Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Immune Boosting Supplements for Dogs

In this article are supplements that are noted for their immune boosting qualities. I will give you information about each taken from their website, and links, so you can investigate these further. If ou are intending to use these, please print out this info and discuss it with your health care professional.
These are human products, but I have known pet owners to use them with success.


What is Colostrum?

Colostrum is the "first milk" or liquid substances excreted from the mother during the nursing process: this is true of all mammals/humans. This "first milk" is referred to as Colostrum and it provides the protective antibodies from the mother, which is passed on to the baby for the sole purpose of boosting the new and underdeveloped immune system of the newborn.

What Is The Importance Of Colostrum Supplementation in Animals?

Dogs and cats grow at an alarming rate during the first six months of their life. This is particularly true in large and giant breeds. Any young animal’s immune system is underdeveloped and gathers strength as it matures, reaching it’s full development by 2 years of age.

Young animal's immune systems are compromised even more during that first 6 months of life due to repetitive vaccinations, worming, questionable commercial diets, and surgeries; ear cropping, spaying and neutering. All of these assaults on the new immune system leave young animals even more vulnerable because stress factors such as these, suppress the immune system at a time when it is already fragile.

Some of the tremendous advantages of adding colostrums to your pet’s diet are to provide immune systems some significant nutritional support and to increase digestive tract health. Colostrum also helps to build strong bones, joints and connective tissue and provide substantial support to the internal organs, brain and cognitive development.

The foundation for life-long wellness is laid during the first few months of life. The use of a colostrum supplementation on a young animal gives it a tremendous advantage as it develops. In young adult, mature and senior animals, colostrum supplementation can support the immune system functions and help to ward off disease and slow down the degenerative aging processes.

Where to Purchase A Quality Colostrum Products:

First Choice Naturals strives to make available to the public the highest quality colostrum product through continued research and development, purity of ingredients and integrity in manufacturing. This product is powdered bovine colostrum supplement, is collected from US Grade-A dairies, and is a highly nutritious substance that provides numerous benefits to young growing animals, as well as adults and seniors. Because bovine colostrum is an animal based protein, it is very usable by the body and is a key building block to muscle, skin, coat, organs and other tissues.

Colostrum is a perfect addition to your pet’s diet regardless of age, from newborn to seniors. For animals whose systems are compromised due to illness, disease or aging it is really beneficial to supplement colostrum in order to provide the body with the nutritional support needed during these most stressful times.

For Feed Programs for all breeds, ages and specific health conditions go to: Quick Index at the ARTICLES page.

Note: I personally use this product for myself and have noticed considerable benefits from it including a reduction in seasonals colds. Being a teacher, I am continually exposed to all kinds of germs. This is the first spring that I did not have my yearly horrendous cold/bronchial problems, but I started Colostrum in January when everyone in my classroom seemed to be under the weather and missing school. This time I managed to avoid this problem and colostrum has been of great benefit to me. I will continue to use it daily.

CELL FOOD - by Lumnia Health

If you go to their website they will provide you with a list of retailers or you can do a google search to locate this product.

"Cellfood is created by a proprietary nine month process in which these all-natural nutrient-rich plant substances are held in a negatively-charged suspension of deuterium (an isotope of hydrogen). The result is a remarkable formulation which— by utilizing the same technology used decades ago to split the atom— actually 'dissociates' (splits) water molecules within the body by weakening the bonding electrons, and gives birth to cascades of vital, life-giving oxygen. This newly-born oxygen, combined with an array of vital nutrients, is carried to every cell in the body— cleaning, toning and building the cells and tissues hour after hour, day after day. Since our bodies are over two-thirds water, this oxygen and hydrogen source is virtually unlimited.

How does Cellfood work?

When you mix Cellfood with water or juice and ingest it, its proprietary water-splitting action begins the moment you take the first sip. This cascading time release of oxygen typically peaks within 8-12 hours, and then keeps working hour after hour. In partnership with the body's own natural intelligence, Cellfood releases oxygen whenever and wherever it's needed— and if no longer needed, no more is released. And, its essential natural minerals, enzymes, amino acids and electrolytes are delivered simultaneously throughout the body on the deepest cellular level.

Cellfood is a miracle of electromagnetic design. Since Cellfood is colloidal and negatively charged— just like the blood and lymph fluid— there is a natural synchronicity between these fluids. Cellfood and its nutrients move through the cell walls easily, and its vital nutrients are absorbed and assimilated quickly and efficiently. And, Cellfood is a di-pole, di-base delivery system, delivering its nutrients to the cells and tissues under any conditions. (Di-pole means Cellfood is effective in any polarity range of the body; di-base means it's effective in any pH range and will tend to normalize the body's acid/base balance). Therefore, Cellfood is exceptional as an overall delivery system not only for its own nutrients, but for increasing cell-absorption (by as much as 3-5 times) of any other nutrients or substances introduced into the body within the same 24 hour period. Notably, there is no known toxicity associated with Cellfood.

Importantly, Cellfood won't create free radical damage. Free radicals— believed to be a primary cause of aging and disease— are positively charged ions of oxygen. Since Cellfood's released oxygen molecules are negatively charged, they seek out and attract these dangerous free radicals, joining with them to form stabilized oxygen.

Directions for use
Adults take 8 drops in 8 oz. of purified or distilled water, or juice, 3 times per day— or during stress or physical activity. Best taken between meals (at least 15 min. before or 1 hour after). May mix 1 day's amount in water bottle and sip throughout day. Each 1-oz. bottle of Cellfood® contains 90 servings of 8 drops each, or 720 drops.

Some may experience a cleansing or detoxification response. If so, halve dosage at beginning, then gradually resume full dosage. Care when pouring - Use Cellfood carefully over any surfaces and materials when undiluted, as product contains organic enzymes. Avoid eye contact; rinse with water if dropped in eyes.

Enzymatic Therapy Company - Cell Fortè®

This is one of my favorite companies and they have wonderful products. Enzymatic Therapy has several - Cell Fortè® combination products that you should investigate and use according to your needs. The website is This information is from this website:

Cell Fortè®
Serious Deep Immune Defense for Life-Changing Results†

Time is precious. So when enhancing your deep immune health is your top priority, take action toward triumphant results with Cell Forte® IP-6 & Inositol.† This special blend of IP-6 and inositol helps give you the power to prevail by delivering scientifically-studied, exceptional support for the most critical cells in your immune system.† Cell Forte IP-6 & Inositol gets to work FAST.

The patented combination of ingredients in Cell Forte IP-6 & Inositol boosts the body's natural cellular defenses by increasing the levels of inositol phosphates in your cells, natural substances found in your body to help enhance the immune system.†

The Power to Prevail™
It's time to take serious action toward defending your deep immune health naturally with the patented, powerful protection of Cell Forte IP-6 & Inositol, the leader since 1998.† Licensed under U.S. Patent no. 5,082,833.

For maximum effectiveness, IP-6 (found in the bran of brown rice) and inositol (part of the vitamin B family) are featured together in a unique, powerful ratio found only in Cell Forte IP-6 & Inositol.
Cell Forte IP-6 Inositol's targeted deep immune support: Boosts the body's natural defenses† Enhances healthy cell growth† Dramatically increases natural killer-cell activity

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