Dog-Wa is a new holistic nutritional supplement for dogs. Ever seen your dog eating grass? Dogs need leafy greens but they cannot digest grass. In fact, fresh leafy greens and fresh clean water are an essential part of your pet's healthy diet. Dog-Wa is a liquid concentrate for dogs that provides the all the nutritional benefits from fresh leafy greens. Just dilute your pet's water or mix the concentrate into your pet's food every day. Dog-Wa has a great herbal taste that dogs will love.
Parsley and Peppermint aid digestion, soothe the stomach, freshen your dog's breath, and discourage gas.
Health, vitality, and overall wellness promoted by a natural source of Vitamins A and C.
Why Offer Dog-Wa?
By Jane Leon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
We all agree that dogs enjoy eating meat. However, dogs cannot survive on a pure meat diet and need access to other types of whole foods to remain healthy and fit. If you have ever eaten a meal with your dogs by your side, or with their noses in your plate, you are well aware that your dogs want to eat all types of foods. This is because dogs are opportunistic eaters � they are physiologically designed to get their nutrition from whatever food sources they might come across, including grains, fruits, and vegetables.
These non-meat foods are a source of carbohydrates, fiber, and micronutrients. Micronutrients are nutrients that are needed in small amounts, such as vitamins, minerals, and other essential elements. Even though most commercial-grade and even gourmet dog foods are loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals, they may be missing other important vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. Your dogs� need for these micronutrients drives them to look for plant sources which contain these required elements. This is most likely one reason that your dogs love to eat grass and other green plants. The grasses contain small amounts of nutrients that your pets crave. Unfortunately, most dogs vomit the coarse grass long before they receive any nutritional benefit from it. Additionally, most grass is heavily treated with pesticides and fertilizers that are harmful to pets.
So, your dogs want, and need, greens in their diet. They tell you this by grazing in your backyard.
But the grass is basically indigestible and loaded with toxins. So what do you do? How do you supply the micronutrients found in green plants that your dogs crave and need? As a small animal veterinarian, I am asked questions like these all the time. That is why I was so impressed when Dog-Wa was submitted to me for a professional review.
As you can see from the Dog-Wa website, Dog-Wa is a concentrated liquid food that supplies necessary plant-based nutrients. It is made from cold pressed extracts of two wonderful greens, parsley and peppermint. Parsley and peppermint aid digestion, soothe the stomach, freshen the breath, and discourage gas, and together they supply Vitamins C and A, along with antioxidants and other micronutrients to promote health, vitality, and overall wellness. These characteristics make Dog-Wa is an effective support for healthy digestion.
Most dog foods today are highly processed, cooked foods that achieve their nutrient quotas by adding vitamins and minerals. Basically, they are meats, grains, and a vitamin pill. We all know that it is far better to obtain nutrients from minimally processed foods. Dog-Wa achieves this by taking
cold-pressed, natural extracts and adding them to purified water. There are no stems or leaves to worry about, but only highly available nutrients in an easily digested, liquid form.
In a day and age when our pets� foods are heavily processed, it is a relief to find a food product that meets your dogs� needs by providing the natural benefits of whole foods. Dog-Wa can provide the additional support your dogs need to be healthy for years to come. Dog-Wa is an excellent complement no matter which dog food you choose. It adds in the green plant-based nutrients that your dogs seek, supporting the nutrients from grains and meats already offered in commercial dog foods. Whether you feed your dog canned, dry, raw, or cooked foods, Dog-Wa is the perfect companion.
Why Dog-Wa Treats Gas
By Jane Leon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Imagine this, if you will. You and your dog, The Best Dog in the World, are sitting quietly in your cozy family room, watching television. Suddenly, it happens. There is a small, seemingly innocuous �pop.� The Best Dog in the World turns in amazement, stares at his rump, and runs from the room. You realize that you are doomed, as the Best Dog in the World becomes the Most Flatulent Dog in the World, and the objectionable odor of gases from poorly digested food settles over the room, lingering until you too are forced to leave, or pass out.
Must life go on like this? Do all dogs pass gas incessantly, ruining the atmosphere and the high definition screen, or is there hope? The answer is yes, there is hope, and its name is Dog-Wa.
You see, flatulence is a universal problem that has been studied by man for eons. The term simply means excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestines. The resulting excessive gas leads to gaseous eruptions from both ends of the dog. Usually owners tolerate the belching end of the dog, but are much less pleased with the other end. Expelled gas from this end, termed flatus, often carries objectionable odors that lead owners to seek veterinary help. Dogs suffering from flatus may be swallowing excessive amounts of air, having digestive tract problems, or be unable to digest all their food. The poorly digested foods, usually carbohydrates and fiber, reach the colon, where they are fermented by bacteria and produce odoriferous gases. Foods such as beans, soy, peas, onions, and high-protein foods are notorious producers of gas caused by bacterial fermentation. So are foods containing lactose, such as cheese and ice cream, if fed to pets with lactase deficiency.
So, we understand what contributes to flatus. A veterinary examination will rule out digestive problems that require medical therapy. Other pets can be aided by dietary modification. To help correct the problem, feed readily digestible foods and avoid those diets high in fiber and difficult-to-digest carbohydrates. Experiment with different foods to find the culprits and avoid feeding them. Finally, use Dog-Wa on a daily basis.
Dog-Wa contains parsley and peppermint, two herbs that have been shown to aid digestion. Literature tracing back centuries points to parsley as a food that promotes digestion, increases stomach secretions, decreases bloating, and reduces flatus. Sweet-smelling peppermint freshens the breath and soothes the stomach. Together, they can help your dog digest food, feel less bloated, and pass less gas. As an added benefit, the herbs contain vitamin C, vitamin A, other micronutrients, and antioxidants found in green, leafy vegetables. With Dog-Wa, your dog gets the benefits of all these nutrients without consuming the indigestible parts of the green plants, thus avoiding even more flatus. The cold-pressed herb extracts are easily digested, do not contain fiber, do not add to gas production, and can help reduce it. So, Dog-Wa is your best choice to help decrease your pet�s flatulence while positively contributing to digestive health and overall well-being. For a happier pet and an odor-free family room, feed Dog-Wa.
Proper Digestion and Herbs:
That old expression, �you are what you eat,� applies not only to us, but to our pets as well. All animals must receive proper nourishment for their body systems to function correctly. Without fuel to drive the internal �engines,� our pets will not thrive. But just consuming food is not enough to assure the body gets proper fuel. Obviously, to receive maximum benefit from the food they eat, our pets need to be able to properly digest it. This sounds pretty simple and theoretically, it is. To get nutrients from food, the nutrients have to be absorbed across the lining of the digestive tract and into the body. But in order to be absorbed, they must first be available in a form that can cross this lining. Obviously, your dog does not absorb his dinner whole. This is where digestion comes in. To be available for absorption, the giant chunks of chewed up food that hit the stomach after swallowing must be broken down into minute, digested bits.
Still sound simple? It�s not. Actually, things start to get pretty complicated at this point. Proper digestion requires a perfectly adjusted environment with just the right amount of acids and enzymes to digest the food, and just the right amount of motility to move the food, and just the right amount of absorptive surface to pick up the nutrients and move them where they belong. If any part of the digestive system is not working up to par, food is not digested properly. If food is not digested properly, its components cannot be absorbed correctly. If the components cannot be absorbed correctly, the undigested food moves through to the end of the digestive tract, where it causes trouble. Meanwhile, the body is not receiving digested, absorbed nutrients and becomes malnourished. This in turn, leads to an unhealthy, unhappy body. The end result is a pet does not feel, or look, its best. Because digestion is critical for absorbing nutrients, problems with digestion result in obvious symptoms of distress, including diarrhea, bloating, excess gas, and failure to thrive. These problems occur so frequently in our pets that they cause many, many visits each year to veterinarians; typically gastrointestinal problems rank among the top five reasons that dogs are brought in to see their doctors.
So, we help keep the body healthy and happy by making sure that food is digested properly. And we do this by giving our pets the tools to properly digest their food. The first is a healthy mouth. Without healthy teeth and gums, correct chewing cannot occur and the digestive process is off to a bad start. The second tool is water, as digestion cannot occur in a dehydrated body. And the third tool is an age-appropriate, balanced diet, which supplies your pet with the proper foods to digest. This diet should be fed in the correct amounts and frequency. And, if possible, it should contain natural ingredients which are sources of readily available nutrients and digestive aids. One source of these natural ingredients, often overlooked for our pets, is herbs.
Feeding small amounts of beneficial herbs is a great way to complement your pets� diets. They supply micronutrients, such as vitamins and antioxidants. Additionally, herbs are digestive aids. Peppermint and parsley has been used for centuries to help relieve indigestion, heartburn, and nausea, and to aid digestion. It is thought that these herbs adjust the pH of the stomach, leading to better digestion. And the antispasmodic effects of peppermint help the digestive tract function more smoothly. Additionally, more complete digestion reduces inflammation farther down the digestive tract, potentially helping tame the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. So herbs not only supply nutrients, they also help the body digest these nutrients.
Dog-Wa is a simple, effective means to supply your pets with these valuable herbs. Dog-Wa is a highly palatable, liquid concentrate containing extracts of parsley and peppermint. This means the beneficial components of these herbs are readily available for digestion and absorption. Parsley and peppermint have been successfully used for thousands of years to aid digestion in people. Now you can offer your dogs the same benefit � you can help their digestion with just a splash a day of Dog-Wa.
We have two dogs one would have gas almost daily until we tried Dog-Wa now she has been gas free and she dosen't eat grass like she did before. Both of our dogs are also on Intercepter for whip worm and would get upset stomachs from it at least two weeks out of the month, now they don't get upset stomachs. This is the best think ever.
Dog Wa sceptic by Elizmardy from Cape Cod10/13/2010
I was very skeptical about spending this much money on what seemed to be so little. My two greyhounds grazed the backyard everyday and we were constantly having vomiting in the house and they usually required assistance when they moved their bowels because of the long blades of grass in their system. I started giving them Dog Wa but cut down the portion to 1/4 cup per large bowl of water which is what they drink a day. We now have no more grass eating. Totally amazing! I wouldn't have believed it but it works for us.
It actually works! by Vlade the Russian Dog Wizzard01/16/2009
I was amazed when I started using your product on my dogs. I had never seen anything like it. When I tried it on my dogs, they stopped eating grass after only 2 or 3 days. But what I really like about your product is that you give them the herbs which are similar to what dogs must be looking for when they eat the grass. Only in a much better form. I also like the idea that it?s something I can give to them every day, so they get the benefits of the herbs on a regular basis.
This helps my dog by Susan01/16/2009
My dog has always had digestive problems, but when she got older they got much worse ? lots of vomiting. I tried Dog-Wa and it really helped. When I ran out, I noticed that after a week or so she started having problems again. So I ordered more, and she?s been better ever since.
my dogs love it by doglady from FL01/02/2011
I have 4 dogs, 2 of which eat grass like junkies. This stuff seems to help. the main drawback for me is that it has to be refrigerated once opened. I feed my dogs in another room than the kitchen so I tend to forget to use it every day. But it does seem to decrease their desire for plants and they love the flavor. Added to water they all guzzle it. added to food, they lick the bowl clean. tried it myself, tastes horrible, what can I say. Wish they sold it by the case, I plow through it in no time.
Dog-wa saved my dog's life by Heather01/16/2009
Mavvy, our Australian Shepherd, who is a real grazer, had a clump of grass lodged in his intestines. A $5,000 operation was suggested to save his life. When I asked if anything else could be done, the vet said we could try giving him doses of oil to see if the clump of grass could possibly be dislodged and gotten through, but as he was quite sick and in pain (feverish and drooling), there was a limited time to try. They kept dosing him and x-raying him. It was agonizing. Finally, we could see that, yes, the oil was working. When I found out about Dog-Wa and tried it, I could see that Mavvy was loving his Dog-Wa and not gobbling up the grass as he used to. What a relief. This has brought us real peace of mind and, needless to say, he will never be without his Dog-Wa again. If only we had known about this wonderful product earlier, so much agony could have been avoided. We also could have avoided our $1,000 bill for treatment for something that never would have happened in the first place. Thank you, Thank you! -
My dogs love it! by Barbara01/16/2009
I gave a bottle to a friend who?s a breeder, and she says all of her dogs absolutely love it.
Great for gas! by Laura04/20/2009
Our pup was creating a constant stench in the house, even keeping us up in the night, because of her terrible gas. So I was willing to try almost anything. I didn't think this product would work but now I am a believer. Within one day there was an incredible improvement. It has been a few days now and the gas has stopped being a problem altogether. She has also stopped eating grass almost entirely, which is a nice plus. I was afraid to write a review because I didn't want to jinx anything! Definitely worth a try.
Our Dog stopped eatting grass by Laurie01/16/2009
I have a 4 1/2 year old White German Shepherd who eats anything and everything in sight, including grass, weeds, and anything else that is not good for her. No matter what we did we could not get her to stop. She was continually vomitting after eating the grass or weeds, which was not good for her or us. We ordered a bottle of Dog Wa thinking "what the heck, what do we have to lose". Within 1 day of feeding it to her she totally stopped eating the grass and weeds. One day my husband forgot to give it to her and she started her eating grass and weeds again. I am a customer for as long a Misty is with us. I?m about to order another 6 more bottles. Thank you so very much for making us a much happier family :-)