Supplementing Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs

Omega-3 fatty acids (n-3) are so healthy for dogs that every major pet brand is adding the essential fats to their foods. The n-3 fatty acids make up a family of essential fats that dogs are unable to synthesize, the label essential indicates the nutrient needs to be obtained in the diet. As with most nutrients the compounds used to insert the nutrient into the diet determine the efficacy of...

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID (ALA) Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger that has been proven to regenerate vitamin C and vitamin E; restore levels of intracellular glutathione, an important antioxidant that declines with a dog’s age; and increase excretion of toxic heavy metals such as mercury. It was first synthesized and tested in the 1970s for the treatment of...

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Chlorophyll Health Benefits

Chlorophyll Health Benefits

Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is a naturally occurring molecule that gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll is also the molecule that is responsible for facilitating one of the most incredibly miraculous processes on earth – the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process that converts sunlight energy, water and carbon dioxide into our primary source of fuel – glucose. All...

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Fatty Acids Role In the Canine Physiology

Fatty Acids Role In the Canine Physiology

Improving A Dog’s Skin and Coat Health A dog’s skin and coat is the largest organ of their body and its condition signifies a dog’s general health. There are two types of oils, organic oils and mineral oils. Organic oils are vital to a dog’s overall health specifically their skin and coats. These oils are produced in an assortment plants, animals, and other organisms through...

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Peppermint Oil

Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses. Hence it is often termed as the world’s oldest medicine. Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil have been studied and proved by the scientific community. As a result, peppermint oil is also...

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