Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for all Breeds of Dogs
Since their domestication dogs have been Man’s companions in many different forms and as such have undergone dramatic changes. Today their task is of more urban and domestic nature and what and how much they need in food is naturally considerably different to that in their days as temple, fighting, hunting or guard dogs. The closer humans and dogs live together the greater the risk of a dog being humanised and fed like a human becomes. If we take over the responsibility of providing food for our companion we must never forget that its diet must meet a dog’s specific nutritional requirements and for each particular period in its life if it is to stay healthy.
These conclusions led the NEKTON-Produkte company to develop a series of products individually formulated to meet these demands, whether for daily health maintenance, specific health problems or particular periods in a dog’s life.
Probiotic Supplement for all Breeds of Dogs
NEKTON-Biotic-Dog is a probiotic feed supplement for the stabilization of the intestinal flora of dogs. With lactic acid forming bacteria, which also occur naturally in the intestinal wall of dogs, favoring there a healthy digestion of food. Natural mannan-oligosaccharides and fructans support through its prebiotic effect a positive composition of the intestinal flora. Ideal for indigestion and for regeneration after illness or antibiotic treatments. The probiotic substances in NEKTON-Biotic-Dog are also proven to increase the body’s immune defense.
Dogs suffer frequently from indigestion. The causes are varied and often not even known exactly. Many problems with digestion occur during diseases or after antibiotic treatments, for example. Also new allergies as well as food intolerances are sometimes cited as the cause. Often the colon is sensitive to stress, as occurs during transport of the dogs or in situations which demand from the dog great effort and Attention.
As a result of these factors, the balance of the intestines is often attacked. The pH-value and the composition of the important intestinal flora can change, whereupon the organism reacts sensitive. Whatever, a constant environment in the intestine is important for its function - the best possible utilization of the food. Last but not least, a healthy gut is also important for the well-being and can affect the behavior of the dog positively.
NEKTON-Biotic-Dog contributes to the stabilization of the intestinal flora and draws on purely natural ingredients. To prevent acidification, which favors the growth of harmful bacteria in the gut, the contained rice starch increases the pH-value and thus creates a more favorable environment for the beneficial bacteria, including Enterococcus faecium. These bacteria contained in NEKTON-Biotic-Dog belong to the natural intestinal flora of humans and dogs and support their regeneration. Rice starch is also 100 % absorbed in the dog intestines, it is energy-rich and does not burden the organism. As an important (prebiotic) food for beneficial intestinal bacteria, NEKTON-Biotic-Dog contains indigestible carbohydrates from the cell walls of yeast (mannan-oligosaccharides), as well as from plant by-products (fructans). The cell walls of yeast also provide so-called beta-glucans which bind harmful substances in the intestine that can subsequently be excreted.
Another probiotic substance is inulin which is contained in dandelions. Dandelion soothes the intestines and has a choleretic, diuretic and an appetizing effect. The contained sesquiterpenlactones but also the high potassium content of the plant is responsible for the diuretic effect. Further, dandelion has a stimulating effect on the metabolism and is anti-inflammatory and spasmolytic.
Nekton-Biotic-Dog also contains a moderate amount of yeast to supply the organism with numerous micronutrients such as various B-vitamins. Thus, a possible deficit of these nutrients, caused e.g. by diarrhea, is counteracted. Of course, NEKTON-Biotic-Dog does not contain sugar and preserving agents and is free of gluten.
Biotin-Enriched Vitamin Supplement
One of the first indicators of a dog’s health is the condition of its skin and coat. Nothing shows more clearly that something is wrong with your pet than when its skin is scaly and its coat dull and brittle. Of the active substances necessary to maintain the manifold functions of the skin and to produce a thick and shiny coat Biotin is particularly important.
A lack of biotin can make a dog’s coat dull, dry and brittle. The dog looks unkempt and shaggy and loses an unnatural amount of hair. There can also be changes in the skin like scaly dermatitis, eczema, skin irritation, scabs and pigmentation loss. Symptoms of a biotin deficiency common to all species are retarded growth and disturbances in the nervous system. Tiredness, loss of appetite and reduced fertility can all result from a biotin deficiency.
Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is part of numerous enzymatic systems in the body and is highly involved in the carbohydrate, fatty acid and protein metabolisms.
Although biotin is synthesised in a dog’s intestine the amount is not sufficient. A biotin deficiency can also arise when antivitamins are present in the diet. For example, avidin, a protein of raw egg white, combines with dietary biotin and renders it unavailable to the body. Medical treatment with sulpha drugs and antibiotics can produce a biotin deficiency, too, and an excess of certain carbohydrates can reduce biotin synthesis. In view of the possible reduced availability of biotin to the body because of the above reasons, at least 80% of a dog’s biotin requirements should be covered by specifically supplementing the diet with this vitamin.
If your veterinary has ruled out parasites or fungal infections as the reasons for the skin and coat disorders, NEKTON-DOG-H should be applied. NEKTON-DOG-H is particularly effective in counteracting unnatural hair loss, dull, brittle coats, skin defects and loss of appetite when these are due to a biotin deficiency, because the extra biotin content has been combined with a balance of other vital vitamins and mineral elements to enable the proper interaction of healthy ingredients.
Vitamins – Minerals – Trace Elements for All Breeds of Dogs
Mineral elements are essential to the body and fulfil a number of important and diverse functions. Like vitamins, minerals are vital catalysts and activate the numerous enzymes or enzymatic systems involved in the catabolism (breaking down), metabolism (remodelling), and anabolism (rebuilding) of the ingested energy sources – proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
But not only a deficiency in minerals can harm the body. Practically any element can lead to serious and complicated disturbances in the body’s make-up when an animal consumes it in large enough quantities. That is why mineral elements should be in a balanced relationship to each other and to the other nutrients in the diet. An imbalance can lead to interference in mineral absorption, excretion and binding, and minerals should therefore always be regarded and administered as a group and not as individual elements.
Many of the most important basic foods for dogs lack calcium and vitamin A but contain a comparatively high proportion of phosphorus. NEKTON-DOG-VM has therefore been enriched with vitamin A to counteract a deficiency. However, as the amount of food supplement normally administered daily is low, it is difficult to add enough calcium to the supplement to balance out the poor calcium – phosphorus ratio. For this reason the proportion of magnesium and vitamin D in NEKTON-DOG-VM has been increased to improve the absorption of calcium in the intestines and thus achieve a better calcium – phosphorus ratio.
The nature and equilibrium of these nutrients are not only the basis for the quality of NEKTON-DOG-VM but also for its effectiveness as a vitamin and mineral supplement. The full potential of this product as an optimum source of essential vitamins and minerals is best put to use in maintaining good health in middle-aged dogs under normal conditions.
Natural Nutrients for Raw Feeding
NEKTON-Natural-BARF is a sensible complement for biologically appropriate raw feeding (BARF). All contained vitamins and minerals in NEKTON-Natural-BARF are from natural sources and complement a simple feed ration out of raw meat, innards and oil to a full meal. A high content of selected herbs promotes vitality and a healthy metabolism of your dog. Without added sugar and flavorings, free from gluten and lactose.
In most natural feed for BARF-feeding (various kinds of meat, innards and vegetables) varies the content of vitamins and minerals considerably and is often too low. In addition, the content of vitamins and other nutrients can drop even in frozen meat and vegetables. Here NEKTON-Natural-BARF provides the opportunity to enhance the quality of self-assembled feed rations. NEKTON-Natural-BARF promotes an additional supply with all essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements and thus counteracts an unnoticed deficiency.
In NEKTON-Natural-BARF the focus is on an all-natural supplement with a thoughtful blend of herbs and healthy plants, some of which are located in the natural habitat of the ancestors of the dog. Many of these plants has been eaten by the Wolf, either indirectly through prey or independently during malnutrition, and can be very well utilized by the organism. This provides the wolf or the dog a wide range of healthy nutrients.
Dandelion delivers, in addition to iron and magnesium, inulin, which supports digestion due to prebiotic properties. In contrast, nettles have a positive effect on the urinary tract and relieve rheumatic complaints. In addition, they promote through their high content of flavonoids, essential oils and vitamin C the immune system of the dog. Also rose hips and carrots contain a lot of vitamin C and provitamin A. The linseed in NEKTON-Natural-BARF acts as fiber and simultaneously delivers important omega-3 fatty acids, such as the α-linoleic acid. As a source of other essential omega-3 and omega‑6 fatty acids, a high quality rapeseed oil is used for NEKTON-Natural-BARF. Unsaturated fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and promote a healthy cell metabolism. Furthermore, rapeseed oil is rich in vitamin E. Nutrients from brewer's yeast, such as minerals and vitamin B, also promote a beautiful coat and a healthy skin. Seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) supplies the organism with trace elements such as iodine, zinc and selenium and minerals such as magnesium, iron and potassium.
The feeding of a mineral product with a high proportion of highly available organic calcium citrate can also prevent formation of white faeces or obstipation, which both can occur when feeding bones.
All components in NEKTON-Natural-BARF are contained in a high available form, so the absorption of nutrients in the gut is facilitated. For an adequate supply with essential fatty acids, 1-2 teaspoons full of oil (for example canola oil or salmon oil) per 10 kg of body weight should be additionally fed daily. Innards should be fed in small portions.
Vitamins and Minerals for Raw Feeding
NEKTON-Easy-BARF is the sensible complement for biologically appropriate raw feeding (BARF). NEKTON-Easy-BARF offers also for beginners the opportunity to provide your dog all the required vitamins, minerals and trace elements. NEKTON-Easy-BARF complements a simple food ration of raw meat and oil to obtain a full meal. Contains a high amount of healthy herbs, natural vitamins and minerals. There is no additional feeding of innards or bones necessary. Without added sugar and flavorings, free from gluten and lactose.
In most natural feed for BARF-feeding (various kinds of meat, innards and vegetables) varies the content of vitamins and minerals considerably and is often too low. Since the content of vitamins and other nutrients decreases even in frozen meat and vegetables, it is almost impossible to calculate the species-appropriate requirements of all nutrients without a vitamin-rich supplementation. Here provides NEKTON-Easy-BARF the ability to make species-appropriate self-compiled food rations, also for beginners of the biological appropriate raw feeding.
The product ensures a constant and calculable supply with all essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements, thus preventing an undetected deficiency or oversupply.
The feeding of a mineral product with a high proportion of highly available calcium can also prevent formation of white faeces or obstipation, which both can occur when feeding bones. NEKTON-Easy-BARF covers the complete daily calcium needs of the dog.
Furthermore, in NEKTON-EASY BARF emphasis was placed on a high content of herbs, carrots and rose hips, which are located in the natural habitat of the ancestors of dogs. These plants have been eaten by the Wolf either indirectly through the prey or also independently during malnutrition and can be very well utilized by the organism. This provides the wolf or the dog a wide range of healthy nutrients. Dandelion delivers, in addition to iron and magnesium, inulin, which supports digestion due to prebiotic properties. In contrast, nettles have a positive effect on the urinary tract and relieve rheumatic complaints. In addition, they promote through their high content of flavonoids, essential oils and vitamin C the immune system of the dog. Also rose hips and carrots contain a lot of vitamin C and provitamin A. The linseed in NEKTON-Easy-BARF acts as fiber and simultaneously delivers important omega-3 fatty acids, such as the α-linoleic acid. As a source of other essential omega-3 fatty acids, high quality salmon oil is used for NEKTON-Easy-BARF which delivers eicosatetraenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. These omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory and promote a healthy cell metabolism. Nutrients from brewer's yeast, such as minerals and vitamin B, also promote a beautiful coat and a healthy skin.
All components in NEKTON-Easy-BARF are contained in a high available form, so the absorption of nutrients in the gut is facilitated.
For an adequate supply with essential fatty acids, 1-2 teaspoons full of oil (for example canola oil or salmon oil) per 10 kg of body weight should be additionally fed daily.
Natural Prebiotic and Wellbeing Supplement
NEKTON-Dog Natural plus is a completely new and useful feed supplement which exclusively contains natural ingredients which are suitable to improve convenience feeds. These vital substances, known as "secondary plant substances" or "bio-active substances", have positive effects on purely nutritional functions regarding general vitality or fitness, for digestive and utilization-supporting effects in organisms. Thus, they also protect against negative external influences. The positive effects of bio-active substances have been well tested for animals and human. NEKTON-Dog Natural plus is often used to carefully compensate for irregularities in digestion, such as diarrhea or obstipation, as a natural additive to raw feeding or to upvalue the daily food or convenience food.
This completely new compound, in contrast to the previous basic philosophy of NEKTON products, is not only about addition nutritional additives such as vitamins, trace elements or amino acids. These are nutritional active ingredients or micro-nutrients which are needed for retaining full-value rations. In NEKTON-Natural plus, a completely new and useful complementary concept is pursued. It particularly contains natural substances in addition to natural levels of nutrients and active ingredients, which are scientifically known as "secondary plant substances". These vital substances also have positive effects on purely nutritional functions regarding general well-being or wellness, for digestive and utilization-supporting measures in organisms and thus also protects against negative external influences. The effects of bio-active substances have been well tested for animals and the findings have been frequently transfered to humans. Even transfers of available assessments of an animal species to others are scientifically possible within the framework of biological observations, because all animal cells (including those of humans) and many tissues or organ systems in the animal kingdom work in exactly the same way.
- Ensures improved digestion
- Support utilization of nutrients and active substances
- Contributes to maintaining fitness
- Positively intervenes in the intestinal flora (intestinal microbes)
- Helps to maintain the required bodily functions (physiological processes)
- Is an animal wellness product and "functional feed"
and contains high levels of well-measured, refined vital substances thanks to its diverse composition.
We provide the following documented effect relationships and substance-based relationships for nutritional specialists and pet owners who are interested in science.
Yeast, as a fine powder, complements the protein spectrum of the staple diet with valuable amino acids. Other features are naturally concentrated vitamin B complex and positive fibers from yeast cell walls.
Rice starch helps regulate the internal environment in the gastrointestinal tract and provides a favorable pH-value. Thus, hyperacidity in the intestine can be counteracted. As well usable energy source rice starch can be absorbed 100% in the intestines of dogs.
Calcium citrate is an organic calcium compound which provides good absorbable calcium for maintaining bone and tooth structure, and delivers citrate as quick available source of energy to the organism. Moreover, sodium chloride provides a support electrolyte imbalance.
Dandelion is particularly distinguished by its high content of fructan prebiotics and the substance inulin is in the foreground with powder from the sunroot tubers. Inulin promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal bacteria and in this way promote your dog's digestion.
The seaweed ascophyllum also offers pre-biotic "fibers" from the cell walls, particularly the so-called "ß-glucans", in addition to valuable ocean minerals and the trace element iodine. They also feed the "good" intestinal bacteria.
Beetroot is used in NEKTON-Dog Natural Plus as a natural supplier of micronutrients and trace elements such as iron, vitamin B, folic acid and potassium. The red color is caused in beetroot of betaine. Betaine is a vitamin-like red dye, which serves to heart, blood vessels and liver protection and is known to prevent against dementia.
Asparagus is distinguished by is high natural content of desirable fructooligosacchariden (FOS), its influences on sensitive intestinal occupants and thus belongs to the prebiotics. A healthy intestinal flora is also a prerequisite for a properly functioning immune system.
The same applies to leeks with regard to its high-quality FOS and added effective essential oils, scents and flavors. They stimulate the digestive juices together with the asparagus aromas.
With their carotinoids (lycopene, lutein and ß-carotene), barley grass and carrots offer true cell protection radical scavenger and natural antioxidants. In addition, beta-carotene as provitamin A and lutein are important for the function of the eyes.
Papaya contains especially in green areas the digestive enzyme papain, which provides additional assistance in the digestion of meat and protein-rich food. Thus directly facilitates the digestion of your dog. A well-functioning digestive greatly contributes to the well-being of your dog.
Rapeseed oil contains in comparison to other oils a very high proportion of the important unsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, such as α-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, from which the organism of the dog can synthesize all essential fatty acids. The various target organs and cell effect systems for fatty acids are now known and popular, whereby skin and hair/coats are in the foreground.
Natural Supplement to Reduce Anxiety and Agression in Dogs and Cats
This innovative new development ensures peace and relaxation for dogs and cats by means of a successful combination of natural components, such as chamomile, ginger and hops, as well as B vitamins and the amino acid L-tryptophan. The high-quality ingredients support production of serotonin in the brain and serves as a mood enhancer. NEKTON-Keep-Cool supports dogs and cats that are nervous and restless, as well as keeping them calm in fearful or stressful situations. The objective is to enable to animal to experience positive learning experiences in stressful situations. The full effects of NEKTON-Keep-Cool develop after solid administration after around 4 weeks and is, if necessary, suitable for long-term administration to consolidate the animal's positive experiences. It does not change the animal's personality!
NEKTON-Keep-Cool was developed on the suggestion of a dog school in Karlsruhe, which focused on working with dogs with behavioral problems. By means of a successful combination of natural ingredients, this innovative new development ensures that dogs and cats with these so-called "behavioral problems" find peace more easily and can take a more relaxed attitude. The first step should be to have a vet determine that symptoms are not due to a serious physical illness. NEKTON-Pro-Active is not medication and has not numbing or impeding effects. NEKTON-Keep-Cool supports the animal's body with the help of the contained high-quality substances, to experience stressful situations more easily and calmly. It does not change the animal's personality! This compound should enable dogs and cats to cope with daunting or stressful situations more calmly and to become more receptive to calls and training. Furthermore, it can help to minimize aggressive behavior. This could well be a long continuous process but it is certainly worthwhile for animals and owners to enjoy a relaxed daily routine. NEKTON-Keep-Cool is suitable to be used over a long time period and its full effects will show after around 4 weeks.
NEKTON-Keep-Cool not a substitute for the daily walking, training and nurturing of dogs or cats. A combination of professional training support and supporting compound is ideal.
A green measuring spoon is attached to each bottle of NEKTON-Keep-Cool. 1g of NEKTON-Keep-Cool corresponds to one measuring spoon.