Sunday, July 13, 2008

Healthy Supplements For Vegan Dogs

Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. Supplements can never fully make up for a poor diet. But if you want to add something a little "extra" to a healthy diet there are a few vegan options on the market.

Skin and Coat Supplements:

NuHemp Peanut Butter Smoothie Omega Sauce- This "sauce" contains a blend of canola and hemp oils, which are great sources of omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids can help improve poor skin and coat quality, and should be included in every dog's diet.

Sparkle by The Honest Kitchen
- Contains burdock, dandelion, nettle, rosehips, and nutritional yeast (that's it!)

Pet Guard Yeast and Garlic Wafers- Brewers yeast and garlic supplements have been popular for decades as a natural flea repellant and aid to coat health.

General Health Supplements:

Green Mush- A blend of "superfoods", including spirulina, barley and wheat grasses, kamut grass juice, sea vegetables, and so much more.

Invigor by The Honest Kitchen
- An herbal supplement to support the immune system. Said to be good for older pets. Contains kelp, astralagus, hawthorne berries, olive leaf, spirulina, and watercress.

Probiotic and Digestive Enzyme Supplements:

Prozyme Vegan- Claims to increase the absorption of vital nutrients and improve digestion.

Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes and Probiotics
- Contains both probiotics and enzymes to aid in digestion.

Dr. Goodpet's Canine Formula Digestive Enzymes
- According to the company, it can be used for animals with problems such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Pancreatic Enyme Insufficiency.

Perfect Form by The Honest Kitchen
- A herbal supplement for digestive health. Claims to be good for pets with IBD, colitis, or occasional digestive upsets. Contains fennel, papain, papaya, pumpkin seed, plantain, pectin, and slippery elm.