Important Herbs As Well As High Potency Vitamins & Minerals Make Our Rx Essentials Formulas Stand Out
Today, renowned veterinary author and speaker Dr. Robert Silver, DVM, MS, CVA answers questions about Rx Essentials for Dogs and Rx Essentials for Cats, both highly potent formulas created to help dogs and cats get their essentials nutrients:
Q: What is Rx Essentials?
A: Rx Essentials for Dogs and Rx Essentials for Cats are my version of a multi-vitamin formula for dogs and cats. Unlike coming in a chew tab or a tablet, the formula comes as a scoopable powder. It’s a one size fits all in that context. We use a very flavorful liver powder in both of the formulas.
Q: What Makes the Rx Essentials Formulas Different From Common Multi-vitamins Formulas?
A: In addition to the required daily allotment of the vitamins and minerals that are normally needed by dogs and cats, we’ve also included some herbs with excellent health benefits like spirulina and milk thistle in both of these formulas. Specifically, in the feline formula Rx Essentials for Cats, we’ve also added additional taurine to help account for the need that kitty cats have for this as an essential amino acid.
Q: Can Rx Essentials Be Added to Commercial Foods and Home-prepared Meals?
A: Rx Essentials can be used as a top dressing on commercial food. It won’t unbalance their diet. You can also use it for the home diet preparation and use it as a source of vitamins and minerals as well. However, keep in mind that there’s not enough calcium in the Rx Essentials to provide sufficient calcium supplementation for the home feeder. For that you want to look to our Canine Minerals or Feline Minerals for calcium support.