Did you know that blueberries are one of the most powerful anti-aging dog treats on the planet?
New studies show that blueberries can slow down the aging process in several species by repairing DNA damage. Blueberries can modify genes associated with aging. This produces significantly longer life spans.
Researchers have also discovered pterostilbene and anthocyanins found in blueberries reduce the risk of cells becoming cancerous while the polyphenols aid in the prevention of cognitive decline in aging dogs.
Blueberries contain fiber which helps dogs with blood sugar control, weight loss and a healthy gastrointestinal system. This superfood also contains folate for dogs, also known as folic acid. This B Vitamin is crucial for a healthy metabolism, cell growth and healthy cell membranes. Folic acid found in blueberries may also help prevent cancers from forming in the gastrointestinal system of certain dogs.
Vitamin C is also found in blueberries, which can help fight cognitive aging in dogs as well as reduce inflammation. Vitamin C can combat certain infections in dogs including Canine Distemper Complex.
Blueberries are a great source for Vitamin E as well. Deficiencies in Vitamin E in dogs can cause damage to their retinas as well as anemia and muscular dystrophy.
There are even more beneficial vitamins, nutrients and minerals found in blueberries such as: Vitamin K, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Iron, Riboflavin, Niacin, and Phytoestrogens to name a few. Consider adding blueberries to your dog’s diet as a tasty treat for your dog to aid in avoiding any life-threatening deficiencies and help prevent certain cancers.