Repair and Strengthen for Dogs and Cats
Repair and Strengthen for dogs and cats has been formulated to help heal the digestive tract and will also support lean muscle growth and maintenance. This formula was created for the many clients we have worked with that have a history of irritable bowel issues or gastric damage related to NSAIDs or corticosteroid use. These drugs damage the lining of the digestive tract leading to bowel issues, complications related to Leaky Gut Syndrome and in severe cases ulceration of the gastric mucosa, anemia and possibly death. Thousands of people and animals die each year due to complications from the use of these drugs and resulting internal hemorrhage. This product is also wonderful for debilitated animals that need extra nutrition to help strengthen their immune system and/or build lean muscle mass.
Repair and Strengthen is one-of-a-kind, formulated by Master Herbalist Philip Reich. It contains colostrum for its anti-inflammatory proline-rich polypeptides and tissue repairing growth factors; special cold-processed whey protein isolate for its immune boosting properties, lean muscle support and glutamine content (an important nutrient for repairing the cells that line the GI tract); and freeze-dried organic aloe vera for its anti-inflammatory and wound healing qualities.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
We have developed this formula to help dogs and cats suffering from leaky gut syndrome, muscle wasting, digestive tract issues and other degenerative conditions. Often, as a result of frequent antibiotic or NSAID usage, or due to an overall poor diet, an animal’s digestive tract lining can become damaged and porous leading to nutrients seeping through into the blood stream. This is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome and is responsible for many inflammatory conditions seen throughout the body and digestive tract. The components in this all-natural formula have been shown in research to provide nutrients that help heal the digestive tract and contribute to healthy levels of lean muscle mass.
Available in a 90 gram container
What to look for in a Digestive Tract Formula
✓ Real 6 Hour Colostrum
It is important that a product uses real colostrum, not a standardized product or transitional milk marketed as colostrum. Colostrum has unique healing attributes that are present in a 100% natural, low-heat dried, quality product like ours. Colostrum has proline-rich polypeptides similar to those found in hydrolyzed white fish products like Seacure®. Our concern with products like Seacure® is the mercury and other contaminants found in these fish. Our colostrum has tested organic being free of herbicides, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and steroids.
✓ Cold Processed Whey Protein
Whey protein is a rich source of glutamine, an amino acid that plays a large role in healing damage done to the digestive tract. Whey protein isolate also plays an important role in strengthening the immune system and building lean muscle mass. Unfortunately, most of the whey protein on the market comes from factory farmed cows, is heat processed and contains artificial sweeteners and other additives. Our whey protein isolate is cold processed from raw milk and comes from grass-fed cows that are not given any hormones. It is undenatured delivering the crucial amino acids for cellular repair, growth, and glutathione production. It is a top-of-the-line product!
✓ Freeze-Dried Organic Aloe Vera
Aloe vera contains polysaccharides with powerful wound healing abilities. Because of these polysaccharides, most aloe vera products have to contain a preservative, usually sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate - ours does not because it is freeze-dried! Dogs and cats do not need any added chemicals in their diets, especially those animals that are struggling. Cats especially have a problem with these preservatives and will usually vomit if ingested. The best way to get a shelf stable product is through freeze-drying. This process safely and naturally preserves the plants nutrients virtually 100% intact. Our aloe vera is organically grown and processed in the USA. It is aloin-free so your animals will not have any laxative effects associated with whole leaf aloe vera.
Whey Protein Isolate, Colostrum, Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
Other Ingredients - None
About the All Natural Ingredients in this Formula
Whey Protein Isolate - The highest quality, cold-processed, 100% pure whey protein isolate from grass fed cows provides the crucial amino acids for cellular repair, growth, and glutathione production. A concentrated source of glutamine, which research has shown helps repair GI Tract damage and inflammation. Whey protein isolate is very low in lactose and fat (unlike whey protein concentrate).
Colostrum - The highest quality colostrum you can buy. True 6-hour colostrum from grass fed cows free of herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. Provides anti-inflammatory proline-rich polypeptides, immunoglobulins and growth factors that contribute to healing the cells that line the digestive tract.
Aloe Vera - Our organic, freeze-dried, preservative-free aloe helps soothe and heal irritations and injury to the digestive tract. Aloin/Anthraquinone Free!
Suggested Use for General Wellness:
Provide 1/2 tsp per 20 lbs. Mix with a small amount of warm water prior to mixing with food or while in food dish.
Providing 20 minutes before main meal in a small amount of favorite food is optimal when convenient. This allows this supplement to work on the digestive tract without competing with main meal.
For More Intensive Usage
May provide twice the suggested maintenance dosage when needed. Divide evenly into morning and evening doses.
Storage: Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Serving suggestions are provided in the table below. Estimate serving as best you can and realize giving more will not hurt your dog or cat so err on the upside.
|Weight||Recommended Serving||Advanced Use|
|0 - 5 lbs||1/8 tsp||1/4 tsp|
|6 - 10 lbs||1/4 tsp||1/2 tsp|
|11 - 15 lbs||rounded 1/4 tsp||rounded 1/2 tsp|
|16 - 20 lbs||1/2 tsp||1 tsp|
|21 - 25 lbs||slightly rounded 1/2 tsp||slightly rounded 1 tsp|
|26 - 30 lbs||more rounded 1/2 tsp||more rounded 1 tsp|
|31 -35 lbs||just under 1 tsp||just under 2 tsp|
|36 - 40 lbs||1 tsp||2 tsp|
|41 - 45 lbs||slightly rounded 1 tsp||slightly rounded 2 tsp|
|46 - 50 lbs||more rounded 1 tsp||more rounded 2 tsp|
|51 - 55 lbs||just under 1 1/2 tsp||just under 3 tsp|
|56 - 60 lbs||1 1/2 tsp||3 tsp|
|61 - 65 lbs||slightly rounded 1 1/2 tsp||slightly rounded 3 tsp|
|66 - 70 lbs||more rounded 1 1/2 tsp||more rounded 3 tsp|
|71 - 75 lbs||just under 2 tsp||just under 4 tsp|
|76 - 80 lbs||2 tsp||4 tsp|
|81 - 85 lbs||slightly rounded 2 tsp||slightly rounded 4 tsp|
|86 - 90 lbs||more rounded 2 tsp||more rounded 4 tsp|
|91 - 95 lbs||just under 2 1/2 tsp||just under 5 tsp|
|96 - 100 lbs||2 1/2 tsp||5 tsp|
|> 100 lbs||3 tsp||6 tsp|
Approximate Daily Servings per Container (Minimum Recommended Serving)
|Container Size||20 lbs||30 lbs||40 lbs||60 lbs|