Pet care supplements are aimed to help a variety of common ailments and concerns regarding your pets. They also offer preventive care and maintenance of ongoing health and wellness. Pet care supplements offer support for skin and coat health, joint support, eye health, ear health and stomach health. They can fill in nutritional gaps in the diets of your pets.
Therapeutic pet care supplements are also called nutraceuticals or animal health supplements. These are typically nutrient-rich formulas in an easy to digest format that is taken orally to provide a health benefit.
The most common supplements are multivitamins, supplements to support arthritic joints, and fatty acids to reduce shedding and improve a coat's shine. When choosing a supplement for your dog or cat’s health, consider the same factors that you do when you buy supplements for yourself.
Check if the supplement contains organic natural ingredients and minimizes fillers, sugars and additives. See what quality control measures are in place to ensure that the supplement is consistently produced at a high standard. Read the brand’s description and visit their website.
Animals do have different nutritional needs than human beings. They also are allergic to common substances that human beings can eat. Be sure to check with your pet’s veterinarian before giving your dog or cat any supplement and also check on dosage requirements and when to give the supplement such as before a meal and how often.