Ready to give your dog's health a big boost and possibly ward off future ailments? These 4 easy supplements are a powerhouse and can help with skin issues, joint problems, cancer preventative and digestive issues. You all know how much I love CBD oil for dogs but when I don't have it on hand or want to switch it up these are my go to!
#1. Coconut Oil
This one is a favorite in our house! Coconut oil is antibacterial, antiviral, and anit-fungal which can help significantly with bad breath. It doesn't stop there though, it can also assist with healthy skin and coat along with improving digestion. Coconut oil can be given as a tasty treat (recipe found here: https://www.katieandhercanines.com/blog/easy-pet-hacks-for-dog-owners) and also can be applied directly to the skin to make it soft and silky!
#2. Fish Oil
Fish oil is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids which is something dogs need but don't produce naturally. We use it to help with joint function and to help create that shiny coat we love. It has also been shown to help with cognitive function, cardiovascular disorders, and allergies! We love it so much I dedicated a whole blog post to it: https://www.katieandhercanines.com/blog/why-we-seriously-love-salmon-oil
Turmeric is a magic powder that contains a powerful natural anti-inflammatory called curcumin. This is very important because chronic inflammation is now believed to be one of the major causes of aging, heart trouble, joint degeneration, declining mental alertness, and sometimes cancer in dogs. Add 1/8 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight daily! (And making a mental note to take this myself!)
If you have senior doggies glucosamine is a must. While healthy cartilage produces glucosamine naturally, the production rate slows with age and in turn, causes arthritis. I found an incredible 4-in-1 and cannot recommend Zesty Paws supplements enough! They have a wide variety of products for each dog's needs but here is the ones we are currently using and loving: https://amzn.to/2OdvD7X
*As always, be sure to consult your veterinarian before trying any supplement and research the recommended amount always.*
I hope you are excited to try out some new supplements with your pups and hope they work furnominal for them!