Natural Dog Supplements - A Helpful Guide

Tory Johnson

Dog supplements are on the rise. From a few surveys, it's increasingly likely that about 33% of dogs are given dietary supplements for everything ranging from coat care to heart health, digestion, and joint support. Although there hasn’t been enough research into the efficacy of these supplements to say they 100% work, there is some encouraging evidence to support the use of these supplements.

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What's In Your Dog's Food?

This is a question we get a lot. A lot of the time, we simply don't know the answer. Dog food is highly processed to meet the demands across the country. But the demand for real dog food, with real natural ingredients, that support a healthy dog, is on the rise.

Xen Pets plans to partner with the top formulators in the country to get the quality your dog deserves. But until then, we can assume your dog needs additional nutrients. Your dog's food is simply not cutting it. Read on to learn about additional vitamins and nutrition your pet needs.

Natural Dog Vitamins

Your dog can obtain a number of vitamins naturally in their food. But for your pet's health to thrive, soft chews with naturally occurring vitamins might be ideal. These supplements can be found at your local pet store or at an online shop like Chewy. At Xen Pets, we offer a number of soft chews and calming treats for dogs to help your dog get the nutrients they deserve. Lastly, if you ever feel like your dog is malnourished, please speak with your vet immediately.

Maintaining Healthy Skin and Coat

Your dogs diet should be rich in fatty acids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins to maintain a healthy coat. Their skin depends on these nutrients to stay healthy and free of inflammation and other common skin conditions. In this article, we discuss the vitamins needed for healthy coat.


Your Dog's Health Matters

Your pet needs additional support when meeting their dietary needs. As a dog owner, it's your responsibility to meet those needs. If your dog's diet doesn't contain the natural dog vitamins required, you should look into natural dog supplements that include essential fatty acids and vitamins. Xen Pets calming chews for dogs are an excellent place to start. Check out our list of vitamins and amino acids, and how they affect your dogs health.

List Of Dog Vitamins and Benefits

  • Vitamin E

This vitamin is important for reproduction, vision, and your dog's cardiovascular system. In addition, vitamin E supports brain function and helps to maintain a healthy coat.

  • Vitamin D

This nutrient helps the body absorb phosphorus and calcium. It may even reduce cancer cell growth! Vitamin D also helps to control infections and is anti-inflammatory.

  • Vitamin A

This vitamin has antioxidant properties. It's also an important nutrient to support a healthy immune system, vision, and normal growth.

  • Vitamin K

These vitamins help create proteins that are needed to build bones and support healthy blood clotting.

  • Calcium

Calcium intake is important for bone development and teeth health for any canine, from a young pup to older dogs entering their golden years. Calcium is also important for your dog's joint health. 

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  • Phosphorous

This is a very important nutrient that supports the maintenance, growth, and repair of all cells and tissue. It even supports the production of DNA and RNA!

  • B-Complex Vitamins

The B vitamins support energy production by converting your pups food into cellular energy. In addition, it supports the production of neurotransmitters needed for mood health! B vitamins are also very important for digestive problems your dog might have. Lastly, vitamin B can help with seasonal allergies by blocking the release of histamines.

Fats and Benefits

Essential Fatty Acids

Fatty acids help support and create hormones that regulate your dog's immune system and nervous system. Dogs require both omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids in their diet since they can't produce these essential fatty acids on their own.

The Solution - Natural Dog Supplements

If your dog isn't getting all these natural ingredients from their food, try adding soft chews to their diet. Remember to speak with your vet to decide if a soft chew is right for your dog.

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As always, if your dog is feeling sick, please seek out your vet as soon as possible and discuss any concerns you might have.

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