What is the need to boost dog's energy? Whenever I talk about energy boosting supplements for dogs, this is the question that a lot of people ask me. If you are a dog owner and if you do not know the answer to this question, make sure you read this article.
Before starting note that reduced energy could be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. You need to rule this out before changing diets or adding supplements.
Pet health experts say that pet dogs are not nearly as healthy and energetic as animals in the wild. They say that a pet dog's energy levels and immune system get negatively affected for a number of reasons. Let us take a look at some of these factors.
• Many dogs are fed processed pet food that doesn't contain the right components to fuel their energy needs (fats and lipids). KCal per unit of food varies from a high of 784 kcal per cup/can to as little as kcal numbers in the 140's which are found in low energy or diabetic diets. An example of a higher energy food is Science Diet Active Adult/High Energy.
• They do not get enough physical exercise and they remain inactive most of the times. Inactivity, according to experts, can affect a dog's energy levels and make it weaker physically and mentally.
• They do not cleanse their system by eating medicinal herbs like animals in the wild do. This leads to a toxin buildup in their body, which affects their energy levels and weakens their immune system.
Now, it is easy to understand why your dog needs an energy boost, isn't it? Let me tell you what you can do to boost dog's energy.
Food - Per the recommendation above, look for a commercial diet that are Nutrient dense such as Eukanuba / Iams MaxCal.
Exercise - Walking and swimming are two exercises that are just as good for your dog's health as they are for your health. This apart, you can enjoy a ball throwing session with your dog, make it fetch the newspaper, and make it climb the stairs every day. These are all simple exercises that can increase your dog's energy levels and improve its overall health.
Health supplements - Start giving your dog a regular dose of natural health supplements. Look for supplements that contain herbs like Huang Qi, Indian ginseng, Mistletoe, and Echinacea Purpurea. These herbs can get rid of the toxins from your dog's body, boost its immune system, increase its metabolic rate, and increase its energy levels. These herbs are completely natural and do not cause any side effects.
There you have it folks. I hope the article gave you a good idea of what you need to do to boost dog's energy levels. You can follow the tips given in the article to help your dog live a long, active life.Three Simple Ways to Boost Dog's Energy Levels
Jeff Grill is an editor of the Dog Health Guide which has additional information on how to boost dog's energy levels.
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