This is for:
Pugs that are fed home cooked meals.
Take note of this if:
You do not have 100% confidence in the commercial food you give to your Pug.
Certain vitamins and minerals are vital for a dog’s body to function properly. They literally keep the body running, and affect everything from brain function to the immune system, from cellular function to metabolism, and more.
What is in these:
There are no ‘extras’ here, every single one of these vitamins and minerals is crucial for a dog:
• Calcium – For strong bones and teeth, helps blood clot, helps nerves send messages, and helps muscles properly contract.
• Copper – Helps the body make red blood cells, helps keep the immune system strong.
• Folic acid – Helps the body produce and maintain new cells. Plays a role in preventing some cancers.
• Iodine – Is needed for the body to produce thyroid hormones which regulate a dog’s metabolism.
• Iron – Transports oxygen throughout the body.
• Phosphorus – For strong bones and teeth.
• Potassium – Needed for proper function of all cells, plays a significant role in digestion, heart, and muscle health.
• Magnesium – Regulates muscle and nerve function, helps control blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
• Niacin – Converts food into fuel.
• Vitamin A – Important for vision, immune system, and organ function.
• Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) – Each of these 3 vitamins are needed to help the body convert fuel into food.
• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) - Is needed for normal brain development and function, including release of chemicals that control mood and regulate the natural ‘body clock’ for sleep.
• Vitamin B12 - Essential for cellular health.
• Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – Keeps connective tissue, bones, blood, and skin healthy.
• Vitamin D3 – Helps the body absorb calcium (see above).
• Vitamin E – Is an antioxidant (protects a cell from damage).
• Zinc - Keeps the immune system strong, helps wounds heal, helps the body maintain proper sense of taste and sense of smell.