As your dog gets older, we all know you need to start thinking about their dietary needs differently. First comes the senior food then it’s time to start thinking about supplements too. As Belinha is now a ‘senior lady’, I’ve noticed that she’s slowing down a bit and can get a bit stiff. Moleque is not far behind at 8 which apparently is considered ‘senior’ although he doesn’t act it. So when Devin from dog nutrition brand Winston and Porter got in touch to tell us about their Nourish + C range of Winston and Porter Dog Supplements I was intrigued to learn more.
What Are Nourish + C Winston and Porter Dog Supplements?
Nourish + C and Nourish + C Max Strength Pain Free are ‘All in One Multi Vitamin and Mineral’ dog supplements in the form of a powder which when you add water turns into porridge for dogs! Winston and Porter developed it after many years of working in the equine nutraceutical industry to help their ageing collie Charlie with his arthritis. Their ethos is all about feeding your dog an exceptionally healthy diet and that doesn’t have to be expensive. By feeding a healthy diet, owners can ensure they are doing their best to avoid diseases such as diabetes, cancers and the resulting emotional heartache for dog and owner.
There are many supplements on the market but these usually come in tablet form. The great thing with the Winston and Porter Dog Supplements is that you can add them to your dog’s food (with or without water) or you can give it to your dog separately as a tasty snack. We tried both so read on to see how we got on.
The main benefits of these supplements are better well-being, improved stamina and increased joint mobility but your dog can also look forward to a shiny glossy coat and superb skin condition…we like the sound of all that! The Nourish + C Max Strength Pain Free has all the benefits of Nourish + C but in addition helps build healthy cartilage, ligaments and tendons as well as soothing aching joints.
The Key Ingredients In Nourish + C Max Strength Pain Free
The key additional ingredients in Nourish + C Max Strength Pain Free are MSM, Chondroitin, Glucosamine, Hyaluronic Acid and the anti-inflammatory enzyme Serrapeptese. You may also find these in other well-known supplements on the market but if you do the comparison (and we did), you will see that in the Nourish + C Max Strength these are in much higher doses. Also, as they are all present together, they form a molecular binding agent and stay in the body for longer meaning your dog benefits for longer! Both supplements also contain Chia Seeds and plenty of Omega 3 and 6. Just like in humans these are essential sources of healthy fats that your dog might not be getting much of elsewhere. Finally, the supplements are Gluten and Wheat Free and all the ingredients are human grade.
What Did We Think Of Winston and Porter Dog Supplements?
For our trial, Belinha was trying the Nourish + C Max Strength Pain Free and Moleque the Nourish + C All in One Multi Vitamin and Mineral supplements. Their supplements arrived with their own personal name tags on which was a lovely touch.
The first time Belinha and Moleque tried it, I made it as a porridge on it’s own. I could tell they were a bit surprised about the texture, especially Moleque who can be a fussy eater. However the next day I wanted to get some pictures of the supplements and when I turned my back for a minute, I found them both helping themselves, directly from the tub…clearly they liked it!
I tried it both as a standalone porridge and also mixed in with their food and both work just as well as the other. Moleque who has a sensitive stomach preferred it on it’s own whilst Belinha who believes food should be eaten as soon as possible however it comes, didn’t mind either way!
Personally, I preferred to give it as a standalone snack as both Belinha & Moleque often come pleading for treats between meals so this way they get what they want and it’s healthy. I even tried adding fruit! Also the supplements contain Chia seeds, which helps the dogs feel fuller between meals and even better, studies have shown they have anti-carcinogenic properties too!