Nutritional Supplements for Dogs
Even with a well-balanced diet, some commercial dog foods may not provide all the nutritional support your pet requires e.g. to counter inflammation in cases of arthritis. Species-appropriate supplements can help fill these nutritional gaps and ensure your pet receives essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Certain joint care supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin can help repair damaged cartilage and support joint health. These joint supplements help manage conditions like arthritis, particularly in senior dogs or breeds prone to joint issues. Consequently, glucosamine is currently one of the most popular ingredients used in over-the-counter remedies for arthritis and joint problems in dogs. Glucosamine is the building block for cartilage and new research finds it to be essential for preserving healthy joint function while minimising joint pain. Supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, have strong anti-inflammatory properties and can promote healthy skin and a shiny coat, reducing problems like dryness, itching, and excessive shedding. Probiotic supplements can aid in maintaining a healthy balance of gut bacteria, supporting digestion and preventing gastrointestinal issues. Supplements containing antioxidants, such as anti-inflammatory vitamins C and E, can help bolster the immune system and protect against free radicals that may cause cell damage.
Dog supplements consisting of essential vitamins, minerals, and other carefully selected ingredients, play an important role in ensuring a long and healthy dog life. Very active dogs, those battling mobility issues like arthritis, as well as aging dogs, require increased support to address joint care and combat inflammation. In such cases joint supplements can truly work wonders in promoting healthy joints. Moreover, puppies, pregnant bitches or dogs after operations benefit from specialised dog supplements that provide essential trace elements, catering to their elevated nutritional requirements, e.g. vitamin supplements.
Vitamins and minerals are especially important for the skin, bones and coat. Additionally, dog vitamins and minerals support the metabolism, strengthen the immune system and help your dog to stay fit even during the coat change. In our online vet supplies shop, you will discover various high-quality, vet-recommended food supplements with natural ingredients, in powder or oil form, for simple and uncomplicated feeding of your pet.
Feed Cellulose for Weight Reduction
The alarming rise in overweight and obese dogs and cats in recent years presents an important health problem for pets. Pets that are overweight or obese are at risk for several health issues, including joint pain and stiff joints. It is therefore crucial to monitor your pet's weight and ensure a healthy body weight is maintained. Since this is often difficult, especially in animals with a tendency to gain weight, there are a range of dog food supplements for pets on the market that can facilitate weight loss.
For example, intesto BALANCE Food Cellulose is an ideal dog food supplement specifically designed to support dogs on a weight-reduction diet. This natural supplement harnesses the power of dietary fibre to provide long-lasting satiety without adding unnecessary calories. Due to its neutral taste, the feed cellulose is also appropriate for fussy eaters. In addition, the granulated powder is easy to dose and highly water-soluble. Simply mix the supplement with your dog food of choice, replacing approximately 10 % of the regular feed ration.
Nutritional Supplements to Support Metabolism
Especially in times of coat change, the metabolism often requires additional support with essential nutrients. To meet these increased nutritional needs, our online vet shop offers Coat Vital, a dietary supplement from cdVet. This dog supplement contains important trace elements, micronutrients, fatty acids and special vitamins, making it a valuable addition to a healthy diet. The coat supplement helps your dog during shedding, accelerates the change of coat and promotes a healthy and shiny coat.
Moreover, this dog supplement can also treat common coat and skin problems such as itching, dandruff or allergic reactions. The powder supplement is administered with food and can be given with both dry and wet dog food varieties. The supplement is well accepted and tolerated and can be used for both cats and dogs.
An intact gastrointestinal tract is just as vital as a healthy metabolism when it comes to digestion, nutrient absorption, and overall well-being. Maintaining a healthy and functional gastrointestinal tract relies on an intact mucous membrane and an optimal balance of gut flora. Beneficial bacteria colonise the gut, making it difficult for pathogenic germs to attach to the intestinal lining. However, certain medications, including antibiotics, can harm the gut flora, leading to an imbalance.
Such imbalances weaken the body's defences and make it more susceptible to infections. Furthermore, it may lead to impaired nutrient absorption, resulting in metabolic disorders and deficiencies. The Gastric Protection Supplement from cdVet is a digestive supplement for animals with a sensitive gastrointestinal tract or those who have undergone a prolonged course of medication. The natural active ingredients help to regenerate the stomach and intestinal mucosa and prevent further weakening. In addition, this supplement binds toxins and harmful substances and regulates the acid-base balance. The powder contains essential ingredients that coat the stomach and intestinal mucous membranes and ensure a natural and gentle recovery. Suitable for both dogs and cats, this supplement paves the way for a healthier gastrointestinal system.
Natural Joint Supplements
Joint supplements for dogs are specially formulated supplements that aim to support and maintain the health of their joints and promote mobility, especially in cases of arthritis. These joint supplements typically contain a combination of ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. In our shop, we offer ArthroGreen Classic from cdVet. This specially curated joint supplement nurtures the cartilage and supports active dogs with joint function issues and joint disease. The natural joint supplement with New Zealand green-lipped mussel contains valuable nutrients that contribute to optimal joint mobility in adult dogs. The premium ingredients within this joint supplement, such as green-lipped mussels, stimulate synovia production while efficiently nourishing your dog's muscles and tendons, bolstering mobility and fostering robust joint health. Provide your furry companion with the joint support they deserve and let them revel in the benefits of enhanced mobility and joint vitality.
Dietary Supplements for Raw Feeding
When dogs are fed a BARF ((Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet, they may consume an excess of protein while not getting enough minerals. To prevent deficiencies, it is crucial to supplement their diet with important vitamins and nutrients. Providing your canine friends with vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and omega-6 fatty acids is essential for maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.
Essential fatty acids play a crucial role in supporting the metabolism, skin, coat, and bone health of dogs. The Linseed Oil for Animals in our shop is a high-quality, cold-pressed oil and is an excellent source of energy. It can be easily administered via your dog's regular feed. In addition to the essential fatty acids present in the oil, it also contains vitamin A, vitamin D and vitamin E. These vitamins contribute to the overall nutritional completeness of the BARF diet and help support your dog's well-being.
If you are a beginner to the BARF diet method and have doubts and uncertainties, we recommend that you seek advice from your vet. They will help you to create a nutrition plan and determine the appropriate feeding amount.
Do you have questions about our supplements for dogs, e.g. joint supplements for arthritis and cartilage care? Or perhaps you are looking for dog treats and chews, or supplements for other animals, e.g. cats? Our friendly customer service will be happy to help you. You can reach us by email, phone or via our convenient live chat.
Editors: Elisa May, Elke Nieder