Trick or Treat? Why Supplement Chews are More than Treats for Dogs
Your dog loves treats, and you want to make sure he’s getting the best ones, even if they’re not something that can be found in the cookie jar! What do you look for when choosing treats for your dog? Does your dog have specific needs that need to be addressed? A supplement chew may be just what the doctor ordered!
What are supplement chews?
Supplement chews provide a convenient way to supplement your dog's diet. They’re made up of all natural ingredients and contain vitamins and minerals that have health benefits typical treats and dog kibble tend to lack. They're also a great training treat because they're small and easy to break into smaller pieces. Plus, they come in different flavors that most dogs love!
Nutrients in dog supplements
Sometimes our tail-wagging companions could use something a little extra to boost their health, and that’s exactly what functional chews are designed to do. Different chews are packed with different functional ingredients to support certain benefits, detailed below. It’s that whole “big things come in small packages” in a really tasty treat.
Calming: A calming chew should be scientifically formulated and packed with active ingredients like thiamine, chamomile, ginger, l-theanine, l- tryptophan and melatonin to help relax your dog when it comes to vet trips, car rides, storms, separation, fireworks—or just about any other high stress situation.
Aller-immune: An aller-immune supporting chew should combine at least a multi-strain probiotic blend and active ingredients like flaxseed and Veramaris Pets Algae oils, colostrum, apple cider vinegar, vitamin C, quercetin and turmeric for a supercharged chew that helps support a healthy digestive tract and a healthy, responsive immune system.
Mobility: A mobility chew for hip and joint support should be packed with active ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, MCT and flaxseed oil for a supercharged chew that will have your dog ready for more fetch, longer walks and all the zoomies he can handle.
Skin & Coat support: An omega chew for skin and coat support should combine active ingredients like fish, algae and flaxseed oils for the optimal amount of Omega-3s and 6s, along with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Biotin and Turmeric for a supercharged chew that will leave your dog’s coat shiny, nails strong and skin happy.
Benefits of Supplemented Dog Food
Supplemented chews for dogs come with a lot of benefits. They not only provide a tasty treat for your dog but can also help them beyond what their baseline diet does for them. Whether you're trying to give your dog an extra boost of protein, an addition of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, or more antioxidants for immune health and healthy skin, there's a chew that can help. When you combine regular feeding with supplementation chews, you can ensure your pup has the best chance of living a long and healthy life.
Which chews should I get my dog?
There are many types of dog chews on the market, but not all of them will provide your pup with the nutrients they need. You should get a chew that has added benefits such as minerals, vitamins, and Omega-3 fatty acids. These chew treats have been designed specifically to help dogs maintain a healthy diet and may be used in conjunction with a dog’s current diet. Furvor offers functional chews with scientifically tested ingredients that can support the four benefits broken down above: calming, aller-immune, skin & coat health, and mobility.
How often should I give my dog a functional chew?
You should look at the package for feeding instructions, as amount depends on the size of the dog. However, most chews need to be given once a day. Typically, giving multiple types of functional chews at the same time is fine for your pet. Read the instructions if when taking multiple chews, they should be spread out between AM and PM. In most cases, that will not be required.
What kind of results can I expect?
You may see some benefits right away, but usually it takes a few weeks before you'll notice any significant changes. Some people have reported dramatic improvements in areas such as digestion, intestinal issues, skin problems, or allergies. It's important to remember that every dog is different, so it might take some time to see noticeable results after giving supplements a try. If your dog has serious medical issues, talk with your vet about medication options. Supplements are not meant to replace medication.
Functional chews might just be the perfect solution to your dog's health needs. They provide all the tasty benefits of a traditional chew, but with added nutrients and flavors that will pique your pup's interest. These innovative treats have been clinically tested to be safe and effective for everyday use. Your dog will love the taste of these supplements and you'll love knowing he or she is getting everything they need on a daily basis in an easy-to-eat form.