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Ocu-GLO for SMALL Dogs (90 Gelcaps)

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Description

Ocu-GLO commonly suffer from ophthalmic diseases that can diminish not only their sight but also their quality of life. Most breeds of dogs are genetically predisposed to developing many different kinds of ocular diseases, such as retinal disease, glaucoma, and cataracts. Additionally, any dog can develop ocular disorders as a result of diet, age, and/or environment. The eye is constantly bombarded by light, creating oxidative stress. This in turn can trigger a toxic soup of free radicals which damages cells of the eye.

Ocu-GLO Canine Vision Supplement was formulated by veterinary ophthalmologists and a compounding pharmacist to help combat the damaging effects of free radicals at the cellular level. It also helps support ocular health in normal dogs, which is especially important for any dog at risk for developing ocular disease. Ocu-GLO provides a balanced blend of 12 natural antioxidants derived from the purest and highest quality ingredients available. Because Ocu-GLO is administered orally, it may also help support healthy brain function, which is especially important in geriatric dogs with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. It also supports immune health, joint health, and also skin and coat health.

While Ocu-GLO is an excellent stand-alone canine supplement, it can also be combined with the other members of Animal Necessity's family of natural nutraceuticals, including: Joint Guard; Imuno-2865; Serenin Vet; Healthy Aging Vet, Weight Guard Vet, and ShaNa Vet;

Ocu-GLO is available in two convenient dosage sizes: Small Dog Gelcaps for dogs weighing 10 lbs or less, and Medium/Large Dog Gelcaps for dogs weighing 11 lbs or greater.

Key Benefits

  • Added protection against oxidative stress
  • 12 antioxidants in a single dose
  • Created by board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists
  • Formulated to support canine and feline eyes
  • Pharmaceutical-grade ingredients
  • Copmpliant with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
Grapeseed Extract
is rich in proanthocyanidins, which are anti-oxidants, scavenge free radicals, have anti-inflammatory properties and may inhibit some types of cataracts
Carotenoid
antioxidants necessary for protection of the retina and lens. Decrease the risk and severity of certain retinal diseases and may slow age-related cataracts
Essential fatty acids
that cannot be synthesized in the body. Contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential fatty acid that supports retinal health.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients Amount Per Serving
GLO™ Proprietary Blend (Grape Seed Extract 95%, Lutein 20%, Omega-3 55%) 175 mg
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 50 mg
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl) 25 IU
Vitamin B-1 (as Thiamine HCI) 0.1 mg
Vitamin B-3 (as Niacin) 1.2 mg
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCI) 0.1 mg
Folate (as Folic Acid) 20 mcg
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 2.5 mcg
Biotin 10 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) 1 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) 3 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid 13 mg
Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone) 13 mg
Lycopene from Tomato Extract 1 mg
Green Tea Extract 40% EGCG 20 mg

Inactive Ingredients:

Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, soy lecithin (non-GMO), beeswax (yellow), carob extract, soybean oil (non-GMO) & titanium dioxide.

Useful Information

Weight Suggested Daily Use
Never for use in cats under five pounds, cats less than one year of age, or any cats with liver disease.
Mature Cats 5-9 lb ½ Powder Blend Capsule
Mature Cats 10-11 lb 1 Powder Blend Capsule
Dogs 10 lb and under (4.5 kg) 1 Small Dog Gel Cap or 1 Powder Blend Capsule
11-30 lb (4.6-14.0 kg) 1 Medium/Large Dog Gel Cap or 2 Powder Blend Capsules
31-60 lb (14.1-27.2 kg) 2 Medium/Large Dog Gelcaps
61 lb and over (27.3 kg) 3 Medium/Large Dog Gelcaps

Keep out of reach of animals and children.

Avoid use in pregnant animals.

Alpha lipoic Acid is a part of the feline diet but in large quantities can be toxic. it is important to follow th cat specific directions for use.

In case of overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

FAQ

  • Dogs mature cats seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist
  • Geriatric, working, and active dogs
  • Adult cats weighing over 5 pounds (2.27 kg)
  • Adult cats with no history of liver disease
  • Pre and post-operative ocular surgery patients

There is no added flavor included in the Ocu-GLO™, however, antioxidants tend to be bitter-tasting. It is best if the dog does not chew the Gelcap and instead swallows it whole. The main reason for this is that if the Gelcap were chewed, the contents could stain carpet (and also the face of white dogs), but the staining easily washes out with water. Do not mistake this staining for blood!

If your dog won't readily take Ocu-GLO™, all the "usual suggestions" that Veterinarians give pet owners apply. You can also google search "how to pill my pet" for helpful tips.

Two very important reasons that you can trust Ocu-GLO™:

  1. Two Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a Compounding Pharmacist, with over 75 years combined experience in veterinary health, designed Ocu-GLO™ and tested its safety and palatability.
  2. The 12 antioxidant ingredients in Ocu-GLO™ are all pharmaceutical grade, which means that they are made under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines. GMP standards are much higher than those which nutritional product manufacturers are required to meet. The ingredients are natural and of the highest quality.
This is a common question and there are some articles in the literature about this topic. There are two components to grapes that have nutritional benefits. The seeds of grapes are completely safe for all species evaluated so far, including dogs. The seeds of grapes contain proanthocyanidins, a group of antioxidants that benefit eyes and the rest of the body. There have been no side effects to grapeseeds known as of yet. However, there are compounds in the skins of grapes and raisins, especially darker varieties of the fruits, that cause kidney damage in dogs.
The shelf life is three years due to the special way in which Ocu-GLO™ is manufactured. Because oxygen can oxidize and break down antioxidants, oxygen is intentionally removed from the inside of the Gelcap during the manufacturing process via a nitrogen gas exchange process.

Ocu-GLO™ comes in 90 count bottles in two convenient sizes:

  1. One for Small Dogs weighing 10 lbs or less. They are given 1 Gelcap daily.
  2. One for Medium to Large Dogs weighing 11 lbs or more. Dogs between 11 and 30 lbs receive 1 Gelcap daily; 31 to 60 lbs receive 2 Gelcaps daily; 61 lbs and over receive 3 Gelcaps daily. Giant breed dogs over 100 lbs can receive 3 or 4 Gelcaps daily.

Two Small Dog Size Gelcaps equals ONE Medium/Large Dog Size Gelcap.

If the daily dose is more than one Gelcap, it can be given all at once or divided throughout the day. It should be administered at mealtime to improve absorption.

We also have Ocu-GLO™ Power Blend for dogs and cats. You can open up the capsules and sprinkle the powder. It is much more palatable and easier to take.

This depends on the weight of your animal. Please use our main menu or search box above to find any supplement you're interested in. Each supplement has a Suggested Use tab that will inform how long that supplement will last.
The Ocu-GLO™ GelCaps in the Medium/Large Dog size are 2cm long and 0.5cm wide. The Small Dog size GelCaps are approximately half that size.
  1. Try our new Ocu-GLO™ Power Blend first! It is a more palatable powder that you can sprinkle. Also, it can be used for cats, too!
  2. Because the reddish-orange gelcap contents can stain fabric and carpet, it is best if you can find a creative way to have your pet swallow the Ocu-GLO™ gelcap whole and NOT have them chew it. You can google "best methods to pill my pet" for more answers.
  3. Professional method: Open your dog's mouth, place the gelcap as far back in the throat as possible and hold the mouth shut for 5-10 seconds to make them swallow. You might also try gently blowing in your dog's nose as this will cause them to swallow. If you are not sure how to do this, have your veterinarian's staff show you how.

Many veterinary ophthalmologists advise clients to administer Ocu-GLO™ up until the evening prior to surgery, and then no food, supplement, or oral medications the morning of surgery.

Ocu-GLO™ is to be administered at mealtime the evening of surgery if the patient is eating well either at home or if the patient is in the clinic. We always recommend that the owner check with their veterinarian before administering any supplement prior to surgery.

Fecal coloration change with Ocu-GLO™, which can be normal. Usually you will see more of a hint of yellow because of the strong lutein ingredient that comes from the yellow marigold plant.

We are always concerned because dark, tarry stool can mean digested blood (which is not good). If noticed, we usually ask clients to stop Ocu-GLO™ for 3 days and see if there is a change back to normal stool. If so, then we suggest starting back on Ocu-GLO™ at 1/2 the dose.

For example, if this animal is on one Ocu-GLO™ a day, then we would give one Ocu-GLO™ every other day, as many animals can have sensitive gastrointestinal tracts. Also, any medications that animals are on while on Ocu-GLO™ is very important to know, as the medication alone can cause indigestion which can change stool color (for example, pentoxifylline).

Most multi-vitamins available for dogs have very low amounts of vitamins and minerals and are primarily to complement the diet that they are eating. The better quality foods are supplemented with a variety of antioxidants and vitamins/minerals but if they are cooked at too high a temperature, many of those nutrients may be somewhat depleted. Therefore, supplementing is a good idea.

We put the equivalent of a multivitamin into Ocu-GLO™ so that owners would not have to give a separate multivitamin. However, if you choose to give a separate multi-vitamin, it is unlikely that you will overdose your dog. The bottom line is that if you only want to use one product, use Ocu-GLO™; but, if you like the multi-vitamin that you use, we are happy to advise you on whether it is too much or just right.

Yes. Green tea extract raw material present in Ocu-GLO™ contains approximately 0.3 to 0.4% caffeine. There is 40 mg raw material per softgel in Ocu-GLO™ which is equivalent to 0.12-0.16 mg caffeine per softgel. This is the trace amount of caffeine present in one softgel.
Yes, the outer gelatin coating has beef made from bones and the omega fatty acids are from sardines and anchovies.

In Ocu-GLO™ Medium/Large each softgel contains 4.02 calories. This is derived by combining together 300mg of Fat (2.7 calories), 220mg of Protein (0.88 calories) and 110mg of Carbohydrates (0.44 calories).

In Ocu-GLO™ Small each softgel contains 2.07 calories. This is derived by combining together 150mg of Fat (1.35 calories), 120mg of Protein (0.48 calories) and 60mg of Carbohydrates (0.24 calories).

Ocu-GLO™ has an appropriate amount of Omega 3 fatty acids for the weight of your dog, however, some dogs (and humans) can tolerate higher doses if they need to take more for other diseases such as skin problems.

We recommend stopping the extra Omega 3 fatty acids while you begin Ocu-GLO™, then after a week, you can gradually add in the other Omega product. If your dog develops diarrhea, then the amount of omegas is too high and do not use the extra dose.

While zeaxanthin is not a specific ingredient in the Ocu-GLO formulation, a form of the carotenoid, called meso-zeaxanthin, is provided via the conversion of lutein once it reaches the eye. Meso-zeaxanthin is a potent carotenoid located in the retina. It can not be found in dietary food sources, and there is no evidence to prove that laboratory extraction of meso-zeaxanthin from synthetic lutein is available for absorption by the body. The most natural means, therefore, of providing this potent retinal carotenoid to the body is via supplemental lutein.
Glycerin in the shell of Ocu-GLO™ is a source for carbohydrates but the amount is not high (due to softgel size). No other RM in the product is carbohydrates or sugars. Gelatin is a source for protein and not for carbohydrates or sugars.

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