Active, Hunting Dogs May Need to Eat More Antioxidants

Active, Hunting Dogs May Need to Eat More Antioxidants

Dogs that exercise a lot, like hunting dogs, may need to ingest more antioxidants than dogs that are less active finds a new study.

According to the University of Illinois study, the vitamin E and taurine status of athletic dogs are affected by extensive amounts of exercise and extremely active dogs may benefit from supplements of vitamin E and taurine in their diets.

EurekAlert! reports researchers analyzed a group of American Foxhounds in Alabama during a hunting season. Dogs went out two to three times per week for 2 to 5 hours at a time. The dogs who didn’t have enough vitamin E and taurine in their diets experienced oxidative stress.

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