Collagen for dogs and cats is comprised of hydrolyzed collagen peptides that provide both types I and III collagen which are major components of skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, gums, teeth, eyes and blood vessels.
The hydrolyzed collagen we provide for your canine or feline comes from cattle that were either exclusively pasture-fed (grass-fed) or they received supplements based only on vegetables and mineral salts during confinement. For this reason, we cannot say our collagen comes from 100% grass-fed cows but it is mostly grass-fed.
Available in a 12 ounce bag.
Collagen can support a dog's joint, tendon and cartilage health*
The amino acids which may help to form collagen in the body like glycine, proline, and lysine are found in highly nourishing amounts in hydrolyzed collagen and this can benefit a canine's tendon health. One specific study showed that a diet rich in glycine improved both biochemical and biomechanical properties following inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It is thought that glycine has positive effects against toxicity and may support a healthy inflammation response. Glycine may restructure the collagen molecules faster due to its possible broad effects on the inflammation process. The biomechanical results indicated that the tendon was more resistant to loading to rupture upon treatment with a glycine diet in that specific group. The conclusion was drawn that “Glycine induced the synthesis of important components of the tendon”.
Although this other study was done with human participants, it can easily be applied to the health of cartilage in canines as well. It is from Penn state university and was conducted for 24 weeks showing the possible joint health benefits of ingesting 10 grams of collagen daily in active athletes. This study had 147 subjects (72 men and 75 women) where one group received a formula with 10 grams of collagen and the other a xanthan. The study was looking at pain, mobility, and inflammation. At the completion of the study 5 parameters (joint pain while walking, at rest, standing, carrying objects, and lifting) showed significant changes in the group that took the collagen. The results of this study have implications for the use of collagen to support joint health and possibly reduce the risk of joint deterioration in a high-risk group.
Collagen can support the repair of tissue in dogs*
Due to collagen’s unique amino acid profile, this food is a wonderful way to support a dog's gut health*. The 18 amino acids found in collagen may help to support and repair an unhealthy gut lining. Amino acids may increase gastric acid secretion which in turn may help those with reflux issues. The amino acids lysine and proline have been shown to also possibly support and protect the stomach lining from injury. Finally, the superstar amino acid glutamine has been shown in many studies for its ability to possibly improve digestion and heal the gut. This amino acid is a staple for those who have been diagnosed with conditions such as Leaky Gut, IBD or Colitis. Due to collagen's beneficial affects on a dog's digestive tract the implications for its use in supporting a healthy immune and allergy response show great potential.
100% Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides that are Clean Collagen® verified from New Zealand grass-fed bovine providing 18 amino acids and types I & III collagen.
Other Ingredients: None
Provide 1 tsp per 10 lbs daily. Mix with a small amount of warm water prior to mixing with food or while in food dish.
When Convenient for Best Utilization
Providing 20 minutes before main meal in a small amount of favorite food is optimal when convenient. Use a non-protein source like pure pumpkin, apple sauce etc... if possible. Storage: Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.