Best supplements for Dalmatians
Diet is an important factor in the health and well-being of Dalmatians and it can be manipulated to help and prevent both known defects within the breed and less common ones as well.
There are many appropriate choices in whole, dry, canned, homemade and raw foods. Whichever option you choose, your Dalmatian should get the right amount of nutrients in his diet, and to achieve this you can use some supplements.
These are the best and most important natural supplements for Dalmatians
- Fish oil.
- Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Multi Vitamins.
It is a supplement known for its Omega-3 content which helps to improve the dog’s skin and coat.
It is also an excellent anti-inflammatory, both for skin allergies and joint problems such as dysplasia, arthritis or osteoarthritis, something that this breed usually suffers a lot.
Apple cider vinegar
It helps Dalmatians with digestive problems as well as gum problems, pain or mouth bleeding. It also helps with joint, muscle pain, and helps eliminate excess body fat, ideal for overweight dogs.
Dalmatians are known for their delicate skin, and many of them have severe allergies and Brewer’s yeast is ideal for improving skin and coat and allergic problems.
You just have to be careful not to overuse it because of its high phosphorus content.
Mainly benefits their digestion, reinforces the intestinal flora and is good for dogs that are with antibiotic treatments. It also regulates the digestive transit so it is appropriate for diarrhea and constipation problems.
Harpagofito, “The Devil’s Claw“
It is a natural anti-inflammatory par excellence, it is ideal for dogs with pain, especially for those who suffer from joint problems.
It is beneficial for nausea, especially in pregnant Dalmatians, it also works as a stomach protector relieving problems such as gastritis.
It is also recommended in cases of colds, helping with nasal congestion, reducing fever and with the general malaise that is generated.
For Dalmatians with a history of or genetically prone to kidney and/or urinary problems, nutritional supplements such as potassium citrates (to prevent calcium oxalate crystals) and sodium bicarbonate (to prevent cystine crystals) may be recommended.
Dalmatians are susceptible to various health problems. Because some of these problems are related to their diet, we must be attentive and provide them with the best possible nutrition and ensure that your Dalmatian lives a long and happy life.
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