What vitamins does your dog need and why?
We humans know that our bodies need vitamins in order to grow, build immunity and repair themselves - and the exact same applies for dogs. Given the amount of physical activities that the majority of dogs will go through on a daily basis, a healthy and balanced diet that's packed with all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients, will enable your dog to live a long, healthy and happy life.
And while there’s a whole list of vitamins your pooch will benefit from, it’s important to keep vitamin consumption to a healthy limit, as exceeding the required amount of any one particular vitamin can be very harmful.
So what vitamins do dogs especially need and why? Here’s a quick snapshot:
Vitamin A - Contributing towards a dog’s skin, vision, immune system and iron metabolism.
B Vitamins - Functioning in lots of different ways, the B vitamins are crucial to help energise and repair a dog’s body.
Vitamin C - Performing as an antioxidant, vitamin C acts as an internal cleanser and can help to reduce inflammation.
Vitamin D - Contributing towards healthy bone and muscle development, which every dog depends on.
Vitamin E - Great for sustaining healthy skin and eyes, as well as strengthening a dog’s immune system and natural defences against illness and infection.
At Pooch DVD, we know how difficult it can be to ensure your dog’s getting exactly what he or she needs from her food, and often, supermarket bought food isn’t doing your dog’s health any justice. That’s precisely why we’ve teamed up with leading dog food and dog health brands to deliver quality products that are specifically designed to boost a dog’s health, performance and ultimately their life span.
- Ben Abimbola