Vitamin D – an essential micronutrient
Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for dogs and plays a crucial role in regulating calcium and phosphate metabolism, bone development and maintaining a strong immune system. Dogs that do not get enough vitamin D in their diet can suffer from a variety of health problems, including bone and joint problems and a weakened immune system.
What are the consequences of vitamin D deficiency?
A lack of vitamin D in dogs can lead to rickets, a condition characterised by insufficient mineralisation of the bones. Dogs suffering from rickets may have soft and deformed bones as well as muscle weakness and difficulty standing and walking. Vitamin D deficiency can also weaken dogs’ immune systems and make them more susceptible to infections.
The beneficial properties of vitamin D
Vitamin D is included in DOG FIT by PreThis® CARE senior in a safe and easily absorbed form to ensure senior dogs get the necessary amount of this important nutrient. In addition to its role in bone development and immune system support, there are many other beneficial properties of vitamin D for dogs, including:
- Improves muscle strength: Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining and improving muscle strength in dogs.
- Supports cardiovascular health: Vitamin D can help maintain and improve the health of dogs’ heart and circulatory systems.
- Regulates insulin levels: A deficiency of vitamin D may increase the risk of diabetes in dogs as vitamin D plays a role in regulating insulin levels in the body.
- Promotes healthy skin and coat: Vitamin D can help improve the health of dogs’ skin and coat and alleviate skin problems such as eczema.
- Supports brain health: Vitamin D may help improve cognitive function and memory in dogs.
Our product recommendation
In summary, vitamin D is an important nutrient for canine health that has a number of beneficial properties including supporting bone development, immune system, muscle strength and cardiovascular health. DOG FIT by PreThis® CARE senior is a dietary supplement containing vitamin D in a safe and easily absorbed form, specifically designed for senior dogs. A balanced diet and appropriate supplements, such as DOG FIT by PreThis® CARE senior, can help to maintain and promote your dog’s health and well-being.
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