Introduction to Dog And Cat Supplements

As pet owners, we prioritise the well-being of our furry companions and understand the importance of providing them with a balanced diet. However, we may wonder if their nutritional needs are fully met. This has led to the rise of supplements for dogs and cats, reflecting a growing understanding of the role nutrition plays in their lives.

Supplements can bridge any nutritional gaps and promote optimal health in pets, just like they do in humans. By offering vital vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other beneficial substances, supplements serve as a valuable addition to their diet and support their overall well-being.

The pet supplement industry is booming, with an estimated value of $1.05 billion by 2027, driven by increased awareness among pet owners and advancements in scientific research. More pet owners are recognising the potential benefits of supplements in improving their pets’ health, addressing specific concerns, and even extending their lifespan.

So, why should you consider giving your dog or cat supplements? 

Firstly, our pets’ bodies may have certain dietary gaps due to factors like incomplete commercial pet foods or individual needs. Supplements can help fill these gaps, ensuring that your furry friend receives the necessary nutrients for optimal health.

Additionally, pets may encounter specific health concerns or conditions that can benefit from targeted supplementation. From joint support to skin and coat health, digestive issues to immune system support, supplements can provide targeted solutions tailored to your pet’s unique needs.

In this blog post, we are excited to introduce you to Dorwest, a trusted brand offering a range of natural supplements specially formulated for dogs and cats. With their commitment to quality, transparency, and the use of carefully selected ingredients, Dorwest natural supplements have become a go-to choice for pet owners looking for effective, holistic solutions.

We will deep dive into the types of conditions that Dogs and Cats face and how Dorwest Natural Supplements can help with these problems.


Dec’s Pets has partnered with Dorwest 

We went searching for the right partner in natural supplements for both Dogs and Cats and we came across the hugely reputable Dorwest.

Dorwest Herbs are the UK’s leading authority for herbal remedies and supplements for dogs and cats. With over 75 years experience, their herbal pet remedies are trusted worldwide by owners looking for natural support for their pets. They offer a unique range of specially formulated products suitable for both dogs and cats and believe that ethical and sustainable curated approaches to our pet’s health is the way forward.

Their product range has grown somewhat over time but they remain a family-run business, now in its third generation.

Dorwest’s philosophy revolves around harnessing the power of nature to support our pet’s health. Their natural supplements are carefully crafted using a blend of traditional herbal remedies and contemporary scientific knowledge. By combining centuries-old wisdom with modern understanding, Dorwest has developed a range of supplements that cater to the unique needs of dogs and cats.


Dorwest a comprehensive range of Natural Supplements. So, Let’s dive into them….

Supporting Joint Health and Mobility:

Joint issues are commonly observed among pets and encompass a spectrum of conditions, ranging from mild age-related stiffness to minor strains and more severe joint problems.

To promote joint health and maintain flexibility, incorporating high-quality dietary supplements can be highly beneficial. It is important to note that Dorwest products can be used independently or in conjunction with conventional treatments prescribed by your veterinarian.

We proudly offer one of Dorwests most popular supplements, Glucosamine & Chondroitin which is well-suited for providing joint support during all stages of your dog’s life, including their later years. It features a unique combination of ingredients that work synergistically to comprehensively address joint support needs, particularly as your dog ages.

For joints that require support to sustain flexible function, Dorwest’s premium JointWell® Tablets are highly recommended. These tablets facilitate cartilage regeneration and promote collagen production, aiding in joint lubrication and enhancing mobility and flexibility.

Turmeric Tablets are specifically formulated to support the body’s natural anti-inflammatory processes. These exceptional supplements contain a remarkably pure and potent form of turmeric, consisting of 95% curcuminoids, which are the active components responsible for its well-documented benefits.

Remember to consult your veterinarian to accurately diagnose the underlying problem and ensure ongoing monitoring of your pet’s condition.

Please note that the information provided serves as a guide and should not replace professional veterinary advice. Every pet is unique, and personalised care based on their specific needs is essential.


Supporting the Skin and Coat:

Identifying the cause of various skin complaints can be challenging, even for professionals using diagnostic techniques like skin scrapes or biopsies. Allergic reactions often contribute to non-specific skin conditions, making control difficult without identifying the specific allergy trigger.

Initial checks should include ruling out skin parasites. If parasites are not the cause, other common skin issues include dermatitis, eczema, pyoderma, non-specific skin allergies, or overheating, which can occur in certain breeds. These conditions manifest with inflamed, itchy, and red skin, particularly in areas with thinner fur like the armpits and belly. Excessive scratching can lead to hair loss as pets seek relief from intense irritation.

Holistic approaches, such as herbal supplements, have proven effective in managing these conditions comprehensively. Supporting the immune system.

Dorwest products that support the Skin & Coat include:

Supporting the Liver:

Owners can play a role in supporting liver function, and one effective option is the use of Dorwest’s Milk Thistle Tablets. These tablets contain Silymarin as the active ingredient, known for its hepatoprotective properties. Silymarin helps combat free radicals associated with cell damage and promotes liver function. To ensure optimal effectiveness, Dorwest’s tablets solely contain the entire Milk Thistle fruit, allowing for the benefits of Silymarin as well as the naturally occurring constituents present in this plant.

It is important to note that Milk Thistle Tablets should be administered specifically to animals with known liver support needs and not as a preventive measure for those with healthy liver function.


Supporting Urinary conditions:

When it comes to bladder and urinary disorders, it is crucial to seek guidance from your veterinarian if you suspect your dog or cat may be affected. Aging pets are more prone to these issues, with kidney conditions being particularly prevalent in cats and certain dog breeds.

Diagnosis and treatment should always be conducted under veterinary supervision. Diet plays a role, and it is advisable to steer clear of  heavily processed foods, as they can potentially worsen the situation. Herbal supplements can effectively support bladder and kidney function, either as stand-alone options or in combination with conventional medication. Dorwest’s Green Releaf Tablets which provide natural support for your pets skin, joints and  urinary system is coming to Dec’s Pets this July!


It is important to understand the signs and symptoms of urinary issues and to seek veterinary care.

  • Straining to urinate
  • Frequent small urinations
  • Accidents inside the house
  • Excessively licking the urinary area
  • Blood in urine
  • Crying while urinating
  • Increased thirst
  • Cloudy, or discoloured urine
  • Strong smelling urine
  • Leaking urine


Supporting Digestive Problems in Dogs and Cats:

Dorwest’s Tree Barks Powder is specifically formulated to address acute intestinal absorptive disorders. With its highly digestible ingredients and low fat content, it can be administered during and after episodes of acute diarrhoea to aid in the recovery process and restore normalcy to the digestive system. While diarrhoea serves as a natural cleansing mechanism for the body, it is generally recommended to allow it to run its course if it is not persistent, accompanied by vomiting, or causing excessive distress. Fasting for 24 hours and gradually reintroducing plain food can be beneficial.

If diarrhoea persists for more than a few days, it is important to consult your veterinary clinic.

Tree Barks Powder not only soothes the intestinal tract but also slows down food passage, ensuring optimal nutrient absorption and promoting firmer bowel movements. It proves valuable in managing other acute intestinal disorders such as pancreatic insufficiency.


Supporting Anxiety in Dogs and Cats:

Dogs and cats can experience anxiety for various reasons, including genetic predisposition, past traumatic experiences, changes in their environment, or separation from their owners.

Fortunately, Dorwest offers a range of products that can help alleviate anxiety in pets. Their Scullcap & Valerian Tablets are specifically formulated to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety without causing drowsiness. Additionally, their Organic Valerian Compound provides a natural and gentle solution to ease anxiety and promote a sense of calm.

These herbal supplements can be used alongside behavior modification techniques and environmental adaptations to provide holistic support for anxious dogs and cats, helping them lead happier and more balanced lives.


Supporting General Wellbeing:

Ensuring the good health and condition of dogs and cats is a natural priority for pet owners. While regular exercise, companionship, and a nutritious diet are essential, additional measures can be taken to maintain optimal health. Incorporating dietary supplements can provide a boost to their overall wellbeing.

A beneficial supplement is Keeper’s Mix®, a conditioning supplement enriched with a unique blend of eight herbs, each offering specific benefits to different aspects of the body.

By incorporating supplements into their pet’s diet, owners can help ensure that their furry companions enjoy excellent health throughout their lives.


Supporting Hormones and Reproduction:

Dorwest natural supplements for dogs and cats play a significant role in supporting hormonal balance and reproductive health. Hormonal imbalances can affect various aspects of an animal’s wellbeing, including fertility and reproductive functions.

Dorwest offers specific products to address these concerns. Their Evening Primrose Oil Capsules provide essential omega-6 fatty acids, such as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which can support hormone production and help maintain healthy reproductive function. Also, Dorwest’s Wheatgerm Oil can be given year-round to help promote a healthy skin and coat and is also used to maintain fertility and a healthy reproductive system in both male and female pets.

Dorwest’s Raspberry Leaf Tablets A popular birth-aid with breeders, the use of raspberry leaf in pregnancy is documented as far back as the 6th century and is still recommended by health and veterinary professionals today. When used in pregnancy, raspberry leaf helps to tone and maintain the strength of the muscles of the uterus in preparation for birth. It is also known for its hormone balancing properties, and so our tablets are helpful for supporting bitches who experience phantom pregnancies.

By incorporating these natural supplements into their pets’ routine, owners can promote optimal hormonal health and support a balanced reproductive system.

Dorwest’s Transparency and Quality Control:

  • Sourcing Transparency: Dorwest is committed to providing transparency in their sourcing practices. They strive to inform customers about the origins of their ingredients, ensuring trust and confidence in their products.
  • Rigorous Quality Control: Dorwest maintains stringent quality control measures throughout the manufacturing process. They follow industry standards and guidelines to ensure the safety, purity, and efficacy of their supplements.
  • Thorough Testing: Every product undergoes thorough testing at various stages of production. This includes testing the raw materials, in-process testing, and final product testing to guarantee consistent quality and reliability.
  • Ethical Sourcing: Dorwest prioritizes ethically sourced natural ingredients. They work with trusted suppliers who share their commitment to sustainability, animal welfare, and responsible sourcing practices.
  • Sustainable Practices: Sustainability is a core value for Dorwest. They actively seek eco-friendly packaging materials and strive to reduce their environmental impact through sustainable manufacturing practices.
  • Commitment to Industry Standards: Dorwest adheres to industry standards, regulations, and best practices. This ensures that their supplements meet the highest quality and safety standards for the well-being of pets.
  • Continuous Improvement: Dorwest is dedicated to continuous improvement in their processes and products. They regularly review and refine their practices to deliver the best possible supplements for dogs and cats.

These bullet points provide an overview of Dorwest’s emphasis on transparency, quality control, ethical sourcing, sustainability, and commitment to industry standards.

If you have any questions about any of Dorwest’s products feel free to call us on 0539122600 or email