When an injury or illness strikes, the immune system is your dog’s first line of defense. The immune system is a complex system of antibodies, white blood cells, and biological processes that work non stop to fight off foreign substances and infections. identify, attack, and kill bacteria, viruses, worms, and other pathogens that can harm the body. But when the immune system is compromised, so is your dog’s health and his ability to heal. Common immune system stressors in dogs and cats are:
- Heredity: Some dog breeds are genetically predisposed to weaker immune systems or having immunodeficiency disorders.
- Illness and injury: If your pet has been injured, suffers from a health condition, or is recovering from surgery, their immune system is challenged. Certain medications, such as antibiotics and steroids, can also suppress the immune system.
- Life changes: We all know how stressful an illness, moving, having a new baby – or even welcoming a new puppy to the family – can be. They can take an emotional and physical toll on our pets, too.
- Life stage: Working dogs, very active pets, and older pets also have a higher risk of immune system problems.
When your dog’s immune system isn’t working properly it can put them at risk for illness and over time, may lead to lower quality of life and more serious health concerns. Regular veterinary visits will help catch health problems early on, including those associated with the immune system. Your veterinarian may also recommend a nutritional supplement to help support the immune system as the body heals.
Imuquin is a supplement designed to help support a healthy immune system for dogs and puppies. The ingredients found in Imuquin may encourage normal function and responses of the immune system and immune cells. It contains Beta-glucan sourced from brewer’s yeast, marine lipids, and Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA which may maintain normal inflammatory responses of the immune system. It also includes a blend of vitamins and minerals to support overall health. Immuquin Puppy is formulated to support dogs under the age of 6 months through growth and immune challenges. Imuquin is a powder that conveniently mixes with your dog’s food and is flavored with hydrolyzed chicken protein.