The saying “a dog is a man’s best friend'' has been used since 1789, when King Frederick of Prussia praised his dog’s ultimate love and loyalty.
Their love, loyalty, and absolute cuteness makes humans want to give them the best, healthiest life possible in return. That’s why many of us have been giving our dogs supplements in order to complement their diet with all the vitamins and nutrients they need to live a good life.
Picking the right supplement
The best way to pick the right supplement for your dog is to understand their lifestyle, needs and behavior.
Is your dog constantly licking or scratching themselves? Do they seem anxious? Is their stool not looking the healthiest?
These are all questions you need to ask yourself in order to determine which supplement they might need.
Also, if they are very active or are work dogs, you might want to get them started on supplements that focus on preserving their joints and muscles, like our Mobility Chews.
Another thing to consider in picking the right supplement is what may be missing from their current diet.
A lot of dog foods in the market lack the necessary ingredients to give your furry friend a complete and healthy diet. Some also contain low quality and artificial ingredients/flavors.
For that reason, adding supplements to your dog’s diet can help fill the gaps their food may have in terms of nutrients and vitamins.
Understanding supplement safety
Like we said before, there are a lot of supplement brands available for purchase. However, just because you are able to buy them at your local store or online, does not mean that they are safe and made with your dog’s best interest in mind.
Because of that, it is important to:
- Ask a trusted vet. Vets are probably the best source of information and experience in knowing what is best for your dog specifically, so don’t be afraid to ask them if what your giving your dog is really what is best for them.
- Research, research, research. Make sure you do your own research on the brand, ingredients and customer reviews. If something smells fishy or doesn’t seem real, make sure to ask the brand directly to try to get some clarity.
- Give correct serving sizes. Although Dr. Woow’s Chews are yummy and meant to be a treat-like supplements, they aren’t treats. Our ingredients are carefully dosaged to be safe and healthy for your dog, and giving more than necessary can be dangerous. So make sure you are giving your dog the right amount based on our feeding instructions.
- Make sure there are lot numbers. Lot numbers are identification numbers applied to products as they are being manufactured, and ensure that they are being made in a standard method ensuring quality is being maintained.
If you have any questions about Dr. Woow’s ingredients, feeding instructions, efficacy or dosage, feel free to reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or DM us on Instagram @dr.woow.pets