Are enzymes and probiotics for pets natural?

In a natural setting dogs and cats consume probiotics by the billions from eating the insides of their prey. While probiotics are very beneficial and help with digestion, the overwhelming burden of digestion falls on the enzymes found in the raw meat. Raw meat contains naturally occurring enzymes that are necessary for complete digestion. Unfortunately, […]

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Why is my dog eating that?!

Do you have a dog that will eat just about anything? We get calls every month from people saying their dog is eating everything from grass to stool. True, some dogs chew on things when they are puppies and will eventually grow out of it. For most dogs however, eating something that is not “food” […]

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Choosing supplements for your dog or cat – 5 important questions to ask

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By: Bill Bookout, President of NASC When purchasing supplements for your dog or cat, inspect product labels for answers to the following questions: 1. Are the product claims too good to be true? There are no magic bullets. If a company claims—or even implies—their supplements will treat, prevent, mitigate or cure any disease, they are […]

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First dietary fiber verified “natural”

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There is a new standard for food ingredients that can be called “natural.” Chicory root fiber (pre-biotic) is the first dietary fiber to achieve this verification. We only use chicory root as a pre-biotic in our products. Some NWC Naturals® products that contain chicory root as a pre-biotic: Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics®         […]

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Why cats cannot be vegetarian

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Cats are carnivores which means meat is the main ingredient in their diet. Plant-based proteins don’t contain the amino acids that cats need.   Cats need much more protein in their diets than other animals and need certain amino acids like taurine which is only found in animal based proteins. Additionally, there are certain vitamins cats […]

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Total-Zymes® and Total-Biotics® improvements

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NWC Naturals is committed to providing high quality products at an affordable cost to consumers. Investing in your pet’s health today will help them have a happy and healthy life. Total-Zymes® now contains inulin from chicory as a pre-biotic. Total-Biotics® now has even more inulin from chicory as a pre-biotic. This ingredient has always been […]

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Why enzymes and probiotics for pets are necessary

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In a pet store, most often, digestive enzymes and probiotics are displayed in the remedy isle. The message that sends is to get these products after a problem shows up. That is like changing the oil in the family car after you have engine problems. Oil changes are normal necessary maintenance for a car. Digestive […]

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What all pet supply stores should know about digestion

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Q: What can retailers do to help educate consumers on dog digestive health? A: Retailers need to reason with pet owners and teach them that dogs and cats are essentially raw food consumers and in the wild are not going to catch their dinner and then Bar-B-Q it. Commercially produced raw food is fine, but […]

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