Body Boosters – The supplements we use and why

When it comes to taking my own vitamins I have to be honest and say that I’m pretty inconsistent but of course, for my babies, it’s a completely different story.  Kiba and Freja take a few supplements and I wanted to share what I give them and why. 

* Please note this blog is not a paid advertisement, it is simply honest feedback about the products after having paid for them. 

(TLDR: Antinol is good for joint relief, Synbiotic for gut health and Denamarin helps with liver function.)

Antinol

Antinol

These tiny capsules are made from a patented blend of marine lipid oils that are fully traceable, sustainably sourced and free from preservatives and fillers. It can be used as a natural anti-inflammatory for joints, as well as for skin and coat condition.

I first used it when we had our foster dog, a Samoyed boy named Charlie and he was on a trial of Antinol for 30 days. Although he had no diagnoses of joint issues, he still limped when he walked. After the trial I noticed a significant change in his mobility, so much so that I wanted to use it for my babies as a way to help keep their joints as healthy as possible for as long as possible!

Thankfully my babies love the taste and have had no undesirable side effects.

https://antinol.com.au/

Synbiotic

synbiotic

This is an aid during periods of intestinal dysfunction such as diarrhoea or malabsorption and can be used in times of stress, illness, injury, and/or post antibiotic treatment. It also helps to improve immunity. 

I actually can’t recall why I started using this, perhaps either Kiba or Freja had bowel issues for a short time, but by studying the gut biome and how it relates to overall health and wellbeing, I just love using Synbiotic!

Interestingly – there was a time when I wasn’t using Synbiotic and I noticed KIba was eating and chewing grass quite frequently, yet when I restarted Synbiotic he completely stopped this behaviour. Of course I don’t know what caused the behaviour, despite many Google searches, but my gut tells me it was because of HIS gut and the probiotic helped!

More about Symbiotic

Denamarin 

denamarin

PAW Denamarin is recommended by veterinarians to provide anti-oxidant support for those pets with impaired liver function, and to aid liver detoxification mechanisms.

A couple of months ago Freja went for her first senior full blood test, as mentioned in last week’s blog (Freja’s Liver Issues), I was expecting it to only be fore baseline measures. Unfortunately it showed increased liver enzymes and the vet suggested trialing Denamarin. We then repeated the blood test which showed the liver enzymes increased from the first test. It was only a small amount so one could argue that if she wasn’t taking Denamarin then the bloods could have come back a lot worse. Of course there’s just no way of knowing but  Freja continues taking Denamarin as we wait for the second blood test and a potential ultrasound of the liver. 

More about Denamarin

There will always be differing beliefs on the effectiveness of any supplement, whether for human or canine so always do your research and chat to your vet!

Here’s to helping your dog live and move well,

Kylie ❤🐾

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