Natural dog supplements
Many dog owners are looking for natural alternatives to aid and support their pet’s healthcare. Natural supplements can benefit dog health in a number of ways and throughout all stages of their life.
They can be used to support a dog’s joint health, digestion, skin and coat health, to aid recovery and aid puppy training. On the face of it most dog supplements can appear good value, however many are very low strength and low purity. nutravet’s range of natural animal health products are of the highest quality and provide the best value for your dog’s health.
Key ingredients in dog supplements
Boswellia for dogs – a plant extract that supports the body’s natural anti-inflammatory process. It plays an important role in maintaining smooth and comfortable joint movement.
Glucosamine HCL for dogs – an important building block for cartilage, it helps cartilage to act as a shock absorber. There are two forms of Glucosamine: HCL and Sulphate. Glucosamine HCL is the highest quality, purest form or Glucosamine, it is more stable and occurs naturally in every living organism. Glucosamine HCL has more pure glucosamine per gram for improved cartilage formation.
Chondroitin Sulphate for dogs – helps to maintain synovial fluid viscosity to aid joint support and is also an important building block for cartilage. Chondroitin Sulphate E from squid cartilage is the most ethically sourced form of chondroitin and is what is used in nutraquin+.
Skin and coat health
Omega-3s for dogs – special omega-3 fatty acids particularly EPA and DHA from refined fish oil are particularly important to counteract omega-6 imbalance. Often pets unwittingly receive an unnatural diet which is too high in Omega-6 fatty acids derived from high levels of cereals and vegetable proteins. nutramega contains high strength omaga-3 fatty acids and does not include any added omega-6 fatty acids.
EPH and DHA – are the precursors for newly discovered lipids called Resolvins and Protectins which support the natural systems that control inflammation.
Probiotics for dogs – the high strength nutrabio formula administers 4 billion Enterococcus faecium cells per 2ml notch to support the gut’s own healthy bacteria. This ensures rapid intestinal stabilisation. Research has shown that Enterococcus faecium helps to normalise faecal constancy.
Prebiotics for dogs – studies have shown that supplementing prebiotics such as FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharides) and MOS (Mannan-oligosaccharides can increase the number of beneficial bacteria.
Vitamin B12 – oral supplementation of Vitamin B12 can help reduce fatigue and tiredness, red blood cell formation and normal energy-yielding metabolism. This is especially helpful during recovery. Vitamin B12 supplementation is required more in some breeds of dogs, notably Chinese Shar Peis, Giant Schnauzers, Border Collies and Beagles.
Brain and mental function
Omega-3s for dogs – omega-3s have been shown to aid learning abilities in young puppies. Other studies linked low blood omega-3 with dog aggression, indicating beneficial applications of Omega-s throughout the entire life of your pet to maintain brain health.
Ginkgo Biloba Extract for dogs – the leaf extract of Ginkgo is an antioxidant and aids the body’s own natural anti-inflammatory process. It has been used for over 5000 years to support memory ability and hypoxia tolerance in brain cells.
L-Theanine – an amino acid component of green tea and is involved in Dopamine neurotransmitter function. It has been shown to have a calming effect in dogs and cats.
L-Trytophan – a natural calming amino acid found in many proteins which is involved in the production of the hormone Serotonin and has been shown to help reduce aggression and stress.
Passiflora Incarnata – commonly known as passion flower this extract has long been known for its ability to relax and reduce tension. Biochemical studies show that natural flavonoids are a key active ingredient and that Passiflora supports the effectiveness of GABA brain receptors which aids relaxation.
If you are looking for natural dog supplements, nutravet’s range is recommended by vets worldwide and contain 100% natural ingredients which are both ethically and sustainably sourced with the purity levels stated on the packaging, so you know exactly what you’re giving your animals.