Start a routine of Cod liver oil supplements for your dog
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Start a routine of Cod liver oil supplements for your dog

Mumbai : India | Feb 03, 2014 at 1:27 AM PST
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You may have read a lot about why cod liver oil is good for you and your family, but there may be one family member who you have not considered giving cod liver oil to and that is your beloved pet dog. Yes, that is right, the necessity arises when you give your dog packagedfoods, which may leave your dog wanting for some nutrients. A lot of packaged foods for your dogs may be ‘molecularly distilled’, a process which takes away several nutrients and as a result does not give your pet all that he needs to grow into a healthy and happy dog.Giving cod liver oil supplements to dogs may be rare, but it is time you seriously think about it.

Our pets live in the same environments as us and have to deal with the same pollutants and toxins that we must deal with. So it is important to think as much about their nutritional requirements as we think of ours. Each breed needs specific nutrients for their overall growth and development. It is important as an owner to know exactly how to ensure the health of your pet. You must especially pay a lot of attention when your pet is at his growing period. This is the time that they need maximum nutrition, because they grow at such a fast pace. Thus, along with other foods, you must also consider giving your pet cod liver oil supplements regularly.

One of the most important factors to consider while considering the health of dogs is the bone structure and soundness. These depend upon the efficient utilization of minerals and vitamins. Calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and boron are essential mineral that are required for skeletal integrity. The Vitamin A and Vitamin D that is present in cod liver oil supplements ensure proper utilization of these minerals and support bone growth in puppies and bone strength in adult dogs. You must also take proper care of brain functions, the nervous system and eye health of your pet dog. The omega-3, 6,7 and 9 present in cod liver oil ensures the proper functioning of all these factors and also is beneficial for overall health, including ensuring a luscious coat and supple skin.

When looking for the perfect cod liver oil for your dogs, make sure that you pick out one that is unflavored. This is because flavored cod liver oil may have extracts of herbs like rosemary or peppermint, which are not good for canines. Get a good quality cod liver oil from a well-known and reliable manufacturer like Seacod. Make sure you pick cod liver oil that has been processed in a way that conserves all the nutritional elements, like natural fermentation.Another thing to keep in mind before you start giving your pet cod liver oil is to consult with the vet first. Although cod liver oil is beneficial for you pet’s health, it is very important for the vet to advice the right dosage on a case-by-case basis.

priyashroff is based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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