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Amino Acids for Dogs and Cats

Amino Acids

Herbal and marine nutrition that help provide amino acids and help promote protein building and nutrient assimilation in dogs and cats.

Nutrition plays a major role in bone, teeth, skin and coat health. Nutrition also feeds and supports the immune system as well as many organs and tissues in the body.

Plant botanicals and marine extracts help counteract free radicals and provide vital nutritional defenses against exposure to environmental toxins, antigens, pathogens and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, virus, algae, protozoa and archaea) by helping balance the liver, adrenal, immune, and intestinal function. Plant botanicals and marine constituents may also help protect the skin and connective tissues in the joints, reduce inflammation in the joints, acidify urine, improve immune function and build resistance to allergies.

Amino acids are the basic building blocks of all protein. There are 20 amino acids required to make proteins necessary for life, yet only about half of these can be synthesized by animals. Amino acids are split into two categories: essential and non-essential amino acids, both of which are important for dog and cat well-being.

Every dog and cat has the natural ability to make their own amino acids, except for 10 essential amino acids that must be included in their diet.

In the absence of these 10 essential amino acids, serious health problems can arise, and even fatality can occur in their absence.

The 10 essential amino acids for dogs and cats are:

Arginine

Histidine

Isoleucine

Leucine

Lysine

Methionine

Phenylalanine

Threonine

Tryptophane

Valine

Proteins are manufactured by an animal’s cells in order, one step at a time. If one amino acid is missing, it shuts the process down, also known as the “limiting amino acid”.

When assessing the quality of food for your dog or cat, these ten essential amino acids should be factored in, along with protein and preferentially, no corn,wheat or soy. Protein alone should not be the only consideration as to what constitutes a healthy food choice for your pet, particularly because protein is made from amino acids. A balanced source of essential amino acids should ideally be derived from both animal and vegetable protein. 

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal remedies are used as a digestive tonic, to help relieve a variety of digestive disorders and upsets, to help soothe stomach bloat and painful and inflamed mucous membranes, to help promote digestive and gastrointestinal system health, to help cleanse your pet’s systems by getting rid of excess bile, mucus and other impurities, to help restore digestive comfort, prevent nausea and help prevent vomiting, to help relieve motion sickness and to help provide balanced digestion and calm, happy cats and dogs during travel.

All Natura Petz products contain amino acids, however, these are a few of the super stars!

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders, promotes proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections, tones and strengthens the connective tissue of the bladder related to urine leakage and urinary incontinence; for Candida including systemic Candida as a natural, plant-based steroid alternative, provides important support for cramping, pain, discomfort, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), prostate inflammation, BHP, prostatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS).

Shake Ur Groove Thing  (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function, purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification; waste and toxin removal, including pesticides, environmental toxins found inside and outside the home, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids; helps remove inorganic synthetic and derivative compounds from an animal’s cell walls to help reduce toxic load in the body; also used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating; helps support a correct balance of native intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system; promotes immune balance and helps to limit inflammation, which is important in disease prevention; used holistically for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities and as a general skin support. 

I AM A ROCK STAR - (learn more) helps to support and nourish the endocrine system; helps support adrenal gland health and response to stress and metabolic demand, supports glandular ability to rebuild and regenerate, promotes hormonal balance, regulates stress on liver, kidney and digestive functions by reducing thirst and excessive elimination, promotes cognitive function and memory performance, balances blood sugar levels, may lend support to the pancreas in cases of dysfunction; for natural energy in young and geriatric pets, increases muscle use, ability and stamina, provides anti-inflammatory and immune support, helps maintain healthy adrenal, central nervous, digestive, immune and reproductive systems.

Yelp for Kelp - (learn more) provides critical vitamins, amino and fatty acids and trace macro and micronutrient support for the endocrine system, to energize the body, for building and toning enzymes, tissues, hormones and bones, for enhancing natural cleansing and detoxification, to help nutritionally support a balanced immune system; to help support healthy skin and coat;  to help balance digestion; as an osteoporosis preventative, to promote immunity and for metabolic disorders, including the thyroid gland and other glands and tissues that affect the thyroid, for thyroid disorders, to cleanse the lymphatic system, to maintain healthy levels of TSH, T3 and T4, and for metabolic disorders.

 

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