It’s not only humans who benefit from vitamins, our pets do too. But whilst we are often told to eat “5 a day” (or whatever is the current recommendation!), and have a balanced diet – how do we know if our pets are having the nutrients they need?
It’s important to do your research – check the food you buy for your pets to see what the vitamin content is…..It can vary considerably between brands! For dogs who enjoy a raw food diet, then adding different herbs to the diet can be a way to bring extra nutrition.
So why bother with Vitamin C in our animal’s diets? Well as is the case for people, this vitamin can help immunity for our animals. Vitamin C is also an anti-oxidant – these are helpful for a variety of reasons. Plus it’s believed to help with proper tissue growth and repair – so overall is pretty much an essential vitamin for the diet!
Vitamin C is naturally occurring in many fruits, herbs and even some meats – such as liver. Herbs where vitamin C can be found include:
Burdock, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Parsley, Red Clover and Rosehips (plus many others!).
I give my pet animals different multi-mineral/vitamin supplements to help ensure they’re getting what they need to be as healthy as possible – I’ll talk about my favourite supplements another time!
Do you know if your pet is getting enough vitamin c in his/her diet?
Until next time,