Optimizing Canine Nutrition: Unveiling the Ingredients in Dog Food and Enhancing It with Bloom Bioscience Supplements

How much do you know about dog food? Statistics show that 90.5 million U.S. households have a dog. As fur members of the family, we want to feed them nutritionally balanced meals so that they are with us for as long as “paw-sible.” But the truth is…many people have little knowledge when it comes to what’s in dog food. At Bloom Bioscience, we believe proper nutrition plays a vital role in the overall health and well-being of our furry friends. Unfortunately, the dog food industry often falls short providing dogs with the nutrition their bodies need. So, today we invite readers to learn about the lack of regulation within the dog food industry and simultaneously explore the benefits of Bloom Bioscience bestselling dog supplements as an effective way to enhance your pup’s nutritional intake and support their overall health. Ready? Let’s get started! Unchecked Profit Margins: A Detriment to Dog Health If a restaurant served a meal (but refused to list the ingredients when asked) you probably wouldn’t eat there again, would you? Luckily, we have food health and safety standards to avoid this problem. Yet the dog food industry operates without the same strict regulations, allowing manufacturers to prioritize profit margins over the well-being of our beloved pets. Technically, two bodies – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) – have some say in dog food, but the rules are subpar and far less enforced than those of human food. And while some companies do genuinely prioritize quality nutrition, the lack of stringent oversight enables others to prioritize cost-cutting measures that compromise the nutritional content of commercial dog food. How does this happen? Watch out for the following: Misleading Labeling First, dog food packaging can be deceiving. Words like “all-natural,” “premium,” or “healthy” lack concrete definitions or standardized requirements in the USA. This absence of regulation allows pet food manufacturers to make bold claims without sufficient evidence leaving naïve consumers – like you and I – unsure about the actual nutritional value of the product. Alarming, isn’t it? On the other hand (or should we say, paw?) Bloom Bioscience values transparency. Our 3 products below were all developed by a small but mighty team of Ph.D.’s, researchers, and pet lovers based in Austin, Texas. Like yourself, we believe in clearly labelled, natural, and human-grade supplements. Questionable Ingredients Next, keep an eye out for questionable ingredients. Profit-driven motives may lead some dog food manufacturers to utilize low-cost, inferior ingredients. These may include meat from dead, sick, or dying animals, fillers (like corn and wheat gluten), artificial colors and additives, as well as preservatives that are harmful to dog health in the long run. Such ingredients can lead to allergies, digestive issues, obesity, etc. One of the most deceptive ingredients is “Natural Flavor”….this can be from plants (i.e., sugar) or animal and the contents do not have to be disclosed. Insufficient Quantities of Vitamins and Minerals As if that wasn’t all worrisome enough… Another trend we are seeing is dog food companies following minimal nutritional standards. The bare minimum! Insufficient amounts of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals can result in malnutrition and compromise a dog’s immune system, making them ill and ultimately shortening their (already too short) lifespans. The Power of Dog Supplements: Boosting Health and Well-being The good news is you have the power to change all this! For years, Bloom Bioscience has worked to perfect 3 supplements that result in:
  • Increased appetite in animals that had previously lost interest in food
  • Increased energy level
  • Improved quality of their pet’s skin and coat
  • Reduced and or eliminated heavy panting in dogs
  • Resolved intestinal and vomiting issues
  • Resolved Bladder and Urinary Tract Infections
  • Vastly reduced chronic URI symptoms
  • Improved kidney and liver values
Improving a dog’s diet isn’t hard. We promise! You just need to know how to go about it. Supplements are a woof-tastic place to start. Still not convinced? Here are 3 benefits of dog supplements backed by REAL research.
  1. Filling Nutritional Gaps
To start, Bloom Bioscience supplements offer a convenient and effective way to ensure our doggy pals receive the essential nutrients they need. They can help address deficiencies in key areas such as joint health, skin and coat quality, digestive function, and immune system support.
  1. Targeted Health Benefits
Secondly, supplements tailored to specific health concerns provide substantial benefits to dogs with specialized needs. For example, a senior dog with arthritis. In this case, Fido will appreciate Revitalize Health and Immunity supplements to support hydrated, healthy joints. Similarly, Revitalize GI can aid digestion and promote a healthy gut microbiome in a pup with tummy troubles. Targeted supplements are the way to go.
  1. Quality Control
As mentioned earlier, the dog food industry is loosely regulated. Yet at Bloom Bioscience, we adhere to stricter quality control measures. This means prioritizing ingredient sourcing, manufacturing processes, and rigorous testing, ensuring that the supplements meet high standards of safety and efficacy. After all, we are pet lovers foremost that also happen to be scientists! Final Thoughts Dogs are family – we all agree. So, as a responsible pet owner, you are mindful of what goes into their food bowl. Supplements can be a valuable tool in achieving this goal. By striving for optimal nutrition, you can provide your beloved four-legged friend with the best shot at a long, healthy, and happy life.

About Federica Scaletti, Ph.D.

Federica leads our Science Department. Her research interests include balancing the antioxidant defense and immune system by combining chemistry and glycobiology tools.

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