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How NatrixOne Puppy with DHA will Benefit your growing Pup

How NatrixOne Puppy with DHA will Benefit your growing Pup

What are the Health Benefits of DHA?

DHA, better known as Docosahexaenoic Acid, is an Omega 3 fatty acid naturally occurring in fish, algae, nuts, and some plants such as micro algae and dried seaweed found in NatrixOne Puppy.  DHA is closely linked to healthy aging throughout life. After DHA is consumed, it is placed within the cell membranes, where it, directly and indirectly, affects cellular function by promoting the fluidity, flexibility, and permeability of cell membranes. This is vital to cell function, including receiving, processing, and responding to information from nearby cells and messages coming from the surrounding environment. DHA has been documented to:

  • Supports healthy eye, brain, and skin growth.
  • Improved cognitive function.
  • Reduced Inflammation.
  • Muscle Recovery After Exercise.
  • Improve Eye function
  • May Reduce Your Risk of Certain Cancers and Heart Disease.

What Foods are High in DHA?

  • Krill
  • Oysters
  • Spirulina
  • Seaweed
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Caviar

How much DHA should I give my dog?

Virtually every cell in the body relies on DHA omega 3 fatty acids, making it a building block for over 30 trillion cells. Differing metabolisms mean each dog will need a different amount of DHA. The NatrixOne Puppy dosing chart can help you determine what amount of supplement will be most beneficial to your dog.

Why NatrixOne Puppy is the best DHA Supplement

The vast majority of products offering DHA on Amazon or Chewy are derived from unsustainable sources of fish oil. NatrixOne offers a seed-to-mouth promise of a 100% sustainably sourced products. Plant-based food as a source of DHA over fish oil are both more sustainable and scalable.

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What Our Happy Customers Think about NatrixOne

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 78 customer reviews

About the Author

Rich Coleman
Dr. Rich Coleman grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and began his journey into veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant at the age of 15. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati before graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Rich took over Plum Veterinary Clinic in December 2006, changed the name to Four Paws Animal Hospital in 2007, built a new facility in 2012 and began a remodel in March 2019 to allow for more growth and opportunities for our community. Dr. Rich Coleman is the Chief Veterinary Officer for NatrixOne™ and completed our 100 dog study in 2018. After seeing results firsthand, he joined the NatrixOne team!

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How to Prevent Hip Dysplasia and Joint Disease in your Dog

How to Prevent Hip Dysplasia and Joint Disease in your Dog

What are Dog Joint Disorders?

Joint Disorders are the most common orthopedic conditions diagnosed in dogs, with canine hip dysplasia being the most common of these. Hip Dysplasia is a disease where the hip sock and the head of the femur are malformed and cause rubbing and grinding pain.  There are multiple causes that lead to the malformation in the hip, they can range from environmental to genetic. A dog can be born predisposed to this condition from the genetics that they get from their parents. They can also have environmental aspects of their life that lead to them developing this painful condition, such as obesity.  

Large breed dogs are more predisposed to joint deterioration and Hip Dysplasia. They can show signs very early in life or as they age. The most common breeds affected by this painful process are German Shepherd Dogs, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and giant breeds like Great Danes and Saint Bernards. In severe cases, the malformation of the hip can cause pain as early as 4 months old.  Most animals develop pain later in life as the deterioration of the joint leads to osteoarthritis, pain, and inflammation in the hip. 

Dog Hip Dysplasia
Dog Hip Dysplasia

What are the Sysptoms of Dog Joint Disorders?

Symptoms of joint disorders and hip dysplasia can vary depending on different factors that are individual to each dog.  They include: 

  • How loose of a connection there is between the hip joint and femur bone
  • How long has this process be causing issues for your dog
  • How much inflammation and boney changes in the hip joint

You may see different symptoms in your dog:

  • Bunny hopping
  • Reluctance to jump on the couch, in the car
  • Reluctance to climb stairs
  • Slow to Rise
  • Not wanting to get up and play
  • Narrowing of the distance between the back legs
  • Grinding of the joint
  • Crying in pain when rising or walking/running
  • Muscle loss in the back legs

Degenerative Myelopathy in Larger Breeds

Over the last 14 years, I have had the privilege to care for and treat over 30 canine police officers at my practice.  These amazing animals are true athletes.  They train multiple days a week and are on the road the rest of the time doing article searches, tracking lost people, tracking violent offenders and protecting their handlers and other officers.  These beautiful animals do this for nothing more than a bowl of food and their favorite toy.

These dogs train like Olympic athletes and endure a lifetime of wear and tear on their bodies that most people don’t realize.  Almost all of my canine officers are on NatrixOne for multiple reasons.  It helps muscle recovery, it is a great anti-inflammatory for those joints and ligaments, and it helps keep their coats thick and lust and decrease their risk of skin diseases.  I have all of my retired canines on NatrixOne to help with the pains that come with a life-time of service.  A lot of our canine officers are German Shepherd dogs and we also use the NatrixOne to decrease the chances they develop Degenerative Myelopathy, a debilitating neurological condition in GSDs.

I trust NatrixOne with these expensive and valuable members of society to keep them healthy and pain-free while helping the environment!

How are Joint Disorders diagnosed?

Most Dog Joint Disorders are discovered by owners and brought to the attention of the veterinarian.  The above symptoms are concerning to an owner at a young or older age and usually become more severe as the pet ages.  Most degenerative joint conditions can be suspected with just a simple physical exam. During the exam, the dog may be put through a range of motion test and the vet will move the hips around.  A definitive diagnosis requires an x-ray of the injured area. This process is sometimes very hard on an awake dog, especially if the pet is very painful. The veterinarian may recommend sedation to help the comfort level of your pet and to be able to get the appropriate view for the diagnosis.

Dog Hip Dysplasia

What are Treatment options for Dog Joint Disorders?

Depending on the level of pain, there are multiple modes of treatment for a dogs with joint disorders or Hip Dysplasia.  They can range from simple weight loss to long-term pain management, and in some cases surgical intervention.  In the last 20 years, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) have become very prevalent and multiple medications are currently available and come in a variety of forms.  These medications can have side effects and should only be used under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.

Recently, supplements and all-natural options of all kinds have hit the canine market.  Some of those include Omega fatty acid products (such as the plant-based NatrixOne), glucosamine products, laser therapy treatments, and stem cell therapy.  Please contact your veterinarian to discuss the potential of a hip disorder in your dog and what they recommend for the treatment of Joint Disorders.

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What Our Happy Customers Think about NatrixOne

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 78 customer reviews

About the Author

Rich Coleman
Dr. Rich Coleman grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and began his journey into veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant at the age of 15. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati before graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Rich took over Plum Veterinary Clinic in December 2006, changed the name to Four Paws Animal Hospital in 2007, built a new facility in 2012 and began a remodel in March 2019 to allow for more growth and opportunities for our community. Dr. Rich Coleman is the Chief Veterinary Officer for NatrixOne™ and completed our 100 dog study in 2018. After seeing results firsthand, he joined the NatrixOne team!

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Phytonutrients Health Benefits

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Phytonutrients Health Benefits for Dogs

Phytonutrients are also known as phytochemicals or plant nutrients, the primary purpose of phytonutrients in plants is to shield the plant from pollution, insects, and the elements. While these special plant nutrients are non-essential for daily life, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of phytonutrients enhance immunity, repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins, reduce inflammation, and may help prevent diseases in humans and animals.  Below I will explain some of the primary phytonutrients found in our cold-pressed non-GMO camelina seed-oil and proprietary olive extract blend that make NatrixOne such a unique all-in-one supplement.

PolyphenolsPolyphenols help to maintain the health of blood flow through the veins, capillaries, and arteries. They lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, boost cognition, reduce the risk of diabetes, and improve gut health.

CarotenoidsCarotenoids have powerful antioxidant benefits that have the ability to fight damage from free radicals, decrease inflammation, and fight disease. They also have the ability to improve vision, naturally, boost the immune system, protect skin from damage, and promote healthy growth.

FlavonoidsMany of the biological effects of flavonoids appear to be related to their ability to modulate a number of cell-signaling cascades. Flavonoids have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-thrombogenic, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and neuroprotective activities through different mechanisms.

PhytosterolsPlants can contain cholesterol as well, known as a phytosterol. Surprisingly enough, the plant version of cholesterol lowers cholesterol levels in the body, therefore decreasing the risk of heart disease.

Maslinic AcidMaslinic acid (MA) is a natural compound whose structure corresponds to a pentacyclic triterpene. It is abundant in the cuticular lipid layer of olives. MA has many biological and therapeutic properties related to health including anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-hypertensive, and antioxidant activities.

Beta caroteneBeta carotene is considered a provitamin A carotenoid, meaning that the body can convert it into vitamin A (retinol). Additionally, beta carotene has powerful antioxidant properties which reduce oxidative stress in the body.

SqualeneSqualene is otherwise known as omega 2, and has many similar benefits of omega 3. It is also known for regulating immune response, antioxidant effects, absorption of vitamins and cholesterol, chemo-preventive properties, reducing the damage from chemotherapy, anti-radioactive properties, skin health, and cell health. This was commonly extracted from shark’s liver, a practice which led to the endangering of that species!  Fortunately, NatrixOne™ Camelina Oil is a natural and renewable source.

Hydroxytyrosol – Hydroxytyrosol is the only phenolic compound that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which allows it to also absorb free radicals throughout the central nervous system. Its health benefits are plentiful including mitochondrial and metabolic function, skin health, fetal development, cardiovascular health, bone, and joint support, nervous system function, supports detoxification, endurance exercise capacity, and cancer prevention.

QuercetinThis potent antioxidant not only boosts the immune system and supports respiratory health, but it can help with the body’s natural response to allergens, histamines, and inflammation.

Plants are truly amazing and surprisingly, these are just some of the powerful phytonutrients health benefits you will be giving your dog when you use NatrixOne™. As you can see, not only are phytonutrients a key tool in maintaining and supporting your dog’s health and well-being, but when combined with the Omegas and natural Vitamin E in NatrixOne™ Camelina Oil, you are truly doing everything you can to help your dog live its best life!

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Anti Inflammatory Diets for Dogs

Anti Inflammatory Diets for Dogs

If your dog is suffering from gut inflammation, NatrixOne is a helpful natural remedy. Camelina oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. In a study of dogs with inflammatory bowel disease, those who were given camelina oil showed significant improvements in their symptoms. NatrixOne helped to reduce inflammation in the gut and improve the overall health of the dogs’ digestive systems. In addition to camelina oil, a plant-based diet can also be helpful in preventing gut inflammation. Foods that are rich in antioxidants and fiber are especially beneficial, as they help to reduce oxidative stress and promote a healthy gut microbiome. By incorporating camelina oil and a plant-based diet into your dog’s routine, you can help to reduce gut inflammation and improve your dog’s overall health.

What is Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Canine Inflammatory Bowel disease is a condition caused by ongoing inflammation in your dog’s intestine. The inflammation is an immune system response that can become painful when left untreated. Symptoms can include: 

  • nausea & vomiting
  • diarrhea, loose stools
  • more frequent defecation
  • smaller stools despite frequent defecation
  • blood or mucous in stool
  • lack of appetite
  • weight loss
  • fever
  • listlessness and depression
  • anxiety

What Causes Gut Inflammation in Dogs?

The two biggest factors behind gut inflammation involve diet and stress levels of the dog. Occasionally genetics and/or exposure to a parasite can trigger an IBD response. While there is no cure for IBD in dogs or humans, the symptoms are treatable by a handful of medications as well as a recommended change in diet. The great news is removing environmental stress and selecting a diet that is high in anti-inflammatory properties can greatly reduce IBD symptoms without resorting to long-term pharmacuticals. 

Anti Inflammatory Foods List for Dogs

The majority of foods low in inflammation include fatty fish, berries, plant-based protein, pumpkin, apple, legumes, soy, rice, avocado, green tea, olive oil, and tomatoes. Many of these ingredients can be found in our NatrixOne Recipes and our flagship Camelina plant-based supplement.

Where to Buy Anti-Inflammatory Dog Food

The average length of time between manufacturing and retail sales of mass-produced dog food creates a long shelf life that depletes the food of its nutritional value? Thankfully a handful of retailers in addition to NatrixOne are on a mission to create dog (& cat) food that is fresh and high-quality like human food. Michele Hobbs of Pet Wants in Cincinnati set out to create Fresh, nutritional pet food from the highest quality ingredients, slow-cooked in small batches, and delivered right to your door. They also offer a free nutritional analysis for your four-legged friend to help determine which food is best suited for your breed.

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What Our Happy Customers Think about NatrixOne

4.8 out of 5 stars based on 78 customer reviews

About the Author

Rich Coleman
Dr. Rich Coleman grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and began his journey into veterinary medicine as a kennel attendant at the age of 15. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati before graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Rich took over Plum Veterinary Clinic in December 2006, changed the name to Four Paws Animal Hospital in 2007, built a new facility in 2012 and began a remodel in March 2019 to allow for more growth and opportunities for our community. Dr. Rich Coleman is the Chief Veterinary Officer for NatrixOne™ and completed our 100 dog study in 2018. After seeing results firsthand, he joined the NatrixOne team!

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