It’s a common misconception that senior dogs and dogs recovering from an injury are the only ones that need to take supplements on a regular basis. There are beneficial supplements that can be given to dogs of all ages, providing that their regular diet does not offer them. There are supplements specifically formulated for canine joint health, digestive health, skin and coat health and other issues that can be given to any dog – regardless of age, breed or size.
Adding supplements to your dog’s diet is a wonderful way to improve his overall health and well-being. The problem is getting him to take them. Most of these supplements come in pill form, and most dogs are not cooperative about taking any type of tablet or capsule.
K-10+ is a pet supplement company that has released an innovative new product designed to make giving your dog dietary supplements much easier than ever before. Their supplements come in tablet and powder forms and dissolve right in your dog’s water bowl. They have no off-putting smell or taste, so your pet won’t even know he’s taking them.
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The delivery via water isn’t just convenient, it also helps your dog’s body absorb the supplements faster and more completely than traditional pills. K-10+ claims that their water soluble supplements for dogs are up to 9 times more effective than the pill and capsule forms that most pet owners give their dogs.
The supplements are scientifically formulated, and the say the entire line is recommended by veterinarians. Their products are also manufactured in the United States and contain no gluten, grains, artificial colors or flavors or meat by-products. The formulas currently available include:
- Urinary tract support
- Weight management
K-10+ products are endorsed with the National Animal Supplement Council’s (NASC) Quality Seal.
The NASC is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the health of companion animals in the U.S. The group was formed in 2001. Their Quality Seal Program is a way for consumers to know that they are buying supplements from a reputable company that has completed a facility audit and met the NASC quality standards.
The company also has a line of chewable supplements for dogs that are made with real yogurt and natural chicken flavoring. Each chew contains tiny dissolving strips that work to facilitate the absorption of key ingredients. These are also gluten, grain, meat by-product and artificial color and flavor free. The formulas available include:
- Digestive support with probiotics
- Joint health
- Oral care
K-10+ makes a unique line of protein bars for dogs as well. They are made with whey protein and are individually wrapped for maximum freshness. These bars contain the same dissolving strips as the chewables.
Of course a company that cares this much about canine health is also worried about your dog’s dental care. That’s why they offer dental chews for large and small breeds. The mini dissolvable strips in these dental chews are supposed to help fight bad breath.
This is clearly a company that cares about canine health, but also cares about the convenience of their products for the owner. Our boxer has a heart condition and has to take 7 pills every day. I would consider myself a professional at pilling dogs, but I still don’t like doing it. Neither does she for that matter.
Take it from someone with lots of experience – water soluble supplements would be much easier than trying to force your pet to take a pill every day. Unless your dog is extremely food motivated, he’ll figure out that you’re hiding his pills in food soon enough. Once that happens, it’s nearly impossible to get him to take any type of pill without forcing it.