Formulated to help keep your pet at their ideal weight, Animal Necessity's Weight Guard Vet™ contains 11 naturally occurring herbs, antioxidants, and amino acids that can help support your efforts to keep them fit and healthy. Stabilizing blood sugar, suppressing the urge to overeat, increasing metabolic rates, and helping block the absorption of excess carbohydrates and fats are all important mechanisms to help maintain a healthy weight.
If your pet needs to lose weight, gradual weight loss is very important and should be monitored with the help of your veterinarian. As a general rule, overweight pets should not lose more than 2% of their body weight per week. For example, a 15 lb cat should not lose more than 5 ounces/week (15 lbs x 16 oz/lb = 240 oz. 240 x 0.02 = 4.8 oz, rounded up to 5 ounces). Keep in mind that as time passes, the weight goal changes as the weight is lost. For example, at the beginning of the second week our cat now weighs 15 lbs - 5 oz = 235 oz, so our weight goal this week is losing 2% of 235 oz. Rapid weight loss is associated with increased hunger, reduced metabolism (thereby making weight loss more difficult), and unhealthy loss of muscle tissue when broken down to provide glucose, instead of the preferred(or desired) breakdown of body fat. For guidelines on safe weight loss for dogs and cats, see the weight loss tools at www.petobesityprevention.org.
|WEIGHT (LBS)||DAILY USE|
|20 or less||1/2 Capsule A.M. and 1/2 Capsule P.M.|
|21-80||1 Capsule A.M. and 1 Capsule P.M.|
|81-200||2 Capsules A.M. and 1 Capsule P.M.|
|201-300||2 Capsules A.M. and 2 Capsules P.M.|
|301-500||3 Capsules A.M. and 2 Capsules P.M|
|501+||Contact Us for Dosage Guidelines|
Store tightly sealed in a cool dry place.
Warning: Keep out of the reach of children. Use caution in animals with seafood allergies. This supplement may cause possible excess bleeding, so discontinue 2 weeks prior to surgery.
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|Inactive Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Rice Flour, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate|