Enhanced – DogNog

April 12, 2016

This past March, at the Global Pet Expo in Florida,  we announced our new product line,enhance, a set of products designed to help pet parents easily add raw nutrition to any diet. We have started with three freeze-dried raw goat milk products that are supercharged with Mother Nature’s most powerful foods. In this blog article, we talk about DogNog, a delicious “smoothie” for pets. It is packed with fantastic health-boosting ingredients, specifically formulated to benefit pets with inflammatory diseases such as IBD, Allergies, and Arthritis. You will also see that its high level of nutrients and fatty acids make it great for growing puppies!

INGREDIENTS: Raw Goat Milk, Whole Egg, Coconut Flour, Cranberry, Turmeric, Yucca, and Bromelain

Raw Goat Milk

Raw Goat MilkRaw goat milk has 25% more Vitamin B6, 47% more Vitamin A, and 134% more potassium than cow’s milk. It also is packed with probiotics, enzymes, electrolytes, and other micronutrients that have many health-boosting properties.  It soothes inflammation and relieves symptoms of IBS, IBD, and other digestive issues. It can be digested in as little as 30 minutes – cow’s milk takes 6 hours. This means energy  is saved during the digestive process, giving your pet more energy to focus on healing. It is a perfect daily treat for dogs that are lactose intolerant, due to the lower levels of the Alpha-s1 casein, which makes the curd much smaller.

 

 

 

Whole, Raw Egg

Eggs are one of the most complete foods available and contain 8 Raw Eggessential amino acids.  It also has Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, biotin, and Fatty Acids. The high levels of Vitamin D help calcium from the egg shell absorb better into the body. It is a common misconception that you should not give your pets raw eggs because the egg whites contain a biotin inhibitor, but since the egg yolks are high in biotin, this is not an issue as long as you feed the yoke in addition to the white.  The fatty acids improve skin and coat health, and, of course, the egg is a great source of protein.  So all around, you can’t go wrong with feeding your dog a raw egg!

pile of coconut flower on a wooden cutting board

Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is at least 60% pure fiber and is used as a detoxification booster. It contains about 14% coconut oil, making it a good source of medium chain fatty acids.  It is also high in naturally occuring trace minerals. The low levels of carbohydrates reduces it’s glycemic index and balances blood sugar levels.  It increases metabolism, supports digestive health and is grain- and gluten-free.

 

Raw Organic Red Cranberries in a Bowl

Cranberry

In DogNog we are not using the very sugary, dried kind you get in your bag of Craisins®. Our cranberries are tart and packed with Vitamin C, (immune boosting) fiber (improves digestion) and incredible flavonoids and polyphenols.

The flavonoids in cranberry are comprised as a complex profile of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins, which gives this ingredient the urinary tract-supporting elements and helps prevent UTIs. They also lower the pH in the bloodstream, creating a hostile environment for bad bacteria and preventing bacteria from adhering to the wall of the urinary bladder.

Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that have been proven to play a role in preventing degenerative diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.  Additionally, cranberries prevent plaque buildup on teeth, are good for brain health, balance, and improved eye health. They also dilate blood vessels and help lower blood pressure.

turmeric powder in ceramic bowl on wooden background

Turmeric

The bioactive compound in turmeric is curcumin, which gives it a bright orange color. It can detoxify the body, stimulate bile production in the liver (which helps the body process and use fat), and disinfect wounds.  It is anti-inflammatory, which helps reduce arthritis pain, and it reduces allergies and other inflammatory diseases. It also can help rid the body of infections because its anti-bacterial components. In the UK is is being studied for its anticarcinogenic properties and has been proven to be effective at high doses when combined with black pepper. The black pepper helps to increase the absorption. In DogNog we have added bromelain to achieve better absorption.

yucca root as sample display at market place

Yucca

Yucca is a desert plant, and the highest amount of nutrition is found in the roots. It has high amounts of vitamin c, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, protein, and b-vitamins.  Saponin compounds aid digestion and increases the bioavailability of the rest of the food the dog or cat is ingesting.  It even reduces odor in urine and feces, by inhibiting production of anhydrous ammonia.

Yucca is also frequently used for pets as a holistic alternative to corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are most often used for inflammation issues but are very generally prescribed at the vet, and the long-term adverse health effects can result in kidney disease. Yucca, on the other hand, can provide the same benefits, alleviating  pain, arthritis, joint and bone problems, swelling, skin problems/hot spots, digestive/bowel problems, and colic. It also cleanses the liver and kidneys and promotes blood flow and tissue repair, along with relieving allergies. It can even possibly help reduce the inflammation in the brain that can lead to seizures. The saponins block the release of toxins in the intestines that cause breakdown of cartilage, and help in cartilage formation, providing relief for symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It can also be used as a treatment for hip dysplasia, arthritis, and other degenerative joint and bone diseases. Yucca can regulate glucose levels in the blood, easing the symptoms of diabetes. In one study, yucca was found to be effective in fighting melanoma cells. It can also help protect against cardiovascular diseases because yucca extracts reduce platelet adhesion.

Bromelain

Bromelain is a super enzyme that comes from the stems of pineapple and has been used to treat everything from allergies to tendonitis. It also provides digestive support and can help alleviate symptoms associated with IBS and UITs. We have paired it with yucca and turmeric, as they work together well, boosting their anti-inflammatory properties.

How To Use DogNog

As with all our “enhance” products, DogNog comes in a reusable glass milk bottle and an 8-ounce refill carton. On the reusable milk bottle, there is a fill line with indicates how much liquid to add. Simply fill it up, shake to re-hydrate and store in your fridge. Each day pour the recommended feeding amount onto your dog’s kibble, canned or raw food. When you have used all the product, wash the bottle and refill with any of the enhance freeze-dried milk products. The 8-ounce refill containers are designed to give your pet a full month of raw, super nutrition.

Group with Bottle

16 Responses to Enhanced – DogNog

  • Sounds awesome!

  • Where an we purchase the 8 oz. refill?

  • Refills are shipping out as we speak. What zip code are you in. I can find a retailer for you.

  • Just a quick question about the different option. We sell the dognog option, but as a reference are any of these safe for cats as well ?

  • All three of the enhance products are safe for cats. The DogNog is the most palatable. We are working on a cat product and expect to have that ready in a month or so.

  • Where can I find Enhance products? I live in Allen, Texas (75013). Also, how much should I feed to a 10 lb senior cat and an 80 lb young dog?

  • Hello! We are happy you are in search of the product. The closest store would be:
    WOOF…cool stuff for dogs.
    2001 Coit Rd
    Plano, TX
    972.962.5164

    Call ahead, this product is flying off the shelves and you may want to make sure they have what you want.

  • Per the packaging, once rehydrated, the product is good for 12 days; however, above it notes the milk bottle is designed to give a full month of nutrition. Which is it? Is the rehydrated product good for 12 days or a month?

  • Depending on the size of your dog, the milk bottle will last about a week. When you buy the refill tub, that would last around a month, again depending on the size of your dog.

  • I have a 130# Great Dane with Irritable Bowel Disease. I need to supplement and get some weight on her. Do you recommend this product? How much would I need for her? I am in Annapolis, MD.

  • Can I direct sprinkle on the food and not mixed with water ?

  • I am looking for the refill on the DogNog as it has helped my BRT finally have a firm normal potty!

  • Debra,

    The refill containers of the Enhance products can be found at your local retailer.

  • Looking for a store that carries the enhance refill near 80127?

  • Susan,

    I have emailed you a list of stores that are near you.

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