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Dog-Wa Concentrated Liquid Supplement
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Dog-Wa Concentrated Liquid Supplement

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Dog-Wa is a new holistic nutritional supplement for dogs. Ever seen your dog eating grass? Dogs need leafy greens but they cannot digest grass. In fact, fresh leafy greens and fresh clean water are an essential part of your pet's healthy diet. Dog-Wa is a liquid concentrate for dogs that provides the all the nutritional benefits from fresh leafy greens. Just dilute your pet's water or mix the concentrate into your pet's food every day. Dog-Wa has a great herbal taste that dogs will love.

Fresh Herbs

  • Parsley and Peppermint aid digestion, soothe the stomach, freshen your dog's breath, and discourage gas.
  • Health, vitality, and overall wellness promoted by a natural source of Vitamins A and C.
  • Useful Information

    Why Offer Dog-Wa?

    By Jane Leon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

    We all agree that dogs enjoy eating meat. However, dogs cannot survive on a pure meat diet and need access to other types of whole foods to remain healthy and fit. If you have ever eaten a meal with your dogs by your side, or with their noses in your plate, you are well aware that your dogs want to eat all types of foods. This is because dogs are opportunistic eaters � they are physiologically designed to get their nutrition from whatever food sources they might come across, including grains, fruits, and vegetables.

    These non-meat foods are a source of carbohydrates, fiber, and micronutrients. Micronutrients are nutrients that are needed in small amounts, such as vitamins, minerals, and other essential elements. Even though most commercial-grade and even gourmet dog foods are loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals, they may be missing other important vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. Your dogs� need for these micronutrients drives them to look for plant sources which contain these required elements. This is most likely one reason that your dogs love to eat grass and other green plants. The grasses contain small amounts of nutrients that your pets crave. Unfortunately, most dogs vomit the coarse grass long before they receive any nutritional benefit from it. Additionally, most grass is heavily treated with pesticides and fertilizers that are harmful to pets. So, your dogs want, and need, greens in their diet. They tell you this by grazing in your backyard. But the grass is basically indigestible and loaded with toxins. So what do you do? How do you supply the micronutrients found in green plants that your dogs crave and need? As a small animal veterinarian, I am asked questions like these all the time. That is why I was so impressed when Dog-Wa was submitted to me for a professional review. As you can see from the Dog-Wa website, Dog-Wa is a concentrated liquid food that supplies necessary plant-based nutrients. It is made from cold pressed extracts of two wonderful greens, parsley and peppermint. Parsley and peppermint aid digestion, soothe the stomach, freshen the breath, and discourage gas, and together they supply Vitamins C and A, along with antioxidants and other micronutrients to promote health, vitality, and overall wellness. These characteristics make Dog-Wa is an effective support for healthy digestion. Most dog foods today are highly processed, cooked foods that achieve their nutrient quotas by adding vitamins and minerals. Basically, they are meats, grains, and a vitamin pill. We all know that it is far better to obtain nutrients from minimally processed foods. Dog-Wa achieves this by taking cold-pressed, natural extracts and adding them to purified water. There are no stems or leaves to worry about, but only highly available nutrients in an easily digested, liquid form.

    In a day and age when our pets� foods are heavily processed, it is a relief to find a food product that meets your dogs� needs by providing the natural benefits of whole foods. Dog-Wa can provide the additional support your dogs need to be healthy for years to come. Dog-Wa is an excellent complement no matter which dog food you choose. It adds in the green plant-based nutrients that your dogs seek, supporting the nutrients from grains and meats already offered in commercial dog foods. Whether you feed your dog canned, dry, raw, or cooked foods, Dog-Wa is the perfect companion.

    Why Dog-Wa Treats Gas

    By Jane Leon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Imagine this, if you will. You and your dog, The Best Dog in the World, are sitting quietly in your cozy family room, watching television. Suddenly, it happens. There is a small, seemingly innocuous �pop.� The Best Dog in the World turns in amazement, stares at his rump, and runs from the room. You realize that you are doomed, as the Best Dog in the World becomes the Most Flatulent Dog in the World, and the objectionable odor of gases from poorly digested food settles over the room, lingering until you too are forced to leave, or pass out.

    Must life go on like this? Do all dogs pass gas incessantly, ruining the atmosphere and the high definition screen, or is there hope? The answer is yes, there is hope, and its name is Dog-Wa.

    You see, flatulence is a universal problem that has been studied by man for eons. The term simply means excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestines. The resulting excessive gas leads to gaseous eruptions from both ends of the dog. Usually owners tolerate the belching end of the dog, but are much less pleased with the other end. Expelled gas from this end, termed flatus, often carries objectionable odors that lead owners to seek veterinary help. Dogs suffering from flatus may be swallowing excessive amounts of air, having digestive tract problems, or be unable to digest all their food. The poorly digested foods, usually carbohydrates and fiber, reach the colon, where they are fermented by bacteria and produce odoriferous gases. Foods such as beans, soy, peas, onions, and high-protein foods are notorious producers of gas caused by bacterial fermentation. So are foods containing lactose, such as cheese and ice cream, if fed to pets with lactase deficiency.

    So, we understand what contributes to flatus. A veterinary examination will rule out digestive problems that require medical therapy. Other pets can be aided by dietary modification. To help correct the problem, feed readily digestible foods and avoid those diets high in fiber and difficult-to-digest carbohydrates. Experiment with different foods to find the culprits and avoid feeding them. Finally, use Dog-Wa on a daily basis.

    Dog-Wa contains parsley and peppermint, two herbs that have been shown to aid digestion. Literature tracing back centuries points to parsley as a food that promotes digestion, increases stomach secretions, decreases bloating, and reduces flatus. Sweet-smelling peppermint freshens the breath and soothes the stomach. Together, they can help your dog digest food, feel less bloated, and pass less gas. As an added benefit, the herbs contain vitamin C, vitamin A, other micronutrients, and antioxidants found in green, leafy vegetables. With Dog-Wa, your dog gets the benefits of all these nutrients without consuming the indigestible parts of the green plants, thus avoiding even more flatus. The cold-pressed herb extracts are easily digested, do not contain fiber, do not add to gas production, and can help reduce it. So, Dog-Wa is your best choice to help decrease your pet�s flatulence while positively contributing to digestive health and overall well-being. For a happier pet and an odor-free family room, feed Dog-Wa.

    Proper Digestion and Herbs:

    That old expression, �you are what you eat,� applies not only to us, but to our pets as well. All animals must receive proper nourishment for their body systems to function correctly. Without fuel to drive the internal �engines,� our pets will not thrive. But just consuming food is not enough to assure the body gets proper fuel. Obviously, to receive maximum benefit from the food they eat, our pets need to be able to properly digest it. This sounds pretty simple and theoretically, it is. To get nutrients from food, the nutrients have to be absorbed across the lining of the digestive tract and into the body. But in order to be absorbed, they must first be available in a form that can cross this lining. Obviously, your dog does not absorb his dinner whole. This is where digestion comes in. To be available for absorption, the giant chunks of chewed up food that hit the stomach after swallowing must be broken down into minute, digested bits.

    Still sound simple? It�s not. Actually, things start to get pretty complicated at this point. Proper digestion requires a perfectly adjusted environment with just the right amount of acids and enzymes to digest the food, and just the right amount of motility to move the food, and just the right amount of absorptive surface to pick up the nutrients and move them where they belong. If any part of the digestive system is not working up to par, food is not digested properly. If food is not digested properly, its components cannot be absorbed correctly. If the components cannot be absorbed correctly, the undigested food moves through to the end of the digestive tract, where it causes trouble. Meanwhile, the body is not receiving digested, absorbed nutrients and becomes malnourished. This in turn, leads to an unhealthy, unhappy body. The end result is a pet does not feel, or look, its best. Because digestion is critical for absorbing nutrients, problems with digestion result in obvious symptoms of distress, including diarrhea, bloating, excess gas, and failure to thrive. These problems occur so frequently in our pets that they cause many, many visits each year to veterinarians; typically gastrointestinal problems rank among the top five reasons that dogs are brought in to see their doctors.

    So, we help keep the body healthy and happy by making sure that food is digested properly. And we do this by giving our pets the tools to properly digest their food. The first is a healthy mouth. Without healthy teeth and gums, correct chewing cannot occur and the digestive process is off to a bad start. The second tool is water, as digestion cannot occur in a dehydrated body. And the third tool is an age-appropriate, balanced diet, which supplies your pet with the proper foods to digest. This diet should be fed in the correct amounts and frequency. And, if possible, it should contain natural ingredients which are sources of readily available nutrients and digestive aids. One source of these natural ingredients, often overlooked for our pets, is herbs.

    Feeding small amounts of beneficial herbs is a great way to complement your pets� diets. They supply micronutrients, such as vitamins and antioxidants. Additionally, herbs are digestive aids. Peppermint and parsley has been used for centuries to help relieve indigestion, heartburn, and nausea, and to aid digestion. It is thought that these herbs adjust the pH of the stomach, leading to better digestion. And the antispasmodic effects of peppermint help the digestive tract function more smoothly. Additionally, more complete digestion reduces inflammation farther down the digestive tract, potentially helping tame the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. So herbs not only supply nutrients, they also help the body digest these nutrients.

    Dog-Wa is a simple, effective means to supply your pets with these valuable herbs. Dog-Wa is a highly palatable, liquid concentrate containing extracts of parsley and peppermint. This means the beneficial components of these herbs are readily available for digestion and absorption. Parsley and peppermint have been successfully used for thousands of years to aid digestion in people. Now you can offer your dogs the same benefit � you can help their digestion with just a splash a day of Dog-Wa.

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    By Kristina
    Amount of grass eating has decreased
    August 11, 2009
    I think the dog wa product does help. I can\'t say if it\'s a significant change but I have noticed that my dog doesn\'t seem eat as much grass as he used to so it seems to help

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