HOW IMPORTANT REALLY ARE DOG SUPPLEMENTS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

We already know that dog’s and humans are similar in many aspects of life – physically and emotionally.

As we learn more and more about these similarities, it’s only natural to wonder if we really are giving our best friends the healthiest and happiest life that they deserve.

Dog supplements are becoming increasingly popular and we understand why! Even though they may not be an essential, they are most certainly beneficial.

Let’s take a look at the question on every pup’s parent’s lips - WHY?!

 

DIET MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

Like humans, it is regularly argued that nutrients and complete nourishment can be obtained solely from the correct diet. Whilst this may be true in some aspects, it can be hard to create this with nutrition.

There are some dog foods that are bulked up with ingredients such as artificial flavours and preservatives that serve no beneficial purpose. That is why it is important to keep an eye out for what you’re actually feeding your dog. 

Of course it can become overwhelming, costly or sometimes just physically not possible for a dog to consume all of this through diet.

That’s why some supplements exist.

 

WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR DOG?

As you can imagine, there are an entirety of supplements out there but which one is right for your dog?

Here at Petz Park we focus on what we believe to be the 3 most important things:

 

Mobility: As we all know, it is essential for dogs to keep physically active. With many breeds being prone to issues like hip dysplasia and arthritis, it is important that we recognise the signs and symptoms and are proactive about this. Glucosamine, MSM and Chondroitin are fantastic natural ingredients that support this.

Skin and Coat: If you’ve been noticing your dog has dry or flaky skin or maybe their coat is looking a bit dull, Omega 3 has got your back. It can help soften your dog’s skin and bring back its shiny look.

Stress and Anxiety: It is common for dogs to experience stress and anxiety at some point in their lives. Isolating themselves, sleeping more or decreased appetite are all signs of this. As well as being a complete protein source, Hemp is your go-to product for calming your best friend down.

 

HOW SAFE REALLY IS IT? - We’re glad you asked!

Of course we all want what is best for our furry friends. That’s why we are so transparent with our updates, ingredients and advice.

Do your research. There is heaps of information available to dog parents – pet experts, books, forums, online articles, (although be careful with the latter – we know how distorted the media can be!)

Read your labels. Study ingredients and the recommended dosage for each one. This will more than likely tell you whether or not it is suitable for your dog.

Sceptical? If you are unsure about what’s best for your pup or have found an out of this world new product you’d like to try then seek further advice! Consult your vet and get the all clear.

 

We hope that this gives you a better insight to the basics of our area of expertise. If you would like to know more about dog supplements or just need advice on the right product for your pup then don’t hesitate to contact us directly at bark@petzpark.com.au.

Our expert team will be glad to assist you!