Canine Comfort was formulated in response to customers who wanted a more comprehensive formulation to address canine gastrointestinal problems.
From that feedback, a collection of natural, safe, and gentle ingredients were formulated. These ingredients work synergistically to restore GI function.
This restoration works on dog diarrhea, dog vomiting, and gastrointestinal distress of all kinds. Your dog will stabilize with Canine Comfort. We know this is true from our 97% success rate treating over 4000 cats and dogs.
Pet Flora Our flagship product. Pet Flora is a proprietary formulation of Soil Based Organisms that succeeds when all other probiotics fail.
Arabinogalactan is a long chain polysaccharide obtained from Larch trees. Arabinogalactan is a water soluble fiber that also enhances immune competence. For this reason, it is a desirable ingredient in any GI formulation.
Super Pet Enzymes are a broad spectrum enzyme formulation that will digest the complete range of food items.
Additionally, we add generous amounts of bromelain and serrapeptase, two proteases that have an exceptional ability to reduce inflammation.
L-Glutamine, the peptide-bound form, is the most easily assimilated form of L-Glutamine. This form is absorbed up to 20 times better than free form amino acids. L-Glutamine is the supplement of choice for more chronic conditions of the GI tract, such as IBD, Crohn's disease and various forms of colitis, as well as for AIDS and cancer patients, where the GI integrity has been compromised.
Slippery Elm is an herbal preparation made from the slippery inner bark of a type of elm tree. Slippery elm has long been used in North America for medicinal purposes. Slippery elm is soothing to the digestive system. It is good for both diarrhea and constipation, as it softens and adds smooth bulk to the stool. Slippery elm also calms irritation as it gently coats the lining of the intestinal system.
Psyllium Seed Powder is a mucilaginous herb that soothes the intestinal contents. The indigestible mucilage (active principle) is found both in the whole seed and the husk and swells when it comes in contact with water. Psyllium is used for chronic yeast infections. It is employed to prevent the systemic absorption of the yeast's metabolic wastes that many individuals are sensitive to.
Beef Liver Powder is from Argentinian natural grass fed cows. This powder is the highest quality human grade available. These cows have never been on feed lots and freely roam the Pampas.
We formulate our own products. All our ingredients are purchased from United States sources. We maintain a C of A (Certificate of Authenticity) for all ingredients. Vitality Science does not use any additives or any substances other than what is on the label. That is, we use no excipients, flowing agents, coloring agents, stabilizers, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, or unnatural substances of any kind.
Mandie’s condition was so poor the vet recommended she be put down. Instead Andrew began using the Vitality Science program. Listen to his story here.
Mandie is a 14-year-old mix breed foundling. In late spring, the Vet didn't
think she'd make it to this Christmas. Her stools were small and runny. She
was lethargic. Didn't eat with any regularity and when she did, she just
picked at it. She was showing increased difficulty in getting up off her
pillow to go for her walks. And, she would occasionally lose her balance
during our walks.
First, you persuaded me to try the Pet Flora in her food to attack her stool
problem. Mandie showed only slight improvement for the first three or four
weeks. Then, you suggested that I try adding Super Food to her diet. A
couple of weeks went by before the new stuff came but it was interesting. I now know
that Pet Flora was starting to work. Mandie's stools were becoming firmer, back to
normal size and consistency.
It was several weeks after that when noticeable changes were
occurring across the board. Her manner improved. She showed enthusiasm, was
eating regularly and well, her bowel movements were normal and regular.
With all the problems she had, I believe your two products eliminated most
of them. The Vet is amazed. But more importantly, I can look forward to
having Mandie for several more months ... maybe even past next Christmas.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
"Our dog, Cujo, is doing better and gaining weight. He has more energy now thanks to your products (Editors note: Canine Comfort).
Thanks again for all your help.
Just wanted to let you know that your Canine Comfort is a wonder product! I don't now why, but it had an almost miraculous response in my 12 year old italian greyhound. I suspect it's the l-glutamine that is what she is responding to (she is being treated with doxycycline by the vet). I feel like I have my dog back...she's acting lively and vibrant in a way that she hasn't in a very very long time! Please do send me your e-book. Thanks for a great product!"
"Zulu is doing very well-we have him on canine comfort-he loves the taste-just finished it yesterday-we are going over to the Dog Bar tonight.
We are thinking of buying the Pet Flora as a maintenance program-one or two pills a week-his stool is solid-sometimes a little soft at the end (he may not have fully digested the food yet?)
I have told people about your product and they have bought some in the stores or online-I love it!! You are right-the traditional vets take their time to fully comprehend these products-a shift !!
Hope you are doing well and thank you again for everything.
" I just wanted to say that my dog "Fleetie" is still eating after eleven weeks. I have also eliminated the small yet worrying (for me) dose of Prednisone which had previously been impossible to do without. Over the years I have tried so very many products and supplements, only to be disappointed when they did not work. I tried the Canine Comfort several months ago and immediately saw an improvement, however this was fairly short lived. I felt that yet again I had met with failure to help my beloved companion but for some reason decided to keep on giving the product. I had made a few other changes simultaneously so do not know for certain if the Canine Comfort is solely responsible for Fleetie's improvement, yet feel it is definitely a large part of it at the very least. Fairly suddenly, eleven weeks ago, Fleetie's eating reluctance became significantly improved. I can't tell you how much this problem has affected our lives over the years and what a miracle it is to finally see improvement after so long. I am extremely grateful and fervently hope things don't change. "
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