If cells are the building blocks of life, and cell death causes all sorts of ailments, then it makes sense to try to keep our cells in the best shape possible. That’s the logic behind Protandim, a supplement for humans. Petandim is the version for dogs.
What is Oxidative Stress and Why Does It Matter?
The premise behind both products is that oxidative stress damages cells. Antioxidants are one great way to reduce oxidative stress. Petandim is another, because, let’s be honest: many of the sources of antioxidants that are healthy for humans are fruits or veggies that aren’t necessarily the best for dogs to consume.
Petandim makes decreasing oxidative stress easy.
What does Oxidative Stress Do to Dogs?
Oxidative stress in dogs can cause things like decreased social interaction, loss of prior house-training, sleep disturbance, decreased mobility, and possible disorientation.
What is Petandim?
Petandim is a supplement specially formulated to reduce oxidative stress in our doggie friends. Petandim is similar to Protandim (for humans), but also includes omega-3 fatty acids, as well as Type II collagen (sourced from chicken), glucosamine, and chondroitin.
How is Petandim Different from Protandim Nrf2?
Petandim is similar to Protandim Nrf2, but it’s specially formulated for dogs. It also has ingredients dogs need to maintain joint function, mobility, flexibility, and cognitive function. As well, it’s flavored specifically for dogs to want to eat it.
Does Petandim Work?
Prescott Animal Hospital in Prescott, Arizona, and Animal Health Services in Cave Creek, Arizona performed a 60-day, multisite, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which 80 dogs of varying breeds (average age of 8.6 years old) were placed in either a treatment or placebo group. 76 of the dogs completed the study. Both veterinarians and owners assessed the dogs for clinical disability outcomes and for hematological and biochemical changes.
The dogs who received Petandim all received reports of being more energetic, playful, and alert. The dogs who received Petandim also all had a significantly higher level of catalase as opposed to the dogs receiving the placebo. This means that the Petandim likely increases the oxidative capacity of the dogs, which means they have a better defense against oxidative stress. There were no negative outcomes for the dogs.
As well, LifeVantage (the company that owns Petandim) performed a bioassay to confirm that the ingredients in Petandim are not only present but that they’re active and bio-available. In other words, the ingredients are not just there, but they also work.
So, increased energy, playfulness, and alertness, and increased defenses against oxidative stress. That’s a win-win.
Petandim is sugar-free, yeast free, gluten free, grain free, and FDA regulated (FDA does not pre-approve pet supplements). The active ingredients in Petandim are from natural sources.
Petandim is recommended for all dogs of all breeds over 12 weeks and 4 pounds.
Petandim Active Ingredients
The active ingredients in Petandim’s Oxidative Stress Reduction formula include Milk Thistle Extract (seed), Ashwagandha Extract (root), Green Tea Extract (leaf), Bacopa Extract (whole herb), Turmeric Extract (rhizome).
The active ingredients in Petandim’s Joint Protection formula include Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Collagen Type II from Chicken Sternum Cartilage (this contains glucosamine and chondroitin).
Petandim includes both formulas in each tablet.
Petandim’s inactive ingredients are flavoring and binding agents.
Petandim’s dosage is listed on the bottle. Each bottle contains 30 tablets and the dosage is to be given once daily. For dogs sized 4-10 pounds, the dosage is 1/2 tablet, so each bottle lasts approximately two months. The pills are soft enough that they can be easily cut with any knife. LifeVantage recommends ordering one bottle every two months.
For dogs sized 11-29 pounds, the dosage is one tablet, so each bottle lasts approximately one month. LifeVantage recommends ordering one bottle monthly.
For dogs sized 30-69 pounds, the dosage is two tablets, so each bottle lasts approximately two weeks. LifeVantage recommends ordering two bottles per month.
For dogs sized 70-109 pounds, the dosage is three tablets, so each bottle lasts ten days. LifeVantage recommends ordering three bottles per month.
For dogs over 110 pounds, the dosage is four tablets, so each bottle lasts approximately one week. LifeVantage recommends ordering four bottles per month.
Petandim costs $30.99 USD per bottle purchased as a retail customer. For dog lovers who want it sent automatically, it’s $25.99 USD per bottle on a monthly recurring order. These prices do not include shipping and tax, which vary based on the speed of shipping and area.
Is Petandim Worth It?
Petandim is the most cost-effective for smaller dog breeds, however, it’s proven beneficial for all dogs. Health-minded people and those with show breeds or dogs they consider part of the family don’t hesitate to order multiple bottles to provide for their large dogs, as well.
Petandim works. We recommend ordering it for your dog and watching the difference.
LifeVantage allows you to order directly from their site and they will assign a personal distributor to assist or you can choose your own LifeVantage representative.
To make things easier, I’ve put together a list of active LifeVantage distributors who can answer any questions, provide additional resources, and help you place your first order. CLICK HERE or the image to find your personal representative.