I have had dogs all my life, so why dog vitamins now?
Very often, dogs, and some other pets as well, may require vitamins as a healthy part of their diet. Just like humans, pets often need these additional boost of immune system vitamins or hip and joint supplements for proper health and nutrition. And just like us, dogs need proper nutrition for a great looking coat and skin!
But doesn’t the dog food I use have everything in it my dog needs? Great simple question! However, the answer is not so simple. An analogy may be in order; Would one human multivitamin (for both men, women, teens and children) be appropriate for all of these types of individuals? What is the man was 82 years old and infirm, while the teen was an active female athlete? Would they all need the same nutrition and one single vitamin? Of course not!
Just like our nutrition needs change as our ages and activity levels change, so does your loving pets. However, an important note here; never give a pet a human vitamin. They are created for us – not them! And dog vitamins come a variety of ways and for a variety of uses. And certain diseases and conditions that your dog may have, may benefit from additional dog vitamin and supplementation.
As always, if your best friend is showing signs of illness or other concerning behavior, don’t try to self diagnose – take the to your local veterinarian – they would thank you if they could!