Important Minerals and Vitamins to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Just like for your own body, you want your afghan hound to be healthy

and strong. And just like you, a lot of this depends on the foods,

vitamins, and minerals your dog intakes. If you are wondering which

ones serve which purpose, I have gathered that information for you.

Vitamin B-12

Promotes cell development and growth

Vitamins A and E

Contain essential antioxidants for fighting diseases, slowing the aging

process, and helping with maintaining a healthy weight. In addition,

vitamins A and E are important for healthy eyes and skin.

Iron

As with humans, iron helps with keeping blood flowing properly.

Potassium

Important for a healthy heart

Vitamin C

As with humans, dogs benefits include improving the immune system,

fights sickness, and promotes healing

Calcium

Similar to humans, it strengthens the bones and teeth

Phosphorus

When taken with calcium, it helps with cell energy and bone structure

Sodium

Helps monitor the pressure inside and outside the cells; it also

regulates water intake by making your dog thirsty

Most of these vitamins and minerals can be found in a good-quality

dog food. Just like people check labels for ingredients, pet owners

should do the same for dog food. Furthermore, any animal-by-product

is a good choice for important minerals and vitamins. If pet owners

feed their dogs a well-balanced diet, vitamin supplements will not be

necessary.

Whoo hoo! First Blog Eva!

I’m going through a blog building course so you’ll have to hang with me while I figure out how to best approach my blog.

I have three dogs, but I already took care of that in the “about” section.   As far as this blog: www.afghanhoundpost.com, I decided to make it about my dogs and owning pets.

I don’t have a  ton of time to blog but I have a friend who does a dog blog and is able to make a good living.

I want to make this like one of those magazine blogs, but I have to learn how to do that first.

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