Sunday, December 14, 2014

How Big Is Big Enough?

By Jerry Pardue


Build A Better Dog

I just wonder how big is big enough and at what point does lack of competition begin to allow multinational corporations begin to ignore quality because of lack of consumer choice.

Mars Pet Food is just such an example with four billion dollar brands already in their house(Pedigree, Whiskas, Royal Canin, and Banfield Veterinary Clinics. They have ownership of Cesar, Nutro, Sheba, Dreamies, KiteKat, Chappi, Catson, Frolic, Perfect Fit, and Greenies and with their recent acquisition of Proctor & Gamble's pet food division, they have added Iams, Eukanuba, and Natura Pet Foods.

With the recent law suit filed by Purina against Blue Buffalo, it is rumored that Mars is making a move on the defendant and will then add the six dog food lines and four cat food lines to their massive list of products.`

I have to question whether this drive to become a larger and larger part of our precious pet's nutrition, will this be an opportunity to have an even more direct line to cheap ingredients from China and other parts of Asia, grain ingredients raised on fertilizers that originally was human fecal waste and animals so heavily medicated due to unsanitary conditions.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Chondroitin Sulfate and "All Organic" Feeding

By Jerry Pardue

The problems with canine hip dysplasia seems to spread over and into many different feeding regimens.  When 70% of large dogs are affected, it is quite reasonable to assert that this includes those pet owners who strive to give their dogs "all natural" and "all organic" ingredients in their diets, but is this possible, especially when the treatment includes a medication like chondroitin sulfate?

The term "all organic" and chondroitin may not fit into the same categories.  Most people who feed a supplement with glucosamine and chondroitin have. over time, come to know that this medication was originally an extract of shark cartilage and that was true.  Over time however, with the growing use of and an increased market for that product, chondroitin is also a by-product of cow trachea, pigs ears and noses, fishes, and birds.

Let's look at the original source first.  If you were to examine a detailed profile of chondroitin, there would be a measurement described as "residue from ignition" and it would show a value of 20-30%.  What this measures is, if an amount of chondroitin was burned to a certain point in a laboratory, the residue would measure 20 to 30% of the original weight.  What makes up this amout are those substances which could no be destroyed in the burning process which would includes mercury and lead, those substances which are in all sea creatures because of our habit of pollution and is the reason the USDA and the FDA recommends that a human not eat tuna more than once a week.

Now, the amounts are surely not a toxic level because it is just too small but it will be added to the sum total of all those other same sources and if someone is looking for an "all natural" and "all organic", ain't gonna happen.

Looking a step further into the non-shark ingredients, there are other red flags that may invade your peace of mind.  Cow tracheas, pig ears, pig nose cartilage, bird(usually meaning chicken or turkey), and fish(i.e. commercially grown fish) carry a concern about how much antibiotics might be present.  Here again, it is a small amount, but a small amount over a long period of time is the problem.

If you purchase a joint supplement, it will in a likelihood, include those two product as the principle active ingredients and the labeling will tell you that they are in there but will not tell you where it was derived from.  

I talk with a lot of pet owners with dogs variously afflicted with degrees of hip dysplasia and the effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin is inconsistent and sometimes insignificant.

A more consistent and reliable treatment is using chelated trace minerals and high levels of omega fatty acids and antioxidants seems to work much better as this gives a dog an opportunity to strengthen and repair skeletal tissue instead of merely treating the symptoms.  That is a much more permanent fix.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Tribute To Highland Canine Training Center's Great Staff

Build A Better Dog Would Like To Pay Tribute To One Of Our Great Customers And Their Staff
Erin Purgason, BS, CPDT-KA, owner

Erin is the owner of Highland Canine Training, LLC and has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 2002. She directs our obedience and behavior modification training programs and also assists with the training of dogs for police patrol, detection and search and rescue. Erin also oversees our Assistance Dogs for Autism Program and assists with training dogs and working with their new families. Erin has worked with animals in clinical settings since 1995 and has owned and worked with dogs all her life. Erin also handles a scent discrimination tracking bloodhound for K-9 Search and Rescue. Erin is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers APDT# 74668 and a certified American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Build A Better Dog and Triad Performance Supplement would like to honor Erin for her tremendous dedication to the whole working dog industry and in particular for her generosity and energy for the whole canine world.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Canine Hip Dysplasia Relief For Newfoundlands And Other Dogs

I recently found this information while reading over some websites.

The most prevalent joint disease in Newfoundlands is hip dysplasia. Dysplasia is a term used for abnormal or improper growth. Canine hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip joint of the dog is not developed properly. Hip joint is the most important “weight bearing joint” of the body. In hip joint, the thigh bone or femur having a spherical head rotates in a cavity shaped acetabulum of hip bone. Normally, the femur bone fits into the hip bone and rotates smoothly. Various ligaments surround the joint that keep the joint bones intact in their place and provide strength to it. But in hip dysplasia the development or growth of hip bone cavity does not take place correctly. The hip bone cavity becomes too shallow or disrupted in shape that it becomes difficult for it to hold the head of femur. As a result, the thigh bone fits loosely into hip bone and moves freely. The bone surfaces rub against each other roughly which accelerates the wear and tear process of bones and cartilages, leading to inflammation and pain in joint.
The manifested symptoms of hip dysplasia are pain, lameness of hind limbs, limping, difficulty in climbing stairs and hopping while walking (bunny hop).”
This assessment of hip dysplasia was published online to sell a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement and makes the case that other than the use of an anti inflammatory, the only oher alternative to relief was to have, “surgical treatment like arthroscopy which is done to remove the damaged cartilage tissue. Once the dead tissue is removed, it will regrow and new tissue will replace the damaged."
What if it doesn't? What if the damage to the cartilage is simply repeated because the root cause, the malformed or malfunctioning femur and acetabulum may very well continue to do damage to the connective tissue and in the future, the very costly surgery becomes necessary again to promote the healthy healing of cartilage."
The most practical and probably the most effective course of action is a chelated mineral supplement with yeast, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and a healthy level of anti-oxidants. The chelated minerals will add some bone mass density(BMD) to the inflamed bones and add elasticity to the connective tissue and the other ingredients will reduce tissue damage and increase nutrient utilization to make for a better overall
This will provide healthy, long term, and effective movement back into your dog's life and even more important, pain free activity with the use of drugs for the life of your pet.
Don't believe me, just ask Connie from Texas or see what Donna from NorthCarolina or see the video testimonial about Zoe, Nena from Raleigh, NC's  eight year old German Shepherd that could not go upstairs or get on her owners standard height bed. Lastly, read about Doreen, a sixteen year old cat that is back to jumping around the furniture and maintaining her weight and condition like she did when she was younger.
Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog is just such a supplement and the people who have used it tell the stories of success and their satisfaction. Triad Performance Supplement carries a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee so there is no risk to the customer or their pet.

Take a look at Build A Better Dog's website or hook up with their facebookpage to learn more about this wonderful product that actually works. 
Connie's Nellie
Donna's Harley
Nena's Zoe
Our Doreen

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism vs. Symptoms of Aging and General Health


I came across a story by Dr. Susan Baker in the Palm Beach Post about dogs that show certain symptoms that, when looked at in their totality may very well be diagnosed as hypothyroidism. Those symptoms are less energy, laying around, gaining weight and poor hair coat quality. These symptoms could very well be hypothyroidism but they could also be the result of mineral deficiencies and just plain aging.  Poor mineral nutrition, especially zinc, copper, and iron affect thyroid function and the thyroid is very susceptible to oxidative stress. 

When dogs reach the age of 5 to 7, they lose 50% of their ability to digest trace minerals and if they are being fed a dog food that uses such outdated and inefficient trace mineral sources as copper oxide, zinc sulfate, manganous oxide, and other mineral compounds that must be broken down in the digestive process before they are utilized, it is small wonder that the health of adult and senior dogs would suffer.

These aforementioned mineral compounds are digested at an average rate of close to 5% and adding higher levels of traditional trace mineral sources is almost useless because of the low absorption levels.

This means that the alternative has to be using organic mineral sources like chelated trace minerals which incorporates the bonding of one molecule of a raw mineral like zinc and two amino acids(protein broken down into its component parts). These ingredients are very effective because they are of a size that is already digestible and raw minerals are used and don't have to be broken down any further. This increases the digestibility of the minerals by up to six times.

Now, I hope your dog does not suffer from hypothyroidism because you are looking at a lifetime of medication that works to correct only that condition while the alternative, should it be proven to be accurate means a health supplement that will enhance quality of life in many areas for many years and may prevent long term therapy that is not only expensive but is single purposed.

TriadPerformance Supplement from Build A Better Dog incorporates chelated trace minerals and goes even further in fortification to make available yeast, probiotics, digestive enzymes, powerful antioxidants, multiple Omega fatty acids, mannan oligosacharrides, and many other healthy ingredients for the benefit of your dog.

Check out for additional information and also our facebook page.

All products from Build A Better Dog are unconditionally guaranteed for customer satisfaction and warrant to return your total cost should you not be completely satisfied with the results.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Wonderful, Wonderful Post From My Very First Customer/Contact

This tracks back to one of our very first sample customers

Donna and Harley
Harley, at 14 years, is old and nearly deaf, but her sight is still good.  I had been giving her another Glucosomine and Chondroitin supplement but it got so expensive.  After six days on Triad Performance Supplement, my son went to the barn with Harley to feed the mule and the chickens.  He came back and said that Harley was playing with the tennis balls and chasing the chickens again.  He asked if he could have some of Harley's supplement on his cereal in the morning.

Hi Jerry: When my cousin Connie, from TX, came to visit me last Oct. I told her abt. your product--& of course she has known my Harley for 16 yrs., I gave her your contact info. & this is the 1st time I've heard from her. We were at the NC coast in Oct., & I don't remember if I gave her a sample or not. But, she obviously followed up with your business card. See below comment.
I had a Foster pup adopted last Sat. by a couple in VA. They have a 12 yr. old Schnauzer dog. I gave them your info. and a sample of the product. I do put all my fosters, all ages, on the product. Hopefully they will contact you.
I'm abt. out of the product. We are just now opening our building at the Hidden Oaks Dog Park (that's where I spoke to you, in person for the 1st time) I haven't gotten approval from the Humane Society Board yet, but I'd like to have your product info. available there. I doubt they they will say--yah--that's a great idea. I'm guessing it will just be me passing out your contact info. to people who would seem interested in a nutritional supplement.
My Harley, 16 yrs. old & 5 mo. old Dinky with a broken back leg
Connie's Words
"And thank you for telling me about the Triad supplement for Nellie!  What a difference it has made, although she still has her large growths, they don't seem to be bothering her.  We've been walking about three miles each morning and she leads the way!"

MY WORDS-Nellie, Connie's faithful dog, is a testimonial to what minerals can do for a dog's quality of life.  It is also a testimonial to what organic mineral forms(chelated minerals) can do for many life functions.  Thank you Donna and thank you Connie. 

I originally had no idea that Connie and you were connected.  Thank you for the referral and thanks the both of you for your loyalty.  
Jerry Pardue
Build A Better Dog

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Canine Arthritis Is Not Only Widespread, It is Expensive

Looking over various websites dedicated to pet health, I often land on and the same happened today when I saw a post about common conditions in senior dogs written by Dr. Karen Becker as they promote Mercola Brand Products pet line. The first condition mentioned was canine arthritis and according to Dr. Becker, "Chiropractic adjustments, massage, stretching, aquatic therapy and acupuncture are therapies that can make a world of difference in the mobility of your pet as he ages. Talk with your holistic/integrative vet about supplements you can add to your dog’s diet to help maintain healthy tendons, ligaments, joints and cartilage."

There is one phase of all those recommendations and treatment therapies that I would be very, very concerned about and that is cost.  Now this is not a criticism of what a session of aquatic therapy costs nor of the charge for an acupuncture treatment, but I have to say that a lot of people, actually the majority of people, just don't have the money for hundreds of dollars in fees per month but, their dogs need relief just like those who can afford it without pinching their monthly budget.

So, let me recommend just a plain old working class cure for a plain old working  class dog owner of a plain old working  class dog.  Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog is just such a product that not only treats various and many health challenges for senior dogs, it has as it's most outstanding feature/benefit, the ability to get those tender joints healed, restore normal walking and running ability, and reduce joint inflammation and just plain relieve the pain.

This is by no means a criticism of the Mercola website, a great place to visit for information, but let me say that sometimes, solutions are simple and a broad spectrum supplement with chelated trace minerals, yeast, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Omega fatty acids, mannan oligosacharrides, and powerful anti-oxidants which describes Triad Performance Supplement to a T.  That's a T for Triad.

Zoe, an 8 year old German Shepherd with arthritis 
and hip dysplasia

Saturday, July 5, 2014


It was a number of years ago when she started going through long bouts of losing weight and her hair coat becoming dull and her activity was limited to just lying around and sleeping. She sometimes showed signs of arthritis in her hips and possibly her back.

When I formulated Triad Performance Supplement, Teresa and I started giving her a dose on a daily basis and she did get better and her hair coat quality came back to a large degree and her activity improved. Her weight was pretty well maintained for about two years now.

It was certainly worth giving to her. The crowning tribute to her and the product came yesterday when, in the room she was in, there was a dresser about three feet high and about 4 to 5 feet away was a five foot high chest of drawers. Doreen was sitting on top of the chest of drawers watching out over the room.

Doreen is 16 years old and we don't know how much longer she will be with us but we do know that there has been numerous times when her health was not good but now her condition is consistent and she gets around like a much younger cat.

Find out more about Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog and maybe you too can see your ailing pet move into a more energetic life with less pain from arthritis and dysplasia.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cornell University Says New Site Helps Predict Hip and Elbow Health

One side of a debate versus another can be a most uncomfortable position and one that can seem personal even when it is not. Differences of opinion should be a pathway to a better understanding or a highway to the truth but, often are not and that seems to often happen when discussion areas of pet care or pet health, more precisely when discussing canine hip dysplasia.

Such a situation could exist or has the opportunity to exist between the principals of a particular discussion in the Cornell Chronicle and the sermons of a miniscule web site known to a very few as
Build A Better Dog. Carly Hodes penned a most interesting article that appeared in the Cornell Chronicle under the title of New site helps predict dog breeds' hip/elbow health”.

In the article, Carly cites the words of Dr. Rory Todhunter who is quoted with this statement:

 “When people breed cattle, pigs, poultry and plants, they do so based on the same statistical methodology we’re using. Gathering and using genetic information this way will benefit breeds in the long run. This tool puts us one step closer to making healthier individuals.”

What I believe Dr. Todhunter failed to take into consideration is subsequent health and livlihood of the animal. Those animals that are included in the species of cattle, pigs, and poultry are, when they reach maturity, eaten and the soundness of their skeletal structure becomes irrelevant and is not measured nor studied for practical reasons.

If genetics is truly the vehicle that controls and affects hip dysplasia, then the last 80 years of breeding has shown that very little improvement has been accomplished and ergo, little improvement is to be expected in the future.

There is only nutrition and supplementation left in the tool box to work on this frustrating and devastating problem.

Jerry Pardue

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Assigning The Right Blame To Canine Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia

After five decades of attempting to remove the genes involved in skeletal disease, almost zero success has been achieved. Despite enormous efforts using radiography and culling, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and related conditions regularly appear in individual dogs and breeds from supposedly sound lines. The battle against bone and joint disease in young dogs is a war that is not being won.”

This quote was taken from an article written by Dr. Ian Billinghurst and appears on and appears under the article “Bone and Joint Disease in Young Dogs”. The article is part of a multi-faceted look at canine hip dysplasia, arthritis, and other nutritional problems that have arisen over the decades. It is under the heading “Articles” and subheading of “Error Of The Milllenium In Veterinary Medicine”

Please go read not only the article, but also, all you can find about nutritional causes of canine hip dysplasia and arthritis. You will find broad statements about genetics and heredity and breeding but, no valid solutions to a problem that has been around for 70 or more years but only for 70 or more years in an animal that has been around for thousands of years. So you make the case, defend the idea that hip dysplasia is a genetic condition and you will be disappointed with the circumstantial evidence of which the statistics of the nutritional data should have been taken into consideration but almost never was.  

The high protein, high carbohydrate diet just plain grows those dogs' skeletal system too fast and does not give the bones time to harden and grow hard, not long.

Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog takes a total nutritional approach to hip dysplasia and arthritis in dogs and gives you the opportunity to correct your pets physical problems with a minimum of extra care and treatment other than something that is just poured over their regular food product.

This is not good news and is not getting any better.  The incidence of hip 
dysplasia is almost 3 times worse than arthritis.

Remember, a 100% satisfaction guarantee for the successful treatment. 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is Your Pet Eating This Corn?

Dr. Gary Pusillo published this article to let people know what they might be feeding their pets if it contains any corn or corn by products.  To see more, click here to go to Build A Better Dog's Nutrition Blog page.

A Testimonial That Solidly Shows An Effect On Canine Hip Dysplasia And Arthritis, Cont'd

Hopefully you read the original blog post about Connie's testimonial as to her dog Nellie's improvement in health and activity while on Triad Performance Supplement  from Build A Better Dog.  This is an added comment from Connie after I sent her a copy of the original blog post.

"Thank you for sending me this!  It is so true and I hope it leads more pets to good health!

PS my husband often thinks I'm a little off because of all the organic and healthy things I use - these two incidents proved to him that it's not just a fad, THIS stuff really makes a difference!

Have a great day!  Connie" 

Triad Performance uses ingredients that are processed in human food quality labs and uses no imported ingredients and remember, satisfaction is totally guaranteed.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Testimonial That Solidly Shows An Effect On Canine Hip Dysplasia And Arthritis

Connie was concerned about her dog Nellie and it's inability to go on walks with her as she had in the past and her perceived energy level was dropping as she spent more and more of her day sleeping or just lying around.  She found Build A Better Dog on the internet and ordered a container of supplement to see if their approach of treating the dog's overall health and concentration on bone mass density(BMD) would help get "Nellie" back to a more active lifestyle.

Connie saw a marked change in Nellie after less than three weeks.  Nellie was more active, slept less, and of major importance, was beginning to accompany Connie on her daily walk.  She was very positive about the progress Nellie had made.

Several months later, an issue arose when a subsequent shipment of the product Nellie was getting which was Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog, a subsequent shipment was mixed up in the mail and delivery was delayed.  As the problem was resolved, this correspondence came about:

“I won't wait so late to order in the future - just a couple of days without her supplement and we see a difference.  First she doesn't like her food as much without it but mostly she has less pep and trouble moving around.  

In fact, I've been meaning to write in to your site.  We went on vacation for 8 days and and I didn't send her supplement because I didn't want a hassle with the other dogs.  When we got back she was limping and really run down and I worried she had taken a bad turn for the worse but after two days back on her supplement. She was back to her old self and doing very well!  We are very grateful that we have this to give our Nellie!  I will write in a testimonial!”-Connie from Texas

Triad Performance Supplement carries a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee that you will be just as pleased with your results if you put your dog on a similar regimen.

This is an illustration of what Nellie's difficulty  actually is, a difficulty that can be aided and eased by the use of chelated trace minerals and probiotic therapy.  The following video will help explain just how more digestible and organically bound trace minerals can improve the lives of your dogs that are suffering.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

For Canine Hip Dysplasia And Arthritis, All That Is Left Is Nutrition

Industrially manufactured and preformulated dog food with unnaturally high protein and carbohydrate levels is currently being fed either wholly or partially to about 85% of the current canine population. Whether dogs are actually carnivorous or omnivorous is sort of irrevelent as this diet is what they are eating.

Do you really think one of these days the dog food industry is going to issue a big “oops” and announce that their dog food is a leading suspect of canine arthritis and hip dysplasia. Even if you don't think modern dog food formulations are a cause of the problems, you certainly can't argue that current dog food nutrition has done anything to remedy the problem as the 70-75% affliction rate in larger dogs has been with us for about sixty years.

Some medications have helped but in the range between aspirin and Tramadol, they offer only pain management and glucosamine and chondroitin supplements have provided limited relief but that is only the benefit of making connective tissue hydrate and be slightly more flexible until the supplement is no longer given and the problem returns.

That really leaves us nothing but nutrition to find a way to change those lousy numbers. Build A Better Dog has gained success though nutrition by getting some dogs active again and moving around without pain. That is with real cutting edge supplementation that increases bone mineral density, increases flexibility of tendons and ligaments, fights inflammation and infection, and improves digestive effectiveness.

All those benefits lead to sounder joints and an overall healthier dog. TriadPerformance Supplement from Build A Better Dog carries a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee with no gimmicks or fine print warranty exclusions.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sometime Others Agree On Canine Arthritis And Hip Dysplasia

Having other websites strike a like theory on canine arthritis and hip dysplasia is only partially satisfying because so few out there are saying the same thing but you get your pleasure where you find it. This is taken from The Hollistic and Organix Pet Shoppe website in a posting “How Canine Arthritis And Diet Are Connected”

On the site, it says this, “Most all pet foods today have potatoes in them. Potatoes aren't good for arthritis and joints. That goes along with your nightshade family food group as well as all grains. IF you are feeding kibble, start today by getting your dog (if they are not already) on a joint support. Add in some vitamins and minerals, probiotics and enzymes, . . .” which coincides with what I have written except that I consider those minerals and enzymes to be joint support, not glucosamine and chondroitin, MSN, and other conventional, over the counter remedies.

Minerals, if they are chelated for improved absorption, provide more nutrients to be metabolized in the skeletal system thus making the bones stronger and increasing mineral bone density(MBD) and reducing damage at the critical joints. The probiotics also increase digestion and bring other nutrients to the bones in higher quantities and, at the same time, heighten immune system response thereby both benefits work in combination to reduce inflammation and infection.

Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog incorporates amino acid chelates, raw mineral molecules bonded to amino acids, that greatly reduce and repair the damage that is done to a dog's joints from conventional nutrition and just plain wear and tear. You can find additional information at and our facebook page.      

Our product is unconditionally guaranteed to perform just as we say or you get all your money back, no questions asked.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Canine Hip Dysplasia Can Be Affected By Digestive Enzymes

In an earlier blog, I discussed digestive enzymes and how those additives make overall health of dogs better but I wanted to tell you a little more about why and how. . . . . .

Monday, May 26, 2014

Bone Mineral Density Plays A Part In Canine Hip Dysplasia

Minerals play an unmistakable vital role in canine hip dysplasia . . . . .

The Natural Therapy Centre for Animals Comments On Canine Hip Dysplasia

The Natural Therapy Centre for Animals had these things to note on their website:

Diseases of the musculoskeletal system in dogs have been a considerable veterinary problem for decades. Statistics compiled by the canine science associations indicate that 70-75% of the entire canine population are affected. 
More than half of the dogs of all breeds exhibit canine hip dysplasia (CHD).
Marc Torel and Klaus Dieter Kammerer - a veterinarian and a scientific journalist with medical training - believe
  • CHD is not heritable
  • existing dog food is the original cause of CHD.
In these authors' view, canine hip dysplasia is induced solely by malnutrition.”

These current dog food formulations cause dogs to grow fast and have a good pounds of feed to pounds of weight gained ratio, much to the delight of commercial breeders. This improved ratio results from bones and tissue growing fast from the higher levels of protein and grain based carbohydrates but, the bones did not develop into a hard, sound system and the stress on the shoulder and leg joints is proving the undoing of many dogs.

If your dog is now grown and is displaying signs of arthritis and/or hip/elbow dysplasia, you may think it is a lost cause but, it really isn't. Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog is a chelated mineral and yeast, probiotic, and digestive enzyme treatment that will put some solid structure back in those inflamed joints and increase immune response so that there will be reduced infection in the same areas.

We have numerous field trials where dogs have literally been put back on their paws and now walk and run normally. They also show better energy levels, improved coat quality, and reduced feed maintenance costs.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mannan Oligosacharrides Protect Your Dogs Health

Mannan Oligosacharrides or MOS are substances extracted from yeasts with a process called hydrolyzing. The yeasts are saturated in water and the MOS can then be harvested from the yeasts.

You may not have heard of MOS but they have been around for a while and they provide significant health advantages for your dogs. First off, when female dogs have puppies, it has been shown that there are lowered mortality rates and heavier birth rates of newborns.

There are also levels of protection in the gut that seems to coat the gut lining and prevent pathogens from attaching to the wall of the digestive system and colonizing and growing in number. This is important because bacteria like salmonella is present almost everywhere but is a levels low enough that they do no harm and this stops them from growing in numbers in the digestive tract and preventing dangerous breaks.

The third benefit is that when salmonella is present in a dog food, MOS acts as a binder to salmonella bacteria as it ties it up and does not do the level of harm that it could. Some dog food companies put a type of clay in dog food to serve as a binder for bacteria but this is not very effective because the clay has limited absorptive surfaces and is non-nutritional, that is, it has no food value.

MOS has much better absorptive qualities and carries some nutritional benefits with it.

Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog contains MOS and this is a key benefit that you will not find in almost any other canine supplement or food product.

Probiotics Can Help Bring Relief For Canine Arthritis

There has been a tremendous increase in the popularity of probiotics in our diet and also for our companion animals. The reasons are numerous as the treatment brings benefits to many areas including better and more efficient digestion, weight gain and conditioning, increased immune system response, defense against gut pathogens, and improved nutrient utilization.

Our dogs experience the same benefits and is added to to some dog foods and is fed as a supplement to a regular diet. Triad Performance Supplement from Build A Better Dog does just that and goes even further. Triad contains five sources of probiotics, four sources of digestive enzymes, and two sources of yeasts. All these ingredients work together to maximize the performance of direct fed microbials and provide the best health benefits

One of the areas that has not been connected to probiotics is in an area that screams for help in the canine world. That is pain relief from the inflammation that results from arthritis and hip dysplasia.

The increased immune system activity that results is due to the fact that approximately 80% of immune activity is generated in the digestive system and that is where Triad's eleven digestive ingredients work in combination to greatly multiply the beneficial outcome.

The enhanced nutrient availability also works to improve the soundness and flexibility of connec-
tive tissue. Those tendons and ligaments become sources of pain due to inflammation and infection. Better nutrition fights the infection and reduces the inflammation and increases your dog's comfort and ease of motion.

TriadPerformance Supplement also matches their digestive aids with chelated minerals to form a team of health benefits that is unmatched in the canine industry and a particularly effective treatment for canine arthritis and hip dysplasia.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Joint Problems in Dogs Can Be Resolved With Nutrition

If you have a large dog that is over 6 to 8 years old, there seems to be a terrible plague that can be categorized as joint problems. It may be canine arthritis or hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia but, it all seems to come back to not just a common problem but an almost dominant problem.

To associate this problem with genetics seems to be a stretch to say the least. Think about it, all the large breed dogs with many thousands of family trees and as many thousands of breeders and in about twenty years, we have come from a place where these joint problems were non-existent in the 1930's to a place where three dogs in four have the affliction.

There are and have always been good breeders, bad breeders, those that breed for traits, those that in-breed, those that don't, those that love dogs, those that love money, and those that just plain don't give a damn. With all that said, three fourths of the large dogs during a twenty year span developed conditions that are diagnosed as dysplasia and arthritis. It really sounds like a fairy tale when it comes to the feasibility department or at least a stretch that will give a lot of humans hip dysplasia.

A good alternative theory is the introduction of high carbohydrate and high protein formulations that were and are grain based and have a minimum of 20 to 28 percent protein and over 1200 carbohydrate calories per pound. These diets caused dogs to grow bigger and faster, much to the approval of many breeders, but it also made bones grow fast but not hard. The emergence of joint problems in dogs and the marketing of just such canine feeding programs came on fairly identical time lines and coincidences are just too numerous to ignore.

The assimilation and storage of minerals in the skeletal system can help bring mass and hardness back into those softened bones and the quickest way to increase that density is with chelated trace minerals as a supplement to your regular feeding program and Triad Performance Supplement is formulated to do just that. Manufactured and marketed by Build ABetter Dog, the product has shown to be instrumental in getting senior dogs back on their paws and increasing their activity by reducing joint pain and increasing energy levels.

Build A Better Dog unconditionally guarantees customer satisfaction with a simple, no questions asked process so you have no risk whatsoever.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Inanity Of Hip Dysplasia From #BuildABetterDog

There seems to be a crumbling consensus that all these dogs walking around, or more exactly, having trouble walking around with hip and elbow problems, are the victims of years of genetic alteration that resulted in these problems that are wide spread to the point where it is estimated that 70% of all large breeds suffer from hip dysplasia and canine arthritis.

Seventy per cent, that is an astounding number of canine with all the advancements in veterinary science and medicine that we have today. That is because it is inane, thus the title “The Inanity of Hip Dysplasia”. To think of or conceive that in the 1930's when there was no such thing as hip dysplasia, not because vets and dog owners and breeders were not smart enough to spot it, it was because it did not exist.

You can look at vet school data, veterinary research, anecdotal breeder information and any other sources that existed and you will find absolutely no mention of widespread hip dysplasia or elbow problems.

Now, stop and think about this, and I mean really think about this. From the 1930's to the 1950's, a span of 20 years, something happened that caused seventy per cent of large breed dogs which by some estimates started at around 10 million dogs for those heavier breeds, something happened to those dogs. Something happened to about 60 breeds of dogs with thousands of family trees and with multiple thousands of breeders, including great breeders, so-so breeders, lousy breeders , and some who just didn't give a damn, something happened that caused seventy per cent of those ten million dogs to contract hip dysplasia. That is amazing. No, it is unbelievable, incredible and unbelievable. Statistically this is inconceivable, an anomaly.

But, something did happen during the 1930's and beyond that may have seemed unrelated but which did affect all those dogs and all those breeds and that was the rapid growth of the manufacturing of dog food based on the mixing of grains like corn, barley, wheat and soybean meal to make a high protein, high carbohydrate diet that, to the delight of the breeders, caused dogs to grow much faster and be larger and present more confirmation at adulthood. This was, however, a benefit of unintended consequences.

The horse industry has known for many years that when you raise colts on a feeding regimen that includes too much protein during the formative and growth stages, a problem arises, it is called epiphysitis and it mirrors what we are finding in the canine world but very few of those supposed dog experts in the know, are willing to admit.

That situation is that dogs grew too fast and while that was going on, the bones did not have the opportunity to gain mass and strength like they should and this resulted in widespread pain and an inability to make basic movements that historically had been routine to all dogs because those weaker bones and joints could not absorb the stress and impact. We think now that this problem is not genetic but is nutritional in origin.

Think about a dog food company saying, “Oops, we did this”.

Again, we think this problem has nutritional basis and we also think nutrition can prevent this problem and can lessen the debilitating effects of those dogs already afflicted with dysplasia. There is help out there.

Stick around, we'll tell you more about it.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Who Is Mars Pet Food?

This is from Mars Pet Food website:
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Mars Petcare is one of the world’s leading pet care providers and employs more than 34,000 Associates across 50 countries. Thirty-five brands in total, including three billion-dollar brands - PEDIGREE® WHISKAS® and ROYAL CANIN®. Other leading brands include: KITEKAT®, BANFIELD®, CESAR®, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, CHAPPI®, CATSAN®, FROLIC®, PERFECT FIT® and GREENIES®.

There are much more releases to come after this and please check back as to updates on who actually makes your pet food.

The website:  Build A Better Dog and the facebook page that tries to inform consumers about the issues that are out there as to pet food nutrition is up and scrutinizing the pet food industry on your behalf and hope you will not only appreciate it but use this valuable resource