Very few dog owners seem to realize the importance of providing effective antioxidants to dogs. 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 are for dogs 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 is the same reason why 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 administer high-quality antioxidants to dogs, some considerable improvements can be seen in responding dogs. Some dogs respond by appearing healthier and more receptive. A regular dose of high-quality dietary supplements will thoroughly cleanse your dog’s body, enhance his immune system, and enhance his health and vitality.
Now that you have a good idea of how important these antioxidants are to 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 established by the DSHEA (Dietary Supplements Health Education Act). Not only are substandard dietary supplements ineffective, they are also very harmful to your pet’s health. Therefore, it is important that you choose a high-quality product from a reliable manufacturer.
Giving high-quality antioxidants to dogs 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 ailments. They are a supportive approach that requires additional research by scientists. If your dog is undergoing treatment for an illness, be sure to consult with your veterinarian before supplementing your dog’s diet.