Top 6 Reasons to Support Your Dog’s Immune System
Protecting our bodies and keeping us healthy – that’s what the immune system does!
But did you know?
Dogs have immune systems too. In fact, just like us humans, the canine body also has an interconnected network of white and red blood cells, tissues, and antibodies. These work together to protect pups from common illnesses and diseases, such as kennel cough, canine influenza, diseases, parasites, etc. Yuck!
Nobody wants a sick puppy.
Unfortunately, the majority of commercial dog foods lack sufficient vitamins and minerals, thus putting your dog’s immune system at risk.
Not to worry, however. Rusty's Pet Essentials is here to explain why supporting your dog’s immune system is so very important, plus show how Daily Defense - Allergy & Immune Support can help dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages.
6 Reasons to Support Your Dog’s Immune System
A weak immune system is problematic for dogs.
As PetMD points out, when the immune system is compromised or malfunctions, your beloved pooch can develop serious – even life-threatening – illnesses down the road. Stress, age, hereditary autoimmune deficiency, allergies, and diet can all leave the immune system feeling “ruff.”
Therefore, supporting your dog’s immune system is a no-brainer!
By doing so, you can prevent the following:
The healthier a dog’s immune system, the faster they heal. But when the immune system isn’t strong, the white blood cells must work extra hard to defeat disease-causing germs. That means cuts, scraps, and wounds are more susceptible to nasty infections.
Even more frightening? Dogs with weak immune systems can be diagnosed with “lymphoma,” which is a type of cancer that affects infection-fighting cells of the immune system.
Sadly, lymphoma is very aggressive. It has a high mortality rate…so, we want to avoid it in our dogs at all costs!
Next up is diabetes.
Dogs who have diabetes require both special medical and immune system care. Many veterinarians prescribe an immune supplement to give a diabetic dog’s body a helping hand.
Then we have parasites…those gross little insects, worms, and fleas! Intestinal parasites can wreak havoc on your pup’s digestion whereas outer parasites are scratchy, uncomfortable, and overall, just a miserable experience.
Luckily, a healthy immune system will fend off many parasites naturally, killing or eradicating them before too much harm is done.
Another reason to support your dog’s immune system is to stop chronic diseases from taking root, such as liver and kidney disease, arthritis, asthma, etc. Remember, illnesses can have a snowball effect. Once a disease gets established, it can take longer to heal or become long-lasting and chronic.
Keep your dog’s immune system in tip-top shape before that happens.
Finally, a strong immune system kicks viruses to the curb.
While it’s impossible to avoid ALL viruses (after all, we do visit the dog park, vet office, and grooming salon) a healthy immune system paired with vaccines will guarantee your dog doesn’t get deathly ill, should a virus such as canine influenza be transmitted.
Easy Ways to Give Your Dog’s Immune System a Boost
There you have it!
A list of 6 reasons to support your dog’s immune system. To keep their body up and running at 100%, you can also:
- Feed a nutritious and balanced diet
- Offer fresh water
- Minimize stress
- Listen to your veterinarian’s vaccine recommendations
- Go for walks and runs
- Use a daily supplement
And don’t forget…
Rusty’s Pet Essentials Daily Defense - Allergy & Immune Support is an all-natural, organic allergy and immune support supplement. Made with 7 delicious ingredients, including:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- 6 Probiotic Blend
- Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil
- Licorice Root
- Fennel Seed Powder
- Organic Turmeric
It’s our go-to preventative immune system support “paw-sitively” perfect for EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!