Dog Eye Health and Supplement Benefits
While it’s true that dogs are best known for their incredible sense of smell, it’s important to look after the eye health of your pooch too. As our dogs get older, they can develop conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma. Even the healthiest of dogs will experience some loss of vision.
One way to support your best friend is with nutritional supplements designed to optimize eye health. This preventative approach makes sure your pup has the best chance of getting to old age with its vision in-tact.
When choosing a nutritional supplement, it’s important to look out for a few things. First, make sure the manufacturer is accredited. It’s also important that you pick supplements that are made primarily from natural ingredients, and that these ingredients support eye health, to get the best for your dog.
What are some of the best natural ingredients to look for in eye supplements for your dog?
Bilberry, also known as the European Blueberry, is a bright blue fruit packed with antioxidants. It is often used to treat eye problems in both humans and dogs. Studies have shown that it can slow the progression of cataracts and help repair damage to damaged ocular blood vessels.
Lycopene is an antioxidant found in various fruits and vegetables, most prominently in tomatoes. It is a pigment and is responsible for tomatoes’ red color. Antioxidant supplements have been shown to help improve eyesight and slow down the eye’s aging in dogs. More specifically, there is evidence to suggest that Lycopene protects against the development of cataracts.
Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Both Lutein and Zeaxanthin, powerful antioxidants usually found in leafy greens, vegetables, and marigolds, have been shown to improve visual function in dogs. Studies have also shown they are effective in holding back age-related macular degeneration, and preventing cataracts.
Calcium carbonate can help prevent calcium deficiency which can lead to loss of vision. Calcium carbonate can also help prevent your dog developing ‘tear stains’. These reddish-brown marks that appear near the corner of the eye in some dogs are unsightly, and can irritate your pup’s eyes.
Beta Carotene is yet another natural antioxidant, this time found in carrots. When ingested, your dog’s body converts Beta Carotene into Vitamin A. Maintaining the right level of vitamin A in your puppy’s diet is essential in keeping their eyes healthy. Vitamin A is what your dog’s eyes use to communicate with the brain and if it’s lacking in their diet their eyesight can suffer. Making sure they’ve enough Beta Carotene in their diet will help maintain their sight and even improve their night vision.
Puppz Eye Health Supplements contain all of the above active ingredients, as well as providing a source of all the vitamins your pup needs to maintain general good health. They’re also made in an FDA regulated facility and 3rd party certified, so you can be confident they’re good for your furry friend. Not only that, but being maple bacon flavored we’ve not met a dog yet who didn’t find them delicious.
They’re the perfect product to boost your pup’s eye health. You can buy them now, here.