According to Karen Becker, DVM, more pet parents are learning about the potential benefits of supplements. In an interview she had with a veterinary magazine, Bill Bookout, president and founding member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) observed:
“There aren’t any magic bullets out there, but I think supplements are becoming more and more recognized and substantiated as a valuable component of a comprehensive care program where we either try to maintain general health and wellness, or manage health as a result of the aging process or some health challenge.”1
The most popular categories of pet supplements include those for gastrointestinal (GI) tract health, liver and kidney health, heart health, joint health and skin and coat health.
When researching supplements for your pet, you’ll want to avoid human probiotics, and probiotics added to commercial pet food. Probiotic formulas used by humans were developed specifically to fortify the bacterial species found in the human GI tract. Pets have specific strains of bacteria unique to them, so they need a unique probiotic.
Respected names for Pet Supplements
NOW has partnered with Barbara Royal, DVM, to offer a line of pet supplements that are NASC approved.
Organixx Pet Complexx
Pet Complexx is scientifically formulated with a total of TEN incredible digestive enzymes essential for restoring healthy digestive activity in your cat or dog. These enzymes quickly break down ALL types of proteins… fats… carbohydrates… and fiber in your pet’s diet for maximum nutrient absorption … unleashing your pet’s energy, health and wellness. Pet Complexx is easy to use. Simply mix the powder with your pet’s food — wet or dry.
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