COLLAGEN, WHAT IT IS AND WHY DOES YOUR DOG NEED IT?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and that holds true whether you are a human, canine or a feline. Collagen is almost like glue holding the contents of the body together. About one-third of the protein in a dog’s body is collagen.
As a dog’s body ages, collagen production slows down. That is also when arthritis starts to surface, and the skin and coat quality begins to decline. Collagen supplementation isn’t a fountain of youth for your dog, but it can help combat and delay many of the signs of ageing.
Collagen has many benefits, but the three most desirable are the positive effects on mobility, skin and coat, and digestion. Let’s take a look at how collagen interacts with each of these systems.
Collagen can improve mobility in dogs with arthritis. It’s a natural supplement that helps to lubricate and protect connective tissue that supports the hips and joints. It can also help to replenish the dog’s natural collagen levels. Collagen can be used preventatively in dogs that are approaching, or are in, their senior years or even for breeds that are prone to joint issues.
It is an excellent way to boost the quality of your pet’s skin and coat health. Skin is supposed to be elastic, and collagen gives to a dog’s skin it’s healthy elasticity.
Dogs with healthy collagen levels tend to shed less, itch less, and have a softer, shinier coat. It’s also beneficial for the health of their nails.
Dogs suffering from gastrointestinal issues may benefit from collagen too. Collagen helps to soothe and repair tissue in the dog’s digestive tract that can contribute to poor digestion and nutrient absorption.
Finally, the bonus benefit of collagen is that it’s delicious. It is sourced from animal sources, so it’s a welcomed treat for even picky dogs.
Adding our EZE Collagen to your dog’s food daily can help your dog start strong and stay strong for an active, happy and healthy life.
VITAMIN C – WHY DOES YOUR DOG NEED IT?
How Vitamin C Affects Dogs
Wendell O. Belfield, DVM, is perhaps the world’s best-known and most ardent advocate of vitamin C supplementation for dogs. In his book, “How to Have a Healthier Dog,” Belfield describes how he first came to experiment with (and appreciate) the power of vitamin C in his veterinary practice.
Vitamin C benefits sick and stressed dogs, recent clinical observations indicate that when dogs are sick or stressed, they can rapidly deplete their bodies’ output of Vitamin C.
A 1942 study noted that dogs with skin diseases usually have very low amounts of vitamin C in their blood.
Other researchers have found the blood levels of vitamin C to be low – and even non-existent – in dogs with fevers.
Stress is the best-known cause of vitamin C depletion in dogs. Emotional stress can also deplete this reserve.
In fact, researchers can measure the level of stress a dog experiences by measuring the degree of depletion of Vitamin C in the dog’s blood.
Conversely, many studies have found that dogs (As well as humans) that are supplemented with Vitamin C show greater resistance to disease, and a better ability to recover from injuries or illness.
WAYS TO USE VITAMIN C FOR DOGS.
Time and further studies are bearing out
Dr. Belfield’s findings.
Today, Vitamin C is routinely prescribed by holistic veterinarians for a number of illnesses, including cancer, kennel cough and other respiratory infections, abscesses and other bacterial infections.
The use of Vitamin C as a preventative and immune booster is also celebrated.
Some veterinarians suggest giving Vitamin C to dogs:
• Before and after vaccination
• To dogs that have been exposed to contagious diseases
• To pregnant and lactating dogs
• For healthy teeth and gums
As dogs get old, they become less proficient at producing their own supply of Vitamin C, and is more in need of antioxidants.
Administering Vitamin C to even very old and feeble dogs, says Dr.Belfield, can reinvigorate and strengthen them.
Adding our EZE Collagen with added Vitamin C to your dog’s food daily can help your dog start strong and stay strong for an active, happy and healthy life.
Our Scoop is 10g
Small Breed Dogs
Weight: 5kg – 10kg
½ Scoop (5g)
Medium Breed Dogs
Weight: 11kg – 20kg
1 Level Scoop (10g)
Large Breed Dogs
Weight: 21kg – 45kg
1½ Scoops (15g)
Giant Breed Dogs
2 Scoops (20g)
THE POSITIVES OF COLLAGEN
It Is Odourless
It Is Neutral In Taste
It Is An Excellent Source Of Protein
It Is A Source Of Essential Amino-Acids
It Is 100% Human-Grade Ingredients
You Just Mix It With Their Food
It Is Excellent, Cold Water Soluble