Harnessing the Power of Supplements for Your Pet

You might remember a while back we shared how Zaner was diagnosed with IVDD. Upon receiving the diagnosis, I immediately turned to functional supplements and whole foods to support his little body. Though he was already getting supplements in his diet, I wanted to ensure I was being very particular about targeting the issues I needed to support with both the supplements I was including and the fresh foods I was adding.

Many times when we want to support specific areas of the body, we can do that naturally. For example, if we want to support the heart, we can feed heart muscle. To support the kidneys, we can feed kidney. In Zaner's case, I needed to support his bones, joints, nerves, cells and cartilage specifically. Some of that seems pretty obvious in how to support, but some I needed to rely on research to make sure I was properly supporting him. 

We want to make sure you know just how easy it is to improve your floof's diet with the power of supplements! So get ready to unleash the secret to keeping your furry family members happy, healthy, and full of vitality?

Just like us, our pets need a little extra TLC to thrive at every stage of life. And that's where the power of supplements comes into play! Not only can we improve our pet's health with functional supplements and whole foods, we can also ensure we're "supplementing" the diet to make sure we're not missing any critical pieces allowing our furry family to thrive! Whether you have a playful pup or a seasoned senior cat, there's a supplement out there to suit their needs and support their natural immunity. So, lets unleash a little supplemental knowledge on supplements! 

Why Supplements Matter

Our furry family members deserve the very best, and that's why a well-balanced diet is essential. While kibble is a popular choice for many pets, even the highest-quality commercial dry pet foods might not provide all the essential nutrients they need, especially if we're only relying on a dry diet. That's where functional supplements and whole foods step in to save the day! These little wonders are like boosters, filling in the nutritional gaps and supporting overall health. From baby furballs to distinguished seniors, supplements cater to all life stages, ensuring your pet thrives through the years.

Embracing the Power of Natural Immunity

Picture this: your furry family bouncing around with boundless energy, their eyes sparkling, and their coat gleaming. That's the magic of a robust immune system! We all want our floofs to enjoy the best possible health, and a strong immune system plays a vital role in making it happen. Here's where our star players - mushroom supplements, joint supplements, probiotics, and digestive enzymes - come into the spotlight.

Mushroom Magic

Did you know that certain mushrooms boast incredible immune-boosting properties for our pets? They do! From Lion's Mane to Reishi, these magical fungi can work wonders in enhancing your pet's natural defences. Packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients, mushroom supplements are a fantastic addition to your pet's diet. Zaner is currently getting Lion's Mane to support his cellular regeneration and cognitive health as well as Turkey Tail to boost his immunity! So, let your furry family have a taste of this woodland magic, and watch them thrive!

Shop Mushrooms Here!

Joint Support for Playful Paws

For our active and playful furry guys, maintaining healthy joints is crucial. Joint supplements are like the super sidekicks that keep those paws dancing without discomfort. Glucosamine and chondroitin are not the only dynamic duo promoting joint health and flexibility. Green Lipped Muscles and egg shell membranes are Mother Nature's joint supplements. Zaner gets two different joint supplements including Green Lipped Muscles to ensure his little joints are being fully supported. No more slowing down for your furry family's playtime - keep those joints happy and keep the fun rolling!

Shop Joint Support Here!

Gut Health: Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes

Just like us, our furry guys can sometimes experience tummy troubles. Fear not! Probiotics and digestive enzymes are the heroes of gut health. Probiotics, the friendly bacteria, work tirelessly to maintain a balanced digestive system, while digestive enzymes aid in nutrient absorption and alleviating stress on the pancreas. To ensure Zaner has optimal digestive health, he gets daily pre and probiotics with a digestive enzyme that I also put in my own smoothies! With these digestive allies on board, your floof's tummy will be happy and comfortable, and they'll be ready for endless belly rubs!

Shop Digestive Support Here!

Scheduled Feeding: A Boost for Effectiveness

Now that we've introduced the power of supplements, let's talk about the best way to incorporate them into your furry guy's diet. We're advocates of scheduled feeding over free feeding. Free feeding can lead to a variety of problems including obesity and unwanted weight gain. Aside from that, an all day buffet does not allow the digestive tract to rest which can present additional problems. Intermittent fasting, meaning you have scheduled feeding times within a designated feeding window (two meals in an eight hour window a day) is the preferred method of feeding the furry guys. This not only helps you monitor your pet's food intake but also ensures that supplements are consumed effectively. Remember, a little sprinkle of magic is all it takes!

Talk to Us!

We're thrilled to see so many empowered pet parents embracing natural and holistic pet care for their furry family members. As some self-proclaimed pet nutrition junkies, we're always here to support and guide you every step of the way. If you ever have any questions about the supplements we recommend or need advice on choosing the best ones for your pet, never hesitate to reach out. Together, we can make more tails wag, purrs rumble, and improve and extend the lives of our pets!

With the power of supplements, we have the key to unlock the full potential of our furry family's health and happiness. From puppyhood to the golden years, these little wonders work tirelessly to keep our pets thriving and enjoying their best lives. So, let's embark on this journey of natural immunity and holistic pet care, showering our beloved companions with all the love they truly deserve. Remember, a healthy and vibrant furry family is a happy one!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published