6 Super Ingredients to Give Your Pup

• 3 min read

There's nothing better than seeing our fur-besties feel as healthy and strong as a superhero. So, it's important for us pet parents to watch out for the ingredients dogs need to be... faster than a speeding tennis ball, more powerful than a chain leash, and able to leap tall fences at a single bound!

That's why we're here to help you, Fido's trusty sidekick, with six super ingredients that will help your dog feel invincibly good.

Collagen

When it comes to canine wellness, collagen is quickly becoming a must-have ingredient to keep the pep in Fido's step. 

Whether it's from peptides or products with premium eggshell membrane, collagen is an excellent ingredient for maintaining the structural integrity of joints, cartilage, and connective tissue.

By supporting those three key areas, collagen is easily one of the most pawsome mobility-supporting ingredients around, so be sure to keep an eye out for this ingredient!

Turmeric (Curcumin)

This amazing ingredient really needs no introduction. But, since it's so great of an ingredient, we're going to introduce it anyway.

Turmeric is a plant-based ingredient that contains an active called curcumin, which is a substance with properties that support joint health, digestive function, and even immune system response. Pretty cool, right?

Just be sure that any products containing turmeric (or curcumin) contain at least 95% curcuminoids to ensure that Fido's getting all the powerful compounds turmeric provides to get the best results possible.

Hemp

In recent years, more and more pet parents have been relying on hemp for a helping hand, and for good reason!

As we discussed in an earlier article, hemp contains omega fatty acids and other nourishing properties that can help support skin health, weight management, digestion, joint function, and behavior.

With behavior, in particular, if thunderstorms, fireworks, public spaces, or separation are your dog's kryptonite, products with hemp are an excellent (and non-psychoactive) way to keep Super-Pup from hiding in the phone booth.

EpiCor®

Epi-what? Yep, we totally get it. Compared to the other ingredients we covered so far, this one is a bit of a mystery. So, here's the gist.

EpiCor® is a premium branded ingredient that's comprised of polyphenols, fibers, beta-glucans, and metabolites. We know that's a bit of a mouthful, but the important part is that EpiCor® provides clinically-studied support for immune health. 

Products with EpiCor® are incredibly helpful for those "ruff" days when skin, seasonal, or environmental factors give Fido's immune system a hard time.

CoQ10

We've covered some great ingredients so far, so here's another one that happens to deserve a 'perfect 10,' if you will. 

Coenzyme Q10 (or CoQ10) is a naturally occurring compound utilized by every cell of the canine body to provide one-of-a-kind support for immune system function, cardiovascular health, and cognitive activity.

Whether you find it in products in its regular form or in premium branded forms, CoQ10 is a sure-fire way to keep Fido firing on all cylinders!

Green-Lipped Mussel

If you're looking to keep your dog strong, why not flex some mussels? That wasn't THAT bad of a joke, was it? Actually, don't answer that.

Derived from New Zealand, green-lipped mussels contain unique properties that may help support your dog's joint function, inflammatory response, cartilage health, and overall mobility. The result? A feisty Fido that can spring to action with greater ease.

It's so great of an ingredient that some pet parents prefer products with only green-lipped mussels, but it's just as great when included in products with blends of other powerful ingredients. Give it a try!

If you have any comments, favorite ingredients of your own, or questions about our premium supplements, tell us below! You can also reach out to us at (800)-940-1972 or bark@zestypaws.com.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Never Miss Out

SIGN UP FOR NEWS AND TREATS

Valid email is required.

Thank you for signing up! Keep an eye out for special news and treats!