What you may not know about pet supplements
what makes Longlife's shark cartilage formula more effective?
Although pet supplements have become very popular in the last few years, many people do notrealize that they are typically manufactured for humans — not pets.
Interview with Dr. Tobin, DVM
Dr. Stephen Tobin is a holistic veterinarian who providestreatment using homeopathic herbs and nutrition. He speaks with us about hisphilosophy of animal care, pet nutrition, and his experience with the LonglifeProgram in the treatment of his patients.
Because we digest food relatively fast, human supplements are ground to afine powder, making it easier for our stomachs to absorb the active ingredients.However, the digestive process of dogs and cats is very different. They don'tchew their food; they swallow it. Since the food reaches their stomach in fairlylarge pieces, it takes longer for them to digest it and absorb the vitamins andminerals. When a pet is given a supplement manufactured for humans, it usuallydoesn't stay in the pet’s system long enough for the ingredients to be fullyabsorbed.
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(Left) Typical "fine mesh" shark cartilage supplement formulatedfor humans. Not readily absorbed by a dog or cat's digestive tract.
(Right) Longlife's larger mesh formula provides maximum absorption and effectivenessfor your pet.
Better absorption means a more effective treatment for your pet
What dogs and cats need is a high-quality supplement designed specificallyfor their digestive tracts. That's the idea behind LonglifePet Supplements.While they are safe enough for human consumption, they’re designed to permitmaximum absorption of such anti-inflammatory natural ingredients as mucopolysaccharidesand the chondroitin sulfates A, B, and C, which are vital for the health of yourpet's cartilage, connective tissue, and tendons.