CHOLODIN contains sources of choline and posphatidylcholine, two of the most common phospholipids. When present in sufficient dietary quantities, these components act as neurotransmitter precursors, which are chemicals manufactured and released by nerve cells that initiate the sending of "messages" from those cells.
Occasionally, geriatric dogs and cats display clinical signs unexplainable by a specific pathological diagnosis. Examples include:
Lethargy and reduced awareness of surroundings.
Poor coat; excessive shedding or thin, dry coat.
Chronic constipation or fecal incontinence.
Poor appetite; animal eats too little to maintain an adequate body weight.
Poor mental acuity.
For animals displaying one or more of these conditions, choline supplementation with CHOLODIN® may be a very effective aid in treatment.
CHOLODIN has four major functions:
1. It is a significant dietary factor in preventing fatty-liver syndrome in diabetic dogs.
2. It can donate methyl groups needed to synthesize other compounds.
3. It is necessary for acetyl-choline formation.
4. It is a component of phospolipid and lecithin, and a constituent of plasmalogens, which are abundant in mitochondria and in sphingomyelin, found particularly in the brain.
Small Animal Dietary Supplement: Active Ingredient(s): CHOLODIN® contains: Phosphatidylcholine (from soy lecithin), choline (as chloride), dl-methionine, inositol, zinc (as oxide), niacinamide, vitamin E, thiamine (mononitrate), riboflavin, pyridoxine (HCl), selenium (sodium selenite), vitamin B12 (cobalamin concentrate), and dexpanthenol. Formulated with a flavor base.
Dosage and Administration: Usual Daily Dose: Cats and Small Dogs 1/2-1 tablet 1/4-1/2 teaspoonful Large Dogs 1-2 tablets 1/2-1 teaspoonful The tablets may be fed by hand or crumbled and mixed with food.
Wonderful Product by DogMomInTN from Tennessee11/22/2011
Our 18+ year old mixed breed dog has been using this for over a year now. It has made a huge improvement in his quality of life. He had been having frequent episodes of confussion and fear. The Cholodin seems to calm him and make him more alert. He's much happier now.
Cholodin WORKS! by Jon B09/13/2008
This stuff is terrific. My wonderful 11 year-old lab, who never had a behavior problem started pooping in the house. He couldn't control his bowels. It was like he didn't know he had to "go" and would walk around with turds dropping. After three days on Cholodin, the problem was solved...and he seemed to be a little more alert. This stuff is for real.