Your Dog’s Nutrition

We all love our pets, so keeping them healthy and happy is one of our top priorities. But how much thought have you put into their nutrition? We ask Lintbells your need to know questions about modifying your pets nutritional needs.

What health tips would you give to the first time dog owner?

There are a number of key things to remember as a new dog owner regarding your dog’s health. First and foremost you will need to register with your local vet as soon as possible. Be sure to take them for an initial check-up to make sure your pooch is happy and healthy, after this the vet will then be able to advise on any further visits that may be needed. It can also be a good idea to take a list of questions/concerns you may have. This initial check-up is a great opportunity to speak to the vet about anything that may be worrying, or anything you would like more information about, they will be more than happy to help. As a result of this check-up the vet should be able to tell you what injections/vaccinations your dog may or may not need, as well as flea and worm treatment. Also new dog owners need to ensure their dog is getting regular exercise and provide them with a healthy balanced diet, to make sure they remain fit and healthy.

What would you advise a dog owner who hasn’t given much attention to nutritional information before? Where do I start?

Just like humans, dogs need a balanced diet. It is therefore important to make sure you are including all the nutrients they require in the right type of food, as well as ensuring not to over feed them. You will also need to research what foods are suitable for your dog to avoid giving them anything that could be dangerous.

How long do you think it takes to see results after modifying your pets nutritional needs?

This will depend on why the diet has been changed in the first place and will vary from dog to dog. First of all it’s important to remember that any dietary change should be implemented very gradually to avoid causing any upset stomachs. Modifying your pets nutritional needs can happen for a variety of reasons from obesity to allergies and each will see results in different times. Typically it can take up to six weeks (sometimes longer) to see any visible changes.

What should the owner consider before putting their pet on natural supplements?

The first thing to think about is what would you like to achieve for your dog from natural supplements and in what areas of health is your dog lacking. Do they have itchy or dry skin? Would you like them to have a fuller and shinier coat? Is your dog showing signs of slowing down? How are their eating habits and stool quality? Once this has been thought about it will become clear which supplement you need, then it’s all about finding the best one. To ensure you are using the highest quality supplements look for ones that are clinically proven to work and use pure ingredients.

What should pet owners be looking out for in their more elderly pets? What advice would you give for elderly animal care?

Owners of elderly pets should look for a number of things including any changes in behavior, toileting and appetite along with joint health and mobility. As dogs get older their joints may become stiffer and their mobility may noticeably change this can then also affect their weight due to lack of exercise, which in turn can damage their joints further. You may notice that they are much slower then they use to be, they may struggle to climb stairs and may no longer jump up to greet you. If you do start to notice any of these signs then we recommend adding a supplement such as YuMOVE to their diet, the proven triple-action supplement is made for older dogs to help improve their mobility and joint health.

What key questions should pet owners be asking about their pets’ nutritional needs?

There a number of things you should be asking yourself, as pet owners, about your dog’s nutritional needs. Firstly, what food do I need to feed my dog to ensure they are getting the right nutrients and minerals? Do your research or consult your vet to find out the right type of food for your dog. Dogs of different breeds, sizes and ages will require different types of food, so it’s important to make sure you are feeding them the right one to ensure they are getting the right levels of nutrients and minerals that they need. Also ask yourself, does this food agree with my dog? How are the stools? Do they have excessive wind? If you can clearly see your dog isn’t eating as much food as they should, or you find them vomiting or generally feeling under the weather then you will need to consult your vet first and foremost who can advise further.

Who should I be speaking to before I start my animal on natural supplements?

Before starting your pet on any natural supplements it is important to consult your vet. They will be able to examine your dog’s health and take a closer look at a number of things such as their mobility, skin and digestive health. They can then offer you tips and advice on what is best for your pooch, and what exactly they require to ensure they are healthy.

What are the signs of a high quality animal supplement?

A supplement that has been clinically proven by professional studies can be a big tell-tale sign that it is of a very high quality, and can be trusted by customers. Another key sign is to look for the use of best quality ingredients.

 

Your dog’s skin health and mobility are key factors to keeping them happy and healthy, natural supplements are a great way to do this particularly Lintbell’s YuMOVE and YuMEGA. 

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