Are there vitamins or nutritional supplements that can help protect dogs from parasites?
While certain vitamins and nutritional supplements can strengthen the immune system and promote the general health of the dog, there are no specific vitamins that have been shown to protect directly from parasites. However, there are indications that dietary supplements such as garlic in small quantities or certain herbs can have a deterrent effect on some parasites. However, it is important to be aware that too much garlic can be toxic for dogs.
How can I best protect my dog from parasites if not through vitamins?
The best protection against parasites are regular vet visits and prophylactic remedies against parasites, as recommended by the veterinarian. This can include spot-on preparations, tablets or collars for fleas, ticks and worms. Regular deworming and checking the fur and skin on signs of parasite infestation are also important. It is always advisable to orientate yourself in parasite prevention and treatment on the recommendations of the veterinarian.