There are two types of vitamins: water-soluble and fat-soluble. Your dog needs both. B and C vitamins are water-soluble. This means any excess of the vitamin is filtered through the kidneys and urinated out after ingestion. Because of this, these vitamins must be present in every meal. Vitamin C is needed for healthy teeth and gums. Vitamin B is needed for energy, breaking down protein, and promoting biochemical reactions in the body.
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning they are stored in the fatty tissue of the body, and the liver, and so do not need to be consumed at every meal.
Minerals are needed for the correct composition of body fluids, proper formation of blood and bones, promotion of a healthy nervous system, and to act as co-enzymes with vitamins. Dogs cannot create their own minerals; you must add them to their food. All these vitamins and minerals are found in Viand in the proper concentrations, and even more so, in raw foods.
Enzymes are specialized protein substances that speed up and help create chemical reactions to sustain life. Enzymes are also needed for all kinds of digestion; and to control, promote, and guide
Researchers have linked degenerative diseases and cancer to enzyme deficiencies. Cooked food is almost completely deficient in enzymes, and makes the pancreas work harder. Cooked food tends to ferment, and can cause gas, heartburn, headaches, and more.
Cooked foods also rob the stomach, salivary glands, and intestines of enzymes. If various organs and glands are continually robbed of enzymes, body breakdown occurs prematurely.
One third of the body’s energy is required for digestion. By using enzyme supplements, the time needed for digestion is reduced. Raw foods contain enzymes, and therefore, enhance wellness.
One third of the body's energy is required for the process of digestion. By using enzyme supplements, the time needed for digestion is reduced. Raw foods contain enzymes, and therefore, actually enhance wellness.
Aging is directly related to enzyme robbing. Enzymes are catalysts, which means they cause an internal action without being destroyed or changed. Each enzyme acts on a specific food and one cannot be substituted for another. Enzyme deficiencies often mean the difference between health and sickness.
Unleash starts working in the stomach to make sure food is broken down correctly before reaching the small intestine. This is particularly suited
Why and How to Use Vitamins and Supplements
During your dog’s life, you may sometimes want to add supplements to his food to help him return to balance. There are hundreds of supplements, and no one way to do things. However, thousands of our clients have had success with our simple line of products.
Our supplements are designed to work with our foods. They will work best
Most of these supplements include enzymes, probiotics, vitamins and minerals. They can be used to boost and improve a weakened immune system or to maintain a healthy one. Our supplements should be used selectively when your pet’s demeanor or physical condition requires a boost. Our intention is to give you choices that empower you to help your pet.
The vitamins and supplements listed under the daily use category can and should be used every day. They represent substances that animals constantly release and cannot keep in their bodies so need regular replacement.
Many pet owners choose to enhance their pet’s diets with multi-vitamins and multi-mineral supplements. Like humans, each animal has a different metabolism and uses nutrients differently. You must become familiar with your animals and their needs as well.
Please look at each supplement for information on its dosage and length of use. The seasons and organs listed with each supplement are explained in our section about the Chinese five-element theory. Animals with acute problems should use whichever supplement applies immediately. Once your animal becomes balanced, use supplements in the proper season.
Which Pet Supplements to Use
Sometimes, we are asked to recommend supplements for use with different animals. For your convenience, we have compiled this list of suggestions for acute symptoms.
We have presumed that all animals are currently eating Viand with raw food and have been through a cleansing process.
For a rescue dog:
For a stay-at-home, generally healthy dog:
For an active, generally healthy dog:
For a typical indoor cat:
For a typical outdoor cat: No supplements:
For a puppy or kitten:
Pet Supplements - Occasional Use Supplements
Viand Pet Supplements
Pet Vitamins & Daily Pet Supplements
Some vitamins are not stored in an animal's body and need to be replaced on a daily basis. The products on the following pages are meant to be used regularly. Not every pet needs every pet vitamin--you must become familiar with your pet and his or her needs. Reading the descriptions of the products will help teach you how you can keep your pet healthier.
Topical for Dogs
Promotes Topical Healing of Skin
FOR TOPICAL USE ONLY
FOR DOGS ONLY
Soothe, a unique nectar of eight essential oils and extracts in a vitamin / glycerin and
Ingredients: Essential Oils of Thyme, Clove, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit Seed, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary in a base of vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Castor oil, and Catalyst Altered water.
Topical application-for External Use Only.
Sold in a four-ounce pump bottle
Viand Pet Supplements
Viand offers three types of supplements for your pets.
Occasional use pet supplements are to be used selectively, to give your pet's immune system an occasional boost.
Daily pet supplements and pet vitamins are meant to provide your pet with the ongoing replenishment of particular elements that are not stored in her body.
Soothe, a topical application for dogs only, can be used regularly to cleanse the ears, and on occasions when skin irritations require treatment.
Please see each section on these pet supplements for further guidelines.