Neutricks and Neutricks for Cats are an exciting new approach to healthy brain aging for the senior pet wellness market.
Based on the success of the protein “apoaequorin” (originally discovered in jellyfish) in canine trials, Neutricks developed two new supplements to support your pet’s cognitive health with a unique approach for both dogs and cats. Neutricks for Dogs has been formulated as a tasty chewable tablet that dogs love. Neutricks for Cats is available in a great tasting fish flavored sprinkle.
Neutricks is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel supplements to provide support during age-related changes in memory, cognitive performance and related issues of aging pets. The Company’s first product, Neutricks brand dietary supplement (apoaequorin), is now available for sale by veterinarians. Neutricks is backed by research that shows it helps support brain cell health.
Just like people, animals can experience mild memory problems associated with aging. A pet that seems strangely distant, confused, or disoriented, may be a candidate. More than 28 million pets (dogs and cats) in the U.S. have canine mild memory issues. Independent research and veterinarian testimonials have reported that Neutricks® has positive benefits on animals with mild memory issues. As veterinary care increases the life span of our pets, the senior pet wellness market will grow. The pet-nutritional market was valued at $2.1 billion dollars in 2007 and 43% of this figure is from the sale of pet supplements alone. Sales of pet supplements are expected to reach $1.7 billion by 2012. There is growing demand for new and effective products to meet the needs of older pets.
Better primary medical care has led to longer-lived dogs and cats, and a subsequent increase in the prevalence of senior mild memory issues. In a study at the University of California-Davis, 62% of 11- to 16-year-old dogs showed signs in at least one category of memory impairment. In a survey of pet owners, nearly half of dogs age 8 and older showed at least one sign associated with mild memory problems. The Veterinary Journal published a recent study of pets seen by veterinarians in whom they estimated that 14.2 percent of older pets presented with mild memory problems yet only 1.9% were addressing the problems.
Is my pet middle-aged? Public invited to bring their favorite canine or feline friend for free
senior wellness assessment
October is National Pet Wellness Month. On Saturday, Oct 29rd from 1-3p, Quincy Animal Health and Westside Family Pet Clinic are partnering to host a fun and educational event to help pet owners learn about the special needs senior pets experience as they age.
Quincy Animal Health last year at this event launched Neutricks® – the first ever supplement specifically designed for brain cell health and has proven to help attention and learning in older dogs.
The event is free and open to the public and visitors are encouraged to bring their dog or cat for a free wellness assessment by clinic staff.
Stations around the facility will give pet owners an opportunity to learn about the main health conditions affecting senior dogs and cats, including:
- Cognitive dysfunction syndrome signs and symptoms of dog dementia
- Osteoarthritis diagnosing and treatment options
- Ideal body weight caloric intake based on size and age
- Dentistry common dental problems in older pets
- Oncology detecting and treating pet
The event will also feature prizes, giveaways, and refreshments as well as a donation for each completed paw print to Grey Muzzle and to Capital K-9s. Grey Muzzle is a non-profit organization, which improves the lives of at-risk senior dogs in animal shelters, and rescue organizations. Capital K-9s exists solely to fund and support the Madison Police Departments (MPD) K9 unit.
Paw prints will be stamped at each of the wellness stations.
WHEN: Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1-3pm
WHERE: Westside Family Pet Clinic, 643 Struck St Madison, WI 53719 (one block east of Woodmans West)
WHO: In support of: Capital K-9s, Custom Canines, Dane County Humane Society, and Friends of Feral Cats
WHAT: Bring your dog – Free veterinary advice, samples, nail clipping and ear cleaning and clinic tours. Find out about: dental grade, ideal weight, Brain health, Nutrition, Pet Rescues and more
WHY: October is Pet Wellness Month and November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month