“doggie” is an every day, easily absorbed natural infusion of essential mineral supplements for dogs.
If you feel you are already feeding your dog a complete diet, you may not be aware that certain vitamins and minerals are lost due to processes in manufacture, how long ago it was made and storage and transport conditions. Two to three drops of "doggie" each day provides fresh and current supplementation that goes to work immediately. You will notice the difference within days by a shinier coat and an overall look of well-being. Your dog’s diet may be deficient in one or more trace minerals such as:
The benefits of zinc to the skin and coat are well-documented. If your dog suffers from a skin disorder such as hair loss and excessive shedding, “doggie” Mineral Infusion supplements any zinc deficiency.
SeleniumIt was only recently discovered that selenium deficiency can have a significant impact on a dog’s overall health.
Selenium’s major function in the body is its involvement in the production of anti-oxidants, in particular, the anti-oxidant enzyme Glutathione Peroxidase. Anti-oxidants play a vital role in the body’s defence mechanisms. During normal cellular function (the creation of energy in the cells), oxidation reactions occur that produce by-products called “free radicals” – these free radicals are extremely reactive, electrochemically unbalanced molecules, with a negative charge (most commonly negatively charged oxygen), and although they are very short lived in the body (fractions of a second), they can cause electron transfers which result in massive energy releases within the cells, resulting in untold damage to the biological systems, including damage to DNA, proteins, fats, and the intracellular components.
Stress (both physical and emotional), increases production of the hormones adrenaline and cortisone, which are then metabolised and result in high levels of free radical production.
Free radical damage has now been clearly identified as having a central role in most, if not all, degenerative diseases, and can ultimately be linked to chronic immune failure and the formation of cancerous cells in the body. The simple process of ageing, is understood to be directly related to the gradual decrease in anti-oxidants in the body, and the subsequent rise in free radical damage.
Calcium is needed for the formation and maintenance of bones, teeth and health gums. It stabilises many body functions and has a natural calming and tranquilising effect. It is necessary for maintaining a regular heartbeat, the transmission of nerve impulses, helps muscular growth and normal blood clotting. It also provides energy, breaks down fats, maintains proper cell membrane permeability, aids in neuromuscular activity, stops lead from being absorbed into bone and keeps the skin health.
Cobalt is important in the production of red blood cells and aids iron absorption. If a dog is deficient in cobalt it can lead to iron deficiency.
Adequate dietary sources of copper are needed if a dog’s bones, connective tissue, collagen and myelin (the protective covering of nerves) are to form properly. copper helps the body absorb iron, making it an important part of red blood cell function. It can also act as an antioxidant, and is a part of many enzymes necessary for the formation of melanin, the pigment that darkens hair and skin.
The function of iodine in the body is the manufacture of thyroid hormones that regulate growth and the body’s metabolic rate.
MagnesiumHelps with formation of bone and teeth, maintains a healthy heart and assists the absorption of calcium and potassium. While calcium stimulates the muscles, magnesium is used to relax them. Also needed for cellular metabolism, absorption of calcium, vitamins C, E and B complex and the production of energy. It is also required for the production of enzymes and helps the body to rid itself of lead that has accumulated in bones and tissue due to environmental contamination.
A deficiency in magnesium can cause cardiovascular problems, weakness, seizures and hypertension.