Medicinal food for dogs
Now there are many different types of medicinal food for dogs. They can be divided into two types: general restorative and solving certain health problems.
Common health-improving food - hypoallergenic and saturated with vitamins and minerals.
As a rule, therapeutic dog food recommendPregnant animals, as well as healthy dogs in the spring avitaminosis and weakened after recovery and surgery and old dogs prone to weight gain. More serious medicinal food for dogs is called to solve certain problems with health.
What diseases recommend therapeutic dog food?
They are recommended:
- With diseases of the gastrointestinal tract: enteritis, gastritis, colitis (causes of diarrhea);
- Acute pancreatitis;
- Insufficiency of exocrine pancreas function;
- Chronic kidney disease;
- Joint diseases;
- Heart disease;
- Metabolic disorders and diabetes.
Separately, it is possible to identify medicinal food for dogs that prevent darkening of enamel, deposition of plaque and stone and eliminating an unpleasant odor from the mouth.
From conventional dog food, the medicines differFeatures composition. For each disease - it's a set of substances. For example, in the dog food recommended for cardiovascular diseases, the potassium, magnesium, taurine and L-carnitine levels are increased, and the sodium and chlorine levels are minimized.
Today, therapeutic feed for dogs is offered by many food producers. The best in this industry are recognized dog foodAcana, Eukanuba, Hills, Royal Canin, Brit, Bosch Sanabelle, Biofood, Yarrah. These companies have their own laboratories, where veterinarians carry out the necessary research, improving feed formulas.
Most importantly, as in the case of people being treated,It is not necessary to personally diagnose the pet and decide independently which medical food is needed. It is better to first consult with an expert to find out the exact diagnosis and determine the diet. The veterinarian will more competently advise a certain type of food useful to your dog.
And self-medication can be fraught with unpleasant consequences. After all, in the composition of the therapeutic feed, there may be antibiotics, which, if misused, will do more harm than good.
The process of taking medicinal food should be monitored by the doctor to monitor the dynamics of the animal's condition and to change the feed in a timely manner if the situation worsens or to be canceled when the animal recovers.