It’s a sight all pet owners are familiar with: a small tuft of fur glued precariously to your pant leg or adorning the collar of your favorite shirt.
Shedding. It’s a natural part of pet ownership but one that most pet parents say they could do without.
It seems whether you have a Collie or a Corgi, a Mastiff or a mutt, if you have pets you have shedding. Period.
Pet owners all across Canada are in constant search of a product or device to help them control shedding and put an end to the crazy clumps of fur that cling to every surface in their home all year long.
From supplements to pills and from combs to rollers it seems there is no end to the possible remedies to this unsightly problem.
One popular remedy, touted for its skin and coat benefits, is omega fatty acids found most commonly in the oils from fish such as salmon. These oils work by acting as a natural anti-inflammatory and by increasing overall skin and coat health. And while these fatty fish oils show some beneficial effects, many owners complain that the greasy capsules and smelly oils they need to give several times a day are almost as bad as the shedding problem itself.
To those owners who feel they are fighting a losing battle and are ready to wave the white flag and surrender, I say this: All hope is not lost.
New research on the effects of oxidized carotenoids on the immune system has uncovered a humbling discovery about the nature of beta carotene.
It seems beta carotene, a molecule most famous for lending carrots their characteristic orange colour, is much more important to canine health than once thought.
For years, researchers have sought to find out what this carotenoid molecule does and how it might be beneficial to human and animal health.
What they’ve discovered is that the beta carotene molecule itself is not as important as the molecules that are created when the beta carotene is broken up using oxygen. This full oxidation occurs spontaneously in nature in miniscule amounts every day but now researchers are able to duplicate this natural process in the laboratory.
What does this have to do with shedding?
Well it turns out that dogs that have a better immune system are healthier, which helps with better coat retention and therefore reducing shedding.
And that means less vacuuming for you.
Now Canadian pet owners have a new choice when it comes to managing the shedding fur of their favorite four-legged friend.
Oximunol, a simple once-a-day natural supplement formulated from the oxidized derivatives of the beta-carotene molecule just might be the solution pet owners across Canada have been searching for.
Working truly from the inside out, these oxidized carotenoids help to keep Fido’s fur where it belongs – on Fido!