5 Great Ingredients for You AND Your Pup

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As dog parents, we know that we care just as much about the health of our furry besties as we do about our own wellness. Can you relate?

If so, you're not alone! We want the best for ourselves and the best for our fur babies. That's why more and more people are turning to supplements and ingredient research to support their health in today’s world.

But it doesn't just stop there. Now more than ever, dog parents favor pet food and supplements with ingredients that are great for both humans and canines alike.

In fact, a recent Marketplace study has shown that “six in 10 (pet parents) who give their pet a supplement agreed that their pets should consume only ingredients that they would themselves consume."

We only specialize in pet products, so we’ll leave the details of your “hooman” health up to you. But, if you’d at least like to learn about a few ingredients you can find in pet and human supplements, we have you covered.

Let's get started!

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Glucosamine

As pups age, their hips and joints could always benefit from some extra attention. You might also feel the same about your hip and joint health, too! If so, glucosamine is a great ingredient to look into.

So, what exactly is glucosamine, and how does it help?

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps maintain the health, lubrication, and resiliency of joints, cartilage, and connective tissue to maintain mobility.

You may already have found the personal benefits of this ingredient in your life, but have you tried a mobility supplement with glucosamine to keep the spring in your pup’s step? They'll thank you for it!

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Omega-3

Ever tried an omega supplement? Millions of people have... and for a good reason!

Most of us find our omegas in fish oil products such as salmon or krill, as they provide an amazing source of Omega-3,6 fatty acids EPA and DHA that can help support skin health (and coats for your pup). They are also vital to your overall everyday health and cardiovascular system.

Best of all, fish oil products are a fave for our furry friends. The taste of fish oil keeps cats fe'line fine and puts canines on cloud nine! 

That said, we recommend giving your dog a yummy liquid salmon oil supplement to help them enjoy some Omega-3 goodness. If you'd prefer an option with less mess, try omega-3 soft chews instead. 

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Ashwagandha

As a busy pet parent, you know how important it is to stay balanced, calm, cool, and collected in order to stay sharp throughout your day. But you might not be the only one that likes to stay calm and alert. Just ask your pup!

That's where Ashwagandha comes in.

This shrub from Asia and Africa has been around for hundreds of years and this adaptogen is quickly gaining popularity due to its ability to keep us calm and focused.

It may be just as useful for our pets, too. Ashwagandha may help promote a sense of relaxation and mental alertness without drowsiness for our fur-babies. It may help them cope with external stressors from everyday life and reduce its effects on your lives together. We think your dog would like that (and might save you a few pairs of shoes or floor clean ups)!

So, if your dog freaks out about fireworks, despises car rides, and dreads the groomer, you might want to try a calming supplement with Ashwagandha.

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Probiotics

By now, we're sure you've heard all about how great probiotics truly are for our gut and immune systems. That's why yogurt and especially probiotic supplements are mainstays for most health-conscious people.

Probiotics are excellent for overall digestive health, healthy guts, immune system function, and healthy gut flora.

Well, your pup would appreciate some “friendly” flora, too! 😉

Like people, a healthy dog’s digestive system contains billions of gut warriors that support their digestive and immune systems. So, to keep it that way, adding probiotics to your pup's diet is a great way to keep their tummies happy.

So even if Fido doesn’t favor Chobani, know that there are probiotic supplements for dogs that come in a tasty soft chew and other forms that are pup-approved.

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EpiCor® Pets and EpiCor®

“Epi-what?”

If that was your gut reaction to the name of this amazing ingredient, we don’t blame you. EpiCor® Pets isn’t just some regular ingredient you can find in ordinary pet supplements. In fact, this ingredient is quite special!

EpiCor® Pets is a premium branded ingredient made of metabolites from natural, fermented Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. The metabolites found in EpiCor® Pets can help support immune system function for our furry friends.

And the best part? There’s proof. This ingredient has over a dozen published clinical studies that have shown how great it is for the immune system. That’s why we have included it in many of our immune support products for dogs and cats!

EpiCor® Pets (and its human-focused counterpart, EpiCor®) are excellent choices if you and your furry fave like having healthy immune systems.

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Get Your Zest On

Health truly is the key to happiness for us and our families. So, trying new ingredients to keep ourselves and our pets feeling Zesty is a trend we couldn't be more excited about. We hope this article gave you some paw-some ideas for doing just that.

Do you use any of these inspiring ingredients yourself? Do you give them to your furry friend? We’d love to hear which ones you use and maybe which ones you’d like to try.

Go ahead and share your pet's Zesty life with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest using #ZestyPaws.

If you’d like to learn more about our collection of products, including all these irresistible ingredients, you can also reach out to us directly at 1-800-738-0661 or bark@zestypaws.com.

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