- Dogs mature cats seen by a veterinary ophthalmologist
- Geriatric, working, and active dogs
- Adult cats weighing over 5 pounds (2.27 kg)
- Adult cats with no history of liver disease
- Pre and post-operative ocular surgery patients
Ocu-GLO commonly suffer from ophthalmic diseases that can diminish not only their sight but also their quality of life. Most breeds of dogs are genetically predisposed to developing many different kinds of ocular diseases, such as retinal disease, glaucoma, and cataracts. Additionally, any dog can develop ocular disorders as a result of diet, age, and/or environment. The eye is constantly bombarded by light, creating oxidative stress. This in turn can trigger a toxic soup of free radicals which damages cells of the eye.
Ocu-GLO Canine Vision Supplement was formulated by veterinary ophthalmologists and a compounding pharmacist to help combat the damaging effects of free radicals at the cellular level. It also helps support ocular health in normal dogs, which is especially important for any dog at risk for developing ocular disease. Ocu-GLO provides a balanced blend of 12 natural antioxidants derived from the purest and highest quality ingredients available. Because Ocu-GLO is administered orally, it may also help support healthy brain function, which is especially important in geriatric dogs with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. It also supports immune health, joint health, and also skin and coat health.
While Ocu-GLO is an excellent stand-alone canine supplement, it can also be combined with the other members of Animal Necessity's family of natural nutraceuticals, including: Joint Guard; Imuno-2865; Serenin Vet; Healthy Aging Vet, Weight Guard Vet, and ShaNa Vet;
Ocu-GLO is available in two convenient dosage sizes: Small Dog Gelcaps for dogs weighing 10 lbs or less, and Medium/Large Dog Gelcaps for dogs weighing 11 lbs or greater.
is rich in proanthocyanidins, which are anti-oxidants, scavenge free radicals, have anti-inflammatory properties and may inhibit some types of cataracts
antioxidants necessary for protection of the retina and lens. Decrease the risk and severity of certain retinal diseases and may slow age-related cataracts
|Essential fatty acids
that cannot be synthesized in the body. Contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential fatty acid that supports retinal health.
|Amount Per Serving
|GLO™ Proprietary Blend (Grape Seed Extract 95%, Lutein 20%, Omega-3 55%)
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl)
|Vitamin B-1 (as Thiamine HCI)
|Vitamin B-3 (as Niacin)
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCI)
|Folate (as Folic Acid)
|Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)
|Zinc (as Zinc Oxide)
|Alpha Lipoic Acid
|Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone)
|Lycopene from Tomato Extract
|Green Tea Extract 40% EGCG
Gelatin, glycerin, purified water, soy lecithin (non-GMO), beeswax (yellow), carob extract, soybean oil (non-GMO) & titanium dioxide.
|Suggested Daily Use
|Never for use in cats under five pounds, cats less than one year of age, or any cats with liver disease.
|Mature Cats 5-9 lb
|½ Powder Blend Capsule
|Mature Cats 10-11 lb
|1 Powder Blend Capsule
|Dogs 10 lb and under (4.5 kg)
|1 Small Dog Gel Cap or 1 Powder Blend Capsule
|11-30 lb (4.6-14.0 kg)
|1 Medium/Large Dog Gel Cap or 2 Powder Blend Capsules
|31-60 lb (14.1-27.2 kg)
|2 Medium/Large Dog Gelcaps
|61 lb and over (27.3 kg)
|3 Medium/Large Dog Gelcaps
Keep out of reach of animals and children.
Avoid use in pregnant animals.
Alpha lipoic Acid is a part of the feline diet but in large quantities can be toxic. it is important to follow th cat specific directions for use.
In case of overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
There is no added flavor included in the Ocu-GLO™, however, antioxidants tend to be bitter-tasting. It is best if the dog does not chew the Gelcap and instead swallows it whole. The main reason for this is that if the Gelcap were chewed, the contents could stain carpet (and also the face of white dogs), but the staining easily washes out with water. Do not mistake this staining for blood!
If your dog won't readily take Ocu-GLO™, all the "usual suggestions" that Veterinarians give pet owners apply. You can also google search "how to pill my pet" for helpful tips.
Two very important reasons that you can trust Ocu-GLO™:
Ocu-GLO™ comes in 90 count bottles in two convenient sizes:
Two Small Dog Size Gelcaps equals ONE Medium/Large Dog Size Gelcap.
If the daily dose is more than one Gelcap, it can be given all at once or divided throughout the day. It should be administered at mealtime to improve absorption.
We also have Ocu-GLO™ Power Blend for dogs and cats. You can open up the capsules and sprinkle the powder. It is much more palatable and easier to take.
Many veterinary ophthalmologists advise clients to administer Ocu-GLO™ up until the evening prior to surgery, and then no food, supplement, or oral medications the morning of surgery.
Ocu-GLO™ is to be administered at mealtime the evening of surgery if the patient is eating well either at home or if the patient is in the clinic. We always recommend that the owner check with their veterinarian before administering any supplement prior to surgery.
Fecal coloration change with Ocu-GLO™, which can be normal. Usually you will see more of a hint of yellow because of the strong lutein ingredient that comes from the yellow marigold plant.
We are always concerned because dark, tarry stool can mean digested blood (which is not good). If noticed, we usually ask clients to stop Ocu-GLO™ for 3 days and see if there is a change back to normal stool. If so, then we suggest starting back on Ocu-GLO™ at 1/2 the dose.
For example, if this animal is on one Ocu-GLO™ a day, then we would give one Ocu-GLO™ every other day, as many animals can have sensitive gastrointestinal tracts. Also, any medications that animals are on while on Ocu-GLO™ is very important to know, as the medication alone can cause indigestion which can change stool color (for example, pentoxifylline).
Most multi-vitamins available for dogs have very low amounts of vitamins and minerals and are primarily to complement the diet that they are eating. The better quality foods are supplemented with a variety of antioxidants and vitamins/minerals but if they are cooked at too high a temperature, many of those nutrients may be somewhat depleted. Therefore, supplementing is a good idea.
We put the equivalent of a multivitamin into Ocu-GLO™ so that owners would not have to give a separate multivitamin. However, if you choose to give a separate multi-vitamin, it is unlikely that you will overdose your dog. The bottom line is that if you only want to use one product, use Ocu-GLO™; but, if you like the multi-vitamin that you use, we are happy to advise you on whether it is too much or just right.
In Ocu-GLO™ Medium/Large each softgel contains 4.02 calories. This is derived by combining together 300mg of Fat (2.7 calories), 220mg of Protein (0.88 calories) and 110mg of Carbohydrates (0.44 calories).
In Ocu-GLO™ Small each softgel contains 2.07 calories. This is derived by combining together 150mg of Fat (1.35 calories), 120mg of Protein (0.48 calories) and 60mg of Carbohydrates (0.24 calories).
Ocu-GLO™ has an appropriate amount of Omega 3 fatty acids for the weight of your dog, however, some dogs (and humans) can tolerate higher doses if they need to take more for other diseases such as skin problems.
We recommend stopping the extra Omega 3 fatty acids while you begin Ocu-GLO™, then after a week, you can gradually add in the other Omega product. If your dog develops diarrhea, then the amount of omegas is too high and do not use the extra dose.