Best Rated Dog Supplements

Supplements are extremely essential for your dog’s good health and well-being, especially when the dog is diagnosed with a specific health problem or nutritional deficiency. Here are the best rated dog supplements for your dog.

Antioxidants

  •  Antioxidants are the supplements that are used to treat the signs of aging in dogs, like memory loss, arthritis and cognitive dysfunction.
  • These supplements can also be used to cure heart diseases and inflammation in dogs.
  • They can be found in vitamin C and E.
  • They protect the body from other harmful molecules and free radicals.
  • Another powerful antioxidant that helps the dog to convert food into energy is CoenzymeQ10. This antioxidant is also beneficial as it fights with free radicals.

Mostly dog owners use this supplement for their dog’s good health and well-being. Everyday dogs are exposed to toxins more than human beings. The oxidants that your dog must be receiving include Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Polyphenols.

Vitamins E and C provide support to the immune system and joint health of the dog. On the other hand, Polyphenols prevents your dog from diseases like osteoporosis and cancer. These types of diseases may attack as your dog progresses through life. This is why these oxidants are a must for each stage of a dog’s life.

 

Glucosamine

Glucosamine is the most important and popular supplement for dogs.

It can be made in the laboratory artificially. But it can also be taken from the shells of shellfish. It is an amino sugar and also helps to build cartilage around the joints of dogs. It can be found in the fluid around the joints. According to the veterinarians, Glucosamine is a supplement that can be used to treat arthritis in dogs. It can improve the joint health and mobility in older dogs.

The treatment can take 65 to 70 days to cure increased mobility and pain. It can be given orally to the dogs as it comes in various formulations like pills, liquids or powders.

These supplements are usually formulated with chondroitin sulfate that naturally occurs in the connective tissues of bone and cartilage of dogs. Many dog owners have confirmed that there are no such side effects of Glucosamine, but one should always consult the veterinarian before giving it to their dog.

This supplement can be supplied in three forms: glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl glucosamine or glucosamine sulfate.

Fish Oil

Fish Oil is considered to be the second most important supplement for dogs after Glucosamine. It contains omega-3 fatty acids that are meant to cure skin allergies in dogs.

These fatty acids in fish oil can also improve the coat quality and shine. If we talk about the benefits of fish oil in treating heart health, joint health and arthritis, there are mixed results for all of them. Fish oils are recommended to dog owners to reduce inflammation in dogs.

According to research, fish oils help dogs across the span of their lifetime. Omega-3 fatty acids are very essential for dogs. If you want to provide a good diet to your dog, fish oils is a good way to help them get omega-3 fatty acids naturally.

Fish oil supplements can become a part of your dog’s diet, or they can be provided for a temporary nutritional boost depending on the general health of your dog. There are three types of fish oils that you can give to your dog. These are

• Natural triglyceride oil

• Ethyl ester oil

• Synthetic triglyceride oil

Depending on the breed, size, weight and overall health of your dog, these fish oils can be given to the dog for good health.

Probiotics

Like human beings, probiotics have also become an important supplement for pets, especially dogs. These supplements help to treat diarrhea and other digestive problems in dogs.

Probiotics come in various formulations including chews, powders, capsules, some yogurts and in some dog foods. These are just friendly bacteria that are present in the stomachs of animals and dogs.

These supplements make the immune system stronger, help digest food, help fight infections and make vitamins and nutrients.

The types of friendly bacteria, probiotics, in the dog’s intestine are

•          Lactobacillus Casei

•             Enterococcus Faecium

•             Biidobacterium lactis

•             Lactobacillus acidophilus

Foods that contain probiotics for dogs include yogurt or kefir. Yogurt that a dog eats should not contain artificial sweeteners as they can be dangerous for dogs.

Dog foods with added prebiotics might be an easy way of feeding your dog probiotics. Dog owners should be conscious about feeding their dog some food that contains friendly bacteria.

There are capsules available on the market which contains prebiotics. You can add those capsules in some canned food to feed your dog. Prebiotic powders are also available to control exposure to air and moisture.

Veterinarians suggest that a balanced amount of probiotics should be given to the dogs.

Multivitamins

Your dog requires a small amount of vitamins as they are organic compounds and vital nutrients for a dog’s good health.

Multivitamins can be used for the treatment of various health problems in dogs. These vitamins are essential but should be given in a proper amount.

These vitamins include vitamin A, C, D, E, K and Choline. Vitamin A can be found in carrots, and it is responsible for good vision. Vitamin D is a sunshine vitamin,, and it helps dogs to balance minerals like calcium and phosphorus to develop healthy muscles and bones.

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin, and it is essential for fat metabolism and cell function. The deficiency of this vitamin can result in muscle and eye degeneration and reproductive problems. Choline supports healthy liver and brain function. It is also used for the treatment of dogs with epilepsy.

Some dog foods are specially formulated to have multivitamins in it. These dog foods can be an easy way to feed your dog some essential vitamins. Dog owners who feed their dog an appropriate amount of food that contains vitamins, do not need to feed their dogs any supplements. This is because they already having a proper amount of vitamins through other foods. Our Dogs World 101

 

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22 thoughts on “Best Rated Dog Supplements”

  1. I swear by the fish oils (especially for joints in older dogs) thanks for the reassurance – love these articles

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          • Hi Nicky,

            I give my dogs the same fish oil tablets I take, which are Natures own as they contain just the right amount of omega-3 fatty acids and are considered safe for both humans and dogs.

            In regards to the dosage I would recommend about 100mg per kg of your dogs weight.

            Has this helped Nicky?

            Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know.

            Woof Woof Mark

  2. Hi Mark, this is quite thoroughly written, thanks. Didn’t know dogs had this much choice in supplements. Never been around a dog since my boyhood days. I live in an apartment block where pets are not allowed, what a bummer! Anyway the dogs we’ve had back in the day have always seemed healthy and playful, that’s why I’m surprised at all the choice of supplements. One really struggled with old age though before it passed away. Are they mixed into their food or they can eat it directly? 

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    • Hi Steve,

      These days dogs have so much choice in supplementation, its a matter of getting a good quality brand and making it a part of their regular diet.

      Supplements can be either mixed into their food (Powder form) or some of the chewable variety can be used as a treat or reward.

      Will you get another dog anytime Steve?

      Woof Woof

      Mark

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  3. Hi Mark,

    I found your article very useful; thank you for sharing it.

    My dog is 12 years old, and he starts to get joint pains. I see that when he tries to get up from his bed and also the way he walks. Are there supplements specifically for joint pain that can help with that?

    I bought him the best junior food, but I also want some supplements. Just a question, please. Isn’t it preferable to do a blood test before giving supplements to my dog? 

    Thank you!

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    • Hey Daniella,

      I am so glad you found this article useful.

      My Lab Narla who is 11 this year is on Nutramax’s Cosequin Max strength which is a supplement specifically for joint pain and all the ingredients have been vet endorsed.

      In regards to getting blood tests before giving supplements, it isn’t something you have to do. I normally just have a chat with my vet regarding any supplements that I give to my dogs.

      Hope this answered your question?

      Woof Woof

      Mark

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  4. If someone is anything like you, they will love their dog more than just about anyone and want him to be as healthy as possible. But it can be hard to know what the best-rated dog supplements are. This blog post will definitely help take some of the guesswork out of it for someone!

    Here’s my favorite rated dog supplement advice. Weight Management supplements are great if your pup needs a little help with their appetite or has trouble maintaining weight on their own.

    Thanks for sharing a great caring article!

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    • Hey Nabeel,

      So glad that you enjoyed the article and I appreciate your favorite rated dog supplement advice on weight management.

      In your opinion what do you rate as the best weight management supplement?

      Woof Woof

      Mark

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  5. There is a saying that “a dog is a man’s best friend”, these animals are so loyal and will stay by your side no matter what because I have seen this on many occasions. I believe that because of this we should do whatever we can to ensure that our furry friends are getting the best care ever for their health. Thank you so much for the breakdown on how to keep our dogs healthy by knowing what to provide for their health.

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    • Hi Norman,

      I love that saying and how true is it!

      An animals health is just as important as ours and so glad you think this also.

      What type of dog do you own?

      Look forward to hearing back from you.

      Woof Woof

      Mark

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  6. Thank you for this very clarifying article, now I am convinced that dogs will benefit from supplements. Especially when they get older and the need for various nutrients grow and the ability assimilate them from food decreases.

    All the supplements sound very down to earth and common sense, i think I will get some for my furry friend!

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    • Hi Eija,

      Yes in this day and age, just like us dogs require certain supplements as they grow.

      What supplements were you considering for your dog?

      Mark

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  7. Mark this is a great article on helping our dogs out with supplements. I have 2 lab retrievers and 1 has always had some hip issues so we have given him Glucosamine. It really helps him out.

    We also try to make sure that the food they eat has added supplements to. 

    I am sure your article will help those dog owners who didn’t know there where these options.

    Kevin

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    • Hey Kevin,

      I love the Labs! As you can see I own a Black Lab at the moment who at 12 is thriving on Dasuquin.

      Glucosamine is also a great supplement.

      Which other supplements do you use for your two Kevin?

      Woof Woof

      Mark

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  8. Good day Mark, I’m pleased to meet you. Well, I agree with you a hundred percent that supplements are essential for our dog’s good health and well-being, especially when the dog is diagnosed with a specific health problem or nutritional deficiency, as you outlined. I have noted these best rated dogs supplements you shared, thanks. This is helpful.

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    • Hi Kokontola,

      So glad this article has helped you choose the correct supplements for your dog.

      Shout out if you need anything more.

      Mark

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  9. I was not aware that there was such a big list of recommended supplements for dogs. I certainly think the fish oil is very good for their joints and to keep their coats shiny and healthy. Whenever I open a can of tuna or sardines, I normally pour the oil over the dog’s food, and he gets the oil from anchovies as well. My dog also gets all the chicken skins and chicken fat when I cook chicken, and he simply loves it. 

    Do you think these are good enough, or should I also be giving him proper supplements? Thanks

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    • Hi Line,

      All of the fats you mentioned are great in small amounts as these are fatty oils and can put weight on your dog quite quickly. The oils you mentioned contain Omega6 fatty acids and if given to much can cause inflammation.

      The oils you are giving at the moment in the sardines and tuna will be good for the skin and coat.

      I don’t recommend chicken skins or fat as it can lead to gastro in dogs and in worse case scenario pancreatitis which for you dog can be very painful.

      Hope this helps and if you have anymore questions or anything you are unsure of let me know and I will do my best to help you out.

      Thanks,

      Mark

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