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5 Reasons to Love Spring If You’re a Dog

With Spring comes longer nights and brighter mornings and scientists even say the warmer weather is pretty much guaranteed to make us noticeably cheerier!

To celebrate the season and National Pet Month being upon us, we've teamed up with IAMS to bring you 5 reasons to love Spring if you're a dog.

Spring means you can banish those winter blues

Research out this year claimed dogs can suffer from seasonal affective disorder. Lighter mornings and longer days mean you can spend more time roaming the great outdoors – the perfect excuse to kick start your health regime which might have suffered during the winter months.

Spring means more reasons to socialise with friends

With more time to spend outside, why not meet up with friends! K9 Magazine recently carried out research which claimed that more than 60% of dog owners say their dogs have widened their social circle.

Spring means more crops of fresh produce

With more fresh fruit and vegetables available, you can add more healthy treats to your dog’s diet, such as kale and broccoli - why not steam or blanch the vegetables to help retain as many nutrients as possible before freezing them for a tasty treat on a warm day. You can also use this as a great excuse to make sure your dog's overall diet is giving them all of the nutrition and vitamins needed to be as healthy on the inside as they are on the outside.

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>> Find out more about the benefits of the IAMS Naturally range by clicking here.

Spring means winter skin is banished

We all know the harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on our own skin and it is really no different for our pets because colder weather can mean our dogs suffer from dry skin during the winter months too. To give your dog a helping hand make sure his diet is packed full of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids – both play an important role in maintaining healthy skin.

Spring means more Vitamin D

With warmer weather, you can soak up more natural goodness from the sun just simply by being outdoors for longer - vitamin D helps to build immunity and strengthen bones.

This article is sponsored by IAMS.

IAMS are committed to providing the best nutrients with visible benefits for your pet excluding all the ingredients we know you don’t want in your pet’s bowl, which is why IAMS Naturally range contains sustainably sourced fish and meat so you know that your dog's diet is packed full of only the best ingredients to help to shine on the outside and stay healthy on the inside.

IAMS Naturally dog food has no added artificial colourings or flavourings and no fillers - just healthy ingredients proven for visible benefits.

Naturally is packed full of highly digestible ingredients which IAMS know pets will absorb key nutrients from – including natural omega 6 and 3 fats to help maintain healthy skin and a glossy coat, a special fibre beet pulp to aid digestion, vitamin E to support immunity and essential amino acids from good quality, natural protein based ingredients, such as chicken or lamb, for strong lean muscles.

IAMS say, “We are what we eat and this is also true for our beloved pets. At IAMS we understand why more pet parents are looking to feed a natural diet.

“IAMS have been blending healthy ingredients for over 70 years, and we’re staying true to our commitment of high quality animal protein with NO added concentrated plant proteins (soy or corn/wheat gluten meal).

“Each IAMS Naturally dry recipe is packed with either natural fresh salmon or meadow fed lamb as well as and high quality chicken, turkey and egg.”

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