There has never been a better time to be boosting your dog’s immune system. The immune system is important for their overall health and well-being.
Boosting your dog’s immune system is important for several reasons:
- Disease prevention: a strong immune system helps protect your dog from various diseases, including bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. A well-functioning immune system can recognise and fight off harmful pathogens, reducing the risk of illnesses.
- Faster recovery: if your dog does get sick, a strong immune system can help them recover more quickly. It can improve the body’s ability to recognise and eliminate the invading pathogens, leading to a faster resolution of the illness.
- Allergy management: an overactive immune system may lead to allergies or autoimmune disorders in dogs. By boosting the immune system, you can help regulate its response and reduce the severity of allergic reactions.
- Longevity and overall health: a healthy immune system contributes to your dog’s overall well-being and longevity. It can increase the body’s resistance to diseases, maintain vitality, and improve the dog’s quality of life.
Here are some tips to help boost your dog’s immune system:
- Providing a balanced diet: feeding your dog a high-quality, balanced diet that consists of good sources of protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids.
- Regular exercise: regular exercise helps to strengthen your dog’s immune system. Make sure your dog gets daily exercise by taking them for walks, playing games, or engaging in other physical activities.
- Ensure proper hygiene: keep your dog clean and groomed regularly. Regularly brush their teeth, clean their ears, and check for any skin issues. Good hygiene helps to prevent infections and supports a healthy immune system.
- Provide fresh water: make sure your dog always has access to clean, fresh water. Staying hydrated is important for maintaining a strong immune system.
- Minimising stress: stress can weaken the immune system, so it’s important to create a calm and comfortable environment for your dog. Providing a safe space where they can relax and avoid exposing them to stressful situations whenever possible.
- Routine veterinary care: regular check-ups with your veterinarian are crucial for maintaining your dog’s overall health. They can provide preventative measures to ensure your dog’s immune system is functioning optimally.
- Avoiding over-vaccination: while vaccinations are important for preventing diseases, over-vaccination can actually weaken your dog’s immune system. Work with your veterinarian to establish a vaccination schedule that is appropriate for your dog’s age, breed, and lifestyle. Consider using Titre testing before opting for vaccinations.
- Provide immune-boosting supplements: consult with your canine nutrition specialist or veterinarian about the possibility of providing immune-boosting supplements for your dog. Supplements such as probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants can support a healthy immune system.
Sammie, our Redpaw Animal Nutritionist, recommends two products Proflax Immunity & Vitality and GWF Immune Aid for Dogs.
Proflax Immunity & Vitality supplement is 100% natural with no nasty additives or fillers.
This ready-to-feed, pourable oil contains Omega3 and 6 and concentrated herbal tinctures to provide the best level of immune support for your dog. Ideal for adult dogs 18 months to 7 years (prior to becoming a senior).
Contains ingredients that help to maintain optimal health of bones, joints, skin, circulation, nervous system, heart and brain. Helps in periods of recovery and for dogs who require more energy or a boost.
Being holistic, it will support your dogs physical and emotional health. Vet approved, fast acting.
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Supports good energy
- Relaxing & cleansing
- Supports a healthy heart
- Supports a healthy metabolism
- Nutritionally supportive
- Holistic formula supporting physical and emotional wellbeing,
GWF Immune Aid supplement is designed to support your dog’s immune system at any age. It is a comprehensive formulation of 17 active ingredients, it has been formulated with GWF’s unique Oatinol®Delivery System™ which is designed to improve the absorption of nutrients through the gut wall and help block pathogens.
Immune Aid includes a toxin binder to address commonly found toxins as well as high levels of curcumin from turmeric, used for its antioxidant, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory qualities.
The Immune Aid add live yeast to support aerobic bacteria in the gut, helping to improve the pH levels and ultimately the stability of the gut biome. This is a vital component of your dog’s immune system. Finally, vitamin E, selenium and vitamin C work together within cells to remove free radicals and the damage they can cause.
Remember, it’s always best to consult with your pet’s nutritionist or veterinarian before making any significant changes to your dog’s diet or lifestyle. At Redpaw, our Nutritionist can provide personalised advice based on your dog’s individual needs. To book an appointment with us today and start boosting your dog’s health. ,