Nutraceuticals are nutritional supplements used to treat or prevent disease conditions. For example, Glucosamine is anutraceutical used in the treatment/prevention of arthritis in animals and people. These “natural ” therapies appeal to many pet owners. However, it is important to pursue nutritional therapy under the supervision of a veterinarian as there can be interactions with other supplements or medications.
American Animal Hospital is pleased to offer a wide range of supplements for routine wellness maintenance, as well as the treatment of the following conditions: diarrhea, kidney disease, arthritis, urinary tract disease, liver disease, skin conditions, chronic anal gland impaction, dental disease, and immune support.
Not all supplements are created equal. Since supplements are not FDA controlled there can be a lot of variation in active ingredients between manufacturers and even from lot to lot with the same manufacturer. In order to correct these inconsistencies, some companies have formed a voluntary organization called the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). This organization is dedicated to quality control and is pushing for FDA regulation to protect pets and consumers. If you are planning to purchase supplements we strongly recommend supporting NASC members. You will spend more than you would on a bargain supplement, but you have peace of mind knowing that you are getting what you pay for instead of hoping it is what it says it is.
One company that we recommend is Vetri-Science. It is a member of NASC and also has a remarkable money-back guarantee. The customer service is exceptional and they stand behind their products 100%. We also like that many of their supplements come as a palatable treat to make supplements more enjoyable and easier to give. Stop in today to discuss which products may be helpful to your pet. We are also pleased to offer our clients convenient online ordering of Vetri-Science products.