Natural – which means no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives – may not be the same term and cannot be interchanged with the word organic. However, both words do try to arrive at the same result: a healthier alternative as compared to commercialized food and supplements. With lesser exposure to the processes involved in making commercial pet food, natural supplements for pets retain and contain the essential nutrients that are much needed in order for pets to have a healthy growth, development, and hair coat and also a strong immunity.
Nowadays, many people who eat healthy diet still add to their intake natural food supplements. Your pet may already be on a commercialized pet food or supplements that claims to provide a complete and balanced diet. Still, consider giving him or her natural pet supplements.
I do advice check here below a list of 5 natural pet supplements that you can give to your pet. But remember to always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any kind of supplement.
Antioxidants which are good for humans are also good for your pet’s health. Antioxidants are compounds that stops or slows down chemical reactions that create free radicals which are harmful to the cells of organisms. Aging and cancer can be slowed down or prevented by Antioxidants.
- Fatty Acids
Fatty acids or essential fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 can reduce inflammation of damaged cells, fight cancer, and strengthens the heart, kidneys, eyes, and neural tissue.
Fatty acids are good for dogs that have allergies which damage their skin and hair.
Glucosamine maintains and regenerates healthy cartilage in joints. Being able to repair connective tissues, Glucosamine improves the mobility and flexibility of joints and also relieves the pain and inflammation resulting from damaged joints. Older dogs need Glucosamine as they may be already experiencing joint pains.
Probiotics which are “good bacteria” restores the balance of gut microflora to normal level. This “good bacteria” work on maintaining good digestive function and normal bowel health. With Probiotics, intestinal disorders and chronic digestive problems can be prevented.
The amino acids that make up a large part of the enzymes help break down food that passes through the gut thereby allowing your pet to get the most minerals and nutrients from his or her diet. Enzymes can be found in raw food but are easily destroyed when the food is heated. Adding natural supplements containing enzymes is highly beneficial for pets that are eating cooked food.