NWC Naturals® Pet Products Frequently Asked Questions
Is Total-Biotics® just for sick pets?
No, this is the most powerful high colony forming formula in the world supplying 1 Billion CFUs of 14 different strains of good guy bacteria matched to each cup of food consumed. Pets that are convalescing definitely will benefit greatly from this product, and it is essential that all pets have a daily supplement of pro-biotics to build their susceptible immune systems
What type of research is behind the Total-Biotics® formula?
Total-Biotics® combines the latest research and clinical studies into one powerful formula. The probiotics in this formula were selected after consulting with Dr. Khem Shahani from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Shahani is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on beneficial bacteria supplementation and is a pioneer in the discovery of DDS-1 Acidophilus.
Does Total-Biotics® have a bad taste?
Total-Biotics® basically has no flavor! Since it is all human grade ingredients, try it yourself.
Are there any side effects?
Total-Biotics® has no known side effects.
If my pet is on medication, can I safely use this formula?
It is safe to take Total-Biotics® along with medication. There are no known drug interactions and the ingredients do not alter the action of any medications. In fact, since antibiotics can actually wreak havoc on your pet’s immune system, taking probiotics along with medications can positively affect their health.
I already give my pet a multi-vitamin, why take this formula in addition?
Multivitamins provide general nutritional support to the body but only if you have enough good bacteria in your body to allow for absorption. Total-Biotics® uses 14 strains of probiotics to help clean your system of toxins and improve nutrient absorption.
I heard that you should not take immune boosters daily, Is that true?
Total-Biotics® does not work like your typical immune booster. It works by cleaning out your pet’s intestines of the toxins and other material, which has been left behind after digestion has failed. In doing this, it reestablishes the pH balance, allowing your pet’s body once again become healthy and fight potential disease and infection better than ever
Can I give Total-Biotics® to my new puppies?
This formula is safe for most pets. For puppies, as soon as they are eating kibble or canned food the full dose is recommended. Hand feeding newly weaned puppies with baby cereal use half the recommended dose until they start kibble
I have a bitch in whelp/nursing. Can I safely use this formula?
Total-Biotics® is safe, however, you should always check with your veterinarian before beginning any supplementation if you are breeding. This formula would even be safe for an infant human.
My pet is allergic to yeast and gluten, can I use this formula?
Total-Biotics® contains no yeast or gluten.
Is it necessary to refrigerate Total-Biotics®?
Total-Biotics® requires no refrigeration to maintain label claim potency since we have doubled the number of colony forming units (CFUs) in the formula. The product will stay fresh and viable if kept cool. Refrigeration or even freezing is not necessary but it will prolong potency.
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are products that either begin or enhance the speed of chemical reactions. Present in the cells of plants and animals, they regulate biochemical reactions in both active and inactive forms. They are specific with respect to their functions and do only that which they were designed to do.
Why use non-animal produced enzymes over animal/pancreatic enzymes?
The non-animal Vegetarian enzymes are more pure, very proactive, and react faster within their specific task. Animal/pancreatic enzymes, although designed to react the same way, may cause several negative reactions. This is due to the fact they may bring with them inherently non-compatible elements from their originations to your pet. These products generally carry a warning label regarding possible side effects from their use.
The market place is rife with products to aid in issues of every kind. As with most things, you usually do get what you pay for. Unfortunately, many products do use ingredients that will help in those issues, yet they do not put an amount of truly sufficient therapeutic levels. This does not mean they wont help, but they may not help enough. Other products may use very good amounts of a couple of items, and compromise elsewhere. At NWC Naturals Pet Products LLC. , we decided to use every element necessary for any food your pet may consume. We also made sure we put more than enough to do the task completely. In addition, the body takes minerals from itself when this process of enzyme activity takes place, so we added our L.E.A.D.S®. system of minerals so the process would be complete unto itself. We have also used the best primary source ingredients so as not to compromise our product performance. Compare Enzyme Products, we are the only one with 16 plant based enzymes
Is Human Grade better for my pet?
It’s not only the high quality ingredients but the way they are manufactured. All of our pet products are formulated for pets and their specific needs. When formulating our enzymes we looked at least 100 different pet foods on the market. With our expertise we developed a product that is far superior than the rest. And yes because it is made in a human grade manufacturer you too can taste it with the same confidence you have with our human products.
How does Total-Zymes® for Pets take the stress off my pets pancreas?
Pancreatitis in cats and dogs can be a big problem. The primary benefits of enzymes is in shifting a portion of the digestive burden from the pancreas to using the Vegetarian enzymes in the stomach and intestional tract. Continued supplementation over a period of days activates a feedback system to the pancreas, signaling it to decrease production of its enzymes. This allows the pancreas, to conserve its cellular machinery for production of insulin and glucagon; which are important in blood glucose maintenance. Thus helping take the stress of the pancreas.
Constipation in my dog or cat. Can probiotics and enzymes help?
Total-Biotics® and Total-Zymes® for pets can help support a good bowel movement. Probiotics are responsible for controlling the moisture content of the bowels. With the supplementation of probiotics this will help let things move along. This is not a laxative effect but is part of the natural balance of the colon. Digestive enzymes will help digest the food in the stomach liquefying it and let it move along easily.
Are there possible side effects of Probiotics and Enzymes in pets?
Sometimes you have to think of using enzyme and probiotics for the first time it can be like a food change.
Probiotics and or enzymes sometimes can also can cause nausea or vomiting. When the health of an animal has been compromised for some time, things can start out worse before getting better. This happens in a few pets. Just like people they can have a “cleansing” or a “healing crisis”. Experiencing digestive upset with probiotic or enzymes use be related to sometimes by the feeding of a poor quality commercial pet food that is hard to break down and digest. What happens is the food you feed your pet moves slowly through the intestines allowing some fecal plaque to adhere to your dog’s intestinal walls. Once it gets a toehold, it may thicken over time. Even fairly young animals can experience some blockage as a result of this build up. Probiotics and enzymes will slowly begin to dissolve the fecal matter, and during this clearing/cleansing process, pathogens and microbes that were covered up with layers of fecal matter will be exposed and can cause episodes of diarrhea or vomiting. Depending on the buildup, it may take a few months before it is completely removed. To help restore your animal’s health and happiness we suggest a healthier, more digestible diet and reducing the dosage of probiotics and enzymes to a level tolerated by your animal, building back up gradually as your animal begins to feel better.
Why does my pet’s stool get smaller with enzymes?
A dog or cats digestive system is designed to process only raw food, primarily meat. In the wild no dog or cat would Bar-B-Que their food. Cats and dogs digestive systems are short and food eaten should have a relatively short transit time. Raw food contains all the enzymes needed to digest itself, thus it digests quickly and completely resulting in a small stool. Kibble, canned or other cooked food is lacking the enzymes to digest quickly or completely. When Total-Zymes® is added to cooked food the food is properly digested quickly and efficiently resulting in smaller stools and better health.
What is so special about Tri- KRILL ™?
Tri- KRILL ™ oil contains no less than 42% Phospholipids and 1500 ppm of Astaxanthin, the highest of any krill oil product on the market. Every batch is tested for contaminants and heavy metals. We feel we have set the highest standards for quality in our krill oil. It is also independently tested with 3rd party testing.
The Directions say to give my pet 1-2 soft gels. So can I give them the whole soft gel or do I need to break it open?
You may break it open if you like. However, you can simply give your pet the soft gel by placing it in their food whole, or it can be given separately-in the original soft gel form- as a treat. Keep in mind that the soft gels are human grade supplements so they are very safe for pets. Tri-KRILL™ does not contain any ingredients that are harmful for pets.
Why is it so important to supplement my pet’s diet with Omega 3 fatty acids?
Today, our pets are receiving more Omega 6 fatty acids in their diets than necessary. The cattle meat used in most pet foods contains an unnecessary amount of Omega 6 fatty acids because the cattle are now being fed grains instead of grass. Too many Omega 6 fatty acids can cause arthritis, allergies, skin disorders and obesity in our pets. Supplementing our pets’ diets with Omega 3 fatty acids will help to normalize this imbalance. Krill Oil absorbs quickly into the system, providing benefits such as agility, decreased inflammation, and can help maintain a healthy heart, brain and nervous system. Ask your veterinarian about how Krill Oil can benefit your pet!
Isn’t fish oil a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids too?
Yes. However, Krill oil contains a higher concentration of Omega 3 fatty acids, and also contains Astaxanthin, which is an added nutritional benefit. It does not contain mercury and therefore there is no added risk of heavy metal poisoning. In addition, Krill Oil contains highly bioavailable EPA and DHA which can aid in cognitive function, and help fight mood swings and inflammation. Krill Oil is FOUR times more potent than Fish Oil and therefore has four times the benefit!
Our powders do not contain any, chemicals, gluten, dairy, eggs, preservatives, corn, artificial coloring or flavoring. All Natural Ingredients are guaranteed Non-GMO. Our facility that manufactures all of our formulas are inspected and certified by NSF International and is in full compliance with GMP Requirements for Dietary Supplements. We also utilize a third party testing lab that insures that all our quality ingredients are tested and retested for purity and quality.