Colts Neck Animal Clinic

Nutritional & supplements

"Pet Wellness Essentials: Nourishing Supplements for Happy and Healthy Companions"

Pet nutrition is as important as the care givers nutritional  needs. The ideal diet is a raw food meat diet or in some cases slightly cooked . This seems to improve fur and joint health as well as other health supporting benefits.  Recently we have been exploring plant based diets for pets. Some pets thrive on plant based diets and some refuse it . We will cover diet and what is best for your pet during the initial visit. 

Nutritional supplements are products intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients that may be missing or insufficient in the regular food intake. These supplements typically contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, or other dietary substances. Common types of nutritional supplements include:

  • Vitamins and Minerals: These are essential micronutrients that play crucial roles in various bodily functions. Examples include vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and zinc. 
  • Amino Acids: These are the building blocks of proteins and can be essential or non-essential. Some people use amino acid supplements for specific health or fitness goals
  • Herbal Supplements: Derived from plants, these supplements may include botanical extracts, herbs, or other plant-based substances believed to have health benefits. Examples include ginseng, echinacea, and turmeric
  • Fish Oil/Omega-3 Fatty Acids: These supplements provide essential fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, which are beneficial for heart health and other functions.
  • Protein Supplements: Commonly used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts, protein supplements come in various forms like whey, casein, and plant-based proteins. They aim to support muscle development and recovery. 
  • Probiotics: These supplements contain live bacteria or yeasts, that promote a healthy balance of gut microorganisms, benefiting digestion and overall gut health.