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Do dogs need supplements? It's a common question for many dog owners. The truth is, your dog's food doesn't always have the proper level of nutrition it needs to live a long, healthy life. Nutritional supplements for dogs can fill in the gaps.
There's a science to knowing how much of any given dog food supplement you should give your pooch.
Too little and your dog can become malnourished over time. Signs of malnourishment can include joint, skin, digestive, and eye problems. All of which can cause pain and discomfort for your pup.
Too much, and your pup may become obese, leading to organ complications and even death.
At Veterinary Formula Clinical Care, we're driven by science. The only job our research scientists and nutritionists have is to create great-tasting natural supplements for dogs. With each supplement designed to resolve many of the health problems your dog may face during its lifetime.
We don't only want our dog nutrition supplements to be effective. We want them to be easy to use. That's why our formulas are designed with your dog's weight in mind. So, you can be confident you're always giving the proper amount of nutrition for your dog's size and health condition.
No more divvying up one pill over several days, and hoping you made the cuts just right. Or needing to give three or four pills every day. Just find the Veterinary Formula Clinical Care daily chew that fits your dog's size range.
But how did we figure out which nutritional supplements to put in and in what amount?
First, we identified the various conditions your dog may experience during its lifetime. Then, for each condition, we looked at which ingredients are the most beneficial. And, more importantly, what combinations of ingredients provided the best resistance to the conditions' underlying causes.
You'll notice our dog supplement chews include some ingredients in higher dosages than you'll find in our competitors. That's because are chews are based on extensive in-house research, not simply industry best practices, and are optimized for the best results possible.
Here are a few of the ingredients you'll find in our daily dog supplement chews.
Glucosamine: An essential dog supplement for joint health. Glucosamine maintains the synovial fluid that keeps joints lubricated. It is especially effective for reducing pain and increasing mobility. The all-natural glucosamine in our daily chews comes from shellfish. You'll find it in our Ultimate Joint Health supplement.
Green Lipped Mussel: This superfood reduces joint tenderness, stiffness, and pain. It's rich in glucosamine, chondroitin, and manganese along with several essential vitamins. Our Green Lipped Mussels come from New Zealand and can be found in our Ultimate Joint Health and Senior Support dog supplements.
Turmeric Curcumin: A powerful antioxidant. When used in natural supplements for dogs, turmeric helps reduce joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness. We use an industry-leading strain that contains 95% tetra-curcuminoids (trust us, that's high). You'll find it in our Ultimate Joint Health, Skin Health & Itch Relief, and Senior Support supplements.
Calcium Fructoborate: Common in human joint supplements, this powerful mineral complex promotes joint strength and flexibility and decreases joint pain making it perfect for your arthritic dog. Look for it in our Ultimate Joint Health dog supplement.
Colostrum: Our bovine colostrum contains a high concentration (industry-leading, in fact) of IgA and IgG antibodies, which are essential for fighting off infections and promoting your dog's overall gut health. You'll find colostrum in our Immune Defense and Skin Health & Itch Relief nutritional chews.
Coconut Oil: This superfood ingredient reduces inflammation and helps joints function properly. It also serves as a natural antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal agent for overall gut health. You'll find it in several of our dog nutrition supplements, including: Ultimate Joint Health, Skin Health & Itch Relief, Complete Probiotic, Immune Defense, and Senior Support.
Agave Inulin: Good for your dog's digestive health. This dietary fiber increases the number of good bacteria in your dog's gut and fights off bad bacteria. It helps prevent infection by stimulating the immune system. Plus, this powerful prebiotic helps your pup better absorb vitamins and minerals. You'll find it in our Complete Probiotic and Senior Support supplements.
Anchovy Oil: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA and DHA), anchovy oil is great for helping to reduce the production of cartilage-damaging enzymes that can occur in your aging dog. And, because, unlike cats, your dog doesn't love the smell of fish, our anchovy oil is odorless and tasteless. Look for it in our Senior Support supplemental chews.
Lutein: A plant-based pigment with anti-inflammatory properties. Lutein helps prevent age-related macular disease, the leading cause of vision impairment and blindness in dogs. Find it in our Eye Health & Tear Stain and Senior Support supplements.
Turkey Tail Mushroom: Like all mushrooms, Turkey Tail is an antioxidant. Research suggests it may improve the balance of bacteria in your dog's gut and promote immunity to foreign substances. You'll find it in our Immune Defense dog supplemental chew.
Shiitake Mushroom: These mushrooms help stimulate white blood cells and improve blood circulation when included as part of a nutritional supplement for dogs. Our Immune Defense chews include an industry-leading dose.
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