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You’ve heard of superfoods for humans…but did you know that dogs can also benefit from these healthy ingredients?
Superfoods are foods that are dense in nutrients and adding them to your dog’s diet helps them get the vitamins and minerals they need to stay well.
Here are 3 superfoods that can boost your dog’s health, and some tips for including them in your pup’s diet.
Turmeric powder comes from a root that looks a lot like ginger. This bright-yellow spice is often used in delicious Indian meals like curries.
Turmeric’s main active ingredient is curcumin, which has great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Turmeric powder or drops are safe for dogs in small doses. You can add a bit to homemade treats like baked goods or pupsicles. Several healthybud products have turmeric – try the soft and chewy Turkey Gut Booster as a treat or with meals.
🐮 Bovine collagen
Collagen is found in the bodies of many different kinds of animals. This protein is the building block of healthy skin, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and blood vessels.
As an ingredient, bovine collagen mostly comes from cows. It can help with arthritis relief, prevention of bone loss, and better skin health.
Dogs can get collagen from collagen sticks, which are a popular chew toy. You can also add dog-safe bone broth to your dog’s food or treats. Healthybud’s Beef Joint Booster has bovine collagen to support your pup’s hip and joint health, and it tastes irresistable too!
Pro Tip: for dogs with little to no teeth, the Joint Booster can be easily crumbled into a powder and sprinkled on your pup’s meal (or in their water to help them stay hydrated!).
Lots of foods we’re very familiar with are superfoods too! Add blueberries to the list – they’re full of antioxidants and fibre.
Blueberries are great for your dog’s health thanks to their vitamin C content. The antioxidants found in their dark outer skin can be especially helpful for senior dogs.
You can give your dog a few fresh or frozen blueberries as a treat – just watch their size, especially for smaller pups. And they’re one of the many superfood ingredients found in healthybud’s Freeze-Dried Turkey Patties and Freeze-Dried Beef Bites.
Out of more than 40 different fruits and vegetables, blueberries ranked number 1 in antioxidant health benefits. Not bad!
Stay healthy, stay happy, stay curious #healthygang!
Lots of love,
- The healthybud team
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is not meant to replace your vet’s advice or prescribed medications, but only to suggest additional options to explore, based on your dog’s condition.Support your best bud’s health with high quality, healthy foods and treats you will both feel great about. Visit the healthybud website now to learn more about our products and subscription options.