Are you looking to learn more about how to choose the best supplements for your dog? These days, there’s no shortage of diet and health supplements for dogs available.
But how are you supposed to know which supplements your dog actually needs, and which are a waste of time and money?
That’s why we wrote this guide. Read on to learn more about what nutrients are important for dogs, and how to choose the best supplements for your dog’s optimal health and happiness.
First Things First: What Is a Supplement?
You probably think of supplements as vitamins that you take in pill form, but really, a supplement is any kind of nutrient designed to help augment (or supplement) your diet.
This is an important distinction, because the #1 place your dog should be getting their nutrients is through their diet. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are more effective in their natural form than in an artificial pill. That’s why it’s important to feed your dog healthy, high-quality dog food like our 30/20 High Protein Dog Food.
But with that said, most dogs (just like most people) fail to get all the nutrients they need from food alone. That’s where supplements come in: they help to fill in the nutritional gaps in your dog’s diet, so that they don’t experience the side effects from a vitamin or nutrient deficiency.
Here Are Our Best Supplement Recommendations for Your Dog
Now that you have an idea of where a good supplement for your dog should fit in their diet, here are some of our best recommendations for Bully Max products depending on your dog’s current age and condition.
For Underweight or Malnourished Dogs: Try 2-in-1 Weight Gainer for Dogs
Having an underweight dog can be frustrating, because you know the solution to their problem: they just need to eat! Unfortunately, that can sometimes be easier said than done.
That’s where this supplement for dogs comes in.
You can add a little of this highly nutritious, calorie-dense liquid to your dog’s food to increase the calorie count and help them reach a healthy weight—without adding unhealthy filler calories from low-quality foods like corn.
The delicious flavor also helps encourage your dog to eat their kibble.
For Puppies: Try 2-in-1 Puppy Chews for Immunity & Growth
Because they’re still growing so fast, puppies have special nutritional needs beyond that of adult dogs (for instance, they need 22% more protein and 60% more fat). For that reason, it’s often a good idea to give your puppy a specialized supplement designed just for them.
And our Puppy Chews for Immunity & Growth fit the bill!
The colostrum in this formula helps your puppy to grow faster and healthier, so they can reach their full potential. It also helps strengthen the immune system to keep them feeling healthy and energized for years to come.
For Healthy Dogs You Want to Keep Healthy: Try 9-in-1 Vitality Chews for Total Health
What if your dog doesn’t have any obvious health issues? Does that mean they don’t need any supplements?
Well, in our opinion, giving healthy dogs an all-inclusive supplement like our 9-in-1 Vitality Chews for Total Health is a great way to keep healthy dogs healthy. Think of it like a multivitamin made specifically for canines.
It’s packed with nutrients formulated to help improve your dog’s…
- Energy & Vitality
- Digestive Health
- Heart & Brain Health
- Immune Health
- Mobility Health
- Skin & Coat Health
For Working Dogs: Try 2-in-1 Training Chews + Muscle Gain
These muscle recovery chews are designed to help your dog recover after bouts of intense work or exercise, so they’ll be back at full strength and ready to go again. These chews are easy and convenient to feed. Each serving contains a hefty 10 grams of high-quality protein, along with plenty of vitamins and minerals essential to the muscle-building process.