Before you give any type of supplement to your dog, there are some BIG questions you should be asking.
1. Is it SAFE?
This should be your number one question- in regards to whatever is being put into your dog. I ensure the safety on my supplement in a number of ways.
Extensive 3rd party testing – of all ingredients prior to being blended, of the supplement while the ingredients are all added, and after the supplement is formulated. It is manufactured in a GMP facility, using Human Grade, primarily regionally sourced ingredients.
We have a adverse reporting system, and to date with over 10,000 bottles sold, there have been less than 10 dogs with side effects- they were all stomach issues, as can often happen with a new food.
2. Is it NATURAL? Does Holistic MATTER?
YES and YES.
As a concerned dog owner, you should be avoiding as many
‘un-natural’ ingredients as possible. Your dog has enough to deal with in terms of environmental toxins and the like.
At my old veterinary practice, I compared a certain veterinary supplement which has both artificial color and preservative- these are common, and so you won’t know unless you read the label.
Here is what you should be looking for in a Quality,
1.In choosing a natural supplement, ensure that none of
these are on the label: No wheat, No Soy, No Dairy,
No Sugar, No Artificial Ingredients, No additives and NO
2.The ingredients should be derived from Natural Sources-
if you can’t pronounce them, then they probably are NOT
natural. Some of the more common Natural ingredients,
include Vitamins, Minerals, Flax, Fish Oil, Amino Acids-
plus both naturally derived animal and plant related
components. This includes ingredients such as Herbs,
Mushrooms, Colostrum, Glucosamine, and Digestive enzymes.
3.Ensure that the supplement is NATURALLY preserved.
Vitamin E and being ‘air tight’ is the preservative of
choice. AVOID BHA, BHT and Ethoxyquin.
4.Natural flavor and color- If the supplement is chemically
flavored or colored DON’T use it.
My Ultimate Canine Health Formula is NATURAL, without artificial color, flavor and preservatives.
3. Does it WORK?
If you are going through the expense, and time of giving your dog a daily supplement, you really need to know this.
My Joint Support Blend of Glucosamine HCl,
Chondroitin Sulfate and MSM (methylsulfonyl methane)
are considered by many to be the most important ingredients in halting arthritis progression
These have millions of client testimonials PLUS
scientific studies to back up their claims:
* Increases the amount of cartilage
* Recent studies have shown it has anti-inflammatory properties
* Glucosamine Hydrochloride is the most bio-effective form
Allergies? – You need this in your dog’s diet
Allergies require a multi-faceted approach, meaning you have to use many things. Currently the most important supplement is the omega 3 fatty acids.
Probiotics are increasingly being used for dog with allergies, and in some cases they appear to be decreasing the incidence of seasonal allergies.
Bovine colostrum is being advocated as another supplement to help normalize the overactive immune response as seen in allergic pets.
Ultimate Canine contains high levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Probiotics, and Bovine colostrum.
Concerned about your dog’s immune system?
There are a number of specific ingredients that
I advise clients to utilize to boost the immune system.
Essential Fatty Acids.
Immune boosting mushrooms.
Lysine- an amino acid that is used for it’s
superior anti-viral activity.
Here is what is in my supplement to support your
dog’s immune system:
KEY IMMUNE PROTECTIVE BLEND
Includes: Bovine Colostrum, Inositol hexaphosphate,
Aloe Vera, Maiitake PLUS L-lysine, Essential Fatty
Acids, and Probiotics (Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)