Food Supplements for Dogs – Does Yours Need One?

by on 02/11/10 at 12:02 pm

Do you know your dog is getting the full nutrients he requires to stay active and healthy? Depending on your veterinarian’s recommendations, your dog may have one or two meals a day, plus a small snack for reinforcement or dental health (like Greenies). Sometimes, however, a dog food supplement may be required to ensure your pet’s optimal health.

Why do dogs sometimes need supplements? As pets age, they are less likely to eat and take water. While in humans this isn’t unusual – some of us may not mind losing the weight – for dogs it can complicate health concerns. When your dog isn’t eating properly, he loses nutrients and vitamins that would otherwise assist his bone health, eyesight, and hearing. If you know your dog’s getting older and isn’t finishing meals, consider a liquid supplement that is rich in amino acids and other nutrients to give your dog what he needs.

Dog food supplements are fairly common to give dogs 3-4 years and older. Consult with your veterinarian if you are unsure about which supplement is best to use.

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