Vitamins & Minerals
Vitamin A is essential for a healthy metabolism in dogs. It is important for proper vision and overall canine-wellbeing. A lack of vitamin A can cause your dog to have poor vision, night blindness, retarded growth, reproductive failure, and poor-quality skin and hair development. Professional pet breeders insist that vitamin A is directly linked to a puppy and kitten’s growth and is of prime importance.
A pet that does not receive enough vitamin A will have weak muscles, poor vision, and loss of hair coat. Skeletal and nervous problems are also a common result of vitamin A deficiency. Without a healthy amount of vitamin A in their diet, females are not able to ovulate properly and males become sterile.
Vitamin D3 plays an important role in regulating calcium and phosphorous levels in a dog and cat’s bloodstream. Vitamin D3 helps to stimulate the kidney’s conservation of calcium and in essence helps the body retain it. It is extremely important in bone formation and nerve and muscle control in a dog and cat’s body. A deficiency of vitamin D3 can lead to bone demineralization, also known as rickets.
Omega 3 and 6
Both omega 3 and 6 help your pet maintain its ideal weight, supports optimal brain function, encourages healthy fur and skin, prevents fleas, keeps joints and ligaments healthy, and protects them from inflammatory disease. Insufficient daily intake of omega 3 and 6 can result in behavioural problems, stress, anxiety, depression and aggression. Omega 3 should be included in your pet’s diet because it will protect avoid, control, and treat:
- Supports optimum brain function
- Bone health
- Digestive disease
- Eosinophilic granuloma complex
- Excessive blood clotting
- Flea allergies
- Hair/fur problems
- Helps prevent cancer growth
- Enhances learning ability
- Lowers the amount of lipids in the bloodstream
- Heart disease
- Immune-mediated skin disease
- Kidney disease
- Reduces risk of obesity
- Inflammation throughout the body
- Inhibits thickening of the arteries
- Metabolism regulation
- Maintains fluidity of cell membranes
Omega 6 should be included in your pet’s diet because it will protect avoid, control, and treat:
- Builds cell membranes and supports overall cell health
- Dry coat
- Regulate blood clotting
Oats are the greatest source of soluble fibre and are especially beneficial for senior pets with bowel irregularity. It is a natural fibre that imparts many nutritional benefits and is an excellent alternative for pets that may be allergic to wheat. Interestingly, oats contain about 27% to 37% protein and are equivalent to the quality found in soy protein. Oats also contains soluble fibre, that keeps cholesterol levels low, and iron, manganese, zinc, and B vitamins.