We often get asked what supplements we recommend for dogs. The answer depends on the condition, but when it comes to joint issues – fish stock is a great option. What is fish stock, what might it help, and why is it a good complementary supplement for chiropractic? Read on to find out.
What is fish stock?
In a nutshell, fish stock is what remains after fish are cooked slowly over a long period of time. If you have ever used a slow cooker, then you are familiar with this method of cooking. As the fish slowly cook, the nutrients in the scales, bones, and more leak out into a broth. Some of these nutrients include:
- Joint nutrients like chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and more.
- Healthy fatty acids like those found in fish oil
- Probiotics – Brands like Answers actually ferment the stock after it is cooked. This creates an excellent source of probiotics for gut health.
Essentially, fish stock is a broth filled with many important nutrients for our pets.
What does fish stock help?
The nutrient broth may help a number of issues including:
- digestive issues
- skin and coat health
- and more
The broth is almost like a natural, liquid form of a multi vitamin. There are many benefits to be reaped from this whole food joint supplement.
Why is it a great complementary supplement to chiropractic?
Chiropractic is great for addressing structural issues of the body. These issues come in the form of mis-alignments in the spine that stress nerves and muscles. Also, it causes chronic inflammation around affected joints. Fish stock helps support what we do by countering the inflammation. In addition, it provides the building blocks necessary to repair any secondary problems like joint degeneration. In a nutshell, our goal with chiropractic care is to stabilize the structural foundation while the fish broth gives us the complementary materials to get the task done.
There are many great supplements out there. However, they are not always whole food products and easily absorbed by your pet’s body. Fish stock is an excellent nutrient source and much more bio-available for absorption than many synthetic options. It truly is a wonder supplement that helps your pet in many ways!