We feel the same concerning our dogs and puppies. Though we believe we are feeding the best food possible with TLC, sometimes our dogs eat or get into things we frown at here on our ranch (and elsewhere) or perhaps play a little too rough with one another, therefore we like to boost their health with feeding NuVet supplements. We recommend feeding NuVet Plus as well as NuJoint, especially for the big breed BMD’s, to keep those joints healthy! (Mishka picture in snow and other action shots)
When puppies nurse, they rely on their mother’s colostrum (highly nutritious milk produced right after birth) for the antibodies they need to fight foreign substances. However, the maternal antibodies’ effectiveness declines as the puppy’s immune system begins to mature. By 8 weeks, your puppy’s immune system is at a vulnerable point and will soon be challenged on multiple fronts.
The vaccine series is also started during this time period. Vaccines are only effective if the immune system can respond properly. If the immune system is distracted by combating free radicals and it does not receive the nutrients required to keep it strong during times of stress, the health of the puppy can be at risk. The best way to prevent illness during this critical time is to both stay away from high traffic dog areas where pups can be exposed to pathogens as well as provide the nutritional support required for proper immune system function.
When a puppy is moved away from its mother and siblings to live with its new family, the immune system is weakened by the stress of adoption and exposure to bacteria and viruses in its new environment. These are pathogens for which the puppy’s body has not yet developed antibodies, and it is widely recognized that the immune system is less effective in times of stress.
We recommend ordering NuVet Plus wafers prior to pick up so that you are all set to start feeding them as soon as your puppy comes home!
Like TLC, we have done the research and feel that NuVet is the best supplement on the market! NuVet has been in business since 1997 and has never had a product recall. NuVet Plus is a synergistic combination of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals known to boost immune system function. All of NuVet Labs’ ingredients are sourced in the United States, manufactured in a human-grade U.S FDA registered pharmaceutical laboratory, and cold processed to maximize the potency of the nutrients.
For your convenience, you may order directly from my website, or you may call the manufacturer at 800-474-7044 and use Order Code 32717. You may also order online at www.nuvet.com/32717.