Nutrition is an important aspect of a dog health. A wrong diet could be contributing to the development of some conditions. Regarding osteoarthritis particular, an healthy locomotor system composed by bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, is the basis for prevention. The correct amount of vitamins, minerals and proteins, both from meat or vegetables, is essential to maintain a good tone in muscles, elasticity in ligaments, strength in tendons and mobility in joints.“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, stated Hippocrates, Father of medicine. The importance of reading the label on the food package when purchasing commercial food for dogs is fundamental to be aware of the origin and purity of the ingredients.
Food can be the first aid and first poison at the same time.
Recently, business around food supplements is raised exponentially, contributing to the spreading of non well documented advise regarding the property of some food supplements that might help dogs suffering from OA.
In middle ages monks were the main source of medical knowledge in European England translating Greek, Roman and Arabian writings on medicine while in modern period, science has purified and transformed plant components to create pharmaceutical drugs. So to use of herbs is considered a science-based medical practice and for this reason it’s always recommended to consult an expert, avoiding the self medication for our dogs.
We believe on fresh food and on veggie, herbs and roots power.
Broccoli, for example, is Low in calories, it is especially rich vitamins A, C, K, B6 and E, calcium, folate, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium.
Turmeric contains lots of essential minerals, including: calcium, copper, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc. It is an amzing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, useful for strengthening the immune system. It is also rich in vitamin C, D, K, and several B-vitamins.
Turmeric has small amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Carrots are also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Evidence suggests that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, can help reduce the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Here are some ways in which carrots might be healthful.
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