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Benefits of Collagen

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Recent advertisements and influencers on social media have shown us the many reasons to try out collagen supplements: hydrated skin, less wrinkles, less joint pain, healthier hair and nails, and much more. Your pet may not be too worried about the shine of their fur or whether their fine lines are visible, but collagen certainly provides them with many of the same benefits as it does people. Not to mention, the variety of collagen treats offered by The Hungry Puppy are numerous! So your pup will have several, unique options to choose from with different flavors and textures, all with the many benefits of collagen.

Before we jump into the benefits, let’s explore exactly what collagen is and why it’s not only being recommended to people but now their pets, too.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is an extremely abundant protein found in the connective tissues of mammals, such as you and your dog. There are many types of collagen, but Types I, II, and III are the most common. It’s found in the muscles, skin, blood vessels, bones, and digestive system, working to hold up the structure of your pet’s body and ensure it functions properly. This is what makes it so imperative to your companion’s bone health.

However, as pets age, their body’s ability to produce collagen declines. Supplements can help replenish what your dog needs and prevent them from experiencing unhealthy skin, coat, joint and bone conditions that often come as a result of insufficient collagen. 

Collagen can be supplemented to your pet in a variety of ways, though treats are a fun, enjoyable, and efficient method for you to work it into your pet’s day. They’re an alternative to rawhides, though much better, as they’re safer and more digestible. Rawhides have taken on a reputation of being difficult to digest and increasing the risk of choking in your furry friend, whereas collagen treats and chews pose the opposite. For example, collagen sticks will use corium - the inner layer of beef skin, which is very elastic, while rawhides are made using the epidermis. The Hungry Puppy’s collagen products are similar to Earth Animal’s No-Hide Wholesome Chews and Fieldcrest Farms Nothin’ to Hide Rawhide Alternative Rolls, both of which are long lasting, highly digestible, safe, and delicious.

On top of being a phenomenal alternative to rawhides, collagen treats will provide your pet with numerous benefits that will keep them feeling young and healthy from the inside out!

Benefits of Collagen

  • Healthy Skin & Coat - Dermis, a large layer of your dog’s skin that makes up the coat, is made of mainly collagen. Supplemented collagen can help boost the appearance of your furry friend’s coat, adding shine and even strengthening their nails. It can also help to increase elasticity and reduce that bothersome itchy, dry feeling of your pet’s skin.
  • Bone & Joint Health - Because collagen is found in your pup’s cartilage, joints, connective tissues, and bones, it’s essential to the overall structure of the body. The right amount of collagen not only maintains your pet’s bone and joint health, but helps prevent and treat common problems like arthritis and lack of mobility.
  • Improved Appetite & Digestion - Collagen is a yummy, fun addition to your pet’s usual meal or even when used as a treat. It’s found in meat, which may add incentive for picky eaters to chow down more! In addition, it contains certain amino acids that aid with digestion. Collagen has also been found to help with conditions like leaky gut by helping to repair the lining of the digestive tract.

Now that you’ve seen the many advantages of collagen, you may be considering giving it a go! Try it out with your companion by your side! The Hungry Puppy offers your pooch a variety of mouthwatering collagen treats for the lowest prices. Plus, we deliver free to select areas and provide free nationwide shipping. 

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