Many dog foods will boast a complete and balanced diet. Since we know that each animal is different and there’s no such thing as a “one diet fits all”, it’s easy to deduce that a complete and balanced diet may not be complete for your pet. The food that you buy for your pet may be high-quality, but your pet could still need a few extra supplements and vitamins for a complete and balanced diet.
Does your pet need extra vitamins and minerals?
The first step is to find out if your pet even needs extra vitamins and minerals. If you have them on an organic, raw food diet with all natural ingredients, then your pet may already be getting all the vitamins and minerals that they need. However, if your pet needs a little extra, either due to their biological make-up or because they are in recovery from an illness, some vitamins and minerals are better than others.
Synthetic vitamins in commercial kibble
Many vitamins that are pre-added to your pet food come from synthetic vitamins and minerals. Synthetic additives, even if it is vitamins, are much harder for your pet to digest. In some cases, they can even be harmful. If your pet needs extra vitamins and minerals, look for natural sources that you can use to supplement your pet’s diet, not a new diet that contains synthetic vitamins and minerals.
The best source of vitamins and minerals for your pet
The best vitamins and minerals for your pet come from natural sources, like herbs and spices. Adding natural and whole herbs and spices to your pet’s food is the best source of additional vitamins and minerals. Anytime you can give your pet a product in its natural state, instead of a manufactured product you are boosting the nutritional value. Whole herbs will boost the immune system, contain other essential elements that will keep your pet healthy, and have deep nourishing properties that will benefit the entire body, from the coat to the brain to the muscles, bones, and organs.
Whole herbs for your pets
Before stocking up on essential vitamins and minerals for your pets, find out what supplements your pet may need if any. Once you have the results, our staff can help you find the right whole and natural herbal supplements for the ultimate health benefits.
Holistic Hound is a natural pet shop located in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to help improve the health, wellness, and longevity of dogs and cats.