Do you take a multivitamin each day? How about a probiotic or fish oil?
Even if you eat a wholesome, complete, and balanced diet each day, most of us still take some sort of supplement because it’s difficult to maximize vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in the modern diet.
Same goes for our pups. Your dog benefits from added supplements--just like you do!
Here are two critical reasons why your dog’s diet benefits from supplements:
Serving Size Conundrum
When you scope out an ingredient label, you see the nutrition breakdown of what’s found in that food, right? The trick is that analysis is only guaranteed for the serving size listed on the package. So, let’s say the package of dog food says to feed your pup a cup at each meal, but your dog only needs a half cup at each meal to maintain an optimal weight. That means he’s not necessarily getting the nutrients promised on the label since he’s not eating the exact serving size. Supplements can close the gap on what he is (or isn’t) getting based on how much he’s eating.
Relying on food to treat specific conditions might leave your dog lacking what he needs to thrive. For instance, some dogs benefit from joint support because of conditions like arthritis or an injury. Other dogs might be prone to dry, flaky skin because of age or allergies. These conditions benefit greatly from added supplements.
When it comes to feeding our pups focus first on healthy, wholesome food. But adding supplements to your dog’s diet can benefit his overall health and wellbeing--just like ours!
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