Should I Give My Dog Supplements?

Posted by Laura Greenland on

Most hoomans are fairly savvy. They know that it’s extremely difficult to obtain all the goodness required to live a healthy life from just eating their everyday meals. Supplements are widely available and perfect for topping up those much-needed extras that are hard to consume otherwise.

It’s exactly the same for your four-legged friends. If you’d like us to live a long and healthy life alongside you, then it’s important that you look at what you’re feeding us and where you can add in those essential nutrients and vitamins that we may be missing.

Sadly, most pet pawrents aren't aware that the “complete food” they are putting into our bowls generally isn’t as complete as they imply. That’s not a swipe at the pawrents! After all, those marketing experts are very good at their jobs and know how to sell a product regardless of its nutritional benefits - or lack of…

Thankfully, there are some wonderful companies out there that are creating some supplemental magic for us doggos. They’ve done the legwork, put in the research and are producing the goods.

The health and wellness industry is literally a minefield. It can be overwhelming and expensive, especially if you don’t know where to start.

For those of you that have followed my story, you’ll know that it’s because of my own personal health issues that Enzo’s Pet Pantry was born. I literally owe my life to my Super Hoomum. She made it her sole mission to help me get better, even after the doom and gloom news that I may not survive from the scary men in white coats at The Vets. BOO!

So, I’m here today to help my fellow fur friends by passing on all this wellness knowledge. At Enzo’s Pet Pantry, it’s our goal to provide you with some solutions to these issues and by working with some of the best in the business, we believe we can.

We have a huge range of products in our Health & Supplements section on the website so feel free to pop over there and check them all out.

Today I wanted to share a few of the ones that we currently stock from Proflax and what they are good for.

Bulldog with Yellow Ball
Proflax Bone & Joint

Whether your dog is small or large, young or old, they require support of their whole musculoskeletal system to keep happy and healthy.
Bone & Joint is a premium 100% natural holistic superfood supplement that contains 7 high strength active herbs; withania, boswellia ginger, turmeric, dandelion, gotu kola and liquorice. This blend supports the health of bones, joints, circulation, ligaments and connective tissue plus helps to maintain overall good health of the heart, digestive, immune and reproductive systems. The fresh ingredients also provide nutritional support.

Bone & Joint contains 3 adaptogenic herbs that help to support physical and emotional wellbeing.

Key Benefits:
Supports bone health
Keeps joints and ligaments strong & healthy
Aids circulation
Relaxing and calming

Proflax Calm & Collected

Keeping calm and relaxed is extremely important, especially in today's fast-paced world. We often rely on routine and don't adapt well to change, so some circumstances and situations merit extra support, which is where
Calm & Collected can help.

In addition, this blend aids focus and concentration and gives extra support of the bones and joints, especially for working dogs (agility/fly ball/competing).

Calm & Collected is a premium 100% natural holistic superfood supplement that contains 8 concentrated active herbs; skullcap, withania, chamomile, astragalus, gotu kola, ginger, turmeric and liquorice. This blend supports the health of bones, joints, circulation, ligaments and connective tissue plus helps to maintain overall good health of the heart, digestive, immune and reproductive systems. The fresh ingredients also provide nutritional support.

Calm & Collected contains 4 adaptogenic herbs that help to support physical and emotional wellbeing.

Key Benefits:
Calming and relaxing - without drowsiness
Aids concentration and focus
Aids recovery after activity
Supports the musculoskeletal system
Supports a healthy heart

Proflax Golden Oldies
Golden Oldies has been formulated with the more mature dog in mind.
As we get older, there are several areas that require extra support; joints, brain, heart, liver, kidneys and immune, digestive and circulatory systems. Generally dogs aged 7+ fit into this category, but as with humans, every dog is individual.

Golden Oldies is a premium 100% natural superfood supplement that contains 75% cold pressed flaxseed oil and a 25% formula of 7 carefully selected concentrated active herbal tinctures; bacopa, dandelion, ganoderma, boswellia, hawthorn, withania and liquorice.

This fabulous blend supports the health of all of the above organs and systems. Flaxseed oil helps to support mobility, metabolism, reproductive system and supports a shiny healthy coat. The active ingredients also provide nutritional support.

Golden Oldies contains 5 adaptogenic herbs that help to support physical and emotional wellbeing.

Key Benefits:
Healthy bones and joints
Supports liver, kidney and brain health
Supports the health of the nervous, circulatory and immune systems
Aids digestion

Old Jack Russell Dog
Proflax Healthy Heart
You guessed it! This one’s all about keeping your ticker in tip top condition.
If you have a breed prone to heart problems, periodic check ups are advised. It is worthwhile eliminating heartworm disease if your dog is displaying any heart related symptoms.

Proflax Healthy Heart is a premium 100% natural superfood supplement that contains 7 fantastic high strength active herbal tinctures; hawthorn, motherwort, linden, ginkgo, astragalus, yarrow and liquorice. This blend specifically supports healthy blood flow and blood pressure along with the arteries and aids respiration. It is a fabulous anti-oxidant.

The inclusion of flaxseed oil in this formula is important as omega-3 and 6 essential fatty acids are a necessary component of a dog’s diet, but those in need of extra support of the heart will benefit hugely. Flaxseed oil contains a high level - 60% - of omega-3, which helps to support a healthy heart structure and function. It will also help to maintain good health of the reproductive system and support mobility and metabolism. The active herbal ingredients provide nutritional support.

Healthy Heart contains 4 adaptogenic herbs that help to support physical and emotional wellbeing.

Key Benefits:
Aids good circulation
Supports a strong heart and cardiovascular system
Aids relaxation and respiration

We also have Immunity & Vitality, Kidney Care, Liver Love, Skin & Coat, Puppy Power, Omega Bounce, Omega Calm and Omega Vital. There’s also one specifically for you ladies but we haven't currently got any in stock. Don’t be offended though, it’s called Moody Bitch!

I hope that you’ve found this blog useful and it’s cleared up some of those questions around giving your dogs supplements. I know that my life and health have been vastly improved by having them added to my diet.

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