Dog behaviour transformation happens with optimum brain and gut wellbeing.
Changes in brain or gut wellbeing can lead to overwhelming positive… or spiralling negative effects on your dog’s behaviour.
It’s like the old adage: “healthy body, healthy mind.”
When a dog’s mental and physical wellbeing are aligned, they are much calmer and more receptive to training…
…which in turn leads to a happier life for them…
Try these foods to boost your dog’s wellness and start enjoying a calmer life!
✅ Fights free radicals
✅ Boosts natural defences
✅ Freshens breath
This affordable, disease-fighting fruit protects against cell damage, particularly important as your dog grows older. Apples are a low-calorie treat and a good source of dietary fibre, Vitamins A and C, and antioxidants.
Antioxidants fight free radicals that can challenge your dog’s natural defences over time. You know what they say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Who knew it was quite so true for furry friends!
One little known fact is that apples naturally clean your dog's teeth and freshen their breath too! Seriously, what’s not to like about this superfood?! Just make sure you chop the apple up to remove the seeds.
✅ Support sensitive tummies
✅ Gives a glossy coat
A boiled or whole cooked egg can be a healthy snack for your dog. Easy to carry, they make an egg-citing training treat that you can take to an agility class or on walks.
Eggs are rich in fatty acids, vitamins, folate, iron, selenium, and riboflavin, a canine-supporter that improves skin and coat condition, as well as promoting stronger teeth and bones. Plus, they’re packed full of digestible protein that can help to settle upset stomachs and support an optimum balance of gut microbiome, essential for your dog’s wellbeing.
Feeding your furry friend raw egg white in excess, can lead to Biotin deficiency, the depletion of essential B vitamins that are important for healthy skin, digestion, metabolism, and cells. Keep it cooked and ensure your dog doesn’t have an intolerance or allergy and you’re all good. Once or twice a week is plenty depending on size of your dog, as eggs are high in fats and over-feeding can cause other health issues, like obesity.
✅ Supports natural infection defence
✅ Fights free radicals
Pureed pumpkin makes for a great addition to your dog’s dry food diet. It’s high in fibre, which aids digestion and helps to flush out toxins. It’s also packed full of vitamins A, C and E – boosting the immune system and supporting natural infection defences.
Just add a small cup to your dog’s dinner once or twice a week, along with a mix of other fruits and veggies.
✅ Supports digestion
✅ Boosts energy
✅ Promotes coat & skin
Unbelievably nutritional, coconut oil will supercharge any dog’s diet! As well as boasting numerous health benefits, including balancing the thyroid (great for overweight dogs), improving digestion, boosting energy and reducing allergic reactions.
Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which have antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. Lauric acid, the same stuff found in a mother’s milk, helps to support natural infection defences against bacteria and viruses. It’s also similar to hair protein meaning it can penetrate the hair shaft to deliver moisture.
As if that wasn’t enough, coconut oil contains natural properties similar to sebum, a natural oil produced by healthy skin, to improve your dog’s skin and coat. A little of this a day and your dog will be the envy of all the pooches in the park!
Start with small amounts (¼ teaspoon should do it for the little ones, up to 1 teaspoon for larger dogs), gradually increasing to about 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds (4.5kg) of body weight daily, or about 1 tablespoon per 30 pounds (13.5kg).
🐕 💪 Once your dog’s brain and gut wellbeing start to improve you may find that their behaviour goes along with it. It’s the perfect time to try some games-based training to really boost your relationship!
Here at A-OK9 our team of Veterinary Behaviourists, Nutritionists and Trainers developed the CALM-K9 calming dietary supplement to simplify providing the best support for our dogs.
🥄 With just a scoop-a-day of CALM-K9 added to your dog’s regular food, you can provide natural support to your dog’s brain well-being and gut microbiome…
…and each pot comes with an instant eBook download of world-class calmness training for FREE!