Sept. 24, 2018
The latest in our superfoods series is all about the liquids that we all know are great for us hoomans but also have great benefits for our four legged furriends. It goes without saying that we always want to give our dogs the best in life, especially when it comes to their diet. Going natural is the best option if you want to avoid giving your beloved pup anything that could harm them, and prevent those unpleasant, expensive trips to the vet. Luckily for us, superfoods for dogs DO exist, they really do wonders for canine health!
This time we will tell you what are the liquids superfoods that you can easily pour into your furbabies’ bowl and make a huge difference to their health –
This superfood seems to be everywhere these days—and now, you can add your dog’s bowl to the list. It’s been known to improve skin and coats, aid in digestion, and soothe allergic reactions. It has a truckload of antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that not only boost the immune system, but also crank up your pooch’s energy and metabolism. Mixing this fabulously-scented oil into your dog’s daily meals (in proper amounts, of course) can help improve digestion, prevent colitis, balance sugar levels, and even speed up healing, and that’s why it’s the number one superfood for your dog!
Raw honey is one of nature’s most powerful and versatile remedies, even for dogs! Make sure you only use raw, unfiltered honey instead of the heavily processed kinds, this gives an extra boost in your pooch’s daily meals by providing natural enzymes that helps reduce gastrointestinal upsets, diarrhea and it even helps to give your pup more energy!
This pawsome liquid superfood has gained a lot of attention recently in the hooman world and it can bring great benefits for our pups too. Adding a spoonful to your pups food or water bowl can improve digestion, combat yeast infections, relieve allergy symptoms and supports our pooches joints!
Recently goat’s milk has become one of the more popular supplements in the pet world. It is commonly used to improve digestion, help with allergies, and even cure cancer. Having fat molecules one-fifth the size of those in cow’s milk makes it easily digestible and tolerable even for dogs with digestive issues. Raw goat milk is a source of easily digested probiotics that can help with many chronic diseases, including liver disease.
Bone broth is increasingly becoming one of the favourite go-to superfoods for dogs these days and it’s easy to see why. It has plenty of major benefits including, being a great source of protein, improving skin, joint and coat health. It also contains a ton of glycine, which is important to healthy liver function! Bone broth also provides healthy hydration for pets on an exclusively dry food diet.
The benefits of fish oil for dogs has been known for ages and it’s true this one has great benefits!. Fish oil supports the health of the skin, coat, joint, kidneys, heart, and immune system. It’s even been shown to aid in more serious problems, like cancer. EPA, one of the two omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, acts as an anti-inflammatory. It will help with any condition that causes inflammation, such as arthritis. WARNING – Make sure that the fish oil capsules that you buy are sealed and check regularly that they are not going rancid. Check the smell and taste the oil; it should taste fresh and mild. If the oil tastes strongly fishy or bad, discard it. Put your supplements in a glass jar and keep refrigerated.
Kefir contains several major strains of friendly bacteria not commonly found in yogurt. It also contains beneficial yeasts, which control and eliminate destructive pathogenic yeasts in the body. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which can be really beneficial to your pup. Kefir is rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, B12, as well as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium.
With the edition of these pawsome superfoods to your pooches bowl, you know they are getting that extra nutritional support they need! Which superfoods have you discovered that really benefit your pup? Comment below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you.
Emily for PawHi.