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Biotin: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Biotin is a B-vitamin that plays a key role in the production of skin, nails, and hair. The B-complex vitamins, like biotin, help the body convert carbohydrates, fats, and protein into energy. Biotin is used by the body to maintain the health of skin, the digestive tract, and the nervous system. The science behind the […] Read more »

How to Choose a Pain Reliever for Dogs

Choosing a pain reliever for dogs
It’s difficult to watch your dog suffer through pain. Whether due to an injury, arthritis (age-related or otherwise), or an illness, you want to provide safe, effective relief. An anti-inflammatory can do just that. Unfortunately, finding the right anti-inflammatory pain reliever for dogs is not always easy. Following these steps can help you choose the […] Read more »

Glucosamine: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Glucosamine for joint health
Glucosamine is an amino sugar produced by the body for use in tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the fluid around the body’s joints. Glucosamine can be helpful for joint health (e.g., as a supplement) to people, dogs, and horses to support healthy joints because it provides building blocks for synovial fluid, cartilage and connective tissues. Glucosamine […] Read more »

Boswellia: the Ancient Herbal Supplement for Comfort Issues

"Studies have shown that boswellic acid reduces inflammation."
Treasured since biblical times for its potent health properties. Boswellia (also known as frankincense) is an herbal supplement with potent health properties made from the resin of the boswellia serrata tree. For thousands of years, boswellia has been prized for its health properties, including support of a healthy inflammatory response.* Studies have shown that boswellic […] Read more »

MSM: What it is, what it does & how it works…

Illustration of an MSM molecule
MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring sulfur compound found in plants, animals, and humans. MSM is believed to support healthy joints when taken as a supplement.* People can get dietary MSM from a variety of plant sources, including various fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; however, the MSM used in supplements is commonly sourced from the […] Read more »

Five Quick Ways to Evaluate Dog Health

dog health
You don’t need to be a vet to play an important role in the well being of your dog. We present five areas to keep an eye on to help ensure your dog is looking and feeling his best. Although regular veterinary checkups are still necessary, these tips can help prevent common dog health issues. […] Read more »

Chondroitin Sulfate, the Science Behind the Supplement

chondroitin sulfate for joint health
Chondroitin sulfate provides natural support for joints. Chondroitin sulfate is a naturally occurring molecule found in the cartilage and connective tissues of people and animals. Chondroitin is the substance that enables cartilage to provide cushion to healthy joints, and it is what the body uses to make new cartilage. Chondroitin also serves a vital role […] Read more »

Panax Ginseng: “All Healing” Root

Panax ginseng for calm, well being, and performance
Panax ginseng has been used for thousands of years to help the body manage physical and mental stress. Ginseng (panax ginseng) is a member of the ivy family that is renowned for the powerful health properties of its roots. Ginseng is the most widely used of the botanicals referred to as adaptogens, which help the […] Read more »

Why is My Horse Coughing? On Horses & Heaves

Horse coughing can be a symptom of heaves
Horse coughing is a common symptom of  heaves, an inflammatory response in the respiratory tract, often triggered by an inhaled allergen. Heaves can be compared to human asthma; however, horses with heaves will most likely not yield a diagnosis on an allergy test. Respiration becomes difficult when allergen triggers, such as pollen, dust, or mold, […] Read more »

Spirulina Superfood

tablets and powder spirulina for allergies
The global super-supplement supports the immune system for a variety of health benefits Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green vegetable algae that is considered to be one of the most nutrient-dense supplements available. Spirulina is a source of highly absorbable protein, mixed carotenoids and other phytonutrients, B vitamins, iron, chlorophyll, GLA and essential amino acids, as […] Read more »