- Chelated Zinc-Carnosine
with Vitamin E
- Helps protect stomach
lining from NSAID damage
- Speeds repair of damaged
When the digestive process is upset, clinical signs of gastric distress
- Loss of Appetite
The Canine Digestive System
Gastric distress is a common complaint received from
dog owners. The canine digestive process can take up to ten hours as food is
slowly converted into nutrients and absorbed. After food is chew and
swallowed, proteolytic enzymes and hydrochloric acid from gastric glands
break down proteins. In healthy dogs, secretions from mucus cells protect
the gastric epithelium from damage and ensure a healthy digestive process.
digestive process in dogs can be disrupted by a number of common factors.
Aggressive factors include:
- Medications like
NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs): Deramaxx, EtoGesic (Etodolac),
Metacam, Novox, Previcox, Rimadyl (Carprofen), Vetprofen, Zubrin.
While necessary for the continued quality of life in dogs with
arthritis, they can have the unintended consequence of of damaging the
infections and toxins
unrelated problems with internal organs like the liver or kidneys
Difficulties with the
normal digestive process can quickly lead to gastric distress in dogs.
Mucosal secretions decrease, limiting protection of the gastric lining from
caustic acid and enzymes. Inflammation can lead to irritation and erosion of
the stomach wall. If left unchecked, ulceration and other life-threatening
consequences can result.
The Science and
Synergy of Gastralieve Cheleated Zinc-Carnosine
Gastralieve combines elemental zinc and the di=peptide L-carnosine in a
chelated, stable compound with synergistic benefits. Gastralieve chelate has
been shown to be nearly 3 times more effective in healing gastric damage
than zinc or carnosine alone, or non-chelated zinc plus carnosine.
- Zinc has well-known wound
healing properties and promotes healthy immune function to facilitate
repair of damaged gastric epithelium.
- L-carnosine provides
antioxidant activity to protect gastric epithelial cells from free
- Chelated Zinc-Carnosine is
structurally stable and not readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal
tract for prolonged gastric activity.
- Zinc-Carnosine is safe for
long-term use in dogs
Dogs under 30 lbs: 1/2 tablet twice daily
Dogs over 30 lbs: 1 tablet twice daily
Available Size: 60
liver-flavored chewable tablets
For use in dogs only. Veterinary use only.
Store at controlled room temperature.