|Active Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|GLO™ Proprietary Blend (Grape Seed Extract 95%, Lutein 20%, Omega-3 55%)||350 mg|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||100 mg|
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl)||50 IU|
|Vitamin B-1 (as Thiamine HCI)||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B-3 (as Niacin)||2.4 mg|
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCI)||0.2 mg|
|Folate (as Folic Acid)||40 mcg|
|Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||5 mcg|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)||2 mg|
|Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)||5 mg|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||25 mg|
|Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)||25 mg|
|Lycopene from Tomato Extract||2 mg|
|Green Tea Extract 40% EGCG||40 mg|
Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, soy lecithin (non-GMO), beeswax (yellow), carob extract, soybean oil (non-GMO) & titanium dioxide.
|Weight||Suggested Daily Use|
|1 - 10||Please use Ocu-GLO™ for Small Dogs|
|11 - 30||1 Gelcap per day|
|31 - 60||2 Gelcaps per day|
|61+||3 Gelcaps per days|
*Administer at mealtime. If the suggested use is more than one capsule, divide and give at different mealtimes.
- Dogs mature cats seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist
- Geriatric, working, and active dogs
- Adult cats weighing over 5 pounds (2.27 kg)
- Adult cats with no history of liver disease
- Pre and post-operative ocular surgery patients
There is no added flavor included in the Ocu-GLO™, however, antioxidants tend to be bitter-tasting. It is best if the dog does not chew the Gelcap and instead swallows it whole. The main reason for this is that if the Gelcap were chewed, the contents could stain carpet (and also the face of white dogs), but the staining easily washes out with water. Do not mistake this staining for blood!
If your dog won't readily take Ocu-GLO™, all the "usual suggestions" that Veterinarians give pet owners apply. You can also google search "how to pill my pet" for helpful tips.
Two very important reasons that you can trust Ocu-GLO™:
- Two Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a Compounding Pharmacist, with over 75 years combined experience in veterinary health, designed Ocu-GLO™ and tested its safety and palatability.
- The 12 antioxidant ingredients in Ocu-GLO™ are all pharmaceutical grade, which means that they are made under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines. GMP standards are much higher than those which nutritional product manufacturers are required to meet. The ingredients are natural and of the highest quality.
Ocu-GLO™ comes in 90 count bottles in two convenient sizes:
- One for Small Dogs weighing 10 lbs or less. They are given 1 Gelcap daily.
- One for Medium to Large Dogs weighing 11 lbs or more. Dogs between 11 and 30 lbs receive 1 Gelcap daily; 31 to 60 lbs receive 2 Gelcaps daily; 61 lbs and over receive 3 Gelcaps daily. Giant breed dogs over 100 lbs can receive 3 or 4 Gelcaps daily.
Two Small Dog Size Gelcaps equals ONE Medium/Large Dog Size Gelcap.
If the daily dose is more than one Gelcap, it can be given all at once or divided throughout the day. It should be administered at mealtime to improve absorption.
We also have Ocu-GLO™ Power Blend for dogs and cats. You can open up the capsules and sprinkle the powder. It is much more palatable and easier to take.
- Try our new Ocu-GLO™ Power Blend first! It is a more palatable powder that you can sprinkle. Also, it can be used for cats, too!
- Because the reddish-orange gelcap contents can stain fabric and carpet, it is best if you can find a creative way to have your pet swallow the Ocu-GLO™ gelcap whole and NOT have them chew it. You can google "best methods to pill my pet" for more answers.
- Professional method: Open your dog's mouth, place the gelcap as far back in the throat as possible and hold the mouth shut for 5-10 seconds to make them swallow. You might also try gently blowing in your dog's nose as this will cause them to swallow. If you are not sure how to do this, have your veterinarian's staff show you how.
Many veterinary ophthalmologists advise clients to administer Ocu-GLO™ up until the evening prior to surgery, and then no food, supplement, or oral medications the morning of surgery.
Ocu-GLO™ is to be administered at mealtime the evening of surgery if the patient is eating well either at home or if the patient is in the clinic. We always recommend that the owner check with their veterinarian before administering any supplement prior to surgery.
Fecal coloration change with Ocu-GLO™, which can be normal. Usually you will see more of a hint of yellow because of the strong lutein ingredient that comes from the yellow marigold plant.
We are always concerned because dark, tarry stool can mean digested blood (which is not good). If noticed, we usually ask clients to stop Ocu-GLO™ for 3 days and see if there is a change back to normal stool. If so, then we suggest starting back on Ocu-GLO™ at 1/2 the dose.
For example, if this animal is on one Ocu-GLO™ a day, then we would give one Ocu-GLO™ every other day, as many animals can have sensitive gastrointestinal tracts. Also, any medications that animals are on while on Ocu-GLO™ is very important to know, as the medication alone can cause indigestion which can change stool color (for example, pentoxifylline).
Most multi-vitamins available for dogs have very low amounts of vitamins and minerals and are primarily to complement the diet that they are eating. The better quality foods are supplemented with a variety of antioxidants and vitamins/minerals but if they are cooked at too high a temperature, many of those nutrients may be somewhat depleted. Therefore, supplementing is a good idea.
We put the equivalent of a multivitamin into Ocu-GLO™ so that owners would not have to give a separate multivitamin. However, if you choose to give a separate multi-vitamin, it is unlikely that you will overdose your dog. The bottom line is that if you only want to use one product, use Ocu-GLO™; but, if you like the multi-vitamin that you use, we are happy to advise you on whether it is too much or just right.
In Ocu-GLO™ Medium/Large each softgel contains 4.02 calories. This is derived by combining together 300mg of Fat (2.7 calories), 220mg of Protein (0.88 calories) and 110mg of Carbohydrates (0.44 calories).
In Ocu-GLO™ Small each softgel contains 2.07 calories. This is derived by combining together 150mg of Fat (1.35 calories), 120mg of Protein (0.48 calories) and 60mg of Carbohydrates (0.24 calories).
Ocu-GLO™ has an appropriate amount of Omega 3 fatty acids for the weight of your dog, however, some dogs (and humans) can tolerate higher doses if they need to take more for other diseases such as skin problems.
We recommend stopping the extra Omega 3 fatty acids while you begin Ocu-GLO™, then after a week, you can gradually add in the other Omega product. If your dog develops diarrhea, then the amount of omegas is too high and do not use the extra dose.
She went blind from it 3 yrs ago. The Dr at the University of Fl recommended she take Ocu-Glo and she has ever since.
Easy to feed, too - you can puncture the capsule right into food (beware, the contents are colored red).
Our pet was put on this product due to the retina of her eyes not functioning properly. At her recent visit to the Vet, I was very pleased to learn that her eyes were better and that the product is working.
Questions and Answers
-11-30 lbs give 1 gelcap
-31-60 lbs give 2 gelcap
-61 lb and over give 3 caps
*1 bottle will last 1 month for 1 dog.