Both commercial and homemade foods lack essential nutrients. They may develop symptoms of scooting or upset stomach due to digestive and nutritional imbalance. To reduce these problems in dogs, one needs to provide extra supplements to keep the nutrient level in balance. It supports the development of all organs and contains antioxidants which help to improve the pet’s coat, skin, and the overall health. Before starting up with supplements, one should always consult a veterinarian to know the pros and cons.
Some pets show signs of lethargy or energy loss due to aging or sickness. In this crucial stage, the added supplement can help to overcome major illnesses and is good for kidneys, heart, eyes, and immune system. However, senior dogs seem to benefit more from the vitamin.
Giving supplement provides extra vitamins and minerals which improves their skin health and makes their coat more smooth and shiny. Supplements containing biotin and yeast are known to reduce shedding and improve coat’s health.
Supplements help to boost the immune system and keeps the diseases at bay. Each supplement offers special benefits where some boost the immune system, others keep the pet energized or maintains the shine of their coat.
When you provide healthy food, the dog does not require supplements. If given, it urinates and releases the excess vitamins, but too much of soluble fat like vitamin A, K, D, and E can be hazardous as the body cannot eliminate these. Like vitamin deficiency is dangerous for the dog, excessive amounts in the blood are also fatal. Mineral imbalance can also be caused by multivitamins.
Few supplements are dangerous and it can be unhealthy too. Hence, only after a thorough checkup, a dog should be allowed to take the supplements.