What is Coenzyme Q10?
CoQ10 plays an important role in protecting all of the cells within your dog's body. CoQ10 is found most abundantly in the heart and liver, which is where it tends to provide the best benefits.
With age, disease and chronic health conditions the amount of CoQ10 within a dog's body naturally decreases. By supplementing dogs with CoQ10 we can help keep them healthy for longer, while help preventing problems with the heart, brain and mitochondria.
The Benefits of CoQ10 for Dogs
Food Sources of CoQ10
- Organ Meats: Liver, heart, kidney.
- Fatty Fish: Sardines, mackerel, trout, herring.
- Vegetables: Spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage.
- Other: Oysters.
CoQ10 is available in low amounts in food, which is why it is recommended that you supplement your dog with it rather than attempt to hit therapeutic levels via their diet. If your dog requires therapeutic levels of CoQ10, food will not suffice.
Coenzyme Q10 for Dogs
20 mg per 50 pounds of body weight is an appropriate dosage for dogs.