Very few dog owners seem to realize the importance of giving dogs effective antioxidants. If you are one of them, let me congratulate you first. You are a very responsible dog owner and you know exactly what your dog needs. However, if you don’t give your dog antioxidant supplements or have no idea what they are, this article is for you.
First let me tell you what antioxidants for dogs are and why they are important to your dog’s health.
What are they?
Antioxidants are substances that can neutralize free radicals that are detrimental to your dog’s health. Free radicals are substances that have highly reactive unpaired electrons that cause considerable cell damage. In the long term, the damage caused by free radicals could lead to a number of health problems in animals (it’s the same reason humans take antioxidant supplements). Therefore, it is very important to give your dog high-quality supplements that contain antioxidants that can keep free radical activity in check. In essence, they could have a protective effect on cells.
How do they benefit my dog?
When you give high-quality antioxidants to dogs, in responsive dogs you may see some considerable improvements. Some dogs respond by appearing healthier and more responsive. A regular dose of high-quality dietary supplements will cleanse your dog’s body thoroughly, boost his immune system, and improve his health and vitality.
Now that you have a good idea of how important these antioxidants are for dogs, let me tell you how you can find a good natural supplement that can help promote your dog’s health.
How to choose the right product?
When it comes to choosing a good supplement for your dog’s health, there are two important things to keep in mind.
1. The product must contain effective antioxidants and other natural substances that can promote the health of your pet. The only thing that differentiates good products from bad is the quality of the ingredients. So look for high-quality natural substances like Huang Qi, mistletoe, Indian ginseng, milk thistle, cat’s claw, and Echinacea purpurea.
2. It must be an FDA approved product. You must follow the guidelines set forth by the DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health Education Act). Substandard dietary supplements are not only ineffective, but also very harmful to your pet’s health. Therefore, it is important that you choose a high-quality product from a trusted manufacturer.
Feeding dogs high-quality antioxidants can be extremely beneficial to their long-term health. Along with that, a combination of a good diet, plenty of clean water, and regular physical exercise can prevent many health problems and keep your pet healthy for a long time. Don’t expect antioxidants to be a cure for canine cancer, liver disease, or other foods. They are a supporting approach that requires additional research by scientists. If your dog is being treated for an illness, be sure to consult with your veterinarian before supplementing your dog’s diet.