ProBalance® Specialty Nutrients
ProBalance contains a proprietary protein blend (amino acid complex) along with a full complement of anti-oxidants known to be helpful to an animal’s ability to naturally defend itself against disease and reduce cellular damage from excessive free radical oxidation.
ProBalance also has a complete fatty acid profile including high EPA and DHA marine source Omega-3 fatty acids that serve as active modulators of numerous hormones and prostaglandins. In addition, ProBalance provides significant levels of phospholipids, which act as protective barriers for the cells of the body.
For the gastro-intestinal tract, ProBalance contains a proprietary enzyme blend accompanied by both Pre- and Probiotics that help improve nutrient digestion and absorption while reducing the level of unwanted bacterial species that cause discomforting gas, toxins and disease.
ProBalance also contains a patented Type II Collagen that provides natural Chondroitin and Hyaluronic Acid to help maintain the normal structure and function of healthy joint tissue without any unwanted side effects.
Finally, ProBalance makes it easy to enhance the daily diet of dogs and cats with a highly palatable, easy to use powder. A lifetime of pet research has taught me how challenging it can be to try to get dogs and cats to swallow pills. That’s why I formulated most of my supplements in powder form. This makes it very easy provide the proper daily dosages. It also allows us to leave out the ingredients whose only purpose is to form and maintain a tablet shape. Just sprinkle the Advanced Veterinary Nutrition supplements dry onto any diet, or moistened to make a tasty, nutritious broth. I pay great attention to maximizing palatability when I develop supplements. Most users of AVN products report that their dogs and cats love the flavor, but with especially finicky cats and dogs a powder also makes it easier to slowly introduce a new element into their diet.
Nutritional Needs for Maximum Conditioning & Wellness
Any dog that routinely trains for endurance or conditioning such as police and military dogs; field trial and hunting breeds; show, racing, coursing, agility and sled dogs all need higher levels of nutrition. Other examples may be less obvious. Dogs that accompany their owners on daily walks or long hikes also require a higher level of protein and energy to be successful and remain healthy.
Active dogs competing in sports or those engaging in the physical and mental demands of service work burn more calories and have different energy needs than companion dogs. Performance-dog owners who want to keep their canine athletes in peak condition need to understand their dogs’ special nutritional needs.
It should be said that maximum wellness cannot be achieved unless optimum health is present.
Next to total body weight, activity is the second most important factor in determining dietary needs for a healthy pet. Often the lifestyle of the pet owner determines the activity level of their pet. The number of overweight dogs and cats today indicates that too few of us are adequately exercising our best friends, resulting in human and pet health problems that could be avoided.
Hard work requires extra nutrients for two purposes: first, fuel for the muscular activity and energy expenditure, and second, the energy loss due to stress. Larger food volumes are not conducive to better performance or health.
Calories (energy) come from the three primary food sources: proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Protein, preferably high-quality animal-based protein, provides more than just energy. Protein provides essential amino acids for muscle building, tissue repair, hormone synthesis, and other metabolic processes associated with complete wellness.
Studies conducted at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University have demonstrated that using ProBalance following injury or surgery helps to positively influence nitrogen balance resulting in a decreased rate of skeletal muscle breakdown and weight loss, while providing an increase in both the rate and strength of wound healing.