Review of Daily Canine Care by Doctor Jeff
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Daily Canine Care is one of the more impressive probiotic supplements I've come across. If you love your dog, you should give Daily Canine Care a serious look...here's why I say that...and why I believe this product is deserving of 5 out of 5 stars.
As a probiotic and super-nutrient formula, Daily Canine Care is packed with proven goodness. In terms of volume, Daily Canine Care has 20 billion CFU (colony-forming units) of 10 different probiotic strains (all highly studied and demonstrated to improve gut biome). In other words, your dog will receive the volume and variety of probiotics to make a difference. I especially like that this supplement includes Bifidobacterium animalis, which can deal with your dog's diarrhea while improving overall GI health.
The fact that your dogs will love the natural bacon flavor is another plus because they'll actually eat it. Tail-wagging goodness means that administering these beneficial bacteria just became easier.
The variety of probiotics not only helps keep a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut (as the various strains complement and control one another) but also ensures that Daily Canine Care addresses a range of common issues. These probiotics and super-nutrients help:
- Improve digestion
- Strengthen immunity
- Freshen breath and enhance dental health
- Provide a healthy skin and coat
Daily Canine Care may even help your dog lose weight.
Finally, I've gotten to know Dr. Jeff Werber. He's a well-regarded and highly accredited veterinarian in the Los Angeles area who has spent more than 35 years caring for animals. I know for a fact that he not only supplements his own fur-family members with these same ingredients but recommends them to his furry patients. Doctor Jeff stakes his reputation on this formula of probiotics and super-nutrients. And he backs that up with a 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee.
During a long and successful career, Dr. Jeff Werber has observed what other caring veterinarians have seen--and what you may have seen in your own life--the undeniable connection between diet and health. For this reason, he developed a probiotic and super-nutrient supplement to help augment the modern dog diet.
Daily Canine Care is an easy-to-administer powder that is mixed with food to help improve digestion, boost pet nutrition, increase immunity, and improve dental health. Additional benefits may include weight loss, healthy skin and coat and a calmer mood.
It's bacon! The commercial for doggie treats got it right. Dogs love bacon. Of course, so do we. Why's this important? If your dog doesn't like the taste of a supplement, it won't consume it. And from there on it becomes a battle to ensure your dog is getting its probiotics. That's not a problem with Daily Canine Care.
Daily Canine Care is packed with probiotics and super-nutrients. In fact, the volume and variety of probiotic ingredients help ensure that your doggo is 1) receiving enough colony-forming units (CFU) to be effective and 2) from a wide range of strains that can address several digestive issues as well as complement one another and help keep the gut biome in balance.
Let's analyze these ingredients by category:
Daily Canine Care delivers 20 billion CFU from 10 different probiotic strains.
Immunity is important to your dog's good health. And Enterococcus faecium is a bacterial strain that is beneficial to helping improve digestion and relieve diarrhea and IBS. Better digestive health can, in turn, help with overall immunity. Marciňáková, in fact, documented a healthier gut biome and specifically improved lipid and protein profiles from a diet supplemented with E. faecium.A
Benyacoub's research on the E. faecium SF68 strain identified both stronger immunity and increased antibody protection.B However, while Bybee et al's suggested relief from diarrhea in shelter cats and dogs, but could not document a significant decline in parasites.C
This gram-positive, lactic acid producing microorganism is well studied and researched and found to be both beneficial and safe for human and other mammals. Some of the more interesting studies and clinical trials have focused on the L. brevis for its immunity-boosting properties. Specifically, L. brevis has been shown to improve the production of both immunoglubulinsD (proteins that function as antibodies) and interferonE (proteins that can inhibit replication of a virus).
As an added benefit, L. brevis can survive the digestive systems's acidic environment, enabling the bacteria to travel through and colonize in the intestines. Segawa further found that L. brevis can help improve liver health associated with Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis.F
B. longum is a workhorse. To start, it is a gram-positive, rod-shaped microorganism that is found in the GI tracts of both humans and dogs. The studies suggest that, in fact, B. longum is among the earliest bacteria to colonize in an infant's digestive tract.
What's more, B. longum is a survivor in both low-oxygen and oxygen-rich environments and tolerates the gastric environment of acids and bile. For this reason, B. longum survives passage into the intestines. It also helps control bacterial growth and maintain a balance among gut microorganisms.
B. longum is known to exist in at least 32 bacterial strains--all safe and non-pathogenic. They feed on complex carbs (including soluble fiber inulin) and through fermentation convert these compounds into simple sugars and lactic acid that are easily absorbed for energy. Research shows that lactic acid can stimulate the immune system while reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.G
We also note that research studies are showing the potential for B. longum to help relieve stress and anxiety. How this works is not entirely understood, but nerves located in the gut are apparently stimulated and sending signals to the brain to relax.H,I
L. acidolphilus is another bacterial workhorse that is both acid and low-oxygen tolerant and able to survive digestive acids and bile. It is gram positive and, as with most Lactobacillus, metabolizes sugars throough fermentation to produce lactic acid, which is more easily digested and absorbed.
According to research, additional benefits include:
- Reducing the colonization of pathogens in the gut, including C. perfringens, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella typhimuriumJ
- Lowering serum cholesterol levels in mammals by integrating cholesterol into the bacteria's cell wall and excreting as stoolK
- And preventing dental caries by reducting colonization of Streptococcus mutansL
When it comes to fighting diarrhea in dogs, B. animalis is considered one of the best contenders. B. animalis is a gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium commonly found in the large intestines of dogs, humans and a number of other mammals.
In a 2014 study by Strompfová et al, after a two-week treatment with B. animalis B/12, dogs in the trial demonstrated 1) significantly lower rates of bacterial pathogens in their stools and 2) general reductions in both cholesterol and triglyceride levels as compared with animals in the control group. And in terms of overall health, the dogs receiving B. animalis probiotics demonstrated improved immune function.M
Also of interest is a 2009 study by Kelley and team.N Dogs supplemented with a B. animalis broth had significant reduction in the symptoms associated with acute idiopathic diarrhea.
Bifidobacterium bifidum, along with B. animalis, L. acidolphilus and many other probiotic bacteria, contribute to maintaining a healthy gut flora. B. bifidum (a gram-positive, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria) is commonly found in the vagina, colon and distal end of the small intestine. It's not only a natural component of breast milk but used in yogurt, cheese and other dairy products.
Studies suggest that B. bifidum is an important probiotic for several reasons:
- Acetate (a metabolic byproduct of B. bifidum) tightens the junctions of the gut's epithelial layer and strengthens the gut barrier.O
- It may increase production of the body's T cells (thus boosting immunity).P
- Healthy dogs given a probiotic with B. bifidum may exhibit greater resistance to the effects of antibiotics on the GI tract.Q
According to a recent study by Xu et al, Lactobacillus casei is one of several bacterium identified that can help in the treatment of dogs with diarrhea by improving the composition and function of the gut biome. More specifically, in conjunction with L. acidophilus, it produces enzymes that help the body digest carbs.R
L. casei is a lactic acid bacterium often found in milk and milk products as well as in the mouth and urinary tract of mammals. A further study on mice, suggests that L. casei may have a positive impact on the lipids in a high-fat diet as well as improve immune function.S
Lactobacillus plantarum is another probiotic that tolerates low-oxygen, high-acid and high temperature environments within the body. This gram-negative, bacilli-shaped bacterium is most frequently found in fermented foods and cheeses.
Most significant is the ability of L. plantarum to produce hydrogen peroxide, which guards the body against bacteria and other microorganisms in food. L. plantarum also produces antioxidants, which, in turn, protect the probiotic from its hydrogen peroxide byproduct.
Studies show that L. plantarum may:
This gram-positive, anaerobic, non-spore forming, rod is a lactic-acid producing bacterium that tolerates low-oxygen, high-acid conditions within the body and is commonly found in dairy and fermented foods.
Studies show that L. rhamnosus--an immune-bosting probiotic--is beneficial to both humans and dogs in several ways:
- Fighting Streptococcus mutans--the bacteria that causes dental caries and periodontal disease.W
- Reducing the immunologic markers of atopy (allergic reaction) in puppies; note that study did not observe a clinical improvement in symptoms.X
- Combating bacterial vaginosis (yeast infection).Y
Bacillus coagulans is a gram-positive, rod-shaped, spore-forming bacterium that tolerates dry, low-oxygen, acidic environments. B. coagulans can dominate the gut, thus helping to reduce problems associated with C. difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE).Z In a sense, B. coagulans can crowd out pathogenic bacteria and shift the microbiome with healthy bacteria.AA
Doctor Jeff uses inulin as a prebiotic in Daily Canine Care. If you've ever wondered about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and the role prebiotics play in gut health, let me explain: If you think of the gut biome as a garden of beneficial bacteria growing and thriving throughout the digestive system, prebiotics are the fertilizer that help your garden grow.
According to Verlinden et al, inulin administered to dogs helped to increase levels of immunoglobulin and bacteria.AB And in 2017, Garcia-Mazcorro and team demonstrated that inulin boosted bacterial flora.AC
But that's not all. Inulin as a prebiotic is well-studied in humans and other mammals, and it's shown to be an effective source of fiber, which plays an important role in the digestive process. Specifically, Strompfová and team noted that administering the prebiotic inulin in combination with Lactobacillus was superior to the probiotic alone for relieving constipation in dogs.AD
Finally, when inulin is added to a dog's food, the good bacteria Bifidobacteria increases while fecal ammonia and amines decline as food breaks down.AE
Ascophyllum nodosum is a large, cold-water brown kelp generally found off the shores of the north Atlantic. As a super-nutrient, it brings many beneficial properties. It is a rich source of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (macronutrients); calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc (micronutrients); polysaccharides; amino acids; and proteins.
Studies show that Ascophyllum nodosum has potential in inhibiting the spread of melanomaAF and reducing risk factors associated with metabolic syndromeAG (a cluster of disorders that may increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and/or Type 2 diabetes) in humans.
In one study that Gawor conducted as a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial over the course of several months showed an observable reduction in plaque build-up and periodontial scores in dogs that received kibble enriched with Ascophyllum nodosum.AH
L-Carnitine is an amino acid concentrated in tissues of muscle, brain and liver that helps to turn fat into energy by transporting long-chain fatty acids into cell mitochondria. Although naturally produced, L-Carnitine is consumed by eating animal meats and dairy; it is also taken as a supplement.
While the significance and benefits of L-Carnitine have been under debate for a while, two studies suggest human benefits:
- Samimi's 2016 study of shows a reduction in both obesity and lipids in women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome.AI
- A 2019 study suggests that L-Carnitine may reduce the risk of arrythmia as well as the size of an infarct after an acute myocardial infarction.AJ
Finally, L-Carnitine may improve cognition and memory in aging dogs.AK
Who would have thought that natural bacon flavor could be "extracted" and turned into a flavoring powder. Well that's exactly what Doctor Jeff is doing.
They actually identify the molecules that give bacon its flavor, remove these and dry them into a powder, which is then added to Daily Canine Care. Yup, pups large and small love this, which means they will happily take their probiotics.
No, and that's one of the things that I like Doctor Jeff's Daily Canine Care. All the junk has been left out. There are:
- NO artificial ingredients
- NO fillers
- NO preservatives
- NO colorings
This is an all-natural supplement--just probiotics, prebiotic, super-nutrients and natural bacon flavor. What could be better for your dog...and you?
While there is always an exception to every generalization, Daily Canine Care is unlikely to cause any sort of an allergic reaction in your doggums. In fact, quite the opposite. Daily Canine Care may relieve some of your pup's existing allergies.
In fact, the standard dog diet--whether canned or dry food--is much more likely to cause a food intolerance that manifests as an allergic reaction. Hot spots, dry skin, itching, digestive problems and more are often caused by your dog consuming wheat, corn, soy, even some proteins.
Doctor Jeff uses quality, natural ingredients, and no fillers, colorings etc that could cause problems. In any case, if your dog has allergies or intolerances, discuss the benefits of Daily Canine Care with your veterinarian. And if you notice a negative reaction, discontinue use.
Daily Canine Care is for intermittent or supplemental use. It is easy to administer. Just add a scoop(s) of the probiotic and supernutrient powder to your dog's regular food (wet or dry) and mix. The amount of powder is based on your dog's weight. See chart above.
You can add the entire day's dose to one meal or spread it out over morning and evening feedings. Your choice.
As I always suggest, take supplements seriously and check with your veterinarian before starting to administer Daily Canine Care. This is especially important if your pup has health issues, is under a vet's care or on medication.
Finally, storage is easy. Although the powder contains live (viable) naturally occuring bacterial microorganisms, refrigeration is NOT required.
However, you need to keep Keep Daily Canine Care OUT OF THE REACH of children and pets!
While I check various Internet sites regularly, I have not seen any evidence of scams, product problems or complaints associated with Daily Canine Care. For your own protection, however, you are always advised to purchase supplements directly from the manufacturer. Using any of the links on this page will take you directly to Doctor Jeff's website and order page.
As the name suggests, Doctor Jeff's "Happiness Guarantee" is designed with you the customer in mind. Doctor Jeff is confident that you and your dog will like this supplement. However if there are any problems or side effects, you are protected with a 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee. And that includes shipping and handling fees. Just be sure to contact Doctor Jeff within 60 days of your original purchase date.
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