Why Pet Supplements? And Why VetVIT?

Pet Supplements are still underused in veterinary medicine in comparison to human medicine, despite decades of evidence of their benefits in people, and more recently, their potential advantages in pet healthcare. Our VetVIT products are second to none and the below chart shows why we believe our products are best on quality, best on price and best on results!



Below we take a look (in a more scientific way) at VetVIT’s individual products that have been selected by Dr. Sweeney MRCVS, for both their proven & potential benefits they may have on your pet, as a source of treatment or as a means of preventative medicine.


Joint & Muscle MAX
Our Joint & Muscle MAX supplement has specially chosen ingredients to provide an advanced and revolutionary joint support for both cats and dogs. Glucosamine & Chondroitin first showed evidence of improving the clinical signs of osteoarthritis in dogs back in a study performed in 2007 1.. Most studies have indicated that improvement can take 60-70 days to be seen. This is why we recommend doubling the dose for at least the first 6 weeks, and assessing response after a two month period. Similarly Green Lipid Mussel, a New Zealand Shellfish, has been shown to significantly improve pain and swelling in arthritic dogs after a six week period 2.. Curcumin (Turmeric) & MSM have both been shown to benefit pets who suffer from osteoarthritis, with reduced inflammation seen with Curcumin (Turmeric) after a 4 week use 3. This is one of the main reasons why it has become the wonder spice of the 21st century. Our joint supplements comes in both flavoured tablets or powder for ease of use for you to give to your loved one. 


Urinary & Kidney CARE
Cranberry has been shown in many human medical trials to help prevent the recurrence of urinary tract infections 4.5.. Although further trials in animals are required, evidence suggests it assists pets in a similar way to humans 6.7.. D-mannose has also shown that it may have a similar effect as cranberry in both cats and dogs. Marshmallow root extract, has been shown to cleanse the bladder and treat inflammation in the bladder and kidney 8.. Nettle seed has long been used in traditional medicine, and been shown to have some mild diuretic effects, which may prove beneficial to pets with urinary and kidney issues. Anecdotal reports from pet owners, suggest these ingredients have significantly improved the health and well being of pets who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary incontinence, blocked bladder syndrome and kidney disease, which is why they have been combined in VetVIT's Urinary & Kidney CARE supplement.  


Fatty acids are considered essential nutrients in the diet of pets to ensure optimal health. They have been shown to help in the treatment of many conditions, including skin conditions and osteoarthritic disease. They can also have positive effects on the liver, kidney, brain and heart 10.. Supplementation of dietary fatty acids in dogs and cats is commonly recommended for pruritic skin diseases related to hypersensitivity reactions, such as food-associated allergies, flea allergic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and many other skin conditions. This is due to the fact that fatty acids increase the skin cell cohesion, thus increasing the water barrier to the epidermis 11. 


Behavioural & Brain BOOST
VetVIT’s Behavioural & Brain BOOST is a formulated blend of human grade ingredients known to help support a balanced mind and mood. Taurine in human studies has displayed a protective role against anxiety, depression, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, epilepsy and diabetic neuropathy 12.. L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea leaves that has been shown to produce stress-reducing and relaxing effects in mammals 13.. In addition Vitamin B1 is an essential vitamin for the proper functioning and development of the brain and nerve cells 14. Our other core ingredient, Inositol, is an amino acid which has shown to have anxiety & stress reducing effects on animals 15.. Perfect for dogs with hyperactivity or anxiety issues including separation anxiety, loud noise reactions (e.g. thunderstorms, fireworks etc.), restlessness, socialising fear, excessive barking and aggression. This is a gentle & natural support to help keep your dog in a peaceful state of mind. However, it must also be stressed that the brain and mind of pets, is far less understood than that of humans. Therefore if you are using these tablets for behavioural issues only (as opposed to a support for the brain), and are not seeing any improvement after 2 months, then we suggest you get in touch with us to discuss. 


Digestive BIO
Prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes are a great way to promote gastric health, aid with digestion and stimulate the growth of good gut bacteria. Our VetVIT digestive BIO contains all three to act as a fantastic supplement for pets who suffer regularly from gastric problems. Fructooligosaccharide is a prebiotic which can help encourage the growth of good gut bacteria and defend against the harmful ones. Studies have suggested that overall it can have a beneficial effect on the intestinal health, in particular the colon 16.. Digestive enzymes contained in our product may help with food breakdown, particularly during acute diarrhoea and vomiting episodes. They are also beneficial to pets with chronic gastric conditions such as IBS. The probiotic lactobacillus, has been suggested to influence the microflora of the intestines 17. and enhance gut health and immune function in animals 18..


Multivitamin ELITE
VetVIT’s Multivitamin supplement contains 24 different elements, ensuring your dog is receiving all the required nutrients. We do not believe that a multivitamin should be used as a replacement for a nutritious and well-balanced diet. However, on occasions when it is required, or if for whatever reason, your pet happens to be on a diet that may be lacking in certain nutrients, a multivitamin is a great way of ensuring they are getting what they need. Pregnant and lactating bitches, working dogs, as well as senior dogs, can all benefit from ensuring they have sufficient minerals and vitamins for their immune system, general well-being, and overall health. 





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2. Bui LM et al. "Influence of green lipped mussels (Perna canaliculus) in alleviating signs of arthritis in dogs." Vet Ther. 4, 4:397-407, 2003.

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