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Kidney-Vitalize Chews

This formula is designed to support & maintain your cats kidney health. Containing science backed natural ingredients that have been studied to help reduce proteinuria (a leading marker for kidney disease), support good kidney health and maintain top kidney function - the Kidney Vitalize Chews are perfect for cats suffering from CKD or those who want to keep this illness at bay.

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Ingredients that make an impact:

Astragalus Root Extract - This extract of this herb has been shown to help improve kidney function and help reduce proteinuria (a leading marker of kidney disease in cats).
Rehmannia Root Extract - This extract of the super herb has been studied and shown to help improve renal function in animals experiencing renal failure.

Dosage

You should give you cat 1 chew per 5lbs of body weight.
Do not exceed the recommended amount of 1 chew for every 5 lb. of body weight.
Up to 5 lb.: 1 chew/day
6 – 10 lb.: 2 chews/day
11 – 15 lb.: 3 chews/day
16 – 20 lb.: 4 chews/day
For Maintenance Administration: As above but every other day.

Active Ingredients (same for both flavours):

Astragalus Root Extract.......................60 mg
Rehmannia Root Extract......................30 mg

Inactive Ingredients:

Chicken flavour
Carob, Catnip, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Coconut Glycerin, Coconut Oil, Garbanzo Flour, Mixed Tocopherols, Palm Fruit Oil, Pea Flour, Rosemary Extract, Sorbic Acid, Sunflower Lecithin
Duck flavour
Brewer's Yeast, Catnip, Citric Acid (as preservative), Duck, Glycerin (from Vegetable), Lecithin (from Sunflower), Organic Flaxseed Powder, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Pea Protein Concentrate, Silver Vine and Sweet Potato Flour.

Cautions

Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
Do not use with dogs and cats with diarrhea.

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Astragalus & Rehmannia Combination Study

Study showed that a combination of Astragalus and Rehmannia Root Extract had a 91% 'effective' rate in treating Chronic Kidney Disease.  It was markedly effective for proteinuria, hematuria, improvement and recovery of renal functions, edema, anemia, anorexia etc in comparing with the control group. It showed no adverse effects on functions of liver, kidney, heart and GI tract.

Su ZZ, He YY, Chen G. [Clinical and experimental study on effects of man-shen-ling oral liquid in the treatment of 100 cases of chronic nephritis]. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1993 May;13(5):269-72, 259-60. Chinese.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=8219675

 

Rehmannia:

Study showing Rehmannia Root Extract improving renal function in animals experiencing renal failure

Kang, D. G., Sohn, E.J., Moon, M.K., Lee Y. M., Lee, H.S. Rhemannia glutinose ameliorates renal function in the ischemia/reperfusion-induced acute renal failure rats. Biol Pharm Bull 2005, 28:1662-1667. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16141536

 

Study showing rehmannia reduces the deterioration of kidneys in animals affected by diabetes

Yokozawa, T., Kim, H.Y., Yamabe, N. Amelioration of diabetic nephropathy by dried rhemannia Radix (Di Huang) extract. Am J. Chin Med 2004, 32:829-839.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15673189

 

Astragalus:

Study showing how administration of Astragalus root extract caused a remission in kidney disease

Leehey DJ, Casini T, Massey D. Remission of membranous nephropathy after therapy with Astragalus membranaceus. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Apr;55(4):772. 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=20338467

 

Studies indicating the safety of Astragali Extracts in animals

Yu SY, Ouyang HT, Yang JY, Huang XL, Yang T, Duan JP, Cheng JP, Chen YX, Yang YJ, Qiong P. Subchronic toxicity studies of Radix Astragali extract in rats anddogs. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Mar 21;110(2):352-5. Epub 2006 Sep 27.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=17052876

 

Study showing the protective effects Astragalus extract has on diabetes related kidney damage in animals

Yin, X., Zhang, Y., Wu, H., et al. Protective Effects of Astragalus Saponin I on early stages of diabetic nephropathy in rats. J. Pharmacol. Sci 2004, 95:256-266.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15215651

Hairball 'Be Gone' Support Chew

This formula supports the health of their skin, coat, digestive system and urinary tract with the goal of stopping your kitty from coughing up so many hairballs. Using science backed skin supporting ingredients, these chews look to target hairballs at their root - keeping your kitty happy, healthy and fur ball free.


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Ingredients that make an impact:

Psyllium Husk: Study shows long hair cats given a diet with psyllium and 11 or 15 percent total daily fiber experienced fewer hairballs over a two week period during shedding season
Zinc: Studies show increasing zinc consumption leads to improved coat condition
Biotin: ensuring your cat gets enough biotin helps prevent issues like skin scaling, which in turn can lead to excessive shedding and hairballs

Omega 3 and 6: Help with skin conditions and helps promote healthy skin while leaving your cat with a lustrous and high shine coat.

Dosage

General skin health: Give 2 chews daily.
To support the removal of hairballs: Give 4 chews, twice daily, for 2-4 days.

Active Ingredients (per 2 ml):

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (Safflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil) ........150 mg
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Flaxseed Oil) ...............................30 mg
Psyllium (Plantago ovata) Husk Powder......................... 25 mg
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) Fruit Powder........ 12.5 mg
Zinc (Zn Proteinate)........................................................ 0.4 mg
Biotin.............................................................................. 0.026 mg

Inactive Ingredients:

Brewers yeast, calcium sulfate, citric acid, glycerin, hydrolyzed chicken liver flavor, lecithin, maltodextrin, mixed tocopherols, propionic acid, rosemary extract, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, vegetable oil, whey.

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Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids

Study showing how increasing omega 3 & 6 consumption in cats helps improve skin and coat health

Increased intake of LA (a polyunsaturated omega 6 acid) above the minimal requirement may improve skin and coat health in dogs and cats

Rees CA, et al. Effects of dietary fatty flaxseed and sunflower seed supplementation on normal canine serum polyunsaturated fatty acids and skin and hair condition scores. Vet Derm 2001;12:111-117
 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11360337


 

Psyllium Husk

Study showing long hair cats given a diet with psyllium and 11 or 15 percent total daily fiber experienced fewer hairballs over a two week period during shedding season

Influence of the dietary fibre levels on faecal hair excretion after 14 days in short and long‐haired domestic cats - Mickaël Weber,corresponding author 1 Laura Sams, 1 Alexandre Feugier, 1 Sandrine Michel, 1 and Vincent Biourge 1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5645811/

 

Zinc

Studies show increasing zinc consumption leads to improved coat condition
 

Marsh, KA, Ruedisueli, FL, Coe, SL, Watson, TDG (2000). “Effects of zinc and linoleic acid supplementation on the skin and coat quality of dogs receiving a complete and balanced diet”. Vet. Dermatol. 11:277-284.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1365-3164.2000.00202.x


Studies show zinc deficiency leads to skin lesions and shedding
 

Kane, E, Morris, J, Rogers, Q, Ihrke, P Cupps, P (1981). “Zinc deficiency in the cat”. J. Nutr. 111:488-495.

 

 

Biotin
 

Biotin deficiency in cats can cause skin scaling

Carey CJ and Morris JG. Biotin deficiency in the cat and its effect on hepatic propionyl CoA carboxylase. J Nutr 1977;107:330-334.
 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/833692

 

Thyroid-Soothe Drops

This formula focuses on naturally soothing and manage the symptoms of an overactive thyroid. Not only that, it contains natural ingredients that help protects vital organs, and support signs of normal thyroid function. Using science backed herbal ingredients, these drops are a safe way to naturally support your cats thyroid health.

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Ingredients that make an impact:

Lemon Balm Leaf: Has been studied and shown to help lowers T3 and T4 production in the thyroid gland.


Motherwort Leaf/flower: Has been studied and show to help reduces palpitations and anxiety - which can occur with hyperthyroidism. 


Bupleurum Root: Helps reverse hyperthyroidism symptoms caused by T4


Passionflower Leaf: Has been studied and shown to help reduce anxiety

Milk Thistle Seed: Helps protects the liver from T4 and potential side effects of antithyroid medication


Hawthorne Berry: Helps manage heart problems linked to hyperthyroidism

Bugleweed Leaf: Studies show Bugleweed leaf may help improve symptoms of an overactive thyroid.



Dosage

For pets below 8lbs - 12 drops
For a pet between 8-35lbs - 24 drops

1 to 3 times a day, or as needed


Active Ingredients:

Bugleweed Leaf, Lemon Balm Leaf, Bupleurum Root, Motherwort Leaf/flower, Passionflower Leaf, Milk Thistle Seed, Hawthron Berry, Thyme Leaf

Inactive Ingredients:

Vegetable glycerin, purified water

Cautions

For use in dogs and cats only. Recommended to support normal thyroid function, including normal appetite and weight, normal activity levels, normal sleep patterns and regular smooth coats.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Motherwort Leaf/Flower Studies

Study shows the potential of motherwort in treating an overactive thyroid, due to its action against symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism (palpitations and anxiety). 

Onumah B. Alternative and complementary treatment of thyroid disorders. In: Wartofsky L., Van Nostrand D., editors. Thyroid Cancer: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management. Van Nostrand Humana Press; 2016. pp. 759–765. [CrossRef] [Google Scholar]
 

Study shows Motherwort leaf can aid in Inhibition of the thyroid-stimulating hormone and the reduction of excess production of thyroid hormones were also presented by Shokri et al

Shokri Z., Khoshbin M., Koohpayeh A., et al. Thyroid diseases: pathophysiology and new hopes in treatment with medicinal plants and natural antioxidants. International Journal of Green Pharmacy. 2018;12:S473–S482.[Google Scholar]

 

 

Bupleurum Root Studies

In this study a Bupleurum Root extract dose dependently reversed LT4-induced hyperthyroidisms, and these effects indicating their potential in the regulation of hyperthyroidism. These effects of BR may help the improvement of hyperthyroidisms and accompanied various organ damages.

Antioxidant and Protective Effects of Bupleurum falcatum on the l-Thyroxine-Induced Hyperthyroidism in Rats

Seong-Mo Kim, 1 Sang-Chan Kim, 2 , 3 In-Kwon Chung, 4 Woo-Hyun Cheon, 5 and  Sae-Kwang Ku 3 , 6 ,*

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3410357/



Bugleweed Leaf Studies

Research shows bugleweed may be effective in improving symptoms of Hyperthryoidism

Eiling R, Wieland V, et al. [Improvement of symptoms in mild hyperthyroidism with an extract of Lycopus europaeus. Wien Med Wochenschr. 2013;163(3-4):95-101.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23247973/ 

 

 

Lemon Balm Studies

Study shows lemon balm inhibits TSH receptor binding, which causes decreased production of T3 and T4 in the thyroid gland.1 It decreases circulating TSH levels2 but increases levels of circulating T3 and T4.3 This is due to the negative feedback loop in which increased circulation of free T3 and T4 goes to the pituitary and causes decreased production of TSH.
 

1 Wynn S, Fougere B. Veterinary Herbal Medicine. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier, 2007. 2 Duke J. The Green Pharmacy. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997. 3 Zarei A, Changizi-Ashtiyani S, Taheri S, Hosseini N. “A Brief Overview of the Effects of Melissa officinalis L. Extract on the Function of Various Body Organs”. Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 29-34, 2015.
 



Milk Thistle Studies

Studies have shown improvements in liver function in those with liver diseases who have taken a milk thistle supplement, suggesting it could help reduce liver inflammation and liver damage.

Modulatory effects of silibinin in various cell signaling pathways against liver disorders and cancer - A comprehensive review.
 

Navaneethakrishnan Polachi  1 , Guirong Bai  1 , Tingyang Li  2 , Yang Chu  1 , Xiangyang Wang  1 , Shuming Li  1 , Ning Gu  3 , Jiang Wu  3 , Wei Li  4 , Yanjun Zhang  5 , Shuiping Zhou  1 , He Sun  1 , Changxiao Liu  6

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27517806/ 


Passion Flower Leaf Studies

Study shows oral doses of P. incarnata exhibited significant anxiolytic (anxiety inhibiting) activity.

Comparative biological activity study on Passiflora incarnata and P. edulis, K Dhawan 1, S Kumar, A Sharma
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11543974/

 

 

 

 

Daily Multi Health Bites

This formula focuses on filling the 'Nutritional Gap' found in the modern, overly-processed feline diet. Each chew contains over 20 vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that are often missing in your cats regular diet. This unique formula contains promotes total body health with a specific focus on maintaining healthy eye, heart, skin and brain function. Perfect for cats of all ages - whether your cat eats wet or dry, the Scruffy Paws Daily Multi Health Bites will support your kittys health and vitalize his/her body!

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Ingredients that make an impact:

Vitamin A, B, C and E: These nutrients support your kittys immune system and support your cats mood, memory and metabolism Essential Fatty Acids - Each wellness bite contains EPA and DHA to help provide healthier skin and coats, plus support normal brain function.
Vital minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, and zinc) - Supports your cats total body health.
Omega Fish Oil - Naturally sourced fish oils have long been known to provide a multitude of health benefits. For older cats, it is a vital source of important fatty acids which supports healthy eye function
Amino Acids - Formulated with a balance of amino acids, omega fish oils and Selenium for added immune system support and to help maintain the overall physical well-being of cats, no matter size, age or breed!

Dosage

Give 1 chew daily.
For animal use only.
Keep out of reach of children and animals. Your pet may consider this a treat. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
Store in a cool, dry place.

Active Ingredients (per 2 ml):

brewers dried yeast, oat flour, rye flour, fish meal, glycerin, arabic gum, calcium phosphate, canola oil, soy lecithin, fish oil concentrate, maltodextrin, sodium alginate, calcium sulfate, calcium carbonate, water, safflower oil, taurine, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate, dried citrus pulp, l-arginine, vitamin E supplement, potassium chloride, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, dl-methionine, niacinamide, sorbic acid (a preservative), magnesium oxide, vitamin B12 supplement, inositol, thiamine mononitrate, sodium selenite, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), propionic acid (a preservative), vitamin A supplement,copper sulfate, manganese sulfate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, folic acid, calcium iodate.

Calories:

Calorie Content (calculated): 3600 kcal ME/kg; 5 kcal ME/chew

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Methionine

 A vital amino acid that cats bodies cannot make themselves, methionine acts as a subtle urinary acidifier, which helps in the prevention of struvite bladder stones. Not only that, regular methionine helps control ammonia content in urine - thus controlling the odor.

 

Methionine Study

Shows supplementing methionine into diet helps achieve a urinary pH that inhibits bladder stone formation

Stones in cats and dogs: What can be learnt from them? Harriet M. Syme https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4442921/

Study showing how a diet lacking in methionine can lead to weight loss in cats

Journal of Animal Science, Volume 46, Issue 5, May 1978, Pages 1287–1292, https://doi.org/10.2527/jas1978.4651287x

 

Phosphorus

Good to maintain growth and structure of the skeletal system. It’s a mineral that is necessary in the regulation of many critical processes in the body. The majority of the phosphorus in a cat's body is bonded with calcium to form calcium phosphate, which is utilized in the creation and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth

 

Phosphorus study

Deficiency in phosphorus for a short period of time (2 weeks) can lead to issues such as hemolytic anemia, abnormal mobility of the tarsal joint, permanent flexion of the hind legs, apathy and metabolic acidosis

Investigations on Phosphorus Requirements of Adult Cats, Ellen Kienzle Claudia Thielen Claudia Pessinger, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 128, Issue 12, December 1998, Pages 2598S–2600S, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/128.12.2598S

 

Potassium

Potassium is a necessary electrolyte found in the blood that is required for the normal function of enzymes, muscles and nerves. It is also necessary to maintain a proper fluid balance throughout the body

 

Potassium Study

Study shows a lack of potassium in cats body can lead to lethargy and muscle weakness

Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice (Fourth Edition) 2012, Pages 92-119, Stephen P.DiBartolaHelioAutran De Morais

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781437706543000123

 

Magnesium

A vital nutrient  that is key for the absorption of such things as sodium, calcium, potassium and vitamins C and E in your kittys body. When magnesium is scarce in the body none of these other vitamins and minerals are absorbed properly

 

Magnesium Study

Study showing magnesium deficiency can lead to muscular weakness, hyperirritability, convulsions and reduced feed intake in cats

Experimentally-induced magnesium deficiency in growing kittens M.S.Daniel G.ChausowPh.D.Richard M.ForbesPh.D.Gail L.CzarneckiPh.D.James E.Corbin

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271531786801889

 

Iron

Cats need a constant supply of iron to help their body produce red blood cells and heamoglobin (the molecule in red blood cells that helps carry oxygen). Deficiency in iron leads to anaemia in cats.

 

Iron Study

Study shows that deficiency in iron leads to anaemia 

Iron homeostasis and disorders in dogs and cats: a review. Jennifer L McCown, Andrew SpechtPublished in Journal of the American Animal Hospital… 2011

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21498596

 

Copper

This dietary metal is vital for a host of processes in your kitties body. Such as the formation of collage, bone and connective tissue, iron absorption and the development of red blood cells. Not only that, copper functions as an antioxidant and helps develop the pigment in your kitties hair.

 

Copper study

A diet lacking in copper can potentially lead to issues with connective tissues in cats

J Nutr. 1983 Oct;113(10):1963-71. Selected features of copper metabolism in the cat. Doong G, Keen CL, Rogers Q, Morris J, Rucker RB.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6619976

 

Manganese

 

This joint supporting mineral is vital in the formation of healthy bone and cartilage (perfect for all kitties, as joint problems strike at any age!) Also, it is super important for the actions of the enzymes in your kitties body, particularly those that help with energy & fatty acid production

 

Manganese Study

Study showing that manganese deficiency can lead to issues such as lameness and enlarged joints 

 Hurley, L, Keen, C (1987). “Manganese” in Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition, 5th edn., Vol. 1. ed. by W. Mertz, Academic Press, San Diego, California, USA: p 185-223.

 

Zinc

Many cats are deficient in zinc! And aside from  bolstering your kitties immune health. Zinc also benefits your kitties skin and coat. Help her fur stay silky smooth and ever so soft

 

Zinc study

Study shows deficiency in zinc can lead to skin lesions, poor growth rates and live problems

Kane, E, Morris, J, Rogers, Q, Ihrke, P Cupps, P (1981). “Zinc deficiency in the cat”. J. Nutr. 111:488-495.

 

Iodine

We've added this into our daily multi health bites because Iodine is super important for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. With decificienyleading to hyperthyroidism (poor growth, hair loss, weight gain and weakness)

 

Iodine Study

Studies show that iodine deficiency can lead to swelling of feline thyroid gland

Scott, P, Greaves, J, Scott, M (1961). “Nutrition of the cat. 4. Calcium and iodine deficiency on a meat diet”. Br. J. Nutr. 15:35-51.

 

Vitamin A 

 

Vitamin A is essential for a cat's night vision as well as for a healthy skin. It also supports your cat's immune system and contains important antioxidant properties, which help to protect the body against pollution, cancer formation, and other diseases.

 

Vitamin A Study

Study shows that deficiency in Vitamin A can lead to blindness and weight loss in cats

National Research Council (NRC). Vitamins. In Nutrient Requirements for Dogs and Cats. 2006 Washington, DC: National Academies Press p.194-200.

 

Vitamin D3

 

Vitamin D is vital in regulating the calcium and phosphorous balance in your cat's body. It also promotes the retention of calcium, thus aiding bone formation and nerve and muscle control

 

Vitamin D3 Study

A lack of vitamin D3 in a cats diet can lead to issues such as weight loss, reduced food intake and potentially paralysis

Gershoff SN, et al. The effect of vitamin D-deficient diets containing various Ca:P ratios on cats. J Nutr 1957;63:79-93

 

Vitamin E

 

Vitamin E plays an essential role in  protecting your kitties cells from oxidative stress. It is an essential vitamin, meaning your kitty must have it in her diet - as it promotes optimal health!

 

Vitamin E study

Vitamin E deficiency in cats and kittens can lead to anorexia, depression, myopathy, and pansteatitis (i.e. painful nodular inflammation of adipose tissue)

Gershoff SN and Norkin SA. Vitamin E deficiency in cats. J Nutr 1962;77:303-308.

 

Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

 

An essential nutrient in the liver, heart and kidneys, vitamin B1 or thiamine, assists in the process of metabolizing energy, throughout your cat’s body. Vitamin B1 does this by interacting with other B vitamins to help break down and convert the food your cat eats into usable energy. Without proper levels of vitamin B1, your cat can quickly become lethargic and develop a range of alarming and dangerous symptoms.  Inadequate vitamin B1, or thiamine deficiency, in cats is associated with vascular and neurological damage and can be a potentially life-threatening condition.   

 

Thiamine Study

 

Lack of thiamine over a period of time can lead to vomiting & lethargy, leading to organ damage if not attended to

The Role of Thiamine and Effects of Deficiency in Dogs and Cats, Georgia Kritikos, Jacqueline M. Parr, and Adronie Verbrugghe* Wendy Y. Brown, Academic Editor

 

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

 

Riboflavin is a coenzyme, and has a role in many biochemical reactions, including the production of energy from fat, the catabolism of amino acids and the functioning of the cell’s energy plants.

 

Riboflavin Study

Lack of riboflavin in carts diet can be fatal. Not only that, it can lead to weight loss, anorexia, hair loss and blindness.

Gershoff SN, et al. The effect of the carbohydrate and fat content of the diet upon the riboflavin requirement of the cat. J Nutr 1959;68:75-88.Gershoff SN, et al. The effect of the carbohydrate and fat content of the diet upon the riboflavin requirement of the cat. J Nutr 1959;68:75-88.

 

Niacin

 

Our kitties bodies cannot product enough niacin themselves, so its important they get this supplemented in their diet.  Niacin is essential for a healthy nervous system and skin.  It helps with the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Niacin also supports a healthy gastrointestinal system.

 

Niacin Study

Niacin deficiency can cause cats to experience weight loss, anorexia and in some cases can be fatal

Da Silva AC, et al. (1952) The domestic cat as laboratory animal for experimental nutrition studies. II Niacin requirement and tryptophan metabolism. J Nutr 1952;1:26-32.

 

Folic Acid

 

Folic acid provides a variety of benefits to cats, including elevation of blood oxygen levels, production of oxygen, synthesis of DNA, assistance in the metabolism of fat, and promotion of proper growth and development. When a cat doesn't consume enough folic acid in her diet, nutritional deficiency will be unavoidable, and ultimately a breakdown will begin. The body processes will begin to run less smoothly, in no specific pattern. Signs may or may not take a long time to appear.

 

Folic Acid study

 

Kittens fed folic acid deficient diets experience decreased growth rate and megablastic anaemia

 National Research Council (NRC) (2006) Vitamins. In Nutrient Requirements for Dogs and Cats. 2006 Washington, DC: National Academies Press p.227-230.

 

Vitamin B12

 

B12 plays an important role in intestinal health, as well as brain function.

 

Vitamin B12 Study

Studies show Kittens weaned onto a b12 deficient diet will initially grow normally, then will cease growing and begin lose weight after 3-4 weeks. Adult cats with chronic intestinal disease can develop B12 deficiency resulting in worsening vomiting, diarrhoea, and weight loss

Vaden SL, et al. Cobalamin deficiency associated with methymalonic aciduria in a cat. JAVMA 1992;200:1101-1103.

Simpson KW, et al. Subnormal concentrations of serum cobalamin (vitamin B12) in cats with gastrointestinal disease. JVIM 2001;15:26-32.

 

Taurine

 

This vital amino acid is critical for normal vision, normal digestion, normal heart muscle function, to maintain normal pregnancy and fetal development, and to maintain a healthy immune system. Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats.

 

Taurine Study

Taurine plays a vital role in cats eyesight, heart function and immune system response. Deficiency in this vital amino acid can lead to issues such as poor immune function, heart problems and vision problems

Anderson PA, et al. Biochemical lesions associated with taurine deficiency in the cat. J Anim Sci 1979;49:1227-1234.

Schuller-Levis G, et al. Immunologic consequences of taurine deficiency in cats. J Leukoc Biol 1990;47:321-331.

 

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

 

Encourages the production and maintenance of collagen, the connective tissue that helps your pets make up cartilage which is so important to joint health . Vitamin C also plays a pivotal role in maintaining youthful collagen

 

Pantothenic acid (B5) & Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)

 

Plays an important part in your kitties body. It plays an important role in the synthesis of haemoglobin, ketone bodies, fatty acids, cholesterol, acetylcholine, and vitamin D. Not only that, it plays an important part inmost of the metabolic reactions in your pets body

Scrub and Shine Dental Powder

This formula targets your cats dental health - focusing on fighting bad breath, plaque and tartar at their root (which if left ignored can lead to painful dental disease). Easy to administer (simply mix into your kitties kibble) and containing science backed active ingredients, the Scrub and Shine Dental Powder is the perfect way to take control of your cats dental health. 



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Ingredients that make an impact:

Natural Zeolites: These unique minerals help to prevent the formation of plaque and help stop it sticking to your kitties teeth
Proprietary Probiotic Blend (L. acidophilus, E. faecium, B. subtilis, L. casei, L. fermentum, L. plantarum): Helps to support a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth, fighting bad breath and plaque causing bacteria
Cranberry Powder: Contains a rich source of antioxidants and bioflavonoids that support the health of gum tissue.
Yucca schidigera Extract: This herb helps to inhibit enzymes that break down the structural integrity of gum tissue.
Taurine: Works in combination with zinc to support the health and strength of gum tissue.
Zinc: Helps to reduce plaque formation in your cat’s mouth. It does this by penetrating the plaque on your cats teeth and oxidising it

Dosage

Depending on the weight of your kitty, sprinkle a set amount of powder into your cats wet or dry food. Mix it in and you're good to go!
Up to 15 lbs: ¼ tsp per meal
16 ‒ 30 lbs: ½ tsp per meal
31 ‒ 60 lbs: ¾ tsp per meal
61 ‒ 90 lbs: 1 tsp per meal
91 lbs ‒ 120 lbs: 1 ½ tsp per meal
Over 120 lbs: 2 tsp per meal

Active Ingredients Per 2.5 g (approx. 1 Teaspoon):

Natural Zeolites 500 mg
Proprietary Probiotic Blend
(L. acidophilus, E. faecium,
B. subtilis, L. casei, L. fermentum,
L. plantarum) 355 mg
Cranberry Powder 25 mg
Yucca schidigera Extract 7 mg
Taurine 1.25 mg
Zinc (Zn Ascorbate) 0.8 mg

Inactive Ingredients:

Anise oil, calcium carbonate, dried Aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, fenugreek seed extract, silicon dioxide, vegetable fat, yeast fermentation solubles.

Warning

For animal use only.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

Cautions

Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven.
If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
Keep tightly sealed. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use if inner seal is broken. For use in dogs and cats only.

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Zinc

Zinc is formulated in most dental products to control plaque, reduce malodour and inhibit calculus formation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21762155

Zinc in the mouth, its interactions with dental enamel and possible effects on caries; a review of the literature.
- Lynch RJ1.

 

 

Natural Zeolites

 

Embedding zeolites into dental products increases its antimicrobial effects and inhibits growth of harmful bacteria 
 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927776518306544  

Zeolite-embedded silver extends antimicrobial activity of dental acrylics

- Sladjana Malic, Sheela Rai, James Redfern, James Pritchett, Christopher M.Liauw, Joanna Verran, Lubomira Tosheva

 

Zeolites have strong anti microbial effects

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944501316308606

Zeolite food supplementation reduces abundance of enterobacteria
- Tanka P. Prasai, Kerry B. Walsh, Surya P. Bhattarai, David J. Midmore, Thi T.H. Van, Robert J. Moore, Dragana Stanley

 


Yucca

Diet containing Yucca schidigera have shown to reduce the amount of  halitosis (bad breath) related sulfur compounds in dogs - and this lasted for over 20 days

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0034528816303332#bb0105

Functional foods in pet nutrition: Focus on dogs and cats
-Alessandro Di Cerbo, Julio Cesar Morales-Medina, Beniamino Palmieri, Federica Pezzuto, Raffaella Cocco, Gonzalo Flores, Tommaso Iannitti



Probiotics

 

Patients with various periodontal diseases, gingivitis, periodontitis, and pregnancy gingivitis, were locally treated with a culture supernatant of a L. acidophilusstrain. Significant recovery was reported for almost every patient

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897872/

 

E. faecium inhibits the formation of biofilm (a precursor to dental plaque)
 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3205667/

 

B. subtilis improves dental health, as seen by reduced gum bleeding in studies. Not only that, tests show that it reduces the number of oral pathogens (harmful bacteria)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897872/


 

L. casei helps decrease gingival inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897872/ 


L. fermentum - study shows that health oral cavities are populated with this probiotic

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5806962/


Cranberry Powder
 

In oral diseases like caries and periodontitis, cranberries have shown therapeutic potential owing to their anti-adhesive and other anti-microbial properties. & Study shows cranberry extract helps control periodontal disease as it reversed the coaggregation of 49 of 84 coaggregating bacterial pairs (58%)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4033875/

 

Exploring the role of cranberry polyphenols in periodontits: A brief review
- Malancha Mukherjee, Prasanta Bandyopadhyay, and Debabrata Kundu
 

 


 

UT Wellness Chews

This formula targets your cats UT health, in particular focusing on keeping painful UT infections at bay (which in some cases, would require costly veterinary intervention). Containing 4 of the most extensively studied and scientifically backed active ingredients (Cranberry extract, D-Mannose, N-Acetyle Glucosamine & Bromelain). Which have been proven to help support the Urinary Tract health of your cat and alleviate the symptoms of FLUTD or keep it away.



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Ingredients that make an impact:

N-Acetyl Glucosamine (Shrimp and Crab): The N-Acetyl form of glucosamine specifically targets mucus membranes like those linking the urinary and digestive tracts. Supplying the body with extra N-Acetyl-Glucosamine helps keep the lining of the urinary tract healthy and strong, protecting it from irritating crystals and debris in the urine.
D-Mannose:b> D mannose hinders the UT causing bacteria’s adhesion to the wall of the urethra. Having a significant effect on treating /preventing UT infections
Bromelain:b> This ingredient has been studied and show to have powerful effects in helping prevent Urinary tract infections in the body
Cranberry Extract: Cranberry natural promotes urinary tract health while aiding in healthy bladder function. This little ingredient packs a big punch by also reducing the risk of infections and supporting skin health.

Dosage

Give 1 chew, twice daily

Active ingredients per 1 chew:

N-Acetyl Glucosamine (Shrimp and Crab): 100mg
D-Mannose: 50mg
Bromelain: 50mg
Cranberry Extract: 50mg

Inactive Ingredients:

Arabic gum, brewers yeast, calcium sulphate, canola oil, chicken liver flavor, citric acid, citrus pectin, glycerin, maltodextrin, mixed tocopherols, oat flour, propionic acid, rosemary extract, rye flour, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, sorbic acid, soy lecithin, vegetable oil, water

Warning

Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately. For animal use only.
Store in a cool, dry place.

Cautions

Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset.
Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals: with clotting disorders; being treated with anticoagulant medications; with diabetes or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia; with known allergies to shellfish.

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N-Acetyl Glucosamine Study:

The N-Acetyl form of glucosamine specifically targets mucus membranes like those linking the urinary and digestive tracts. Supplying the body with extra N-Acetyl-Glucosamine helps keep the lining of the urinary tract healthy and strong, protecting it from irritating crystals and debris in the urine.

 

Shamoon Naseem and James B. Konopka* . N-acetylglucosamine Regulates Virulence Properties in Microbial Pathogens

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4520607/ 

 

D-mannose Study:

D mannose hinders the UT causing bacteria’s adhesion to the wall of the urethra. Having a significant effect on treating /preventing UT infections

 

Domenici L1, Monti M, Bracchi C, Giorgini M, Colagiovanni V, Muzii L, Benedetti Panici P. D-mannose: a promising support for acute urinary tract infections in women. A pilot study.
 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27424995


Bromelain Study:

Bromelain has powerful effects in preventing Urinary tract infections in the body


Vidhya Rathnavelu,1 Noorjahan Banu Alitheen,2 Subramaniam Sohila,3 Samikannu Kanagesan,4 and Rajendran Ramesh 5 - Potential role of bromelain in clinical and therapeutic applications

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4998156/

 

Cranberry Study:


Cranberry hinders the UT causing bacterias adhesion to the wall of the urethra|
 

Guay DR1. Cranberry and urinary tract infections. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19441868

Hip n' Joint Vitalize

This formula is designed for our movers and shakers as well as our ageing kitties who want to continue moving and shaking. If joint, bone, and ligament health is a major priority for your cat, now and in the future, this supplement is the one for them. Containing 4 of the most scientifically backed joint supporting ingredients, these drops offer a full spectrum support for cats that want to keep moving like kittens.

$30.97

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Ingredients that make an impact:

GreenGrown™ Glucosamine Hcl: Helps naturally restore joint health and provides preventative care for differing types of arthritis, hip dysplasia, ligament issues, and abnormal cartilage development.
Chondroitin Sulfate: In addition to improved mobility, Chondroitin can also provide protection for the stomach, eyes, and bladder. Studies have shown that high-quality chondroitin has synergistic effects in joint health when used with glucosamine.
Opti-MSM®: Provides a level of joint pain relief for aging and growing cats alike. Also serves multiple functions in the body, including strengthening connective tissue
Hyaluronic acid: Known as “the moisture molecule,” hyaluronic acid can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Due to its water-binding properties, hyaluronic acid can support the lubrication of joints and is beneficial for skin, gum, and eye health as well
Manganese Chelate: Essential part of the enzyme involved in the synthesis of chondroitin sulfate.
Taurine: Taurine deficiency can cause numerous health-related issues in cats. Because cats secrete taurine through bile acids, they must get this amino acid in food or supplements.

Dosage

Administer 1-2 ml daily.
Under 10lbs: 1ml
Over 10lbs: 2ml
Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset. Federal law prohibits the off label use of this product in ruminants.

Active Ingredients (per 2 ml):

Glucosamine Hcl (USP) (corn).........................260 mg
MSM (Methyl-sulfonylmethane 99.9%)............120 mg
Taurine.............................................................100 mg
Chondroitin Sulfate (USP) (beef)......................50 mg
Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) USP (preservative)..50 mg
Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic acid).............10 mg
Manganese (Chelate).......................................1 mg

Inactive Ingredients:

Beef liver powder, Citric acid, Organic beef flavour, Purified water, Potassium sorbate, Vegetable glycerin (USP), Xanthan gum
Contains NO Sugar, Starch, Salt, Wheat, Gluten, Yeast, Milk or Soy Derivatives

Cautions

Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Consult with your veterinarian before using this product in animals: with clotting disorders, being treated with anticoagulant medications; diabetes, or any metabolic disorder causing hyperglycemia; history or urinary tract stones; known allergies to shellfish. If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian.

An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.

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Glucosamine Hcl & Chondroitin Study:

Study showed glucosamine alone and glucosamine and chondroitin together showed significant improvement from baseline pain and clinical improvement in baseline function for those affected Osteo arthiritis

 

Effectiveness and safety of Glucosamine, chondroitin, the two in combination, or celecoxib in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee Chao Zeng,1,* Jie Wei,2,3,* Hui Li,1 Yi-lun Wang,1 Dong-xing Xie,1 Tuo Yang,1 Shu-guang Gao,1 Yu-sheng Li,1Wei Luo,1 and Guang-hua Leia,1

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4649492/

 

MSM

Research has shown that MSM improves symptoms of pain and physical function during administration for osteoarthritis sufferers

Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: a pilot clinical trial. Kim LS1, Axelrod LJ, Howard P, Buratovich N, Waters RF.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16309928

 

MSM supplementation provides improvement in a variety of health specific outcome measures, such as: inflammation, joint/muscle pain, oxidative stress, and antioxidant capacity

Methylsulfonylmethane: Applications and Safety of a Novel Dietary Supplement. Matthew Butawan,1 Rodney L. Benjamin,2 and Richard J. Bloomer1,*

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5372953/

 

Hyaluronic acid

Tests show hyaluronic acid is beneficial to those suffering Osteoarthirtis as it reduces pain and increases joint function

Efficacy and safety of hyaluronic acid in the management of osteoarthritis: Evidence from real-life setting trials and surveys. Emmanuel Maheu MDa  FrançoisRannou MD, PhDb Jean-YvesReginster MD, PhDc

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049017215002863

 

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