Natural pet supplement products

The condition of holistic health is defined as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit. It includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle elements.

Lovable Pets provides our customers with a comprehensive selection of holistic pet supplements to help increase the quality of life of their pets, and help prevent disease and illness. Ask any of our staff members for help in choosing the right formula(s) for your pet. If your pet has a serious illness, and you would like to integrate any of these natural modalities to complement his or her treatment, we recommend that you work with your veterinarian in this process.

Mortar and pestle with herbsAnimal Essentials' Colon Rescue tincture

The use of common medicinal herbs may have therapeutic value for mild health issues. Medicinal herbs can be used alone or in conjunction with allopathic medicine. As people are becoming more aware of the need to tend to their own health and the health of their pets, herbs are a natural choice. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that list pages of potential risks and side effects, herbs have few (if any) side effects. Herbs work gently to support the body. For example, peppermint mixed with ginger is a wonderful tonic for nausea. Marshmallow root, slippery elm and licorice are a great combo to ease diarrhea and digestive discomfort. Milk thistle is scientifically proven to protect the liver. We all know echinacea boosts the immune system, and it does the same for dogs and cats.

While herbs are generally safe, for more serious health problems, we recommend working with a veterinarian experienced in herbs, or an experienced practitioner of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Flower essences: helping the mind heal the bodyEye dropper

Flower Essences are completely natural, delicate yet powerful preparations that can be remarkably effective at correcting or adjusting extreme or out of balance emotional reactions. These very dilute liquid preparations contain the energy signatures (or “essences”) of various healing flowers. Each flower essence addresses a specific emotional state, and when taken, gently works to bring that emotion back into healthy balance. They are non-toxic, non-habit-forming, have no negative side effects, and cannot be overdosed.

According to Aldaron Essences, flower essences are all about balance, and we should always strive for balance in all areas of our dogs’ lives. With that in mind, it’s important to note that flower essences work best when the needs of the whole dog are met including veterinary care, diet, exercise and training.

Medicinal mushrooms

We are not talking about the mushrooms you buy at the supermarket–you know, the kind you put on your pizza, or cheeseburger. We’re talking about “medicinal” mushrooms that have been used for centuries by various cultures around the world for medicinal purposes. They are not easy to find, but Lovable Pets carries two of the safest, most respected brands available for pets today.

According to Ihor Basko, DVM, CVA, modern research backs up what ancient healers and scientists learned through practical experience – studies indicate that medicinal mushrooms (MMs) contain polysaccharides, lysozymes and triterpenes, which have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-tumor properties. Some mushrooms contain compounds that stimulate the immune system, and assist healing of the liver, kidneys, and heart tissues.

The most common use of medicinal mushrooms today is in the treatment and prevention of cancers. In addition, they can help in areas of immune and digestive health, normal cell growth, promoting the normal detoxification process, helping to protect against environmental stressors, and even joint and respiratory health. The most well-known MMs include: Reishi, Maitake, Shiitake, Chaga, Coriolus, Lion’s Mane, King Trumpet and Turkey Tail.

O'Paws Advanced Mobility supplements

As our pets are living longer, issues such as osteoarthritis have become very common in dogs and even cats. Two of the most important things you can do to help your arthritic pet is to feed a low carbohydrate food (raw is best), and keep your pet’s weight down. Grains, carbohydrates and sugars fuel inflammation which makes the pain of arthritis worse. Also, an overweight pet puts much undue stress on joints. The standard rule is that you should be able to feel your pet’s ribs easily by running your hand over his or her side. If you have to push your fingers into fat to feel ribs, your pet is overweight.

So, what does this have to do with joint supplements? Just like in any holistic treatment, you must treat the whole animal. Joint supplements work best when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. Even the best joint supplement in the world will not work well if your pet is severely overweight.

The best joint supplements use multiple ingredients synergistically to achieve the highest anti-inflammatory and pain relief results. For example, dog biscuits containing only “glucosamine” will never work as well as a more concentrated formula including glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, turmeric, Ester-C, Yucca schidigera, and probiotics–all of which have anti-inflammatory properties and support the body as a whole.

CBD tincture for pets, by SourceCannaPet CBD liquid for pets

CBD is a compound found in cannabis and hemp. Recently products including CBD have become more widely available for pets, and Lovable Pets is at the forefront in making these easily available to our customers. The benefits of CBD oil for pets are so numerous, and no one could have summed them up better than Dogs Naturally Magazine:

Dr. Willard's Willard Water

Water plays an incredibly important role for all living beings.  We are primarily made up of water. Every biochemical process that occurs in a living being does so in a liquid medium. If the proper pH, osmotic pressure, electrolyte balance, etc. is not optimal, then optimal results are not expected.Water plays an incredibly important role for all living beings.

As our world becomes more and more toxic, we must pay attention to the water we and our pets drink to avoid illness and disease.  Would you drink tap water possibly infiltrated by heavy metals, industrial discharges, agricultural runoff, pesticides, fertilizers, petroleum-based fuels, chlorine, fluoride and pharmaceutical drugs?  Of course not!  And neither should your dog or cat!

Did you know that some name-brand water filters do not even filter out fluoride?  So the first step to long-term health is to start giving your pet the purest water possible.  The second step to increasing health is to add a Catalyst Altered Water, like Willard Water, and expect to see the following benefits for your pets:

  • Increased elimination of toxins and wastes
  • When consumed regularly, Dr. Willard’s water can help assimilate nutrients more efficiently, increase enzyme activity and strengthen the immune system
  • Reduces swelling
  • Raises alkalinity
  • Helpful with skin conditions when sprayed externally
Nature's Logic multivitamin for pets

The reality is that due to the quality of our soil today and the toxins that are present all around us, whole food vitamin supplementation has become almost a necessity for overall health. And, this bears true for our pets as well, most importantly when they are eating a processed diet (ex: dry kibble). While all commercial pet foods contain vitamins, these vitamins are almost all “Synthetic vitamins.” Synthetic vitamins were never alive nor part of anything alive. That’s what synthetic means: it occurs nowhere in nature. Synthetic vitamins are chemicals and the body recognizes them as chemicals.  Animals who are already suffering from allergies and illness may have a harder time benefiting from synthetics.  Whole food vitamins are a much better choice!

“Real”, or “whole food” vitamins are living complexes that contribute to other living complexes like cell repair, circulatory activities and collagen production. They coexist in food with other living complexes like enzymes and essential trace minerals and they all function synergistically.

When choosing a multi-vitamin to complement your pet’s diet, it’s best to choose one that comes from whole foods like raw milk, spirulina, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other natural food ingredients.

Fermentation preserves life’s most perfect food. Grass-fed milk, omega fatty acids, live active probiotics.
Fermentation preserves life’s most perfect food. Grass-fed milk, omega fatty acids, live active probiotics.

Answers Raw Goat Milk

+ Delivers over 200 species of live active probiotics in their natural environment
+ Provides prebiotics—the nutrients required for probiotics to thrive
+ Populates the digestive system with probiotics, 100 times better than pills or powders

+ Easily digested, requiring zero work from pet’s digestive apparatus
+ Absorbs into pets’ bodies within 20 minutes
+ Contains over 60 enzymes needed for digestion
+ Reduces gas, bloating, and GERD

+ Suppresses inflammatory responses, reducing the risk of asthma and allergies
+ Goat’s milk is a natural antihistamine, it stabilizes mast cells
+ High in caprylic acid, which fights yeast

+ Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), known as the cancer-fighting fat, is found in larger amounts in grass-fed dairy animals
+ A diet high in CLA provides a lower risk of cancer
+ CLA can shrink cancer tumors
+ Contains alkylglycerols, fats that increase white blood cell count and boost immune cells

+ Rich in vitamin K2—assures proper placement of calcium

+ Easy whole food supplement for advanced nutrition
+ High in vitamins (B, B1, B12, A, D, K, and biotin)
+ Easy-to-digest, highly absorbable nutrients, enzymes, and minerals
+ An appropriate milk replacement for puppies and kittens, much more suitable than Esbilac or KMR

Answers Fermented Fish Stock

*The total amount of Omega 3 fatty acids has been calculated at 1600 mg (DMB) per 1 oz. serving of our Fermented Fish Stock.
The EPA portion of the ω3 FAs have been calculated at 300 mg (DMB) per 1 oz.
and the DHA at 1300 mg (DMB) per 1 oz.

+ Better than supplements thanks to whole-food form
+ Contains glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are highly polar and attract water, lubricate and act as a shock absorber for collagen in joints, tendons, ligaments, and arteries
+ High in amino acids arginine, glycine and proline

+ Contains thyroid nutrients and other substances that nourish the thyroid

+ Fermented fish stock reduces the body’s need for protein by up to 50% and helps prevent detrimental side effects of low protein
+ Contains high amounts of arginine, an amino acid synthesized by the kidney; it’s required to metabolize protein waste needed to clean the blood, and reduces blood pressure, which in turn reduces stress on the kidneys
+ Fish stock nourishes the kidneys and builds and nourishes the blood
+ Lowers blood pressure, and aids pets with chronic kidney disease

+ High in amino acid glycine, which detoxes the liver

+ Fermented sardines provide a superior concentrated source of Omega 3

+ Contains gelatin, beneficial for lining the digestive system to aid in the healing of leaky gut syndrome and colitis
+ Bone-based stock is an excellent aid for digestion and assimilation of cooked food
+ Attracts and holds the digestive juices, stimulating appetite and better digestion of nutrients in food

+ Fish stock puts minerals in the saliva that interact with tooth enamel to re-mineralize teeth
+ GAGs help repair compromised gum tissue and strengthen the ligaments that hold each tooth to the jaw bone

+ Contains gelatin, which coats nerves cells in the digestive system
+ High in glycine, which has a calming effect, and aids in sleep

+ Easy-to-digest, highly absorbable nutrients, enzymes and minerals
+ Minerals trigger metabolic enzymes required for healing

+ Contains ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitory peptides that naturally lowers blood pressure

Fermented raw cow's milk kefir - superfood for cats & dogs
Answers Pet Food Additional Formula, Fermented Raw Cow’s Milk Kefir; Superfoods for Dogs and Cats

Answers Raw Cow’s Milk Kefir

+ Provides prebiotics—the nutrients required for probiotics to thrive
+ Populates the digestive system with probiotics, 100 times better than pills or powders
+ Fermentation at 80 degrees provides a high quantity of probiotics, which means pets require less

+ Jersey cows produce stable milk proteins that are easily digested, A2 tested
+ Provides enzymes that contribute to easy digestion and ensure that all the vitamins and minerals are absorbed
+ Reduces gas, bloating, and GERD
+ Rich in vitamin K2—assures proper placement of calcium

+ Raw milk suppresses inflammatory responses, reducing the risk of asthma and allergies
+ A natural antihistamine

+ Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), known as the cancer-fighting fat, is found in larger amounts in grass-fed dairy animals
+ A diet high in CLA lowers the risk of cancer
+ CLA can shrink cancer tumors
+ Contains alkylglycerols, fats that increase white blood cell count and boost immune cells

+ Easy whole food supplement for advanced nutrition
+ High in vitamins (B, B1, B12, A, D, K, and biotin)
+ Easy-to-digest, highly absorbable nutrients, enzymes, and minerals
+ Kefiran, a polysaccharide produced in kefir, protects against harmful bacteria
+ High in Glutathione, known as the “master antioxidant”

Bone broth for pets
Healthy Tummy:

Bone broth helps heal and coat the intestinal lining, providing easily digestible micronutrients to strengthen and soothe the gut. A leaky gut consists of small holes in the intestinal lining that allow particles, such as bacteria and undigested food, to pass through the intestinal lining and into the bloodstream. When this matter enters a dog’s body, an inflammatory response follows and what develops are chronic conditions, autoimmune disorders, allergies, skin conditions, anxiety, food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, and a myriad of other chronic conditions.  Stress, poor diet and bacterial overgrowth can cause the holes to open or to become bigger. Bone broth is loaded with gelatin (extracted collagen), a sticky substance that plugs up those leaky holes. *

Liver Detox: 

Our pets’ livers often manage a daily onslaught of toxins – lawn chemicals, processed food, vaccines and parasite medications. The liver’s capacity to detoxify is limited by the availability of the amino acid glycine. Bone broth is rich in bioavailable glycine.

Immune System Support:

Bone broth is concentrated with valuable amino acids such as glycine and proline, promoting production of glutathione (nature’s powerful antioxidant) which aids the liver in detoxification, supports healthy lungs, wound healing and resistance to disease.

Reduced Inflammation:

Chronic inflammation often has no early warning signs, which can make it difficult to detect. This is why adding anti-inflammatory nutrients to your pet’s diet is necessary for disease prevention and overall health. Bone broth contains several anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as glycine, proline, and arginine, essential amino acids needed to prevent the development of inflammatory illnesses and diseases. Inflammation affects our pets’ health the same way it affects us. The development of several conditions that affect dogs, such as allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, type II diabetes, pancreatitis, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have all been linked to chronic inflammation.

Healthy Joints and Bones: 

Bone Broth is loaded with glycosaminoglycans and you are probably familiar with one of them: glucosamine. Bone broth contains tons of glucosamine; it’s also packed with other joint-protecting compounds such as chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid, giving cartilage its resilience. Hyaluronic acid from natural dietary sources is known to help reduce joint pain and stiffness, and may help prevent conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Grizzly Salmon Oil by Grizzly Pet Products

The Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are two powerhouses in helping maintain naturally healthy skin, lustrous coat, healthy joints and a sound cardiovascular system. DHA has also been shown to be very beneficial for the nervous system, eyes, and for maintaining a naturally high fertility status.

Fish oil is good for dogs – and cats! Veterinarians first used omega-3 fatty acids in the form of fish oil to treat canine allergies but now recommend it for a wide variety of conditions ranging from kidney disease to arthritis and high cholesterol. When added to your pet’s diet, fish oil for dogs provides anti-inflammatory effects and can help relieve itching due to atopic dermatitis, an allergy-related skin condition.

It is important to note that even if you feed your pet a food containing fish, there is not a significant enough amount of oil in the food, so it is still advisable to include a fish oil supplement on top of that.  In fact, we’ll go as far to say that almost every dog or cat–no matter what food they eat–and as long as they don’t have food allergies related to fish, will benefit from Omega-3 supplementation.