Dog Nutritional Supplement. Selenium , Potassium, Copper, Zinc, Iodine, Sodium Chlorate, Magnesium, Calcium and Phosphorous

Calcium and Phosphorous: Calcium plays a very important role in the metabolism. Calcium is very important of the ossification of the bones, the maintenance of the nervous, muscular, respiratory and circulatory systems. Calcium and phosphorous are usually associated together in a 1:2 ratio, while it is recommended to have a calcium-phosphorous relationship of 1,2:2 during the time of growth. The phosphorous acts together with calcium in ossification and also intervenes in the transport of energies to the cell. An excess of phosphorous can cause pathologies in the parathyroid glands.

Magnesium: It is also associated to calcium, it acts in the metabolism of the bone and together with potassium, and they intervene in the energetic metabolism. Nourishment is enough to fulfill the necessities of this mineral, which is why it is not necessary to provide a daily ration of magnesium.

Sodium Chlorate: Salt intervenes in the circulation of extra-cellular fluids. The foods that are placed in the daily ration should be salty enough to prevent us from adding more salt.

Potassium: As well as sodium, it is an electrolyte element, but on the other hand this one intervenes in the circulation of intra-cellular fluids. The lack or excess of this mineral can cause problems urinary system (kidneys).

Microelements: These are essential to the metabolism, they are not necessary in great amounts, though the lack of one or more of these can cause serious problems in the animal's health.

Zinc: It acts in the synthesis of proteins. The actions of zinc on the skin are very well known, but we cannot take for granted its actions on the immune system, the hormonal and reproductive systems. The lack of zinc can cause horrible consequences in the development of the young dog and can provoke humor and dermatological problems. In some cases, this alteration is due to an excess of calcium that paralyzes the absorption process of zinc.

Copper: It helps in the synthesis of hemoglobin; it also helps contributes with bone growth, the resistance of cartilage, pigmentation and immunity.

Iron: Iron intervenes in the blood, in the transport of oxygen and in the energetic catabolism of the cell. A dog that lacks iron can present a loss of weight, signs of anorexia and even anemia.

Iodine: It participates in the elaboration of bones, but its greatest influence is in the thyroidal gland. The excess of iodine can cause hyperthyroidism.

Selenium: Although it is not well know, it helps together with vitamin E, in maintaining the integrity of the cellular membrane. Generally it is absorbed in a sufficient quantity; therefore it is not needed as a supplement. Nevertheless, the lack of this in the organism can provoke several alterations, and a degeneration of the muscle cells.Vitamins for Dogs

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