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Vitamin Mineral Supplementation Most soils are deficient in key minerals and other nutrients Crops grown on them, and animals fed those crops, are also deficient Supplementation assures that we are meeting all of our dogs’ needs
Choosing a Vitamin- Mineral Supplement Read labels carefully Some “combo” products contain other ingredients – herbs, flax, dried liver, whey, kelp, etc. Some products contain undesirable ingredients Origin of ingredients is important
Salmon Oil Source of omega-3 fatty acids Anti-inflammatory, proven to help arthritic dogs Support skin health and maintenance Lessen effects of skin allergies and atopy Support neurologic tissues – brain, eyes, nerves Support immune system health
Studies Show Omega-3 FA Benefits Studies published in JAVMA show omega-3 fatty acids provide pain relief and improve mobility in dogs with osteoarthritis. They also indicate that proper use of a food containing a sufficient amount of omega-3 fatty acids may result in a lower dosage of medication required to manage joint pain and improve mobility in a dog with osteoarthritis. These studies demonstrate that feeding a food containing omega-3 fatty acids to a dog with osteoarthritis significantly improves mobility and quality of life. All three studies showed significant mobility improvement as assessed by either pet owners, veterinarians, or both.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids In humans, low levels of omega-3 fatty acids are linked to depression, ADD, Alzheimer’s, kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and schizophrenia Humans can absorb omega-3 fatty acids from fish oils, borage oil, and flax seed oil Dogs absorb best from fish (animal) origin oils
Salmon or Fish Oil? Salmon Oil Fish Oil Typically liquid Typically capsule form Some capsules Made from a mixture of Wild caught salmon mackerel, anchovy, and sardine Ideally cold pressed Unknown consistency Richest source of DHA, batch to batch EPA (omega-3 fatty acids) May vary greatly in quantity of DHA and EPA per capsule
ProbioticsProbiotics are live microorganisms which when fedin adequate amounts confer a health benefit to thedog.Common probiotic bacteria are lactobacillus andacidophilus
Probiotics Help Boost the immune Improve digestion system Remove toxins Control yeast Help manufacture overgrowth B vitamins Aid in iron absorption
Yogurt is not an adequate probiotic source!
A Variety of Probiotics Are Available Total Biotics from NWC Naturals Vetri-Mega Probiotic from VetriScience
Key Ingredients Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Unsaponifiables CMO And more
Glucosamine Dose: 10 – 20 mg per pound Found in high concentrations in cartilage, especially trachea An amino sugar
Chondroitin Complex carbohydrate found in healthy cartilage that helps retain water Research does not suggest a specific dose – formulated in combination with glucosamine
MSM Dose: 10 – 30 mg per pound Helps to reduce pressure in cells Useful for inflammatory conditions
Avocado Unsaponifiables In vitro studies show it can From avocados and improve structural soybeans components of joint cartilage Trademarked – a highly manufactured product No in vivo studies referenced in manufacturer’s product information
CMO CetylMyristoleate Supports joint lubrication A medium chain fatty acid, of the joint found in mice, male beavers, and whales Immune system modulator Supports the production of anti –inflammatory prostaglandins
Vitamins E and C Milk proteins Other Key ManganeseIngredients Boswellia Yucca Antioxidants
Omega 3 FA Salmon Oil Dose: 1000 mg for Omega 3 fatty 40 pound dog acids EPA and DHA have the Salmon oil most definitive preferred source benefits in regard to inflammation and joints
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Digestive Enzymes Found in “live” Not present in i.e. raw food kibble or dry foods Aid in digestive processes Not present in canned foods
Digestive Enzymes Enzymes are substances that function as organic catalysts, in other words, they either start chemical reactions or make them run faster Modern food processing techniques and all types of cooking destroy nearly 100% of the enzymes naturally occurring in food. All raw food naturally contains the proper types and proportions of enzymes necessary to assist in the process of decomposition.
When to Use Enzymes Times of stress or transition Illness, when receiving medications Dogs eating dog food should always receive enzymes! Even healthy dogs may improve their absorption and utilization of nutrients through the use of digestive enzymes