by Dr. David Minkoff November 07, 2018 2 min read
You enhance your health with vitamins & supplements because you know the benefit. If so, you probably wonder if your four legged friend can benefit from them too. Estimates say approximately one third of dogs receive supplements. Here is a list of the things to consider when trying to determine which supplement may be best for your 4 legged family members.
The first known record of dogs on earth dates back 31,700 years ago to the Paleolithic era. Throughout history canines have existed on a diet mostly comprised of animal matter. That's a fairly lengthy period of evolution and a key fact to consider when selecting the primary food for your dog. At no point in the evolutionary history of dogs did their diet include any significant amount of grains or other plant matter. Conventional dog foods that have grains as an ingredient offer far lower nutritional support to your four legged friends. As a matter of fact, a grain-free diet will optimize your dogs health as much as supplementation will.
Whether your thinking of getting a new puppy or you have a dog who's a senior and dealing with the challenges of aging, nutrition is as important for your dogs health as it is to yours. If you are what you eat, than so is your dog. Feed your dog a high quality whole food diet with proper supplementation to ensure they're by your side for as long as possible.
by Dr. David Minkoff
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