The Benefits Of Vitamin C For Dogs
When we feel common colds coming on, many of us mainline orange juice and Vitamin C supplements with the intention of giving our immune systems the boosts they need to fight off the virus. This is because Vitamin C is great for the human body; it has many benefits in dogs as well. Dogs actually produce their own Vitamin C using sunlight just as humans produce their own Vitamin D, but deficiencies can still occur. At Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies, we put Vitamin C into our canine hip and joint supplements in order to take advantage of the following benefits Vitamin C has for dogs:
Certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin require Vitamin C for optimal production. This may explain why a Vitamin C deficiency can cause a dog to become stressed out and misbehave.
Enhanced Immune System
White blood cell function and activity are enhanced by Vitamin C, which enhances the dog’s general immune response. Vitamin C also increases interferon (antiviral and anti-cancer compound) levels in the blood as well as the number of antibodies.
Collagen is a protein that is responsible for keeping together the structures of our bodies such as our skin and bones. Because Vitamin C is required for collagen production, it helps to promote overall joint health.To learn more about Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies or our hip and joint supplement for dogs, feel free to call us, email us, or contact us via our online form. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.