Should I give my dog supplements?
When feeding a raw diet with lots of variety, chances are that dogs are getting all the nutrients they need from their food.
However, there are instances when a boost of vitamins and minerals from dog supplements can be helpful.
For example, working or competition dogs that expend lots of energy, can greatly benefit from muscle recovery and energy replenishment supplements.
Supplements come in many varieties to assist with specific health concerns, provide energy replenishment, and simply ensure dogs’ wellbeing. Read our beginner’s guide to learn more.
Dogs may benefit from extra nutritional reinforcement for many reasons. Read on to find out more.
Should I give my puppy supplements?
Some supplements aren’t safe for puppies under 24 weeks, so this decision requires extra care.
Puppies that are fed a raw, natural puppy food diet from a very young age are at the greatest advantage nutritionally, as they’re starting life out on the right foot (or paw).
However, certain supplements can support their growth and development, especially if they’re not getting all the nutrients they need or are predisposed to genetic health issues.
Our Colostrum supplement aids puppies in achieving optimal gut and immune health, thereby supporting overall health as they grow.
Should I give my senior dog supplements?
Senior dogs are at increased risk of experiencing health issues such as joint pain, gut health imbalances, dental and other canine diseases .
This is especially true if they’ve been on a processed dry food diet all their lives, but older dogs on a raw diet can also experience various forms of discomfort.
Supplements are a simple and effective way to enrich their diets, allowing them to live their golden years comfortably. Our Flexx joint and mobility supplement is great for older dogs.
Flexx provides natural joint and ligament support, detoxes the body, and helps to minimise inflammation and pain; allowing dogs to enjoy a better quality of life.
Should I give my pregnant dog supplements?
Pregnant dogs can also benefit from the added nutrients in natural dog supplements. Their bodies are busy fueling and nourishing their puppies.
Extra vitamins and minerals help promote a healthy pregnancy as well as contributing to the health of unborn puppies .
ProDog’s Revive supplement supports pregnant dogs with additional nutrients to maintain their health, during and after pregnancy.
*Always check with your vet if adding supplements to a pregnant dog’s diet.
Should I give my dog supplements after surgery?
Yes, supplements can provide dogs with recovery support after surgery.
Natural dog supplements can assist in the healing process, as well as providing a nutritional boost for their overall health.
Muscle recovery formulas like our Muscle + supplement and Revive supplement work to support dogs during down time after surgery, getting them back on their feet faster and more effectively.