Canine nutrition products have come a long way in recent years. No longer do we bring our dogs out in the field on generic dog food and table scraps.
Keeping man's best friend happy and healthy requires a big commitment, especially if he's retrieving birds all day. Proper nutrition and diet supplements provide dogs with the proper nurishment they need for essential metabolic and muscle health.
With so many products to choose from, Wildfowl makes your pet store shopping easy with this list of the best canine nutrition products to keep your dog healthy.
Purina Pro Plan Sport 30/20
Fuel your retriever with Pro Plan's Performance 30/20 formula
. The 30 percent protein and 20 percent fat helps fill any sporting dog's metabolic needs and maintain lean muscle. Not only will 30/20 keep pup going on those mallard hunts, but the amino acids will nourish muscles even after a long day afield. EPA, Omega-3 and glucosamine also support joint health and mobility. Available in six- to 37½-pound bags.
Price: $13 to $44
Loyall Professional Formula 31/20
A gassed Lab is about as good to you as a jammed auto-loader. Keep your pup going strong with Loyall 31/20
. The higher levels of protein and fat increase endurance and help recovery after a long day in the blind. Glucosamine keeps joints healthy, and the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids support a balanced immune system. Forty-pound bag.
Eukanuba Premium Performance 30/20
Formulated and clinically proven, this diet is backed by research trials and factual data. Premium Performance
promotes lean muscle with 30 percent protein levels, and its 20 percent fat content sustains energy for peak performance. Eukanuba
also offers additional nutrition and conditioning information for your athlete at www.euksport.com. Thirty three-pound bag.
Years of chasing down cripples in rain-soaked cornfields will take its toll on a retriever. Revitalize him with C9 supplements from SportDOG
. Just add C9 Hydration, Performance Vitamins, Senior Aches, Hip/Joint or Digestive Enzymes to your dog's food, and the two of you will have more time together in the field. SportDOG also makes a quick-fuel energy bar to help maintain endurance during the hunt.
Price: $25 to $45
Happy Jack DuraSpot
Keep your blind buddy free of parasites with Happy Jack DuraSpot
. The patented formula kills and repels fleas, ticks, lice, mites and mosquitoes up to four weeks, preventing flea re-infestation for up to five weeks. DuraSpot is made for large dogs (33-66 pounds) and medium dogs (15-33 pounds) 12 weeks and older.
Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer
Ever heard of fenbendazole? Neither have we, but worms are terrified of it. Fenbendazole is the active ingredient in Safe-Guard Canine Dewormer
, which treats the four major worm types, including whipworms. The non-prescription packets are safe for dogs over six weeks old. Just add the proper dosage (one gram per 10 pounds) during feedings for three consecutive days.
Price: $5 to $10
ZoomDog Hunt Dog Hunt
Think of the toll running a few miles every day for 60 days straight would take on your body. Now think about what your retriever runs through during duck season. He could use a little help, and ZoomDog Hunt Dog Hunt
will keep your dog's joints healthy. Antioxidants in this formula are 20 times stronger than vitamin C and 50 times stronger than vitamin E, keeping your dog in shape for years to come.
If your pup comes down with a nasty case of Montezuma's Revenge, ask your vet to prescribe Iams Prostora Max
, which nutritionally manages dogs with diarrhea. Clinically proven, this formula promotes the health of many vital body functions, including digestion. Available in easy-to-chew tablets your dog will love.