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What To Sneak Into Your Dog's Food To Boost Their Health

A weakened immune system in your fur baby can open up chances of infections and diseases to affect your dog. That is why keeping your dog's immune system strong and balanced is a must to help your dog ward off diseases.

And, as the pet industry continues to evolve with supplements all meant to boost our dog's immune system, there are a few that have been known for the benefits it contributing to a dog's overall health and well being.

Here, we've come up with some of the top things you can add right into your dog's food to boost his health.

Fish Oil

One of the best sources of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids (not only in humans but also for dogs), fish oil has been well known to improve your fur-baby's skin and coat health and your fur-baby's immune system, too, as it helps to reduce inflammation.

There are many brands of fish oil specifically made for dogs and there are also those that are being incorporated in supplements for better efficiency. Go with the kind of fish oil that does not have any fillers at all and are only manufactured with more active ingredients like Pet Parents® Omega Supplements. These supplements contain Epax®, a leading brand of Omega-3 rich in EPA & DHA.

Glucosamine &Chondroitin

Although already naturally occurring in your fur-baby's body (the fluid around his joints), Glucosamine is still being supplemented because it helps slow down the breakdown or the weakening of the cartilage. Glucosamine is usually always being paired with chondroitin to be able to provide growth and repair of the cartilage.

But aside from the benefits it offers for your dog's joint health, it has also been proven to help with issues and complications in the digestive system. And because the gut is the biggest organ in the immune system, Glucosamine & Chondroitin indeed gives your dog's immune system a boost!


Adding pumpkin into your dog's food is a superb additive to help with any gastrointestinal issues. Pumpkin is known to have a high amount of fiber that makes loose poop firm and firm poop softer. But it is understandable that our dogs are not always in the mood to eat veggies, that's why Pet Parents® has added pumpkin to its probiotic supplements. Together with other whole veggies (and not with fillers like oats and rice) and pumpkin seed extract that helps in aiding proper bladder muscle function & healthy waste elimination, this supplement is a great aid in your pup's digestive health.

Yogurt and Other Probiotics

Giving yogurt to your fur-baby is an excellent way to provide his active body with sufficient calcium for proper mobility and reap many health benefits for the gut. But if your dog is lactose intolerant, you can opt-in providing him probiotic supplements like Pet Parents® probiotic supplement that are like dog treats and are created in a GMP-approved, FDA-inspected, & Level 3 SQF-Certified facility, undergoing meticulous processes to increase its efficacy.

Sneaking these into your fur-baby's dog food will not only boost his health but will also save you from the stress of overthinking what kinds of diseases your dog may acquire from his surroundings. Now that there are food and supplements all meant to equip him overall optimum health, you can now be sure of healthier and happier days ahead.

The Author:

Micka Virtudazo

Micka Virtudazo is a full-time content creator at Pet Parents who lives with thirteen adorable American Bullies and a Shih Tzu-Maltese mix named Gretel. She especially enjoys writing how-to articles as she feels through this she can connect to other pet parents on a more personal level.

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