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How to Get the Most Out of Your Hunting Dog

Whether you’re the proud owner of a hound, terrier, curtype, dachshund or gun dog, your favorite four-legged hunting companion has a difficult and exhausting job. All of that running, jumping, swimming and tracking of game takes its toll on even the strongest and most hardy canines, especially ones that are beginning to transition into their later years. However, no matter how old or fatigued a good hunting dog becomes, they never lose their instinctual drive to serve. This means that as long as you keep your hunting dog’s body and senses in great condition, he or she can continue to perform and excel for many years to come.
At Wapiti Labs, we pride ourselves in supporting the health and happiness of canines and felines of all ages and breeds through science-based supplementation. Our industry-leading Elk Velvet Antler (EVA) supplements support maximal strength, vitality, mobility, flexibility and longevity in pets, making them a fantastic tool for companion animals with demanding lifestyles. We also understand full well how tough it can be to keep your pup in peak condition when he or she is engaging in strenuous physical activity several times each week. That’s why we’ll be taking a few minutes today to discuss three high-quality supplements for dogs that will help you get the best performance out of your hunting partner while supporting their overall well-being.

1. Strength

Strength is a unique combination of EVA and a variety of powerful natural herbs, including Rehmannia root, Morinda root, Lycium fruit, Cornus fruit and Cuscuta seed. The primary benefit of this potent formulation is that it supports healthy cartilage and joint function, which both play a critical role in keeping hunting dogs in top form. Moreover, Strength is very effective at relieving feelings of discomfort and soreness after intense bouts of physical activity, allowing your dog to recover quickly if he or she ends up overworked during a challenging hunt. This supplement also fosters optimal physical and mental performance in canines, keeping your dog’s mind sharp and ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Pair these substantial benefits with its unrivaled kidney and liver support, and it’s no surprise why hunters across the country rely on Strength to ensure their pup thrives while they’re out in the field.

2. Mobility

Wapiti’s Mobility supplement is designed to support the hips and joints of canines, fostering optimal physical health in your pet no matter how intense their training or hunting routines are. It’s made from a combination of EVA, Lycium fruit, Morinda root, untreated barley sprouts, citrus peel and other natural ingredients. This formulation is ideal for dogs who still have a ton of energy but are slowed down by hip or joint problems due to heavy activity levels or predispositions to certain strains. By mitigating the discomfort caused by his or her active lifestyle, Mobility will help your dog thrive when they’re out sniffing, spotting and chasing down game. Additionally, because Mobility offers liver and immune system support, it can also be used to supplement overall daily health when your pup isn’t out hunting.
Note: We have a special version of Mobility that’s specifically tailored to the needs of senior dogs! You can find more information on Senior Mobility here.

3. Recuperate

Regrettably, it’s impossible to keep your dog completely safe from hunting injuries. One piece of rough terrain or an errant rock beneath the water is all it takes to put your canine out of commission for the rest of your hunting excursion. That’s where Wapiti’s Recuperate formulation comes in. This natural blend of pseudoginseng root, Carthamus flower, myrrh resin, Curcuma root, amomum fruit and other powerful herbs can be used to boost your dog’s normal inflammatory response while supporting their natural healing process, helping them to recover from any injuries they suffer from while hunting. However, it’s important to remember that Recuperate moves the blood around, meaning that dogs shouldn’t use it until three days to two weeks after any type of surgery.

Other Ways to Help Your Hunting Dog Thrive

After consulting with your veterinarian and setting your hunting dog up with a supplement regimen that meets their unique health needs, you should consider looking into other ways to maximize their performance outside of supplementation. For example, many experienced hunters elect to set up extensive semi-annual veterinary exams for their dogs to ensure they can identify and manage any health threats before they become a major problem. Proper dieting that keeps your dog lean and energetic plays an important role in his or her hunting performance as well. That last point is particularly relevant for older hunting dogs since two of the most common age-related health issues in geriatric canines are weight gain and mobility loss. A superb diet will provide your pup with the fuel he or she needs to stay strong without causing them to put on pounds (and sparing their aging limbs from having to carry around additional weight).
It’s worth noting that your veterinarian will be the best source of counsel and support if you need help finding other ways to maximize the potential of your hunting dog. They can chat with you about dieting, supplements, exercise routines and everything else you need to keep your dog in great physical and mental condition. Just be sure to get your veterinarian’s approval before starting your pooch on any new food, supplement or medication regimen!

Contact Wapiti Labs Today

Please feel free to call or message us if you have any questions about Wapiti Labs or our peerless elk antler supplements. We would be more than happy to chat with you and help you find the perfect hunting dog supplies and supplements for your canine. Happy hunting to you both, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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