OMAHA, NEB. – As part of its mission to fight canine obesity, Tevra Brands announced the release of a weight loss supplement for dogs on January 20th. SlimPaws soft chew supplements contain a blend of leucine and pyridoxine (vitamin B6) patented by Nusirt Biopharama Inc. The supplements are safe for dogs of all sizes, according to Tevra Brands
The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine conducted an independent study which showed that overweight dogs fed SlimPaws supplements lost an average of 21% of their body weight and gained more muscle mass in 12 weeks.
The supplement works by creating a fasting effect similar to decreasing a dog’s calorie intake. SlimPaws is designed to be given to dogs twice a day, and owners are recommended to provide their dogs with adequate exercise and proper nutrition to further aid in weight loss.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, obesity in pets is an epidemic, with 56% of American dogs being obese or overweight.
“Veterinarians call it an epidemic and it leads to reduced quality of life and premature death in dogs,” said Michael Zemel, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of NuSirt and Kinexum. “Dogs that are at an ideal weight live an average of 2.5 years longer than an overweight or obese dog. Our goal with SlimPaws is to make weight loss easier for dogs and to give their owners a simple solution that dogs love to eat.”
SlimPaws is available at slimpaws.com online and at Pet Supplies Plus.
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