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"Put the Bounce Back in Your Dog's Stride"

"Is your dog stiff and showing the signs of Ageing?

 If so your dog needs Mega Dog Formula to bring the playful puppy back and keep your dog looking and feeling young.


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Green Lipped Mussel Powder:

Green Lipped Mussel is 100% pure and sourced from clean, green New Zealand waters. These waters are primary situated in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. The powder is made by freeze-drying raw green lipped mussel. This is then milled into a powder. The result is a naturally pure product that contains no additives or preservatives.

It is one of nature's best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Nutrients naturally contained in Green Lipped Mussel assists with the maintenance of joint health and mobility in dogs

Diatomaceous Earth:

Diatomaceous Earth is a fine flour - like powder, the microscopic remains of fossilized diatoms, a type of algae. Diatoms are found in freshwater and salt water. Diatom, cell walls are made of silica. In today's grains, there is actually a shortage of silica. Years ago the silica found in our food stuffs was adequate.  With todays hybrids and depleted soils, only about 1/3 of silicia needed is supplied in the dogs diet. Silica is important for bones, tendons, skin, cartilage and blood vessels. It promotes improved health, well-being and digestive health. Diatomaceous Earth also contains 15 trace minerals.

Vitamin C - (sodium ascorbate):

Vitamin C benefits the sick and the stressed
This may be appropriate when dealing with healthy unstressed animals, but recent clinical observations indicate that when dogs are sick or stressed, they can rapidly deplete their bodies output of vitamin C. A 1942 study noted that dogs with skin diseases usually have very low amounts of vitamin C in their blood.

Other researchers have found the blood levels of vitamin C to be low and even non-existent in dogs with fevers and dogs who have exercised to their limits (sled dogs after a race, for example, or hunting dogs in the middle of hunting season).

Stress is the best-known cause of vitamin C depletion in dogs. Physical stress comes in many forms: gestation, lactation, growth, hard work (dogs used for herding, hunting, tracking, etc.), vaccinations, injuries, tail-docking or ear cropping, or illness. Emotional stress, whether caused by relocation, weaning, or demanding training, can also deplete this reserve. In fact, researchers can measure the level of stress a dog experiences by measuring the degree of depletion of the vitamin in the dogs blood.

Conversely, many studies have found that dogs (as well as humans) that are supplemented with vitamin C show greater resistance to disease, and a better ability to recover from injuries or illness.

Turmeric Root Powder:

Dogs can benefit substantially by adding turmeric to their diet. It is used in Indian curries and has a history for the use in Indian and Chinese traditional medicine.  It is a perennial plant of the ginger family.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Curcumin is thought to be the principal pharmacological agent in turmeric. Today it is one of the most extensively researched herb/spices for pharmocological use. It is favoured for its potentially beneficial use in helping an extensive range of health conditions due to the excellent qualities.

Clincial studies have proven that curcumin provides highly powerful antioxidant effects and its ability to neutralize free radicals. Free radicals cause the painful inflammation and eventual damage to joints.

Humic Acid:

Our Humic Acid is a registered feed product for animals overseas. It is an unique earth based nutritional supplement for use when requirements for trace minerals are not being meet by the dogs diet.

It soothes and supports the digestive tract.

It supports the immune system and helps your dogs look shiny and well.

MSM - Methysulfonylmethane:

Is an organic form of sulfur and an essential bonding element, for skin, nails and connective tissue.

As the body ages, the concentration of MSM in the body begins to decrease, so deficiencies may occur as part of the aging process. A low concentration of MSM in the body may result in both physical and psychological stress, organ and tissue malfunction and fatigue.

A deficiency will result in dull coat or skin problems, poor gastric health, low immune systems and joint pain.

The drying and processing of dog food considerably reduces and completely destroys MSM so adding to the diet is important.

Glucosamine Sulphate:

Is a natural substance found in your pet's body, with the highest concentration found in healthy cartilage. The glucosamine in your dog's body produces glycosaminoglycan, which is used to help form and repair body tissues such as cartilage. As your dog ages, the natural production of glucosamine in the body slows. As a result, the natural repair process in the body slows, eventually leading to joint pain and stiffness. The ongoing wear and tear on your dog's joints, combined with the slowed repair time of the cartilage, leads to the development of painful arthritis. The good news is that research has found that providing supplements of glucosamine for dogs can help rebuild cartilage, which can help restore your dog's joint function and activity levels.

Benefits of glucosamine for dogs:

  • Glucosamine has an anti-inflammatory effect, helping to reduce your dog's pain.
  • Side effects are very rare.
  • Helps restore joint health naturally, increasing mobility.
  • Improves lubrication in your dog's joints.
  • May reduce or eliminate the need for NSAIDS, which have possible side effects and don't repair the joints, only reduce pain.