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NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR DOGS & CATS

What are the most important nutrients for dogs and cats? Why do they need supplements?

We answer this by referring to the top three health issues that affect our pets today.  

  1. Dental Disease: Dental problems, including periodontal disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay, are extremely common in dogs. Poor dental health can lead to pain, infection, and even systemic health issues. Natural raw food, whole raw foods and regular provision of raw meaty bones, is crucial to prevent dental disease.
  2. Skin Issues: Skin problems in dogs can manifest in various forms, including allergies, hot spots, fungal or bacterial infections, and parasites like fleas and ticks. Allergies, both food and environmental, are particularly common and can cause itching, rashes, and hair loss.
  3. Gastrointestinal Disorders: Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, vomiting, and gastroenteritis, are common in dogs. These issues can result from various causes, including dietary indiscretion (eating something they shouldn't), dietary allergies, infections, and more. Maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding toxic substances can help prevent some of these issues

A balanced and complete raw food diet is sufficient to maintain your pet's health just as it sustains their wild and ancestral relatives in the wild and has done so for millenia. By raw food we specifcially refer to wild or naturally free ranged produce as factory farmed, tinned or semi process "raw" is highly deficient in nutrients.

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FAQ

Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, are essential for skin and coat health, brain development as well as for reducing inflammation. Deficiencies can result in skin problems and joint issues.

Certain vitamins, such as vitamin D, vitamin E, and some B grop vitamins, can be deficient in a dog's diet. These vitamins play essential roles in various bodily functions, including bone health, skin health, and energy metabolism. Calcium and phosphorus are essential for healthy bones and teeth. An imbalance in these minerals can lead to developmental issues in puppies and bone disorders in adult dogs.

  1. Collagen is an absolute essential protein in a dog's body, as it serves several important functions that contribute to their overall health and well-being. Dogs, like all animals, require collagen for various reasons:
  2. Joint Health: Collagen is a key component of cartilage, which cushions and supports the joints. It provides elasticity and helps absorb shock, allowing for smooth joint movement. In dogs, maintaining healthy joints is crucial for mobility and preventing conditions like osteoarthritis. Collagen helps in preserving and repairing cartilage in the joints, which is particularly important in active and aging dogs.
  3. Skin and Coat Health: Collagen plays a role in maintaining healthy skin and a glossy coat for dogs and cats. It provides structural support to the skin, contributing to its elasticity and firmness. A healthy coat is a first line of defence barrier to protect the dog's body from allergens, external environmental factors and helps regulate temperature and hydration.
  4. Wound Healing: Collagen is involved in the body's wound-healing process. It helps to form the framework for new tissue growth, making it essential for tissue repair and regeneration after injuries or surgeries.
  5. Digestive Health: Collagen can be beneficial for the digestive system. It contains the amino acid glycine, which supports the gut lining and may help with issues like leaky gut syndrome. A healthy digestive system is essential for nutrient absorption and overall health.
  6. Muscle Support: Collagen provides structure to muscles and tendons, aiding in muscle function and movement. This is important for dogs, as they rely on strong muscles for activities such as running, jumping, and playing.
  7. Bone Health: While collagen is not the primary protein in bones (that role belongs to calcium), it still contributes to bone strength and flexibility. Maintaining healthy bones is crucial for a dog's overall mobility and well-being.
  8. Immune Function: Collagen contains various amino acids that support immune function. A healthy immune system helps dogs fight off infections and diseases.
    While dogs naturally produce collagen, as they age, their ability to do so decreases. Additionally, certain health conditions or injuries can lead to increased collagen requirements. This is why it's important to future proof yourdog and feed collagen supplements or collagen-containing foods to support the overall health of dogs, and later  on particularly those with joint issues or older dogs. 

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