Supplements You Should Be Giving Your Pets

You may be taking multivitamins to supplement your own diet. You’re able to choose what and how you eat, and your choices affect how you feel. Your pet is no different—they need enough nutrients and care to keep them healthy. It doesn’t matter the pet—dog, fish, cat, bird, toad, hamster, crocodile, etc. However, you cannot get exactly what they need to eat on their own. That’s up to you. Here are some ideas to help you help your pet get the nutrients they need.

Nutritional Supplements

First, according to HomeoAnimal, one of the most important places to start is to see how your pet’s nutrition is doing overall. Talk with your vet about what nutrition your pet should be getting, and do research about the food they eat to see if their food provides that nutrition.

If your pet is not receiving the nutrition that it needs, you have a couple of options. You can change the food that you provide for your pet to a different food or brand that provides better nutrition overall.

Medical Supplements

When your pet is having medical issues, it’s possible that they have a more serious nutrient deficit. Before taking drastic measures and adding nutrients to your pet’s diet, see a vet and talk through what options for a supplement. There are many supplements that your doctor can prescribe, and he can give you other ideas for helping your pet.

There are some experimental pet supplements being studied. One such supplement being studied is CBD, or cannabidiol. This substance is a chemical that is found in cannabis, but it doesn’t cause a “high”. It’s usually best for your pet in oil form but do research for your particular pet. Remember to check for harmful substances, such as TCH, in the ingredients before purchasing.

According to Hemmfy, studies show that CBD is safe for most pets. There is evidence that shows that CBD may help with a variety of medical conditions in pets, such as anxiety, nausea, inflammation, seizures, appetite, among others.

Homemade Food Supplements

According to Rover, pet food from the store is specially formulated to give your pet the nutrients they need. If you make your pet’s food yourself, though it can be safer with fewer additives, yummier for your pet, or just better for your pet, it’s possible that they may not be getting the nutrients that they need. As you build your pet’s menu, consider finding supplements that you can add to your delicious homemade pet meals to help them get the nutrients they need.

Your pet needs healthy habits like you do to live long and happily. As you get supplements for your pets, remember to check the ingredients carefully to make sure that there is no THC or other harmful substances. Start small when necessary, and monitor them carefully the first couple of times to make sure that they respond well to the supplement. Your pet will thank you for taking such great care for their nutrition.

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Rocky Kanaka

Rocky Kanaka is an entrepreneur, pet rescue advocate and dog dad to a rescue boxer named Flip, a blind Cane Corso called Kobe, and a terrier mix named Zoey. He's also a pet chef and owner of The Dog Bakery, which specializes in dog birthday cakes and fresh baked dog treats. His three dogs can't get enough of the dog cakes and treats!

Lorna Ladd

Lorna Paxton Ladd is a passionate dog lover and enthusiast of The Dog Bakery. She loves spoiling her 3 rescue dogs with dog cakes and jerky. A 15 year veteran in the pet industry, her aim is to educate pet parents on the best recipes, products, tips and tricks to optimize the human/canine bond. Her favorite product at The Dog Bakery are the customizable dog birthday cakes.