Do dogs need supplements if they’re getting a good diet?
Long ago, the answer may have been no. But in modern times, dogs definitely do need supplements to stay healthy. With over 1,305 “National Priority Sites” — sites classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as toxic dumps that need to be cleaned up ASAP — as well as chemicals from factories, cars, household cleansers, bug and weed sprays … the list of possibly toxic and definitely toxic materials our dogs are exposed to these days is long and, frankly, depressing.
These toxic materials include carcinogens, and carcinogens are harmful substances that can wreak havoc on healthy. Unfortunately, these “invisible enemies,” as I call them, can float in the air, seep into groundwater, and show up in soil tests.
It’s enough to make me want to put my Bjorn in a bubble. EverPup was developed as a response to these invisible enemies. I wanted to create a supplement that could help my dog fend off these invisible enemies. There isn’t much I can do directly about the quality of my water, or the soil … but I can control what he eats.
I want my Bjorn as happy and healthy as possible. I don’t think I’m the only dog lover who feels this way, either.
And I think it’s more important today than it was twenty years ago, or fifty, and certainly a hundred years ago. Supplements are now necessary to boost what nature offers our dogs and help them to have a natural, healthy life.
Commercial dog foods in the US are required to be balanced and complete on a nutrition level. Commercial foods in other countries have similar legislation or guidelines. But certain supplements have been shown in scientific studies to help lessen the effects of invisible enemies encountered in the modern world — and those are in your dog’s jar of EverPup.
Some, like Spirulina pacifica (Hawaiian algae) have been shown in studies to help turn on the normal enzymes that break down foreign chemicals in the body. Others, like milk thistle seed, help to support organs like the liver and heart. And some even help maintain normal DNA, like luteolin. There are many more, too, which I’ll write about in future posts.
These are all combined in specific ways to be the most beneficial and take advantage of a concept called synergy — which means the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So when your pup eats EverPup at a meal time, it’s not just about what’s in the powder. It’s also about how those ingredients interact with each other and create a supportive, healthy foundation for your pup’s natural body processes.
I’ve seen my own Bjorn change as a result of taking EverPup, and have enjoyed his normal, healthy, energetic personality. I have always loved my dogs for their exuberant, joyous approach to life — and that’s what we’ve tried to capture in every jar of EverPup.
Be happy with your dog and love life!