Friday, December 7, 2012
Feeding Your Dogs Vitamins
Vitamins are a great way for humans to keep up on their necessary daily nutrients for potentially a long and healthy life. So naturally, we would think that the same health rules would apply to our loving mutts. However, if you have healthy dogs who don't have prescribed health issues by your trusted vet, then feeding your mutts vitamins can actually have a damaging effect on your furry little friends!
Humans normally take these different supplements because we don't tend to always eat the right things or eat enough of the healthy foods. If you feed your dogs good balanced meals every day, then vitamins are not needed for their diet.
Good dog food brands (like IAMS, Pedigree, Purina...etc) already have all of the necessary nutrients for your mutts' body. So by feeding your mutts extra supplements on top of their daily diet actually puts their little organs into overdrive. For older dogs, their internal systems may not be as powerful as it used to be, so the vitamins may not be properly digested and would cause other major health problems which can lead to surgery or even death. Unless your trusted vet prescribes some type of vitamins for a specific need for your mutts, it's best to continue feeding them a healthy diet.
Keep your mutts happy, healthy, and hearty!