Antioxidants are a substance that shields the body from free radical damage. Free radicals cause damage to living tissue in a process called ‘oxidation’. Free radicals enter the environment through pollution and UV radiation but are also produced naturally though metabolism, exercise and stress. Your pet will have natural antioxidants in their body to protect them from damage but food supplements can also assist this, well known antioxidants include vitamin C, E and A.
Does my pet need antioxidants?
Pets with diets high in antioxidants generally have better health and wellbeing. Factors such as exercise, eating a low antioxidant diet and general anaesthetics use up the body’s own antioxidant defences. An antioxidant rich diet can aid in preventing the degeneration of sight, joints and organs.
Where can I purchase antioxidants for my pet?
Please consult your vet before administering antioxidants, they can advise you on high quality products that are specific to your pet’s needs.