Amino Acids

Supplements Provide Essential Amino Acids For Dogs

The 3D model of the glutamic acid

Amino Acids are the building blocks for protein and make up over 70% of the dog’s body.  Every day dogs need amino acids in their diet to continually maintain their body.  Active dogs and pregnant dogs will require more to keep up with their needs.

Essential amino acids are those which the dog cannot produce on their own.  There are 10 essential amino acids that should be provided for dogs in adequate levels to meet their needs and allow synthesizing of the non-essential amino acids they require.

Here are the 10 essential amino acids dogs need:

  • Arginine 
  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine 
  • Lysine
  • Methionine 
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine

Supplying these comes from ingredients that can be added to dog food and supplement to ensure your dog gets the amino acid support they need, especially in active dogs requiring high muscle activity to do their job.

While you can add specific synthesized or extracted amino acids directly to dog food or supplements, there are numerous natural ingredients that deliver excellent amino acid profiles that contain many, if not all of the essential amino acids and more.

Common sources include beef, poultry, dairy, eggs, beans, nuts, seeds, rice, soy, fish and yeast.

Adding Fortitude® Canine Supplements Can Help With Amino Acid Needs

We utilize whole ground flaxseed, milk protein, egg protein, chicken liver and Brewer’s Dried Yeast in various Fortitude Canine Supplements to provide high protein, including support for the 10 essential amino acids that are essential for life.

The Fortitude® Canine products on this page, including Fortitude Canine Coat & Skin, contain many of the above natural ingredients that can help provide added amino acid support your dog needs for fueling their active lifestyle every day.

Find The Right Product For You

Thanks to over 40 years of experience in the industry, we are accustomed to creating healthy, natural supplements that meet animal health and performance needs.  You can learn more about our products by contacting us online or giving us a call.  We’ll be happy to help you find a product that meets your animal’s unique health and wellness needs.