Vitamins & Supplements

Links to Vitamins and Supplements for Pets –

Anti-Inflammatories – Natural –

For Cats or Dogs:

(also see Omega 3’s, below)

Joint Formulas

Omega 3’s are pretty easy to find in lower doses, for cats and dogs under 50#, however many of my clients have difficulty finding the 1-capsule, high dose versions. Your veterinarian may carry a good Omega 3. If you cannot find them, here are a few suggestions:

Liver Helper – Dogs:

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Nerve Helper:

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Omega 3’s for Large Dogs:

Omega 3’s US:


Jarrow EPA-DHA Canada
Jarrow EPA-DHA UK

Omega 3’s for Very Large Dogs:

US:


Natural Factors Canada
Natural Factors Omega 3’s UK

 Probiotics –

I recommend getting a pharmaceutical-grade probiotic, where available, and getting one with at least 5 bacterial strains in it.

I also recommend switching the brand or the varieties of bacterial strains every time you buy a new bottle/box.

Check the amount of live cultures contained in the probiotic you have been giving and try to do a comparative amount when you begin a new type. If you look below, for instance, you will see a bottle with 1 billion units in a serving and you will see a bottle with 3.4 billion units in a serving. Make sure you check labels for amounts.

There is a LOT of info on the web about probiotics and some of it is correct.  Much of the info is not correct, especially if it’s on an opinion site instead of in a research paper. Some info is “different from what we thought” as new research is accomplished. Here’s a link to some related research. Look up probiotic research for yourself on a fairly reliable source, like PubMed.

I have listed below only a few capsule and powder varieties of probiotics and there are a lot of options out there. Pets don’t have to take probiotics marketed solely to pets. I prefer to use the powder without added flavorings.

Yes, you may open a capsule and sprinkle the powder on the food if you didn’t buy the powdered form not in capsules. You may also use these methods to give capsules or pills.

Your veterinarian may also carry a probiotic that doesn’t have flavorings and colorings in it.  Flavorings and colorings, including “natural” flavorings, can cause allergic reactions, like itchy paws and ears.

Multi-Strain Capsules For Peeps or Pets –

Pet Dophilus Powder –

The probiotic below is for advanced medical cases and cases of stress, like those encountered daily by many athletes. I do not recommend giving this high a dose of probiotics until you have taken a little time to slowly increase your levels.

If you or your pet have been taking 1 billion units daily, then increase that to 3 billion or not more than 5 billion for about five days. Then increase again by a bit for several days, then increase again. You will find that advanced use of probiotics in high doses for certain situations is common practice among functional wellness practitioners.

Increase probiotic amounts gradually so you will hopefully avoid a full and immediate coup of the gut. A full coup with high doses of “good” bacteria may subsequently result in a full day in the bathroom…

bottle of sound probiotics click to buy

I’ve used the following probiotic for many years while on the road, and many athletes and pets I know use it, too! This one is shelf stable, but don’t leave it in a 100-degree F automobile! Otherwise, EPS doesn’t need refrigeration.

box of Jarrow EPS 5 billion unit probiotics