Nutritional Supplements

Research has shown that for optimal canine nutrition all dogs should be given a probiotic, a quality vitamin-mineral supplement and wild Alaskan salmon oil daily.

The supplements we recommend and feed our own dogs are:

Check our price list for pricing information for the supplements on this page. If you would like to place an order, email us or call us to arrange for pickup or shipment.

Geneflora

Dr. Oz has said if you are going to take one supplement, it should be a probiotic. Why? Because it regulates your gut, thereby strengthening your immune system. The same is true for our pets! Many probiotics are ineffective because they are not heat stable, so by the time they reach your pet's gut the bacteria has been killed off. For this and many other reasons our probiotic of choice is Geneflora, a Superior Nutritional Support For Pets. It is naturally heat stable, requires NO refrigeration, and is ideal for traveling.

We have found that using Geneflora:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Controls yeast and candida
  • Alleviates diarrhea
  • Relieves constipation
  • Eliminates yeasty, infected ears
  • Regulates bowel movements
  • Improves digestion
  • Increases energy
  • Alleviates allergies
  • Reduces "doggy breath"
  • Controls gas

In addition, gelatin has been added to help with joints and to maintain a healthy coat.

ProBalance® Canine Wellness Formula

ProBalance® Canine Wellness formula is a super concentrated, fully balanced protein, fatty acid, vitamin and mineral supplement. ProBalance® Canine provides multiple specialty nutrients that help support a competent immune system, reduces unwanted inflammation, protects against free radical oxidation, assists normal intestinal function, and aids in the nourishment and lubrication of joint cartilage. ProBalance® improves pet health, increases activity, helps to push back normal age-related diseases, maintains physiological processes in a more youthful state and ultimately, allows dogs to live a longer, healthier and more enjoyable life.

ProBalance® offers the ability to enhance the daily diet of a dog in a highly palatable, easy-to-use format. ProBalance® is a powder that may be sprinkled over kibble, moist foods, raw or home cooked diets, mixed into a dog's drinking water, made into a thick paste for direct application to the palates of recovering animals or be tube fed to chronically sick or debilitated pets.

ProBalance® is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

BRAVO! Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil

Bravo! Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is 100% natural oil produced in a dedicated processing facility in Alaska from freshly caught salmon, utilizing a "cold" extraction method to ensure viability. Immediately after extraction, natural mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E) are added to maintain freshness. The oil is immediately deep chilled and stored in airtight, lightproof containers until filtered and bottled. This thorough filtration process results in pure, unadulterated salmon oil rich in health-promoting Omega-3s, as well as a naturally balanced "formula" of more than 30 other distinct fatty acid molecules. The result is an all-natural product naturally rich in antioxidants, EPA and DHA and Omega-6 essential fatty acids that are vital for healthy skin and coats, as well as brain, heart and cellular function.

Coconut Oil Supreme™

We use this supplement for us and our dogs!!

Coconut oil has been called the healthiest dietary oil on earth. If you're not using coconut oil for you and your dog's daily dietary and body care needs, you're missing out on one of nature's most amazing health foods!! Coconut oil, a medium-chain triglyceride, gently elevates the metabolism, provides a higher level of energy and vitality, protects you from illness, and speeds healing. As a bonus, coconut oil improves any dog's skin and coat, improves digestion, and reduces allergic reactions.

But don't be fooled - not all coconut oil is the same!

Fed regularly to pets, Coconut Oil Supreme may have multiple benefits:

Skin Conditions

  • Clears up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis,and itchy skin
  • Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
  • Makes coats become sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
  • Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections, including candida
  • Disinfects cuts and promotes wound healing
  • Applied topically, promotes the healing of cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
Digestion
  • Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
  • Aids healing of digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
  • Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
  • Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
Immune System, Metabolic Function, Bone Health
  • Contains powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal agents that prevent infection and disease
  • Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function
  • Helps prevent or control diabetes
  • Helps reduce weight, increases energy
  • Aids in arthritis or ligament problems

Dr. Karen Becker, an integrative veterinarian and naturopathic doctor, says that medium-chain triglycerides have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.

Dogzymes Digestive Enhancer

We started using Dogzymes Digestive Enhancer back in 1994 after Marcy's first golden retriever, Bunky, bloated. Since no one knows what causes bloat, Marcy was looking for a way to help Bunky's digestion. During her research Marcy met and talked to Jeanette at Nature's Farmacy, who probably knows more about bloat than most veterinarians. Jeanette turned us on to Dogzyme's Digestive Enhancer Dissolvable Powder, which contains the highest levels of 5 beneficial bacteria types and 6 enzymes making it the most complete digestive product on the market. There are 5 billion colony-forming units in every 1/4 teaspoon! Whether you are looking for an effective digestive aid to stop diarrhea, trying to avoid bloat, or are looking to improve for overall digestive health, Dogzymes Digestive Enhancer will meet your needs!

Dr. Saunder's K9 Select NitroCoQ10

We use Dr. Saunders' K9 Select NitroCoQ10 not because we know and love Dr. Saunders, but because we have seen with our own eyes how it provides more energy, endurance and power to our dogs. It helps the organs our dogs rely on - the brain, heart, kidneys and liver - to function at their highest potential. In older dogs NitroCoQ10 often restores their youthfulness. Performance dogs see a significant improvement in their performance and endurance.

NitroCoQ10 improves:

  • The heart's pumping ability and heart's muscle tone
  • Blood circulation
  • Increased tolerance to exercise
  • Lung function and oxygen transfer to the vital organs
  • Production of ATP, life's master energy molecule for endurance, agility, and peak performance
  • Recovery from disease

NitroCoQ10 is a unique combination of L-Arginine and CoQ10 which allows every canine to experience pure energy and have peak performance, bringing out the champion from within. Every dog, regardless of age, can benefit from NitroCoQ10!

System Saver™

The husband of a student of ours is the veterinarian who created System Saver™. When she heard about Cash, one of Marcy's older dogs, struggling with some of the problems of aging she gave us a bottle of System Saver™ to try. Marcy started Cash on System Saver™ without telling her husband, Jim. About two weeks later Jim asked Marcy if she had noticed that Cash was playing with the other dogs more, and seemed to be able to get onto the bed with more ease (yes, we let our dogs sleep on the bed!) Marcy told him about using System Saver™ and now all her dogs on it!

What is System Saver™? It is an all-natural plant-based formula that inhibits the enzymes that break down cartilage and other tissue. This enzymatic activity increases with wear and tear and promotes the aging process. These same enzymes activate chemical mediators involved in chronic inflammatory and immune disorders. By inhibiting these enzymes, System Saver™ offers new hope for regulating out-of-control immune/inflammatory systems while providing a better way to support joint and general health maintenance.*

Available in both veterinary and human formulas!

This product is not intended for use by pregnant or nursing animals or for pediatric use. Please consult your health care professional if you or your animals are taking other medications to ensure there will be no interactions or contraindications.

Note: None of the statements about the above supplements' effects have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. None of the products are intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.