Why Vitamin E is important for your dog
Vitamin E is an essential dietary requirement and important for your dog’s overall health, as well as disease prevention. This is why we add Vitamin E oil to all our meals and use ingredients rich in this powerful vitamin.
Why does your dog need Vitamin E?
Vitamin E is essential for cell function and can help prevent the progression of age-related issues like cataracts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immune function. It also helps to metabolise fats. So, if your pupper is having higher amounts of fats, generally they should be having higher amounts of Vitamin E, too!
Adequate Vitamin E consumption can prevent problems with eye, muscle, and reproductive function, and has been shown to reduce joint inflammation in dogs with osteoarthritis. And lastly, Vitamin E supports healthy skin and coats – an incredibly powerful ingredient that helps your pup achieve optimal health from the inside out.
Whilst Vitamin E deficiency is rare in dogs, it can cause poor vision, neurologic abnormalities, reproductive dysfunction and an impaired immune system.
It’s important to know that Vitamin E requirements vary based on the dietary omega oil content. Whilst omegas are health-providing, supplementing one without the other can do more harm than good.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant and, together with selenium, is important for maintaining the stability of cell membranes.
Vitamin E protects against oxidative damage caused by free radicals that can damage cell membranes, proteins, DNA, as well as the potentially damaging effects of toxic oxygen radicals, whose major source is lipid metabolism.
Free radicals are produced as a normal part of the metabolic process, however if your dog is sick, exposed to toxins or ageing, they may start to produce too many. These free radicals have a missing electron, which means they can react with other molecules in your dog’s body by ‘stealing’ electrons causing a process that can lead to heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Antioxidants have an extra electron which can neutralise free radicals and stop this process.
Lyka: complete and balanced meals bursting with Vitamin E
We add Vitamin E oil to all of our meals and use ingredients high in this essential vitamin, including spinach, broccoli, and butternut squash. Lyka meals are specially formulated with boosted Vitamin E levels, which is recommended when consuming high doses of Omega 3 fatty acids. Subscribe today and give your pup’s diet the boost it needs for optimal health!