The Role of Antioxidants In Dog Food
We all keep hearing from nutritionist and dieticians about all the great benefits of antioxidants, and many consumable and health-related foods are marketed as having anti-oxidant properties. From teas to organic vegetables to supplements, most come with prized anti-oxidant properties, but what makes anti-oxidants so important? And why does your pup need anti-oxidants in their diet? Read on to find out!
What exactly are anti-oxidants?
Anti-oxidants are a class of chemicals found in many natural vegetables, fruits and plants that offer several health benefits to the body. They not only identify and eliminate harmful chemicals in the blood but also reduce oxidization of the blood, leading to better circulation, more energy and less fatigue in the muscles.
Anti-oxidants refresh the blood from the detrimental effects of pollutants and chemicals and leave the body and brain feeling energetic and refreshed.
Why does my dog need anti-oxidants?
Being mammals, your dogs are prone to the same kind of oxidative damage and oxidative stress as us humans, and that can leave them feeling weak and drowsy. Oxidative stress on the body weakens the immune system and decreases the absorption of healthy nutrients into the blood.
So, if your pup is getting a good meal each day, but isn’t getting any anti-oxidants, then most of the beneficial effects of a healthy meal get cancelled out by the oxidative stress, which also ends up hurting your pups DNA in the long run, causing mental deterioration and faster ageing.
Making Sure Your Pup Gets the Best
The bottom line is, if you want to give your dog the best chance at staying healthy, fresh and energized with a strong immune system, then they need an antioxidant-rich diet. Our Hypro Premium kibble is made with a super-premium blend of Australian ingredients packed with antioxidants like cranberries, apples, blueberries and carrots. Our dog food is made without any grains and gluten meaning it delivers the much-needed nutrients to support their health and immune system without any harmful ingredients.
So, the next time you’re out pondering over what to feed your pups, consider the importance of antioxidants in dog food and how they support your canine companion’s health.