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Benefits of Providing a Good Nutrition to your Dog

Nutrition is really the cornerstone of health. Maintain health, repair tissues and energy.

That is why most holistic health professionals focus a lot on diet and nutritional supplements.

We need to think about food as the most important medicine we take every day. Feeding your dog fresh, healthy, processed or unprocessed is paramount in maintaining the health of your dog.

9 Healthy, dog foods to support health and promote healing

Here are some of the daily recommended foods for sick dogs. As a general rule, these are also excellent foods that can be added to almost any dog’s diet.

Bone broth is nutritious and good for dogs
What exactly is bone broth? Bone is simmered for several days with apple cider vinegar. This slowly breaks down all the nutrients in the bones, making them extremely bioavailable for the body.

The benefits of bone broth:

Improve digestion and help heal “leaky gut” wounds – All diseases starting in the gut (autoimmune, allergies, asthma, chronic inflammation)! Gelatin soothes and heals the lining of the lining to help seal the gut barrier, possibly damage, and allow toxins to enter the bloodstream. Gelatin aids in breaking down proteins and fats from foods, making them easier to digest.
Aid in Liver Detoxification – Glycine is a powerful precursor for the production of glutathione, a powerful detoxifier. The liver is a hard-working organ – it does a lot of things for the body. The liver’s most important job is to detoxify the things the dog comes into contact with to keep the body clean. It releases chemicals, hormones, and waste products. It also provides minerals, acids and electrolytes, which help promote the elimination process.
Reducing Inflammation – Glycine and proline are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
Relief of joint pain – Recent studies show that the ingredients of bone broth may help relieve joint pain.
Strengthens bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments – Glycine is important for building muscle strength. It prevents protein breakdown in muscle tissue and preserves it (helps to prevent skin atrophy in old dogs). Collagen contains proline, glucosamine and chondroitin that support cartilage and joint cushioning.
Provide minerals and increase their absorption – Bone broth is rich in macronutrients (calcium and phosphorus) and trace minerals (magnesium and zinc). Bone broth helps absorb these minerals.
Immune System Boost – Provides body tools to boost antioxidant activity to help fight infections.
Improves skin health – Collagen builds healthy skin and protects it from aging.
Supports brain function – Glycine is an important neurotransmitter in the brain. Bone broth helps improve cognition, memory and promotes better sleep.
You can make your own bone broth or buy it from many specialty pet stores.

You can refer to How to make bone broth for dogs here

  1. Whole goat milk
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    Whole goat milk helps boost the immune system and reduce allergies, which is great for gut health
    Fresh (unpasteurized) milk is one of the most nutritious foods. Just look at the nutrient profile below:

Fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2
Healthy Fat: Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) and Omega-3
Probiotics and digestive enzymes
Protein / amino acids
Immunoglobulins
Minerals and electrolytes: calcium, magnesium, potassium
There are many health benefits of raw milk. It has been shown to boost the immune system and reduce allergies. Thanks to probiotics and digestive enzymes, it’s great for gut health. It may even help improve intestinal leakage and promote better skin health.

Nutrition is really the cornerstone of health. Maintain health, repair tissues and energy.

That is why most holistic health professionals focus a lot on diet and nutritional supplements.

We need to think about food as the most important medicine we take every day. Feeding your dog fresh, healthy, processed or unprocessed is paramount in maintaining the health of your dog.

9 Healthy, dog foods to support health and promote healing

Here are some of the daily recommended foods for sick dogs. As a general rule, these are also excellent foods that can be added to almost any dog’s diet.

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1. Bone broth

Bone broth offers immense benefits for dogs. It is literally a healing potion.

Bone broth is nutritious and good for dogs
Bone broth is nutritious and good for dogs

What exactly is bone broth? Bone is simmered for several days with apple cider vinegar. This slowly breaks down all the nutrients in the bones, making them extremely bioavailable for the body.

The benefits of bone broth:

  • Improve digestion and help heal “leaky gut” wounds – All diseases starting in the gut (autoimmune, allergies, asthma, chronic inflammation)! Gelatin soothes and heals the lining of the lining to help seal the gut barrier, possibly damage, and allow toxins to enter the bloodstream. Gelatin aids in breaking down proteins and fats from foods, making them easier to digest.
  • Aid in Liver Detoxification – Glycine is a powerful precursor for the production of glutathione, a powerful detoxifier. The liver is a hard-working organ – it does a lot of things for the body. The liver’s most important job is to detoxify the things the dog comes into contact with to keep the body clean. It releases chemicals, hormones, and waste products. It also provides minerals, acids and electrolytes, which help promote the elimination process.
  • Reducing Inflammation – Glycine and proline are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
  • Relief of joint pain – Recent studies show that the ingredients of bone broth may help relieve joint pain.
  • Strengthens bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments – Glycine is important for building muscle strength. It prevents protein breakdown in muscle tissue and preserves it (helps to prevent skin atrophy in old dogs). Collagen contains proline, glucosamine and chondroitin that support cartilage and joint cushioning.
  • Provide minerals and increase their absorption – Bone broth is rich in macronutrients (calcium and phosphorus) and trace minerals (magnesium and zinc). Bone broth helps absorb these minerals.
  • Immune System Boost – Provides body tools to boost antioxidant activity to help fight infections.
  • Improves skin health – Collagen builds healthy skin and protects it from aging.
  • Supports brain function – Glycine is an important neurotransmitter in the brain. Bone broth helps improve cognition, memory and promotes better sleep.

You can make your own bone broth or buy it from many specialty pet stores.

You can refer to How to make bone broth for dogs here

2. Whole goat milk

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Whole goat milk helps boost the immune system and reduce allergies, which is great for gut health

Fresh (unpasteurized) milk is one of the most nutritious foods. Just look at the nutrient profile below:

  • Fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2
  • Healthy Fat: Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) and Omega-3
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes
  • Protein / amino acids
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Minerals and electrolytes: calcium, magnesium, potassium

There are many health benefits of raw milk. It has been shown to boost the immune system and reduce allergies. Thanks to probiotics and digestive enzymes, it’s great for gut health. It may even help improve intestinal leakage and promote better skin health.

Goat milk:

  • Less allergenic – lower milk sugar content
  • Easier to digest and absorb because of the smaller fat clumps
  • Higher concentration of MCTs (30 – 35% in goat’s milk compared to 15-20% in cow’s milk)
  • Higher content of vitamin A, zinc and selenium

In general, you should give your dog about ¼ cup per day for small dogs, cup per day for medium sized dogs, and cup per day for older dogs.

3. Organ meat

No matter what you feed your dog, be it commercial raw food, homemade meals or others, organ meats are an important ingredient in the diet. Many commercial diets and home cooks will follow the 80-10-10 rule (that is, 80% muscle meat, 10% bone and 10% offal meat).

Organ meat (liver, heart, brain ...) is an important ingredient in the diet, is good food for dogs.
Organ meat (liver, heart, brain …) is an important ingredient in the diet, is good food for dogs.

The organs and glands are nutrient dense. This includes the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, pancreas, brain, stomach (lumen) and heart. Liver and other organ meats are strength boosters (also known as blood-forming agents). In traditional Chinese medicine they are called blood tonic. And we know that predators always give priority to organs – they’re going to look for organs first.

Here are some organ meats you should try to include in your dog’s diet:

  • Liver: vitamins A, B, iron, folate, zinc, amino acids, ribonucleic acid. Research shows it’s great for building strength and endurance.
  • Kidney: vitamins A, B12, riboflavin, iron
  • Heart: CoQ10, vitamin B12, amino acids, collagen
  • Adrenal gland: vitamin C
  • Brain: omega-3, selenium, zinc, vitamin B12
  • Heart (green, unbleached): digestive enzymes, probiotics, selenium, zinc, vitamin B12

** Try to get organ meats from grazing, organic animals.

4. Eggs

Eggs are considered a super-nutrient. These are called the most complete proteins and have 100% absolute bioavailability. And they are very easy to add to your dog’s diet.

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Raw eggs are great for your dog

Eggs provide:

  • High quality protein and amino acids
  • Vitamins A, D, E, vitamins B-complex
  • Omega-3
  • Antioxidants
  • Calcium, selenium, zinc

One of the things that eggs are most beneficial for is heart health, so don’t count on the hype a few decades ago that eggs are bad for your heart! The cholesterol in eggs actually regulates cholesterol in the body. And the brain and liver depend a lot on cholesterol for normal function. They are also good for eye and skin health.

Try to find free-range eggs (note: no cage is not the same as freeing) . Because they have twice the amount of omega-3s, 3 times more vitamin E, 7 times more beta-carotene, 60% more vitamin A, and 98% lower salmonella carrying capacity!

Raw eggs are good for dogs. For a large dog, one egg per day is fine and for smaller dogs it is possible to eat half an egg. Or, you can feed it differently every day – whatever makes you feel comfortable. (!) Note from Monspet: currently this issue is still controversial from many sides, in Monspet’s opinion if you want to feed your dog raw eggs, you should learn more carefully about the issue. Gradually familiarize your dog with this way of eating, from ripe eggs, scrambled eggs, to raw eggs, or if you are still doubtful about feeding your dog raw eggs you can feed your dog hard-boiled eggs, to make sure the dog is not contaminated with Salmonella )

5. Omega-3 Oil

For omega-3 oils, you should feed your dog oily fish regularly.

Kelp is full of trace minerals that are good for dogs
Sardines contain an excellent amount of omega-3 oils that are good for dogs

There are many health benefits, including:

  • Is good brain food
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Supports bones and joints
  • Renal function
  • Heart health
  • Health of skin and eyes

Sardines and anchovies, since they are very small fish, do not have time to accumulate the toxins present in larger fish. They are cleaner and provide an excellent source of omega-3. And stay away from farmed fish (not wild fish in rivers and canals).

Oily fish are rich in nutrients, so start with small servings first, then work your way up. For smaller dogs you can start with ½ sardines per day and for older dogs you can get a serving of one box of fish per day.

Other sources of omega-3 oils:

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  • Krill oil – has bioavailability available, but it’s overfished so it’s not good for the environment
  • Calamari oil – This oil has the highest concentration of DHA and EPA and it has the highest stability with the least negative impact.
  • Cod liver oil – comes from the liver of fish. It is a good source of DHA, EPA, vitamin A and vitamin D

6. Coconut oil

One of the other medicinal energy foods is coconut oil. Coconut oil has a lot of benefits. It has a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), which is a very fine fat. It has a stable temperature, so it is not susceptible to oxidation, even at high temperatures. That makes coconut oil great for cooking.

Where is it?
Coconut oil is a healthy, stable and non-oxidizing fat

There are many health benefits:

  • Brain food – improves cognition and helps reduce dementia
  • Anti-bacteria (bacteria and yeast / candida) – lauric acid
  • Full range of antioxidants and minerals
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts immune system health
  • Good for skin and oral health

As a healthy fat, it also helps fight cancer. One of the things we know about cancer cells is that they cannot use fat. Cancer cells need glucose, or sugar, the type that carbs break down into, to fuel themselves. We can help starve cancer by offering a diet that contains more healthy fats and fewer carbohydrates.

Most dogs love the taste of coconut oil. A general recommended daily dose is about 1 teaspoon (5 ml) for every 4.5 to 9 kg of body weight. Start slowly and you will get the results you expect.

7. Kelp (Kelp)

One of the reasons kelp is so good for dogs is that it is full of trace minerals. Our soils are becoming so depleted that they lack minerals, so we need to look for other trace mineral sources. The oceans are supplying these minerals because the oceans are the lifeblood of the planet.

Kelp is full of trace minerals that are good for dogs
Kelp is full of trace minerals that are good for dogs

Kelp kelp absorbs a lot of the nutrients in its leaves, not from the roots. Compared to land-grown plants, sea vegetables have 10-20 times more vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is also a complex source of trace minerals and phytonutrients.

Some minerals rich in kelp are iodine, selenium, zinc and magnesium. There are several health benefits of these nutrients, including:

  • Thyroid health
  • Metabolic health
  • Nervous system health
  • Digestive health
  • Immune function

8. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the foods that can be easily found and eaten on a daily basis. Mushrooms contain some of the most unique and powerful natural medicines on the planet. They have been used in Chinese herbal formulations for centuries because they provide powerful health benefits.

The fungus has an amazing boosting effect on your dog's immune system
The fungus has an amazing boosting effect on your dog’s immune system

Some of the best mushrooms include:

  • Mushroom (Turkey Tail)
  • Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)
  • Cordyceps (Cordyceps)
  • Lion’s Mane
  • Shiitake (Shiitake)
  • Chaga Mushroom
  • Maitake mushrooms

Medicinal mushrooms are full of vitamins and nutrients including beta glucans, flavonoids, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and antioxidants. One of the best known benefits is the amazing boost to the immune system. Digestive health and their anti-cancer effects are also great reasons to add them to your dog’s diet.

(!) Note: IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TO EAT DURABILITY, NO ORIGINAL SOURCE, EFFECTS. SOME TYPES OF MUSHROOM MAY CAUSE POISON WHEN EATING IT. READ MORE: Here

9. Fermented foods

Fermented foods are a great place for beneficial bacteria (good bacteria). They generally contain more concentrated bacteria than probiotic supplements. They are also excellent in supporting immune functions. Fermented foods aid in intestinal detoxification and the discharge of heavy metals / chemicals, which can help heal leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease.

Yogurt is one of the best fermented foods for dogs
Yogurt is one of the best fermented foods for dogs

One of the reasons fermented foods are so great is because of all the nutrients in them. The fermentation process produces:

  • Vitamins C, K2 and B vitamins
  • Acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter
  • Choline – balances and nourishes the blood
  • Enzymes support digestion and metabolic activity
  • Lactic acid – inhibits cancer cells

Some good fermented food options for dogs are:

  • Milk mushroom Kefir
  • Yogurt
  • Fermented vegetables
  • Fish stock
  • Fermented fish sauce
  • Water Ginseng Mushroom (Kombucha)

When feeding fermented foods to your dog, you should consume 1 teaspoon (5 ml) for every 4.5 kg of body weight per day.

Source: Monspet.com

This article is extracted from: https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/healthy-foods-for-dogs/

Goat milk:

Less allergenic – lower milk sugar content
Easier to digest and absorb because of the smaller fat clumps
Higher concentration of MCTs (30 – 35% in goat’s milk compared to 15-20% in cow’s milk)
Higher content of vitamin A, zinc and selenium
In general, you should give your dog about ¼ cup per day for small dogs, cup per day for medium sized dogs, and cup per day for older dogs.

  1. Organ meat
    No matter what you feed your dog, be it commercial raw food, homemade meals or others, organ meats are an important ingredient in the diet. Many commercial diets and home cooks will follow the 80-10-10 rule (that is, 80% muscle meat, 10% bone and 10% offal meat).

Organ meat (liver, heart, brain …) is an important ingredient in the diet, is good food for dogs.
Organ meat (liver, heart, brain …) is an important ingredient in the diet, is good food for dogs.
The organs and glands are nutrient dense. This includes the liver, kidneys, adrenal glands, pancreas, brain, stomach (lumen) and heart. Liver and other organ meats are strength boosters (also known as blood-forming agents). In traditional Chinese medicine they are called blood tonic. And we know that predators always give priority to organs – they’re going to look for organs first.

Here are some organ meats you should try to include in your dog’s diet:

Liver: vitamins A, B, iron, folate, zinc, amino acids, ribonucleic acid. Research shows it’s great for building strength and endurance.
Kidney: vitamins A, B12, riboflavin, iron
Heart: CoQ10, vitamin B12, amino acids, collagen
Adrenal gland: vitamin C
Brain: omega-3, selenium, zinc, vitamin B12
Heart (green, unbleached): digestive enzymes, probiotics, selenium, zinc, vitamin B12
** Try to get organ meats from grazing, organic animals.

  1. Eggs
    Eggs are considered a super-nutrient. These are called the most complete proteins and have 100% absolute bioavailability. And they are very easy to add to your dog’s diet.

middle
Raw eggs are great for your dog
Eggs provide:

High quality protein and amino acids
Vitamins A, D, E, vitamins B-complex
Omega-3
Antioxidants
Calcium, selenium, zinc
One of the things that eggs are most beneficial for is heart health, so don’t count on the hype a few decades ago that eggs are bad for your heart! The cholesterol in eggs actually regulates cholesterol in the body. And the brain and liver depend a lot on cholesterol for normal function. They are also good for eye and skin health.

Try to find free-range eggs (note: no cage is not the same as freeing) . Because they have twice the amount of omega-3s, 3 times more vitamin E, 7 times more beta-carotene, 60% more vitamin A, and 98% lower salmonella carrying capacity!

Raw eggs are good for dogs. For a large dog, one egg per day is fine and for smaller dogs it is possible to eat half an egg. Or, you can feed it differently every day – whatever makes you feel comfortable. (!) ( Note from Monspet: currently this issue is still controversial from many sides, in Monspet’s opinion if you want to feed your dog raw eggs, you should learn more carefully about the issue. Gradually familiarize your dog with this way of eating, from ripe eggs, scrambled eggs, to raw eggs, or if you are still doubtful about feeding your dog raw eggs you can feed your dog hard-boiled eggs, to make sure the dog is not contaminated with Salmonella )

  1. Omega-3 Oil
    For omega-3 oils, you should feed your dog oily fish regularly.

Kelp is full of trace minerals that are good for dogs
Sardines contain an excellent amount of omega-3 oils that are good for dogs
There are many health benefits, including:

Is good brain food
Anti-inflammatory
Supports bones and joints
Renal function
Heart health
Health of skin and eyes
Sardines and anchovies, since they are very small fish, do not have time to accumulate the toxins present in larger fish. They are cleaner and provide an excellent source of omega-3. And stay away from farmed fish (not wild fish in rivers and canals).

Oily fish are rich in nutrients, so start with small servings first, then work your way up. For smaller dogs you can start with ½ sardines per day and for older dogs you can get a serving of one box of fish per day.

Other sources of omega-3 oils:

Krill oil – has bioavailability available, but it’s overfished so it’s not good for the environment
Calamari oil – This oil has the highest concentration of DHA and EPA and it has the highest stability with the least negative impact.
Cod liver oil – comes from the liver of fish. It is a good source of DHA, EPA, vitamin A and vitamin D

  1. Coconut oil
    One of the other medicinal energy foods is coconut oil. Coconut oil has a lot of benefits. It has a medium-chain triglyceride (MCT), which is a very fine fat. It has a stable temperature, so it is not susceptible to oxidation, even at high temperatures. That makes coconut oil great for cooking.

Where is it?
Coconut oil is a healthy, stable and non-oxidizing fat
There are many health benefits:

Brain food – improves cognition and helps reduce dementia
Anti-bacteria (bacteria and yeast / candida) – lauric acid
Full range of antioxidants and minerals
Reduces inflammation
Boosts immune system health
Good for skin and oral health
As a healthy fat, it also helps fight cancer. One of the things we know about cancer cells is that they cannot use fat. Cancer cells need glucose, or sugar, the type that carbs break down into, to fuel themselves. We can help starve cancer by offering a diet that contains more healthy fats and fewer carbohydrates.

Most dogs love the taste of coconut oil. A general recommended daily dose is about 1 teaspoon (5 ml) for every 4.5 to 9 kg of body weight. Start slowly and you will get the results you expect.

  1. Kelp (Kelp)
    One of the reasons kelp is so good for dogs is that it is full of trace minerals. Our soils are becoming so depleted that they lack minerals, so we need to look for other trace mineral sources. The oceans are supplying these minerals because the oceans are the lifeblood of the planet.

Kelp is full of trace minerals that are good for dogs
Kelp is full of trace minerals that are good for dogs
Kelp kelp absorbs a lot of the nutrients in its leaves, not from the roots. Compared to land-grown plants, sea vegetables have 10-20 times more vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It is also a complex source of trace minerals and phytonutrients.

Some minerals rich in kelp are iodine, selenium, zinc and magnesium. There are several health benefits of these nutrients, including:

Thyroid health
Metabolic health
Nervous system health
Digestive health
Immune function

  1. Mushrooms
    Mushrooms are one of the foods that can be easily found and eaten on a daily basis. Mushrooms contain some of the most unique and powerful natural medicines on the planet. They have been used in Chinese herbal formulations for centuries because they provide powerful health benefits.

The fungus has an amazing boosting effect on your dog’s immune system
The fungus has an amazing boosting effect on your dog’s immune system
Some of the best mushrooms include:

Mushroom (Turkey Tail)
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)
Cordyceps (Cordyceps)
Lion’s Mane
Shiitake (Shiitake)
Chaga Mushroom
Maitake mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms are full of vitamins and nutrients including beta glucans, flavonoids, prebiotics, digestive enzymes and antioxidants. One of the best known benefits is the amazing boost to the immune system. Digestive health and their anti-cancer effects are also great reasons to add them to your dog’s diet.

(!) Note: IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TO EAT DURABILITY, NO ORIGINAL SOURCE, EFFECTS. SOME TYPES OF MUSHROOM MAY CAUSE POISON WHEN EATING IT. READ MORE: Here

  1. Fermented foods
    Fermented foods are a great place for beneficial bacteria (good bacteria). They generally contain more concentrated bacteria than probiotic supplements. They are also excellent in supporting immune functions. Fermented foods aid in intestinal detoxification and the discharge of heavy metals / chemicals, which can help heal leaky gut and inflammatory bowel disease.

Yogurt is one of the best fermented foods for dogs
Yogurt is one of the best fermented foods for dogs
One of the reasons fermented foods are so great is because of all the nutrients in them. The fermentation process produces:

Vitamins C, K2 and B vitamins
Acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter
Choline – balances and nourishes the blood
Enzymes support digestion and metabolic activity
Lactic acid – inhibits cancer cells
Some good fermented food options for dogs are:

Milk mushroom Kefir
Yogurt
Fermented vegetables
Fish stock
Fermented fish sauce
Water Ginseng Mushroom (Kombucha)
When feeding fermented foods to your dog, you should consume 1 teaspoon (5 ml) for every 4.5 kg of body weight per day.

Source: Monspet.com

This article is extracted from: https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/healthy-foods-for-dogs/

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