7 ways Superfoods can supercharge your dog’s health

The benefits of adding superfoods to our diets are increasingly gaining recognition. Rich in certain compounds, these foods hold powerful potential to boost our health and that of our pets.

1. They are bursting with powerful antioxidants to help with immune defence

Many antioxidants are made in the body – but many of those found in plants cannot be manufactured. Antioxidant support can result in a stronger immunity – especially when started at a young age. They can improve fitness levels, defence against disease and ageing. Adult dogs that are working, sporting, sensitive or anxious will profit the most, but all adult dogs can reap the benefits!

2. Skin and coat support

Ingredients such as coconut oil, rosehips and chia seeds are powerful superfood ingredients which are associated with keeping your dog’s skin and coat healthy…perfect for getting them Crufts ready!

3. Good to the gut

The antioxidants and other substances within coconut oil, spirulina, chia seeds and pomegranate are thought to be beneficial for the digestive system, helping to keep your dog’s tummy’s happy and healthy!

4. Support for joints and muscles

Keeping dog’s mobile is super important, especially in the showing world! Ingredients such as rosehips, coconut oil, mulberries, blueberries, and lingonberries are a good source of antioxidants that are thought to be valuable for growth, development and repair of the body’s tissues and joint health.

5. They are thought to play an essential role for optimal vision

Many dark-skinned berries, along with spirulina and sweet potato are a good source of beta-carotene which is a vital antioxidant for healthy eyes – good news for the dogs who need to quickly spot their next piece of equipment on the agility course!

6. Urinary and oral health

Specifically, cranberries and lingonberries which are well recognised for their antioxidant and antiviral properties and are thought to potentially reduced dental disease and urinary tract infections.

7. They are believed to be valuable for the blood and heart function

Many superfood ingredients like spirulina, chia seeds and pomegranates are said to promote blood cell regeneration, nourish the blood and support Vaso protective activity, which is very important for all dogs, but particularly the more active showing and sporting dogs.

At Arden Grange our special superfood blends of fruit and plant extracts include nutrient-rich ingredients such as those above, selected for their excellent antioxidant properties and will provide much needed support to dogs’ immune systems and overall health and wellbeing. You can find them in our Sensitive range of dry dog foods and our new Grain Free dry dog food range.