You may have considered adding supplements to your own diet, maybe you already are, but have you thought about adding supplements to your dog’s diet? As a provider of all-natural pet supplements we are, of course, an advocate for adding them to your dog’s daily diet. Let’s go over the reasons why aka the benefits and hopefully you’ll agree! Improved skin and coat Itchy skin and dandruff are two very common skin irritations your dog might be experiencing or may have experienced before. There are many causes of itchy skin and dandruff including environmental conditions such as warmer weather, grass and pollen allergies or central heating. By introducing a daily supplement your pet’s immune system can fight off these types of allergies easier and warmer conditions are less likely to dry out their skin. Our Omega EFA advanced oil is a great daily supplement to help with dry and itchy skin, it also supports joint health and helps your pet to have a wonderfully glossy coat. Find out more about other causes of itchy skin via our ‘why is my pet itching?’ blog. Boosts Immunity As we’ve said above, daily supplements can help your dog’s immune system fight off allergies and in general, they also boost your pet’s immune system as a whole. A more robust immune system can also help reduce the risk of more serious diseases, conditions and even cancers. Another great daily supplement which is immune system boosting is our Advanced Probiotics in a handy syringe as it helps to maintain a high amount of good bacteria in the gut, perfect for fighting off germs etc. It also helps to firm up your dog’s poop! Aids digestion Your dog’s daily food may not be actively helping aid their digestion. In fact, you may find it is doing the opposite. A daily food which has cereal as a main ingredient, for example, may cause loose stools which can also cause your dog to feel uncomfortable and it can lead to anal gland infections. As mentioned above, our Advanced Probiotics daily supplement can help maintain good bacteria in the gut so introducing a supplement like this, as well as trying a cereal free daily food, is likely to help aid your dog’s digestive system much more. Other daily supplements such as our Digestion, Bowel and Anal Glad Care not only aids your dog’s digestion but helps to prevent anal gland infections too. Increased nutrients Not only could your daily food be hindering your dog’s digestion but it may also be lacking in the daily nutrients they need as some vitamins and minerals can be lost during the manufacturing process. A daily supplement such as our Daily Vitamin soft chews can increase the number of nutrients your dog is getting each day, boosting their overall health. They also make for a daily treat! Aids absorption As with some of us humans, some dog’s can find it harder to absorb all the nutrients that their daily food does offer so even if you are feeding your dog the best daily food possible, they may still need some extra support. This is where a daily digestive care supplement comes in, like our Advanced Digestive Care and our Advanced Probiotics. Both of these have amazing properties that can aid in the absorption of nutrients, boosting your dog’s gut health and overall health. Improved cognitive health Antioxidants, along with exercise and stimulating play, can help to maintain and improve your dog’s cognitive health, reducing your dog’s risk of ‘doggy dementia’ in later life too. Your dog’s daily food will (hopefully) contain some antioxidants but a daily supplement can help to increase the number your dog is getting. Our Omega EFA advanced oil is full of fatty acids and our Vision Berry range is full of blueberries both of which are natural sources of antioxidants. Alongside improving cognitive function, these both have other benefits too. For example, as mentioned above, our Omega EFA advanced oil helps support your dog’s skin and coat health and our Vision Berry range helps to support your dog’s eye health. As you can see a lot of daily supplements offer your dog multiple benefits – these are just a few of a long list – and by introducing just one daily supplement to your dog’s daily diet you can aid and improve their overall health in many ways. For more advice, all Broadreach members have access to free veterinary advice 24/7. If you have any questions about any of our all-natural, vet-approved supplements you can also contact us by calling 01223 855857 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.