Cpe2012 supplements for performance dog

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Cpe2012 supplements for performance dog

  1. 1. Supplements for thePerformance DogLaurie S. Coger, DVM, CVCP
  2. 2. What Supplements are Needed?
  3. 3. Key Supplements Vitamin-mineral Salmon Oil Probiotics Joint Support Digestive Enzymes
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Wheat germ, kaolin, cornsyrup, pork livermeal, dicalciumphosphate, sucrose, lactose, safflower oil, gelatin, cornstarch, stearicacid, niacinamide, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, ironoxide andpeptone, magnesiumstearate, dl-alpha tocopherolacetate, vitamin Aacetate, zincoxide, riboflavin, thiaminemononitrate, pyridoxinehydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, manganesesulfate, copper acetatemonohydrate, vitaminD3, cobalt sulfate.
  7. 7. Dried OrganicCoconut, Parmesan Cheese, AlgalOil (source of omega-3DHA),CholineChloride, Yuccaschidigera, Sodium Ascorbate(source of Vitamin C), ZincProteinate, IronProteinate, Vitamin ESupplement, Salt, CalciumCarbonate, DicalciumPhosphate, D-CalciumPantothenate, CinnamonExtract, Origan Extract, CayenneExtract, CopperProteinate, Riboflavin, Niacin, Manganese Proteinate, YeastCulture, Vitamin B-12Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin ASupplement, FolicAcid, Pyridoxine HCl, ThiamineMononitrate, Vitamin D-3Supplement, BetaCarotene, SodiumSelenite, EthylenediamineDihydriodide and mixed tocopherols.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. ProbioticsProbiotics are live microorganisms which when fedin adequate amounts confer a health benefit to thedog.Common probiotic bacteria are lactobacillus andacidophilus
  13. 13. Probiotics Help Boost the immune  Improve digestion system  Remove toxins Control yeast  Help manufacture overgrowth B vitamins Aid in iron absorption
  14. 14. Yogurt is not an adequate probiotic source!
  15. 15. A Variety of Probiotics Are Available Total Biotics from NWC Naturals Vetri-Mega Probiotic from VetriScience
  16. 16. Joint Support
  17. 17. Key Ingredients Glucosamine Chondroitin MSM Unsaponifiables CMO And more
  18. 18. Glucosamine Dose: 10 – 20 mg per pound  Found in high concentrations in cartilage, especially trachea  An amino sugar
  19. 19. Chondroitin Complex carbohydrate found in healthy cartilage that helps retain water Research does not suggest a specific dose – formulated in combination with glucosamine
  20. 20. MSM Dose: 10 – 30 mg per pound  Helps to reduce pressure in cells  Useful for inflammatory conditions
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23.  Vitamins E and C  Milk proteins Other Key  ManganeseIngredients  Boswellia  Yucca  Antioxidants
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. My Preferred Products
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. Now Available on Amazon!
  30. 30. Questions?

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