The group of B vitamins – essential vitamins for dogs
The group of B vitamins plays an important role among the essential micronutrients for dogs, because the B vitamins are required by the dog’s body, among other things, for the maintenance, optimal function and regeneration of nerve cells and nerve tracts. All B vitamins must be ingested by the dog through food and should there be a deficiency or increased need of these important B vitamins due to an unbalanced diet (keyword: ready-made food), illnesses, stress and advanced age of the dog, this can result in the long term the various nervous disorders and secondary diseases arise.
Especially with older dogs, it is not uncommon for their owners to observe that their dog has various symptoms of nervous weakness, such as visual difficulties, abnormal movements, anxiety, nervousness, dementia or even incontinence. In old dogs, nerve performance and the ability to regenerate decrease as a side effect of the aging process. A good supply of the dog’s body with B vitamins is particularly important then.
Which vitamins belong to the B group?
The group of B vitamins includes several nutrients, each of which fulfills very specific tasks in the dog’s body. So that dog owners can get an overview of the individual functions of these essential (i.e. vital) nutrients, the following is a detailed list of the individual vitamins of the B group and their functions and effects.
Vitamin B1 helps the dog’s body to gain energy from the food it eats, which is then fed into the nerve cells with the help of this vitamin. This constantly ensures that the cells of the nervous system are always supplied with a sufficient amount of energy, which is absolutely essential for their optimal functioning.
Vitamin B2 is also actively involved in generating energy in the dog’s body, whereby this nutrient contributes to the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. In addition, the vitamin B2 is involved in maintaining the optic nerves and thus also the visual acuity of the dog. Puppies need vitamin B2 for optimal and healthy growth.
Vitamin B3 is required by the dog’s metabolism and helps ensure that all metabolic processes in the animal’s body work at an ideal level. This also ensures that the dog’s nervous system is supplied with an optimal amount of energy.
Vitamin B5, the pantothenic acid, contributes to the activation and control of the nerve metabolism, which on the one hand optimizes the energy supply to the nerve cells and nerve cords and on the other hand regulates the growth processes. In addition, this vitamin has a positive effect on the maximum resilience in terms of stress, nervousness and anxiety in dogs.
Vitamin B6 is primarily required by the dog’s protein metabolism. Without this vitamin, the dog’s body cannot gain energy from the proteins in the food. Furthermore, this nutrient also ensures a constant transmission of this energy to the nervous system.
Vitamin B7 (biotin)
Biotin supports the formation of creatine and is very important for the development of a healthy coat and dog’s claws. In addition, biotin plays an important role in protein and carbohydrate metabolism and is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels.
Vitamin B 9 (folic acid)
The vitamin B 9 of the B group is called folic acid and contributes to the build-up and maintenance of nerve cells in dogs. This function relates primarily to both the blood cells and directly to the nerve cells.
The nutrient called vitamin B12 helps the dog’s body to form red blood cells and also new nerve cells. Therefore, this vitamin is an extremely important micronutrient for both nerve function and the general state of health of dogs, which must not be missing under any circumstances.
The benefits and areas of application of vitamin B at a glance:
- contributes to strengthening & Regeneration of the nervous system at
- helps to relieve nerve inflammation
- contributes to normal energy and cell metabolism
- contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism
- contributes to normal heart function
- contributes to normal hormonal activity
- contributes to a normal function of energy metabolism and macronutrient metabolism
- contributes to the normal function of cell division
- for spondylosis (in combination with our JOINTS or CARE senior
- for incontinence and bladder weakness
- for signs of paralysis & shaking (tremor)
- in degenerative myelopathy
- in dementia
- in diabetes
- for epilepsy
- in vestibular syndrome (balance disorder)
- in states of exhaustion
- for anxiety (also for fear biters) and nervousness
- protects cells from oxidative stress
- Supports the eyes and vision
- supports hair growth, skin and mucous membranes
- supports strength and vitality
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