Puppy Supplementskaty towle 20 May 2021
Your puppy deserves the very best start in life. Providing them with all the key building blocks their body needs to mature and develop is setting them up to be a happy and healthy adult. Daily supplements can complement a high-quality, commercial diet and offer specific benefits.
Our Puppy Supplements are highly palatable and provide a satisfying crunch. They can be crushed and mixed in with meals whole or crumbled on top. They can also be given separately as a treat; just make sure your fluffy pal doesn’t overdo it! Pups over the age of 12 weeks are usually old enough to eat these tablets but do monitor them the first few times they take them.
So, what is so special about our Pooch & Mutt Daily Care Supplements?
Prebiotics and Probiotics
We are only recently understanding the power of the gut. Recent scientific studies have established links between a healthy gut and a robust immune system, strong skin barrier and even a happy brain!
Prebiotics act as the food source for probiotics. Probiotics are the ‘good bacteria’ that proliferate within the gut and help maintain a balanced gut microbiome. This is particularly important in a dog’s younger years when they are more prone to stomach upsets and infections.
Omega Fatty Acids
While the media may portray all fats as ‘bad’ certain fatty acids are essential for your puppy and their developing brains and bodies. Essential fatty acids help cartilage formation as well as brain and eye development. A deficiency in fatty acids can lead to a host of problems including skin and coat abnormalities and reproductive issues. Importantly, certain fatty acids CAN NOT be made by the body and must be sourced in the diet.
You may not have heard of Beta Glucans but they are a supplement that are becoming more popular for puppies and dogs. They can maximise their natural defences which is especially important in the period after a dog is weaned and their maternal antibodies are wearing off. For most pups, their vaccine course is not completed until they are 12 weeks old and it can take a week or two for their body to mount a full defence to the various infections. During this time, it makes sense to support their immune system as much as we can.
A range of Vitamins and Minerals
Our puppies nutritional needs are complex (to say the least!) and a deficiency of any one vitamin or mineral can cause serious disease. While their food should be a ‘complete diet’, some dogs may be fussy and may not eat their full meals each day. It can be peace of mind to know they are getting extra vitamins and minerals in tasty tablet form. From Vitamin D and Folic Acid to Copper and Selenium, we have your pupper covered.Who doesn’t want their puppy to be the healthiest version of themselves? Supplements can bridge any nutritional gaps in the diet and provide a host of beneficial ingredients to support a developing puppy.