Pet Vitamins

 


Your pets need vitamins as much as you do. Pet Vitamins supplements can be added to the food of pet animals to make up for possible vitamin deficiencies.



pet dogSupplements for pets come in different forms for ease of use by pet owners. Pet tabs, Pet supplements, dog sedatives and neutraceuticals are some of the forms in which pet vitamins are sold in the market.

All vitamin and mineral supplements are directed towards the most common ailments of cats and dogs such as allergies, anxiety; loss of appetite; bites, cuts and wounds; indigestion, skin and coat problems and problems of a similar nature.

Vets recommend that working dogs be given vitamins

While there are vitamins for dogs and vitamins for cats, most cat and dog pet supplements are recommended for maintaining the health of your pets. Dogs that work hard and are often stressed out require vitamin supplements to keep them healthy and fit. Most dog vitamins are formulated to eliminate the symptoms of stress. Vets in fact, recommend that hard working dogs should be given vitamins as normal daily supplements in order to ensure proper digestion and good health of your pet dog.

Ideally dogs should be given a complete and balanced B complex that includes all the 11 B-Vitamins, a full range of fat soluble vitamins including Vitamins A, D, E and K and the eleven vital minerals needed for composition of body fluids, formation of blood and bone and maintenance of healthy body and nerve functions. Cats, too, require a high calcium diet and calcium supplements are recommended for cats that lead an activity filled life.

You can even use a Natural Flea Remedy, if you're so inclined.

Omega 3 for pets

Omega 3 Fatty acid intake will help you maintain the healthy shiny coat of your pet dog or cat. Antioxidants are considered essential for cell development while trace minerals are necessary for honing up the efficiency of all body functions. Digestive enzymes and Probiotics are recommended for improving digestion. (Read about Fish Oil for Dogs.)

Other supplement possibilities



  • Montmoillonite clay is a trace mineral that is a colloid which binds to the toxins in the pet’s body and removes them from the digestive system through the stools. Dogs and cats with bad allergies benefit from this supplement.

  • Diatoms are fossilized, single cell organisms that are rich in silicia. This mineral is required for formation of collagen in the pet’s body. Collagen holds the connective tissue together and helps in the formation of hair and nails and is a part of many pet vitamin supplements sold in the market.

  • Spirulina is a blue - green algae that has the highest beta carotene content and is a rich source of protein and Vitamin B12 for the pet dog. A large number of vitamins containing spirulina is sold in the market to address protein and Vitamin B12 deficiencies in your pet dog.

  • Zinc pet vitamin supplements are recommended for animals whose coats are dull, scaly and lusterless. Most pet animals have this deficiency as there is very little zinc in the diet that pets commonly receive. It is important for pet owners to appreciate the benefits of pet supplements and to recognize that it is essential that your pet animal is given this pet vitamin along with his food.

cat napOther vitamins that are considered essential and beneficial to your cat or dog are ascorbic acid or vitamin C. Yucca which reduces fecal odor and gas and alfalfa which cleanses the body system and restores health are also beneficial vitamin supplements that can be added to your pet’s diet.

With this brief overview of vitamins for pets,  we hope  you now appreciate that  the use of these supplements  for pets is just as important, or in some cases even more essential than their use by their owners.

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