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Natural food helps dogs’ brain health

Dogs also suffer from mental health pathologies, such as psychological stress, memory problems, premature neuronal ageing… Just like humans, a dog’s brain is the most energy-consuming organ in the body.

That is why it is so important to choose a natural diet for your dog, prepared by experts in canine nutrition and which includes all the nutrients, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, oils and fats, proteins and everything he needs for his body to function at its best. Because if his body is strong, his mind will be strong too.

Picart Petcare has a wide range of natural dog food for all breeds, sizes and ages, both dry food and wet food. And on our website you have an easy to use nutritional search engine that will help you find the best food for your dog, simply by entering some of its characteristics.

A balanced body allows your dog to have a healthier mind and also to improve his learning processes. In fact, according to a study carried out by Tory Hagen, from the University of Oregon in the USA, the intake of acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha-lipolic acid, which are two molecules found in meat and other vegetables (such as spinach and broccoli), stimulates the dog’s mental activity and can help to delay the process of brain ageing.

What ingredients should a natural dog food contain?

Generally speaking, natural dog food should include antioxidants, such as the vegetable oil tocopherol extract we use in the Picart Select range, be balanced and made from premium ingredients. Vitamin supplements should also be avoided unless specifically recommended by a vet. By opting for a natural dog food, such as Picart Petcare, you will be helping your dog’s intestinal flora to be more diverse and balanced. Here are some important nutrients for your dog’s physical and mental health that Picart Petcare feeds include.

– VITAMINS

Vitamin B6

It is essential for his metabolism to function well and also plays an important role in the formation of the happy hormone serotonin and in the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Vitamin B-12

It also takes care of your dog’s brain health. Not ingesting vitamin B12 can cause brain damage and disrupt the nervous system.

Vitamin A

Protects vision, reproductive system, bone maintenance and epithelium.

Vitamin D

Provides calcium and phosphorus and is essential for maintaining strong bones.

Vitamin E

Acts as a powerful antioxidant, delaying ageing.

– MINERALS

Magnesium

It is very important for your physical and mental well-being, because it is responsible for supplying energy to the cells and ensures the electrical connection between the nervous system and the muscles.

Calcium

Together with magnesium, it is responsible for the correct formation, bone development and growth of the dog’s body. It also allows the muscles and brain to relax.

– OTHER SUBSTANCES

L-Carnitine

It is a non-essential amino acid that allows fatty acids to be transported into the mitochondria, helping to control the dog’s weight and acting positively on its joints, thus improving its quality of life.

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