Senior Products - Inventory Essentials 2014
Designing Health’s The Missing Link Hip & Joint Formula is a patented superfood supplement that was developed through years of research by Dr. Robert M. Collett, a renowned veterinarian, the manufacturer reports. The product is uniquely formulated for all breeds of adult dogs that are prone to joint issues in order to provide the ultimate combination of joint support and great nutrition, the company adds. The formula contains a proprietary blend of glucosamine, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, dietary fiber and phytonutrients (plant nutrients) to promote optimal health and well-being, the company states. The formula nutritionally supports healthy joints and flexibility, a healthy digestive system, a healthy immune system, healthy skin and coat, sustained energy levels, and soft tissue, muscle, tendon and ligament function, the company adds. Available in 8-oz., 1-lb. and 5-lb. pouches.
Ark Naturals Products
Ark Naturals Products for Pets’ Gray Muzzle bite size soft chews are formulated to address issues that are common to senior dogs. Varieties include Old Dogs! Happy Joints! to help increase joint mobility, Heart Healthy! Wags Plenty! to help support normal heart function and Brain’s Best Friend to help limit "senior” moments, the company states. The chews are all natural and made in the USA; are wheat, corn, soy and yeast free; and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, the manufacturer adds.
Nature’s Organic Pet
Nature’s Organic Pet releases Senior Health Formula for Dogs. The senior supplement contains glucosamine and a blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and herbs to support and maintain the health of older dogs, the company reports. Each bottle contains 60 chicken-flavored chewable tablets.
Vibrant Pets presents Vibrant Pets Senior Complete, formulated to reduce lameness and muscle fatigue, itchy skin, arthritis, joint pain, poor digestion, sensitive stomachs and diarrhea, which are common with old or sick animals, as well as counteract general malaise associated with depressed immune systems, the company reports. The blend contains vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, amino and fatty acids, and four probiotics, according to the manufacturer.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Hill’s Pet Nutrition presents Hill’s Science Diet Senior 11+ Age Defying cat food, formulated to help cats 11 years or older feel and act younger. Antioxidants in the food help defend the body and brain against aging, and in 30 days pet owners can expect their cats to have fewer litterbox accidents and be more interactive, playful, alert and agile, the company reports. The small kibble food is easy to chew and digest, increases lean muscle mass typically lost by older cats and supports healthy cognitive function and a radiant coat with fish oil and omega fatty acids, the company adds.
Comfort Flow’s Comfort-Flow Ortho Pet Bed with geometric support pad (patent pending) and two layers of memory foam is designed to equalize the pressure on all parts of a dog’s body and provide relief from hip and joint discomfort, the company states. The pad, which features an inner fluid that flows in a scientifically designed pattern, and the foam are protected by a water-resistant inner cover; a zippered, removable and washable faux suede exterior cover complete the ensemble, the company reports.
Primetime Petz’s Drawer Step is a beautiful, elegant, furniture-quality accent to any pet owner’s home, serving as a pet step and an attractive end table or bedside table with abundant storage, according to the manufacturer. Over time, the high impact of jumping takes a toll on a pet’s joints and muscles; the Drawer Step’s slip-resistant steps make it easy for pets to safely climb to new heights, the company adds.
Lafeber’s Senior Bird Nutri-Berries are formulated to meet the special needs of mature birds, the company states. They are made with 61 percent pellets and contain the amino acids, vitamins, minerals and balanced omega-3 and -6 fatty acids critical to maintaining a healthy immune system, strong beak and bones, and gorgeous feathers—all in a berry shape that encourages beak and tongue exercise, according to the company.
Blue Dog Designs
Blue Dog Designs presents its Help ’Em Up Harness, designed for 10- to 30-lb. dogs recovering from surgery. Small, aging dogs often suffer from spine and back issues, and the harness was developed to aid in recovery, the company states. Cats heavier than 10 lb. that are recovering from surgery also benefit from the harness, which aids in postsurgical physical therapy, according to the manufacturer. Designed to distribute weight over the chest and hindquarters.
Oxbow Animal Health
Oxbow Animal Health offers its Senior Support Natural Science hay-based supplement with long-strand fiber. It also contains ginkgo biloba, an anti-inflammatory agent that helps enhance cognitive function; milk thistle, an antioxidant that helps protect the liver; and ginger root, which supports the circulatory system, the manufacturer reports.
Solvit Products offers the Deluxe Telescoping Pet Ramp, which provides the best combination of lightweight and superior aluminum construction capable of handling up to 400 lb., the company reports. Also available is a ramp designed for pickup truck owners; the XL version is 15 in. longer and 3 in. wider, and features the same high-strength construction, the company adds.
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