20 Mar Pet Vitamins & Supplements [Do They Work?]
Go into any pet store or down any pet supply aisle and you’ll be sure to find rows of vitamins and nutritional supplements claiming to work wonders for your pet. You may have even purchased a similar product in the past. But are vitamins and supplements just a trend? Or are they something you should make a part of your pet’s daily routine?
Vitamins and supplements can be an excellent option for your pet, especially if your pet deals with deficiencies or chronic conditions. Buying quality pet food is another way to ensure your pet gets the nutrition they need. If you choose to put your pet on vitamins or supplements, you should talk to your vet to see which option would benefit them the most. If so, make sure to follow your vet’s instructions correctly.
Do Pet Vitamins and Supplements Work?
At PetWellClinic, we believe in the power of adding the right supplements and vitamins to your pet’s daily routine. But not all vitamins and supplements are made the same. A lot of products currently sold in pet stores promise complete nutrition and wellness for your pet, but may deliver results that fall short of what your pet actually needs.
In order to find the right vitamin or supplement that has exactly what your pet needs, you should consult with one of our veterinarians at PetWellClinic. They know your pet’s needs and can recommend vitamins and supplements made with high-quality ingredients that work based on your pet’s health, age, and lifestyle.
Are Pet Vitamins and Supplements Necessary?
There are times when extra nutrition benefits your pet’s overall health. But before you put your pet on a generic vitamin or supplement regimen, talk to our vets at PetWellClinic to see what supplements your pet needs. Our vets will be able to guide you through the process.
Pets usually need nutritional support for a few reasons — to supplement a home-cooked diet, fix a vitamin deficiency, or if they have a medical condition. At PetWellClinic, our vets will be able to advise you in all three scenarios. They will also be able to give you directions on how much of a vitamin or supplement to give your pet since they have different needs than humans.
We offer several vitamin and supplement options at PetWellClinic from Nutramax Labs. They’re all manufactured in state of the art facilities in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice using high-quality ingredients that are proven to work. All of their supplements and vitamins are backed by scientific studies and go through 80 quality-control checks before ever leaving their facility. They can help from joint support to more serious chronic conditions.
Some examples of pet conditions that Nutramax Labs’ supplements help with are:
- Liver Disease
- Cognitive Conditions
- GI Upset
- Skin Conditions
- Urinary Tract Infections
- B12 Deficiency
- Pancreatic Insufficiency
We’ve seen many pets’ conditions improve when using Nutramax Supplements to help supplement their health for a higher quality of life. If you think your pet might benefit from supplements, they can be purchased directly from PetWellClinic, and our vets can help you determine which supplements would be best for your pet and when they should start taking them.
In some cases, vitamins and supplements may not be necessary. It may be that you just need to alter your pet’s diet. But again, discussing what’s best for your pet’s diet with one of our vets is the first place to start.
How Can I Ensure My Pet Gets the Right Nutrition?
The best way to make sure that your pet gets the nutrition they need is by feeding them quality food. When shopping for pet food, look for labels that say “complete and balanced.” Pet foods with this label have been designed to contain everything they need to live a happy, active life.
These foods will contain vitamins and minerals essential to their health, such as:
- Vitamin A
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
You can also look for formulas specifically designed for your pet’s life stage. Whether you have a rambunctious puppy or a senior cat that just likes to lay in the sun, these formulas will help ensure they’re getting the nutrition they need for their stage of life.
You can also look for food that takes your pet’s size into consideration. For example, large-breed puppies have different nutritional needs due to their size. While all puppies need calcium, too much can cause large-breed puppies to develop hip dysplasia if they grow too quickly.
There’s a wide variety of quality food options available for your pet. There are so many that it may be hard for some people to choose! Just remember to talk to your vet at PetWellClinic when in doubt. They’ll be able to help you choose the right food for your pet at any stage of life.
Are There Risks When Using Vitamins and Supplements for Pets?
The saying that you can have too much of a good thing is as true for pets as it is for humans. Vitamins and supplements for pets are a perfect example of this. They can be a huge benefit if your pet needs them. On the other hand, giving them a higher dose than our veterinarians recommend may put them in unintended danger.
Our veterinarians’ recommendations for your pet are always based on their size, weight, nutritional needs, and supports healthy choices for your pet. All of these and more play a role in what kind of nutritional support your pet needs, as well as the dosage they require.
Always be sure to follow directions properly when supporting your pet’s health with vitamins and supplements. Talk to your vet about how much to give and make sure to read the directions beforehand to ensure that you do it properly. This will help keep your pet safe as you’re supporting their health.
To make certain that your pet is getting the nutrition they need, give them a “complete and balanced” pet food. Sometimes a vitamin or supplement may be helpful, but you should talk to your PetWellClinic vet to see if they would benefit your pet. If so, PetWellClinic offers high-quality supplements and vitamins made by Nutramax Labs to help manage any chronic conditions or deficiencies your pet may have. Make sure to follow your vet’s instructions when giving your pet supplements.
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