Bones, meat, and aromatics are simmered together for hours over low heat, producing bone broth: a clear, protein-filled soup rich in collagen, calcium, and all sorts of other goodies for your dog.
Short answer: it depends. It varies based on their diet, health history, activity levels, and genetics. If your dog is healthy and receiving a balanced, commercial diet, chances are they don’t need supplements added into their diets. However, should they fall a little short of that, supplements ensure that their basic needs are still covered.
The best joint supplement for your dog combines glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and methysulfonylmethane (MSM). Joint supplements should improve your dog’s mobility, relieve them of pain and discomfort, and support cartilage and tissue development.
In general, the best supplement depends on your dog’s individual needs. While commercial food is formulated to meet the standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), supplements can boost the efficiency of your dog’s food and ensure that they’re not lacking any vital nutrients.
Much like you, your dog obtains essential vitamins and minerals chiefly through their food. If you’re concerned that they’re suffering from nutritional deficiencies, a multivitamin like Deley Naturals 15 in 1 can fill in the gaps.
The number one thing your dog needs is love–but, more concretely, your dog also needs a healthy, balanced diet along with exercise, fresh air, regular visits to the vet, and dental care.
Short answer: yes. No matter your dog’s breed or health, they can develop allergies at any point in their life. Dogs are most likely to develop skin, food, or environmental allergies.
The way to your dog’s heart is through their stomach–and so is the way to everything else. Your dog’s gut health affects their physical and mental health. Deep within your dog’s stomach live microorganisms–bacteria, bacteriophage, fungi, viruses and protozoa–that digest food and extract nutrients. In the process, they also combat inflammation and support your dog’s immune system.
Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound that has been used to treat canine osteoarthritis. It can also help your dog digest their food more efficiently. Turmeric has antioxidant properties as well, suggesting that it can reduce the likelihood of your dog developing illness or disease.
An imbalance of omega-6 to omega-3 has been linked to low-grade inflammation that can increase the likelihood of developing obesity, cancer, diabetes, or other health issues. Current AAFCO standards call for the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio to be less than 30 to 1. For comparison, we humans only need somewhere between 10 to 1 and 5 to 1. The ratio is not a hard rule but a general guideline for individual dogs, which is why your dog might need their diet supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids.
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