C9 Performance Vitamins

  • Supports physical and mental development
  • Maintains energy and stamina
  • Keeps your dog in peak condition year-round

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Do vitamins give dogs more energy?

Vitamins and minerals don’t give your dog energy; they support metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, the primary muscle fuels during exercise. They’re also involved in the repair and building of muscle protein in response to working.

How can vitamins benefit my dog?

When taken as a dietary supplement, PERFORMANCE VITAMINS help balance out the deficiencies of  improper eating habits, overcooked foods, and non-nutritive processed foods.

Metabolic processes like energy metabolism and protein synthesis are driven by biochemical regulators in the body known as metabolic enzymes. These enzymes require adequate amounts of B vitamins, which a dog may not get in his regular diet. Our brand has a powerful concentration of B vitamins to address this.

Vitamins are also critical in the production of red blood cells and the protection of the nervous, skeletal, and immune system. All minerals are critical for proper functioning of the body. Most of the minerals aid in body metabolism, water balance, and bone health. Minerals are needed in small amounts by the body for normal growth and function.

Can I use all of the supplements together?

These products are safe to use in combination as according to directions. Using them together is recommended for optimum performance.

Do I have to use all of the products together to achieve results?

While we do recommend the entire program for optimum overall performance, each individual formula has benefits for your dog. If there are specific issues you wish to address, we can recommend the appropriate formula. View our explanation of what each supplement does, or contact us to ask a specific question.

Can I feed my dog a supplement instead of his meal?

No, these supplements are intended for intermittent or supplemental use only and should not replace your do’s normal food. These supplements are designed to work best in combination with a high-quality dog food.

Are these products code-dated?

All Canine Athlete products are code dated and will have a “Best By” date on the product.

Can I use after the “Best By” date?

We do not recommend using this product after the “best by” date.

A person or other animal ate one of these products. What should I do?

Though these products are not recommended for use in humans and other animals, these are human-grade materials. Go ahead and call your doctor or other healthcare provider in case of overdose.

My dog ate the wrapper. What do I do?

Your dog should not experience any problems, but we suggest you contact your veterinarian to be safe.

My dog had a Canine Athlete product and vomited/had diarrhea. Why?

This is extremely rare, and could be caused by a number of situational factors. It is always best to consult your veterinarian in these circumstances, especially if symptoms are worsening.

What is the shelf life of Canine Athlete Products?

C9 SENIOR ACHES, C9 HIP/JOINT, C9 PERFORMANCE VITAMINS, C9 DIGESTIVE ENZYMES and C9 HYDRATION all have a shelf life of 3 years. The C9 PERFORMANCE BAR has a shelf life of 2 years.

Do these supplements contain preservatives?

No. Our products are all natural with no preservatives.

How should I store these products?

They should be stored in a cool, dry place, preferably out of sunlight.

Where are these products produced?

They are produced in California. Bionutraceutical produces the product and PDA Group packages them. To ensure the highest possible standards, all Canine Athlete products are manufactured in facilities that supply pharmaceutical grade products for humans.

What is AFFCO?

Although AAFCO has no regulatory authority, the Association provides a forum for the membership and industry representation to achieve three main goals:

  • Ensure consumer protection.
  • Safeguarding the health of animals and humans.
  • Providing a level playing field of orderly commerce for the animal feed industry.

These goals are achieved by developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations, standards, definitions and enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, distribution and sale of animal feeds - resulting in safe, effective and useful feeds by promoting uniformity amongst member agencies
For more information on AFFCO, visit their website, http://www.aafco.org.

What do the ingredients of each product do?

(CA-JOINT) Hip/Joint

  • Glucosamine is a major building block for the lubricants and shock absorbing mechanisms necessary to maintain and restore healthy joint performance, increasing the dog’s years of maximum mobility.
  • Chondroitin gives cushion to cartilage helping to eliminate tears caused by dry tissue, allowing maximum longevity for active events.
  • MSM (methylsufonylmethane) enhances respiratory function allowing the dog’s digestive system to bring maximum nutrients to its body for fast recovery.

(CA-PROBIOTICS) Digestive Enzymes

  • Amylase helps turn carbohydrates into readily available energy for your working dog.
  • Lipase is an enzyme that breaks down fat into a usable energy source.
  • Cellulase properly keeps your dog regular and also assists in transferring nutrients throughout the digestive system.

(CA-HYDRATE) Hydration

  • Potassium is an essential electrolyte that contributes to heart health, changes glycogen to glucose for your dog’s needed energy, and promotes healing.
  • Sodium is a mineral needed for electrolyte replenishment. Since dogs do not sweat they do not lose as much sodium as a human so it is vital that the ration of sodium is lower than that of potassium.
  • Glycine is used by the liver for assistance in detoxification which is essential after exhaustive exercise.

(CA-LIVERBAR-12) Power Bar

  • Maltodextrin is a great source of glycogen; with proper glycogen replenishment, your dog will be able to perform at their best .
  • Whey provides a source of proteins to support muscle repair and recovery.
  • Vitamins provide essential nutrients that your dog’s body requires in order to function normally.

(CA-ACHES) Senior Aches

  • White willow bark is an all-natural product that has been used for centuries for aches and reduction and easing of stiffness, sore muscles, and joints due to age.
  • Glucosamine is a major building block for the lubricants and shock absorbing mechanisms necessary to maintain and restore healthy joint performance, increasing the dog’s years of maximum mobility.
  • Vitamin C helps fight infections helping increase your dog’s health , wellbeing and quality of life.

(CA-VITAMIN) Vitamins

  • Niacin is a B vitamin that helps maintain healthy skin and nerves.
  • Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that promotes healthy teeth and gums.
  • Calcium and Vitamin D work together in the body to maintain bone health.
How do Canine Athlete Supplements react with other medications and herbal programs my dog may be on?

We always recommend consulting your veterinarian before beginning a supplement program if your dog is on prescribed drugs.

What if my dog is lactose intolerant or cannot have calcium? Can he have all of these products?

Always check with your veterinarian if you dog has special dietary needs.

Do Canine Athlete products have GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)?

No, Canine Athlete products are made from 100% natural ingredients.

Is there sugar in Canine Athlete products?

There is no processed sugar in any Canine Athlete product. C9 HYDRATION does contain Maltodextrin, which is a glycogen source.

Do Canine Athlete products contain any hormones?

No, Canine Athlete products are made from 100% natural ingredients containing no hormones.

Do Canine Athlete products contain monosodium glutamate?

No, Canine Athlete products are made from 100% natural ingredients containing no monosodium glutamate.

My dog is on a low protein diet. Can he have Canine Athlete Products?

Yes, your dog can take all Canine Athlete products even if he/she is on a low protein diet.

My dog has a urinary tract infection (UTI). Can he still have Canine Athlete Products?

Always consult your veterinarian before beginning a Canine Athlete regimen if your dog has special health needs/conditions.

Can my dog overdose on these products?

Since these are all natural products, it is highly unlikely that your dog would be able to ingest enough to overdose. If, for some reason, you suspect your dog has ingested a large amount, watch for vomiting and contact your veterinarian immediately.

My dog has liver or kidney problems. Should he have Canine Athlete products?

Consult your veterinarian before starting a Canine Athlete regimen if your dog has any pre-existing health problems or conditions.

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