Pets are wonderful companions and friends, and they enrich our lives every day. Maintaining the health of companion animals is an important responsibility. Veterinary care, love and attention, and nutritional supplements play an important role in the longevity of pets. This care becomes particularly essential as pets age.
MVP Laboratories is pleased to be a part of the human-pet bond by providing veterinarians and their clients with a variety of dietary supplements for dogs and cats.
Occasionally, geriatric dogs and cats display clinical signs unexplainable by a specific pathological diagnosis. These include:
For animals displaying one or more of these conditions, choline supplementation with CHOLODIN® may be considered as an appropriate dietary supplement. Essentially, through dietary supplementation, Cholodin® can help the older pet regain some physical characteristics lost to aging. Veterinary consultation is important to maximize your results.
MVP Laboratories provides five different dietary supplements to assist in the health and well-being of cats and dogs – particularly important in geriatrics:
Cholodin® is the original choline-loading supplement formulated for geriatric canine and feline patients. Cholodin® contains choline, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals in a chewable tablet or powder form.
Cholodin® FEL offers the same dependable performance as Cholodin®, plus taurine and an enhanced flavor base for cats.
Cholodin® contains sources of choline and phosphatidylcholine, two of the most common phospholipids. When present in sufficient dietary quantities, these components act as neurotransmitter precursors, which are chemicals manufactured and released by nerve cells that initiate the sending of "messages" from those cells. Choline has four major functions:
Other key ingredients include: lecithin, methionine, inositol, vitamin B12, thiamine, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacinamide, pantothenic acid, selenium, vitamin E, and zinc.
CHOLODIN® is available in bottles of 50, 180 and 500 palatable tablets and 1-pound jars.
Cholodin®-FEL is available in bottles of 50 chewable tablets.
Both Cholodin® and Cholodin®-FEL are available from any veterinary clinic.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural substance and usually exists as a sodium salt forming a highly viscous fluid with exceptional lubricating qualities. The highest levels are found in the skin and joints. There are also high levels found in the eyes, cartilage, heart, intervertebral discs of the spine, and in fluids of the inner ear and middle ear. The importance in the lubrication of joints and decreasing joint pain and inflammation has been well documented. It is also important in vision, integrity of tissues, bacterial invasiveness, elasticity of skin, circulatory lubricant, and molecular transport between cells.
Levels of HA decrease as pets age. When this happens, tissues become less elastic resulting in wrinkles and aches and pains. Painful joints are often deficient in hyaluronic acid. When HA decreases, the joints are not adequately lubricated which results in pain and inflammation. Hyaluronic acid is not only important for normal joint function but may also play a key role in numerous physiological functions.
Cholodin® Flex is available in bottles of 60 chewable tablets. These palatable tablets provide essential vitamins, minerals, choline, lecithin, phospholipids and hylauronan.
Cholo Gel™ Oral is available as a palatable gel in 100 mL squeeze bottles. The tasteless gel contains oligomer multiplexes of hyaluronan to facilitate rapid absorption.
Both products are available through any veterinary practice.*