A common misconception about dogs is that everything they need to thrive can be found in commercial dog food. While this assertion is true – to an extent – it does not take into consideration the external factors that affect a dog’s wellbeing, such as stress, vigorous exercise, and environmental toxins. In these instances, help in the form of supplements may be necessary. Listed here are signs your dog could benefit from a supplement.
Limping without the presence of injury is a telltale sign of arthritis. As the cartilage wears down between joints, dogs experience bone-on-bone pain that can hinder their quality of life. A joint supplement that supports cartilage health while reducing inflammation is recommended.
Another sign of arthritis is joint pain and swelling. If your dog has obvious swelling around hip or knee joints, arthritis may be to blame. An anti-inflammatory supplement is ideal.
Chronic Gastrointestinal Distress
Dogs that frequently suffer from diarrhea, vomiting, or loose stools can also benefit from supplements. Oftentimes, gastrointestinal upset is caused by inflammation in the gut and/or leaky gut syndrome. Look for a supplement that addresses these problems.
Skin and coat condition are important signs of good health in dogs. If your pet’s coat is dry, rough, or dull there could be an underlying problem such as allergies, chronic inflammation, or general poor health.