will benefit from weight management, exercise management and pain management from their vet.
Dogs can experience anxiety for various reasons, such as due to past traumatic experiences, changes in their environment, or even separation anxiety. Anxiety can manifest in different ways in your dog, such as restlessness, barking, destructive behaviour, or even aggression.
Anxiety supplements can help to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and promote a sense of calm in dogs. These supplements typically contain ingredients such as amino acids, herbs, and minerals that have been traditionally used to support emotional well-being and to reduce stress and anxiety.
Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is a common condition in dogs that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as allergies, parasites, or hormonal imbalances. Allergy supplements can be a useful addition to a treatment plan if your dog has itchy skin, and can help to alleviate symptoms and promote overall skin health.
The timing of when to give supplements to a dog will depend on the specific supplement and the dog's individual needs. Some dog vitamins and supplements may be given daily, while others may be given on an as-needed basis.
For example, joint supplements may be given daily to dogs who are prone to joint issues or who are already experiencing joint pain, in order to maintain joint health and mobility over time.
On the other hand, probiotic dog supplements may be given on an as-needed basis, such as during times of stress or after antibiotic treatment to restore a healthy gut microbiome.
It's also important to note that dog vitamins and supplements should be given as an addition to a nutritionally complete and balanced diet, not a replacement for it. They are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any diseases, but to support the overall health of the dog.
In general, it is not recommended to give human supplements to dogs, as they have different nutritional needs to humans and can have different reactions to the same substances. Many supplements for humans can be harmful to dogs, and some can even be toxic at certain doses.
It's important to use supplements specifically formulated for dogs, which are formulated based on the dog's unique nutritional needs and are manufactured to ensure quality and safety.
When giving natural dog vitamins and supplements, it's important to monitor your dog's health and well-being to determine if the supplement is having the desired effect. However, keep in mind that it may take some time for the supplement to start working, as the benefits may not be immediately apparent.
Some signs that the natural dog supplements may be working include:
Improved energy levels and activity level
Better coat and skin condition
Increased appetite and improved digestion
Improved joint mobility and less stiffness or pain
Better overall health and well-being
It's also important to note that the effectiveness of natural dog supplements can vary depending on the source, quality, and processing of the ingredients, thus it's important to select high-quality supplements from reputable brands and to check the ingredients.