Support Pet Joint Health with Strategic Formulation Choices

Degenerative joint disease (DJD), which also refers to arthritis or osteoarthritis, is a growing challenge for companion animals. While weight can play a role, age – and the accompanying gradual deterioration of articular cartilage within one or more of the joints – is most often the cause. Over time, the smooth cartilage breaks down and can release substances that cause inflammation, thereby causing pain and further damage to the cartilage. Signs of Degenerative Joint Disease in Dogs While the most obvious sign of joint disease in dogs is lameness, pet owners will see many other signs of arthritic pain first,… Read More

The Safe Choice for Cat Urinary Health

Decrease the Chances of Struvite Crystals and Calcium Oxalate Stones with a Safer Acidifier In some cat foods, higher grain volume can increase the likelihood that struvite crystals or calcium oxalate stones will form. SBS Pet is a safe, mineral acid that lowers urine pH without adding phosphorus to the diet. It also increases water consumption to help reduce the risk of urinary tract disease. Read More

Managing Phosphorus Levels in Pet Food to Support Health, Mitigate Risk

The story of phosphorus is a complicated one; it plays a vital role in animal health and nutrition. From transferring biochemical energy and regulating metabolic processes to combining with calcium to form bone, it is an essential nutrient for dogs and cats. In fact, calcium and phosphorus are the first and second most abundant minerals in animals’ bodies and they serve in both structural and functional roles. Insufficient phosphorus can cause improper bone developments in kittens and puppies. Conversely, too much phosphorus and calcium can negatively impact bone development, especially for large breed dogs during their growth phase. As animals… Read More

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