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Probiotics – Good for People and Dogs

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Vitamins and supplements—particularly probiotics—are big business for humans, and they’re also gaining popularity in the pet market. According to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spend more than $600 million a year on vitamins and supplements, including probiotics, for their animal companions.

According to Brad Kriser, healthy pet expert and owner of Kriser’s, a multi-unit pet retailer specializing in all-natural pet food and supplies, every pet should take probiotics.

Probiotics are a big player when it comes to keeping your four-legged friend in tip-top shape. Probiotics are the essential link between feeding your pet a healthy diet and proper digestion.

Probiotics come in many forms, such as powders, tablets and liquids and also are integrated into select food and treats. Regardless of the delivery method, probiotics provide great benefits that include:

· Improved break down, synthesis and absorption of essential nutrients, like fiber. Because a dog or cat’s intestines are much smaller than humans, it needs the extra boost to properly absorb nutrients in a faster time.

· Control of gastric problems, such as gas, diarrhea and vomiting

· Easier transition to a new food by helping the intestines properly break down the new protein source

· Restoration of the “good” bacteria essential to digestion that is lost when a pet takes antibiotics

· Enhancement of overall health and immunity by keeping your pets first line of defense—the digestive tract— in optimal shape

Cranimals Launches ZENDOG, A Functional Dog Biscuit With Unique Health Food Ingredients

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Organic and Calming Dog Biscuit Debuts for the New Year.

Cranimals™, a manufacturer of certified organic pet supplements, has launched its first functional dog biscuit. ZENDOG™ biscuits are formulated with organic pumpkin extract, a natural and concentrated source of tryptophan. Tryptophan induces calm by promoting the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin, the Zen hormones of the body.

Charlie Cranimals CEO
“ZENDOG™ is not only a functional biscuit that will help calm anxious dogs,” said Dr. Wilma Pretorius, Managing Director and the scientist behind Cranimals™ and ZENDOG™, “but it’s also an easy way to add essential nutrients to a modern dog’s diet”.

Available January 30th, ZENDOG biscuits are formulated with a blend of Cranimals’ proprietary ingredients, including Organic Pumpkin Extract, Cold Pressed Cranberry Seed oil, Flax Protein Powder and the company’s CranimalsTM Original Cranberry Supplement.

ZENDOG™ is not only a functional biscuit that will help calm anxious dogs, but it’s also an easy way to add essential nutrients to a modern dog’s diet.

Each Zendog biscuit contains 150 mg Omega-3, Vitamins A, C, E and cranberry antioxidants. Zendog biscuits are cholesterol and trans-fat free and very low in saturated fat. Zendog biscuits are certified to organic food standards in the USA, Canada and Europe, and are oven-baked from kosher human food ingredients in a certified organic baking facility.

Zendog biscuits are available at retailers in Canada and the USA starting February 2010.