For our furry friends, a strong and healthy immune system is their number one frontline defence against bacteria, viruses, parasites and other icky pathogens. A well protected immune system means a lower chance of falling sick, fewer unplanned visits to the vet and a longer lifespan for your pup.
Thankfully, it’s not difficult to keep your dog happy and healthy - all you need is a little time and a healthy amount of pet supplements!
A Balanced Diet
Whether you are feeding your pup food available commercially or cooking up a storm at home for them, let’s face it, there will always be some gaps to fill when it comes to putting a balanced diet in their bowls.
For example, a person who eats healthily may be stuck indoors often due to work or disliking outdoor activities. In this case, this person may require more vitamin D than one who’s always outdoors. Similarly, our pups, as much as commercially available dog foods market themselves as ‘giving your pup the right amount of nutrients they need', a little boost definitely wouldn’t hurt.
For better digestive system
Did you know that the fastest way to a strong and healthy dog is through their stomach? In fact, your dog’s digestive system makes up almost 70% of their immune system. After all, your dog’s guts contain a microbiome of healthy bacteria that help keep bad bacteria out.
It is important to make sure you get dog supplements like NaturVet’s Digestive Enzymes to boost a healthy digestive system that will in turn support your dog’s immune system.
Undergoing through stressful circumstances such as changes in the environment or antibiotic treatment that affect appetite? LactoGold Probiotics Powder can regulate the appetite, and also helps in the treatment of diarrhoea and food intolerances.
Maintain a healthy urinary tract
Staying hydrated helps our dogs properly digest food, flushing harmful toxins and regulating their body temperatures. It also promotes healthier blood flow, allowing them to breathe and process oxygen more effectively.
This is especially important for dogs experiencing frequent urinary tract issues. Apart from increasing water intake, NaturVet Cranberry Relief Plus Echinacea Soft Chew Dog Supplement helps to maintain a healthy urinary tract and support optimal bladder function. With this extra boost to help with such health issues, your pup will regain its overall health slowly but surely.
Make meal time palatable
As pawrents, the last thing you’d want is to have your pup not eating their meals because they are fussy. This fussiness in the long run may also turn into health problems as your pup isn’t taking in the nutrients it requires on a daily basis.
Fish Oil supplements like Zeal’s New Zealand Hoki Fish Oil are one of the best dog supplements/diet add-ons, especially for particularly picky dogs. Its pungent smell will sure entice your pup in a good way! The best part is that fish oil supplements are like dog vitamins that not only boost your dog’s immune system, but also helps improve the condition of their skin, coat, brain, heart, joints and more for a holistic boost of your pup’s overall wellbeing!
Multipurpose supplements for overall health
There are many external factors that can challenge your pup’s immune system.
For instance, proper hygiene can sometimes be overlooked. After all, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not easy to see if cleaning up makes a direct impact on your dog’s health. However, good hygiene such as cleaning your dog’s food bowls and ensuring their surroundings are well maintained can help keep the bad bacteria and parasites at bay.
While exercise and play time is a good way to keep your pupper healthy physically and mentally, when you take your pup out for their regular walks or play dates with other dogs, the last thing you want is to catch a bug from the fields or their furry friends.
As they say, prevention is better than cure, consider how you can improve your pup’s overall health. All-in-one supplements like NaturVet All-In-One (Skin, Joint, Digestion & Immunity) Soft Chew Dog Supplement and Augustine Approved SuperBoost can help to provide for the extra help your pup needs to achieve a stronger immune system.
Keeping our dogs free from illness not only avoids extra visits to the vet, it also helps keep our dogs happy! The first step to a happy and healthy dog is achieving a strong immune system. Through a balanced diet, hydration, play time and a healthy dose of dog supplements, you can help your pup achieve that. For further advice and assistance, always talk to a vet, especially if your dog has specific health needs.
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Tammi writes articles about anything from data analytics to animal health, and loves doing the occasional craft. But most importantly, she loves hanging out and doing photo-shoots with her dog.