A strong immune system is the cornerstone of a dog's health. Even the fittest, healthiest dogs can suffer from illness and infections at times, and their ability to combat and recover from sickness is crucial to their well-being and happiness.
Why Use ZamiPet Immune Vitamins for Dogs
Sometimes dog food alone cannot provide the nutrients required to keep the immune system functioning optimally. Our immune vitamins for dogs have been formulated to support a healthy immune response and help prevent the worst effects of illness.
Common Immunity Issues in Dogs
Whilst dogs generally have a fairly robust immune system not dissimilar to humans, they can be susceptible to a variety of immunity challenges that need careful management. Sometimes these health issues are inherited or may have developed when they were a puppy, or may be a deficiency in their diet that needs rebalancing.
When dogs are young they can suffer from distemper virus, which kills certain types of white blood cells and causes progressive degeneration of antibodies. This can result in a higher number of infections from bacteria.
Another common virus that can lower immune response is parvovirus, which attacks the intestines and can be incredibly contagious.
Fortunately, both of these viruses can be prevented with vaccinations that will form part of your puppy’s vaccination program through your vet.
Whilst vaccination provides good protection, it’s still important to feed your dog a quality, well-balanced diet to strengthen the immune system. Complementing the diet with dog immune support supplements, such as our puppy vitamins and senior dog supplements, provides another avenue to support your dog’s immune health.
Skin complaints in dogs are relatively common, which includes allergies, bacterial infections and fungal infections. These conditions can present as itchy, red inflamed skin, rashes, dry flaky/scaly skin and hair loss. Ensuring your dog’s immune system is functioning optimally can help prevent or lessen the effect of some of these conditions or associated symptoms. Immune support supplements for dogs help to support a healthy immune system which may reduce the occurrence and symptoms of more common skin complaints.
Arthritis & Joint Problems
Stiffness and joint problems are not uncommon in dogs, with many factors predisposing them to osteoarthritis including their size, age, weight, exercise regime, injury, nutrition and genetics. Dogs require a complete and balanced diet for their immune system to perform optimally. Dog Immune support supplements are designed to help fill nutritional gaps and assist the immune system in functioning properly. A healthy immune system may help prevent or slow the signs of osteoarthritis.
Other Benefits of a Healthy Immune System in Dogs
A strong, well-functioning immune system can help reduce the occurrence and symptoms of disease. A high-quality dog immune supplement provides additional support for a healthy immune system.
The information in this article was checked by ZamiPet Veterinarian and General Manager Dr Andrew McKay, BVSc, University of Melbourne, 2000. Vet Registration No: V3985
Disclaimer: This information is general advice only. Before starting any treatment or supplement with your pet, please consult your vet first for the best approach to getting your pet back to their best health.