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Do Dogs Need Antioxidants?

Written by Anna Hollisey


Two cute corgis munching a pumpkin and apples in the woods

We all know that we’re supposed to fill up on superfoods – what about our dogs? Should they be scoffing spirulina and binging on blueberries, too?


Why Antioxidants?

Did you know that antioxidants might help to improve vision, brain power, and even protect you – and your dog – against disease? 

Antioxidants are compounds which are found in fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, and seeds. In recent years, algae has emerged as an important source of antioxidants too. Essentially, antioxidants (a huge group of compounds which includes polyphenols, beta-carotene, vitamin C, and flavonoids) fight free radical cell damage, which can cause diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. 

Antioxidant compounds are particularly known for their potential to reduce inflammation, supporting a healthy immune response and reducing joint pain.

And what about dogs? Antioxidants offer many of the same benefits for them, too. 

Which Antioxidants Are Best for My Dog?

There is a wide range of antioxidant ingredients available, but dogs don’t have exactly the same biological requirements as people – so which antioxidants are most beneficial for them?

How Can I Introduce More Antioxidants Into My Dog’s Diet?

You can choose supplements featuring these key antioxidants, or you can aim to add extra active ingredients to your dog’s diet.

Whenever you introduce any new food to your dog, it’s important to go slow. That’s because dogs can have allergies or other problems which will cause a reaction. To check if a new food is OK for your dog, introduce it in a small portion on top of their regular diet – and avoid giving them anything else unusual on the same day.

The One is designed for all-round health.

Our all-in-one canine supplement is packed full of active ingredients which are selected for their natural benefits. 

As well as antioxidants, The One/products/the-one delivers Omega-3 and prebiotics to support your dog’s movement and gut health. It’s simple to use, too – just sprinkle over your dog’s favorite food.

Further Reading

Read more about improving your dog’s daily diet/learn/dog-food/should-i-change-my-dogs-food. Learn which supplements could benefit senior dogs/learn/dog-supplements/5-qualities-to-look-for-in-senior-dog-supplements