Today’s busy lifestyles leave many of us with less time to spend with our pets than we would like. But with the help of supplements, we can give them the care they deserve by improving their health and nutrition in ways that don’t require any extra time on our part.
We’ll look at some of the best ways to choose pet supplements to make them healthier and happier!
Determine what your pet needs
Determining what your pet needs can be challenging. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs and require different supplements in order to stay healthy, so it is important that you know what your friend’s dietary needs are before you start shopping.
Here is a list of questions to ask when selecting the best pet supplement for your furry friend:
- What species am I feeding?
- Are there any allergens in this diet?
Once you have answers to those questions, consult your veterinarian for the best pet supplements.
Research the brands
There are many great brands of pet supplements on the market today, but with all these options how do you know which is best?
There are a few factors to consider when deciding which pet supplement bundle is right for your furry friend.
First, make sure that you always use pet supplements that are made in the United States or Canada. These countries have stricter regulations than other countries and this ensures that you’re getting a safe product.
Second, look at the price. This doesn’t mean that you should buy the cheapest product available, but it will be important to find one within your budget. Different products have different prices and sometimes there may be coupons or discounts available on certain brands so it’s worth looking around before making your decision.
Third, check reviews! Many people review pet supplements online and this can help provide valuable information about their experience with the particular brand. Remember, just because a product has tons of reviews doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s perfect; read them carefully before buying anything.
And lastly, talk to your veterinarian if you’re still unsure about what brand is best for your furry friend. They will have more information about brands they trust and can help you decide what would be best for your pet based on their individual needs.
Consider your pet’s lifestyle
Different pets have different lifestyles that dictate which supplements they should be taking. If your pet is an indoor cat or dog, you’ll want to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin D and omega-3s.
Outdoor pets need more vitamin C, zinc, and selenium. If you have a pet who likes to go hiking or camping with you, you’ll need to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin A, magnesium, and potassium.
There are also supplements designed for dogs with specific needs like joint health or weight management. It’s important that your pet’s dietary needs are met because their bodies can’t produce some vitamins on their own (such as B12).
A healthy diet of food combined with supplementation can really help maintain a balanced lifestyle.
Ask your vet
Asking your vet is by far the best way to go about choosing pet supplements. After all, they know what will work best with your furry friend’s body type and needs. Plus, they can tell you which pet supplements are worth purchasing and which ones are just a waste of money.
If you don’t have time to visit the vet but still want some help finding the perfect supplement for your pet, here are some ways to choose wisely:
Consider how active or sedentary your animal is – especially if he or she has arthritis or other joint-related conditions. Active animals need more calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D in their diets whereas sedentary animals require less.
Keep an eye out for bad ingredients! Some harmful ingredients that often appear on pet food labels include pesticides, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), rancid fats and oils, and chemical preservatives like BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), potassium sorbate, propyl gallate, and benzoic acid.
Check the label first before buying! Look at ingredient lists and be sure to find one that is natural as well as something that has no fillers or additives. Ingredients should also be listed in order of quantity so you’ll be able to see which products are loaded with things you may not want your furry friend ingesting without knowing it beforehand.
Choosing pet supplements can be difficult. It is important to know what you are looking for in your supplement, as well as what your budget is. When it comes time to purchase supplements, make sure they are manufactured in facilities that have been approved by the FDA and USDA. If you’re not sure which type of supplements would work best for your furry friend, ask a veterinarian or a pet expert at an animal shelter for their opinion.