Chemical derived vitamins are those isolated from food, and it is thought that these do not work as well as those found naturally.
Vitamins found in foods work differently. They bind with enzymes and amino acids to act which boosts their ability to provide proper nutrition.
Next, you’ll want to note the difference between inferior and superior dog foods.
Inferior dog foods have very little ‘real’, wholesome foods. They’ll be very few fruits or vegetables. Instead, they will use fillers, by-products, and other cheap ingredients and then add in chemically derived vitamins and minerals.
Superior dog foods, on the other hand, will have a good amount of wholesome foods that naturally contain vitamins and minerals. This includes real fruit, real meat, and a range of vegetables. Since these are not chemically derived vitamins and minerals, they will offer a better level of nutrition.
In addition, high-quality dog foods add in extra supplements that help in a number of ways. For example, omega 3’s (great for skin and coat health) and probiotics (good for digestion).
So, the first thing to consider when thinking about giving a Pomeranian extra vitamin and mineral supplements, is to reassess the puppy or dog’s main diet. Is it a superior food? If not, why not?