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  • Probiotics contain normal naturally occurring bacteria and yeast, and are used to re-colonise the gastrointestinal tract when the normal balance of microflora (bacteria) has become disturbed.

  • There are many benefits from feeding a raw food diet. Skin and bowel problems in particular can be helped.

  • SAMe is used for the treatment of canine cognitive disorders, suspected depression, osteoarthritis, and especially hepatitis. It is appropriate for all species, since it is present in all mammals.

  • Supplements are products that are added to foods for either a nutritional or a therapeutic benefit.

  • Slippery Elm is well known for its use as a protecting and lubricating herb for pets with gastrointestinal disease. The tannins in the herb reduce inflammation, and the oily mucilage components lubricate the digestive tract and assist in waste elimination.

  • Soy proteins are the proteins found in the soybean and its products such as tofu. Isoflavones are a particularly important class of soy protein, and include the water-soluble compounds genistein and daidzein.

  • St. John's Wort is a herb, prepared from the plant Hypericum perforatum, that is mainly used for treating depression and anxiety disorders in people.

  • A supplement is a concentrated nutrient source that is added to a basic diet for either a nutritional or a therapeutic effect.

  • A supplement is a concentrated nutrient source that is added to a basic diet for either a nutritional or a therapeutic effect.

  • Tea tree oil is a highly potent oil extract from the tea tree plant. It reduces swelling in inflamed tissues. Tea tree oil is also a broad spectrum antimicrobial (anti-infection agent) in even very tiny doses.