Your dog’s immune system is a complex and intricate system that protects your pet from external as well as internal factors. It consists of white blood cells, antibodies and other components that help fight infections, pathogens like bacteria and viruses and toxins, parasites, free radicals, etc. The immune system involves organs like the bone marrow and the thymus gland where white blood cells are produced as well as organs like the spleen and lymph nodes which play an integral part in the mechanism of triggering an immune response in the body.
When the immune system is compromised or not working at optimal capacity, your dog may become vulnerable to illnesses, infections, allergies, chronic inflammation leading to diseases like cancer, osteoarthritis, heart conditions, etc.
Fortunately, there some simple things you can do to boost your dog’s immunity.
A Balanced Diet: Feed your dog a good quality diet that takes care of all the elements of his diet- protein, healthy fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. The gastrointestinal system contributes almost 70% of your dog’s immunity. The healthy bacteria or microbiome that reside in the gut are largely fed by the nutrients derived from food.
Exercise: A healthy exercise regime is critical to the immune system. Lack of exercise leads to weight gain which in turn triggers inflammation promoting hormones. Keeping your dog fit is one of the best ways to boost immune health.
Supplements: Supplements with Colostrum significantly boost the immune system. Colostrum contains several components that help support immune function. Antioxidants help combat oxidative stress of free radicals, slow ageing and reduce inflammation. Venttura Immuno+ contains colostrum, antioxidants as well as vitamins & minerals to boost immunity in your pet.
Omega-3s: These essential fatty acids help in moderating inflammatory responses that can lead to a compromised immune system. Omega fatty acids also help in promoting healthy coat, strengthen joint health and brain functioning. Consider using Venttura Omega+ in your pet’s supplementation regime.
Hydration: In addition to a balanced, good quality diet, your dog should have easy access to clean and fresh water. Water is one of the most important components of your pet’s diet and performs several functions in the body which itself is more than 75% water! Water is vital for flushing toxins and harmful substances from the body. This reduces toxin burden and boosts the immune system.
TLC: Nothing works on your dog’s psyche and promotes his well - being like your attention and some TLC (Tender Loving Care). Brushing, petting and massaging- all promote relaxation, circulation and healing and reduce stress response- thereby benefiting immune health. This bonding with your pet has been proven to be beneficial for you as well so it’s a win-win!
A strong and healthy immune system is the foundation of a strong and healthy dog. With a good diet, a healthy lifestyle and with the aid of supplements like Venttura Immuno+ and Venttura Omega+ your dog can enjoy good health and have many happy years with you.