Pet Essentials for Dogs

Superior nutritional and energy support with essential fats, fiber, digestive enzymes, and phytonutrients for the tail-wagger(s) in your life

Udo's Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs

Pet Essentials for Dogs

$21.99
  • All ages
  • A premium dog supplement for nutritional and energy support with EFAs, fiber, enzymes, and phytonutrients
  • 1 size: 16 oz. (454 grams)
  • 100% plant-based whole food and herbal concentrates
  • Made with quality sustainable ingredients, packaged in glass
  • Nitrogen packed to retain freshness
  • Contains no cheap carbohydrate-based fillers: sugar, starch, corn, wheat
  • For dogs up to 15 pounds, use 1 tsp; 15-35 pounds, use 2 tsps; 35-70 pounds, use 3 tsps (1 tbsp); over 70 pounds, use 4 tsps. Give your dog free access to water at all times.

Product Description

We have a very special bond with our pets. They enhance the quality of our lives through companionship, loyalty, social connection and mental wellbeing(1), and they very often entertain us with their hilarious antics! They completely depend on us to protect their health and quality of life, and it is our privilege to fulfill their needs for food and care.

To optimize nutrition, revitalize hair and coat, stop excessive shedding, promote calmness, improve regularity, and improve general wellbeing, Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs provides important nutrients—omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs, soluble and insoluble fiber, enzymes, and phytonutrients—that are missing from or too low in over-processed regular dog foods.* We made sure to exclude all the undesirable ingredients in commercially produced dog foods: cheap carbohydrate-based fillers, preservatives, and artificial additives. We took great care to make Pet Essentials for Dogs an all-natural, completely safe, premium supplement formula, with mostly certified organic ingredients to optimize health, wellbeing, and longevity.

In nature, dogs eat fresh, whole, raw, organic foods, but domesticated pets are fed mostly over-processed commercial foods—with substantial amounts of cheap starches from grains and corn—that inadequately meet their needs for optimal health. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) have now been clearly identified as a main cause of overweight and obesity, both in humans and companion animals. It’s no surprise, then, that the greatest health concern pets face today is carrying too much weight: just over a 1/3 of all dogs are overweight or obese.(2)

As a result of poor pet nutrition, our four-legged canine friends suffer from many health issues, including: skin and hair conditions, ear infections, digestive problems (including vomiting, diarrhea, and intestinal parasites), dental issues, overweight/obesity (which can lead to diabetes and liver problems), proneness to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, and immune problems (including cancer).

In addition, the furry members of our households live longer now than they did before.(3) This makes conditions related to aging, such as low energy, stiffness and joint problems, osteoarthritis, and neurological dysfunction (vision and cognitive decline similar to Alzheimer disease in humans)(4) more common and of greater concern.

Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs is rich in health-promoting prebiotic fiber. Just like humans, dogs get many health benefits from dietary fiber. It protects the lining of the digestive tract, increases feeling of fullness and prevents overeating, improves digestion and bowel regularity, and feeds the friendly bacteria (aka gut microbes) that play vital roles in our pets’ health and wellbeing.(5)(6)

WHO IS UDO’S CHOICE® PET ESSENTIALS FOR DOGS DESIGNED FOR? From fetal development to advanced age, optimum nutrition is required for health and normal functioning at all stages of the canine life cycle, which means this supplement is designed for all dogs. It is especially important for any dog that: A) gets too little undamaged omega-3s from its foods; B) consumes too many damaged omega-6s; C) can benefit from a wider range of nutrients; D) needs more digestive and urinary tract support; E) suffers from overweight and its negative side effects.*

INGREDIENTS: Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs contains the following composition: Not less than 25% protein; not less than 10% fat; not more than 8% fiber; not more than 10% moisture. Flax*, sunflower*, and sesame* seed concentrates, rice bran, carrot, whole golden flax seed*, tomato, oat bran*, ginger, sprouted soybean (non-GMO), barley grass*, beet, digestive enzyme blend (protease, lipase, amylase, cellulase, maltase, glucoamylase, invertase, pectinase, phytase, lactase), lemongrass, parsley, alfalfa*, artichoke, broccoli, burdock, hawthorn berry, collard, kelp*, milk thistle, red clover, yucca schidigera extract, dandelion root, dandelion leaf, oat grass*, rosemary, sage, thyme, rye grass*, bee pollen, chlorella, dulse. (*certified organic)

SUGGESTED USE: For dogs up to 15 pounds, 1 teaspoon; 15-35 pounds, 2 teaspoons; 35-70 pounds, 3 teaspoons (1 tablespoon); over 70 pounds, 4 teaspoons. Give your dog free access to water at all times. For best results: Add 1/2–1 teaspoon of Udo’s Oil® 3·6·9 Blend, and mix content of 1-2 capsules of Udo’s Choice® Advance Adult Probiotics Blend in food (the canine microbiome is similar to that of the human gut).(7)

STORAGE: Refrigerate after opening. Use within 90 days. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs provides a complete nutrient foundation from which to build a healthy body, giving your canine friend everything it needs from whole foods and nothing it should avoid. You will always find Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs in an amber glass bottle in the pet food section of your local natural foods market or pet store.

In addition to Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Dogs, we also offer Udo’s Choice® Pet Essentials for Cats, a whole foods and herbal supplement blend designed to optimize your cat’s daily nutrition.

REFERENCES



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  2. Diez M, Picavet P, Ricci R, Dequenne M, Renard M, Bongartz A, Farnir F. Health screening to identify opportunities to improve preventive medicine in cats and dogs. J Small Anim Pract. 2015 Jul;56(7):463-9. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12365. Epub 2015 May 11.

  3. Deng P, Swanson KS. COMPANION ANIMALS SYMPOSIUM: Future aspects and perceptions of companion animal nutrition and sustainability. J Anim Sci. 2015 Mar;93(3):823-34. doi: 10.2527/jas.2014-8520.

  4. Vite CH, Head E. Aging in the canine and feline brain. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2014 Nov;44(6):1113-29. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.07.008. Epub 2014 Nov 1.

  5. de Godoy MR, Kerr KR, Fahey GC Jr. Alternative dietary fiber sources in companion animal nutrition. Nutrients. 2013 Aug 6;5(8):3099-117. doi: 10.3390/nu5083099.

  6. Grześkowiak Ł, Endo A, Beasley S, Salminen S. Microbiota and probiotics in canine and feline welfare. Anaerobe. 2015 Aug;34:14-23. doi: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2015.04.002. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

  7. Deng P, Swanson KS. Gut microbiota of humans, dogs and cats: current knowledge and future opportunities and challenges. Br J Nutr. 2015 Jan;113 Suppl:S6-17. doi: 10.1017/S0007114514002943. Epub 2014 Nov 21.


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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended as medical advice. †Daily value not established.
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