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Ocu-GLO Rx ™ Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Why does your dog need the antioxidants and vitamins present in Ocu-GLO Rx™ for their eyes?
  2. What are cataracts?
  3. Who designed and created Ocu-GLO Rx™, and what is Animal HealthQuest?
  4. How do you know that you can trust Ocu-GLO Rx™ for your dog?
  5. When is Ocu-GLO Rx™ needed, and what kind of eye diseases could Ocu-GLO Rx™ help?
  6. What are the ingredients in Ocu-GLO Rx™ and how do they support the canine eye?
  7. Is Ocu-GLO Rx™ safe?
  8. How is Ocu-GLO Rx™ administered?
  9. What is the shelf life of Ocu-GLO Rx™?
  10. What sizes does Ocu-GLO Rx™ come in? What is the suggested dosage, and do the Gelcaps need to be given with food?
  11. How long does it take for Ocu-GLO Rx™ to work?
  12. Can any dog be given Ocu-GLO Rx™, even if they don’t have eye problems?
  13. What are the contraindications of taking Ocu-GLO Rx™?
  14. My dog is on a bunch of other supplements. Can I still give my dog Ocu-GLO Rx™?
  15. What is your product guarantee?
  16. How long will one bottle of Ocu-GLO Rx™ last?
  17. How do I order Ocu-GLO Rx™ ? How much does it cost?
  18. How big are the Ocu-GLO Rx™ Gelcaps?

  19. What if my dog does not want to just eat the Ocu-GLO Rx™ Gelcap. Do you have any suggestions?

  20. I have read that grapes are toxic to dogs, why is Ocu-GLO Rx safe?

Question: Why does your dog need the antioxidants and vitamins present in Ocu-GLO Rx™ for their eyes?
Answer: This is a very good question! Let’s start with understanding oxidative stress and the eye, and also understanding what antioxidants normally do for us and our dogs, and what happens when they are deficient.

The eye exists in a precarious state; flooded with light, it is bombarded by photons that trigger enormous oxidative stress, which in turn generates a toxic soup of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS), also called free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons that occur when oxygen interacts with other molecules. Their formation can set off a chain reaction that damages DNA and/or cell membranes. Sometimes, the affected cells will die from this insult. There is no way to avoid oxidative stress because this is a normal process occurring during normal living, aging, from exposure to ultraviolet light (i.e. sun), and from normal cellular metabolism. Oxidative stress is caused by disease processes in dogs such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), senile retinal degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis (intraocular inflammation), cataracts, and diabetes mellitus. Numerous studies in humans and in animals have shown that certain antioxidants can slow or possibly prevent the progression of certain eye diseases. The most commonly evaluated diseases include cataracts and retinal degeneration.

Vitamins and antioxidants are well-proven to provide protection against oxidative stress. Even cells that are quiet and not doing anything active can be affected by neighboring cells’ oxidative stress processes. Healthy normal cells have their own innate ways to fight oxidative stress and free radicals; that is, through naturally occurring intracellular antioxidants. These include ascorbic acid, glutathione, and many others. When cells are overwhelmed by too much oxidative stress (for example, chronic disease states such as cancer, diabetes, and cataracts), then the normal stores of these antioxidants become depleted and the cells become less efficient and can die. The dying cells elicit more toxic chemicals that create more oxidative stress and the cycle perpetuates itself.

The skin and eyes are the organs exposed to the most sunlight and external effects of pollution-- i.e. oxidative stress. The eye is flooded by light, and light can be very toxic to the eye. For this reason, the eye is often the first organ to show signs of disease. These signs include ocular irritation and vision impairment due to cataracts and/or retinal degeneration (such as macular degeneration in humans, and PRA in dogs). While genetic factors can predominate in destruction of vision, the additive damage caused by photoxicity is a significant factor.

Human diets are so variable that we are often deficient in our antioxidant intake. Domestic animals, such as dogs, should be fed commercially available dog foods or home-prepared diets that are balanced to provide their nutritional requirements. Even so, after a certain age (i.e. 40 years of age in humans which is equivalent to approximately 5 years of age in dogs), we are all unable to absorb eaten nutrients as well as when we were younger. And---dogs do not absorb nutrients as efficiently as humans do! This requires that we either radically improve our diets (and our dogs' diets !), or try to implement supplementation with the proper antioxidants and vitamins.

Ocu-GLO Rx™ is the answer for dogs, to help defend the canine eye against the very real damage caused by oxidative stress.

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Added On: 10/26/2009 3:21:52 PM
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Question: What are cataracts?
Answer: Cataracts affect the structure of the eye called the lens. The lens is the M&M shaped structure that focuses incoming light onto the macula or fovea (these are present in human retinas) or area centralis (this is present in dog and cat retinas) for vision to occur via the brain. The lens sits behind the iris (colored part of the eye) and in front of the vitreous (jelly part of the eye). It consists of three major portions: the nucleus is the most inner portion that forms during embryologic and fetal development, the cortex is the lens material that is formed slowly thoughout life, and outer covering is the capsule. Any or all portions of the lens can become opaque and this will impair vision. This opacity, whether tiny or significant will have impact on sight.

Some forms of cataracts are due to genetic predisposition. This is the most common cause in dogs. Most owners are not aware of this until their dog's vision is obviously impaired or their veterinarian points it out. Dogs with this predisposition develop cataracts in one or both eyes usually before the age of 6 years.

The second most common cause of cataracts in dogs is due to diabetes mellitus. This is the same disease that affects humans. Like humans, this is usually due to being overweight and sedentary. The cataracts due to diabetes mellitus in dogs are often very rapid in onset --sometimes within 24 hours--and can cause sudden blindness, often within 6 months of diagnosis of the diabetes.

Other causes of cataracts in dogs include: nutritional deficiency in very young puppies; due to structural anomalies within the eye; or due to toxicity. The most common cause of toxic cataracts in dogs is from a genetic eye disease called Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). Approximately 100 breeds have been identified with PRA. Vision loss can appear early in life--i.e. under two years of age, or later in young to middle aged adults. The retina dies over several months, releasing dialdehyde toxins into the vitreous that then permeate the back of the lens, causing the lens cells to undergo abnormal changes and develop opacity (cataract) of the lens.

The most common cause of cataracts in humans is chronic sun exposure-- i.e. oxidative stress. Although this is not the usual cause of vision-impairing cataracts in dogs, we do see the same type of lens changes in dogs that occur in humans. Since humans require acute sight for work, reading, playing golf,etc., we are more likely to have surgery early for this problem than dogs are. Dogs can usually function very well with this type of cataract until it become opaque enough to diminish sight. This degree of vision loss is uncommon and occurs very late in their lives-- i.e. after 15 years of age.

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Added On: 10/26/2009 3:29:22 PM
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Question: Who designed and created Ocu-GLO Rx™, and what is Animal HealthQuest?
Answer: Two board-certified veterinary ophthalmologists, Dr. Carmen Colitz, PhD, DACVO, and Dr. Terri McCalla, MS, DACVO, and Debby Smith RPh, a chemist/pharmacist, created Ocu-GLO Rx™ . We formed a company, Animal HealthQuest, to develop a unique patent-pending canine vision supplement—one that is both pharmaceutical-grade quality and designed specifically to support the health of the canine eye. Dr. Colitz, who is an internationally-acclaimed authority re: antioxidant support of ocular health, designed the formulation of Ocu-GLO Rx™. Animal HealthQuest provides the purest and most natural antioxidant supplements for our veterinary patients. We strive to support ocular health via ingredients proven to slow the progression of various eye diseases, as per the scientific literature.

Animal HealthQuest and our exclusive distributor, Animal Necessity, are very proud to offer Ocu-GLO Rx™ both for canine patients with eye diseases and for all dogs. Ocu-GLO Rx™ is the ideal choice for pet owners and veterinarians desiring to supplement diets of canine patients to support both eye health and overall general health. Ocu-GLO Rx™ is a patent-pending nutraceutical comprised of 12 natural antioxidants including Grapeseed extract, Lutein, and Omega-3 fatty acids (GLO). Each of the 12 key ingredients has not been available combined in a single dietary supplement-- until now. We are thrilled to have developed Ocu-GLO Rx™ in antioxidant concentrations that are functional, yet safe for dogs!

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Added On: 10/26/2009 3:32:20 PM
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Question: How do you know that you can trust Ocu-GLO Rx™ for your dog?
Answer: Two very important reasons that you can trust Ocu-GLO Rx™:

1) Two Board-Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologists and a Compounding Pharmacist, with over 75 years combined experience in veterinary health, designed Ocu-GLO Rx™ and tested its safety and palatability.

2) The 12 antioxidant ingredients in Ocu-GLO Rx™ are all pharmaceutical grade, which means that they are made under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines that are just as high as for making prescription drugs. GMP standards are much higher than those which nutritional product manufacturers are required to meet. The ingredients are natural and of the highest quality.

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Added On: 10/26/2009 3:38:37 PM
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Question: When is Ocu-GLO Rx™ needed, and what kind of eye diseases could Ocu-GLO Rx™ help?
Answer: Ocu-GLO Rx™ is needed when your dog is showing any of the following signs:

- Diminished vision at night or in dim conditions
- Diminished vision at all times
- Cloudy appearance to eyes
- Pupils that do not constrict
- Obvious cataracts
Or…
-Your dog is generally healthy, but you want him or her to be placed on an excellent lifetime antioxidant supplement to help support and enhance ocular health and also general health.

We (Drs. Carmen Colitz and Terri McCalla) are also dispensing Ocu-GLO Rx™ for patients predisposed to primary glaucoma (having lost their first eye to glaucoma) and that already have glaucoma; for Golden Retrievers with pigmentary uveitis (also called “Golden Retriever Uveitis” or GRU); for diabetic dogs in which cataracts are immature or have not yet formed; for dogs with senile retinal degeneration; for dogs post-cataract surgery to help reduce the incidence of PCO and ACO (Posterior Capsular Opacity and Anterior Capsular Opacity) and for any dogs for which owners want to provide the best nutritional support for their pet’s eyes.

Please keep in mind, however, that the goal of giving Ocu-GLO Rx™ to your dog is not to cure anything—it is to help lessen ocular damage caused by disease and hopefully “buy some time” in which your dog still has functional vision.

It is very important to understand that for many canine eye diseases, medication and/or surgery might be needed in addition to giving your dog Ocu-GLO Rx™.

Please also know that for dogs that are already completely blind from any of these ocular diseases (especially PRA, SARDs, cataracts, GRU, or glaucoma), it is very unlikely that Ocu-GLO Rx™ will be of significant benefit. As a general rule, Ocu-GLO Rx™ can help to prevent or slow down progression of some ocular diseases but cannot reverse ocular damage that has already occurred. For example-- Ocu-GLO Rx™ cannot reverse cataracts.

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Added On: 10/26/2009 3:44:09 PM
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Question: What are the ingredients in Ocu-GLO Rx™ and how do they support the canine eye?
Answer:

The 12 antioxidants in Ocu-GLO Rx™ act synergistically to support canine eye health. The first three, Grapeseed extract, Lutein/zeaxanthanin, and Omega 3 fatty acids (GLO), are combined in a proprietary blend in the optimal doses for canine eye health.

The 12 different antioxidants work together to support the nutritional needs of dogs and their ocular health. For a full description of all of the ingredients, click on the Articles tab at the top of this page. We discuss here the three main ingredients:

Grapeseed Extract:
-Potent antioxidant derived from grapeseeds (NOT from toxic grapeskins)
-More potent free radical scavenger than Vitamin C and Vitamin E

Lutein and Zeaxanthin:
-Potent carotenoid antioxidants necessary for protection of the retina
-Decrease the risk and severity of certain retinal diseases and cataracts
-Proven to improve overall immune health (Kim, H. W., B. P. Chew, et al. (2000). Dietary lutein stimulates immune response in the canine. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 74(3-4): 315-327.)

Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
-Essential (required) fatty acids cannot be synthesized in the body
-DHA is delivered to the retinal tissue, where it is incorporated into the photoreceptors (rods and cones) for use in vision physiologic function.

All Ocu-GLO Rx™ ingredients are not only natural—they are also GMP-certified (Good Manufacturing Practices) and pharmaceutical grade which is the highest quality possible. The FDA does not regulate supplements—there is no premarket approval process and the quality and purity of supplements therefore varies widely. Most human supplements are food grade and most animal supplements are food grade or feed grade. Pharmaceutical grade means that the product is of the highest quality and purity. It must be in excess of 99% purity and made using the same quality control standards as those used for prescription drugs. Food grade means that the product meets standards set for human consumption. Feed grade means that the product meets standards set for animal consumption.[1] We are proud of the quality and purity of Ocu-GLO Rx™, and of its proven safety and palatability.

1. Booth DM. Balancing fact and fiction of novel ingredients: definitions, regulations and evaluation. Vet Clin North Am Sm Anim Pract. 2004; 34: 7-38.

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Added On: 10/29/2009 10:40:30 PM
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Question: Is Ocu-GLO Rx™ safe?
Answer: Yes. Dr. Carmen Colitz and Dr. Terri McCalla (Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists = DACVO) performed a one-year clinical trial 2006/2007 on selected patients. All dogs had some type of ocular disease, ranging from PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), toxic cataracts (in PRA patients), immune-mediated uveitis (Golden Retrievers and others), optic neuritis from GME (Granulomatous Meningoencephalitis), senile retinal degeneration (which causes night blindness in aged dogs), SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome) in which some vision was still present at initial examination, and post-cataract surgery in diabetics with or without hyperlipidemia-induced uveitis (uveitis = intraocular inflammation).

The study was designed to study safety and palatability of the supplement; dogs were examined every 6 months and complete bloodwork performed every 6 months. None of the dogs had any aberrant or abnormal bloodwork changes due to taking Ocu-GLO Rx™. In fact, a few had a lowering of their serum cholesterol levels!

Because supplements are not drugs, the study was not designed to prove efficacy. However, clinical findings were recorded over the 12-month period and beyond (as most patients continued on the supplement after completion of the study); our clinical impressions strongly supported both the continued use of the supplement and its development into a patent-pending nutraceutical to help support canine ocular health.

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Added On: 12/4/2009 1:59:53 AM
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Question: How is Ocu-GLO Rx™ administered?
Answer: The supplement is a GelCap containing a dark orangish-red liquid (the color comes from lycopene, which is obtained from tomatoes). The Gelcap is natural liver-flavored both inside and outside. The Gelcap design both protects antioxidants from degrading and enhances shelf life to a 3 year period.

While most dogs will take Ocu-GLO Rx without hesitation, there are some patients that are more picky. Not every dog will love being given a supplement, just like not every dog likes being given oral antibiotics.

If your dog won’t readily take Ocu-GLO Rx™, all the “usual suggestions” that Veterinarians give pet owners apply. You might need to hide the Gelcap in dog food or other tasty food, or cover it with cream cheese, peanut butter, or braunschweiger liver paste.

You could also try Pill Pockets®-- these are tasty little soft balls of food with a hole in the middle; the Gelcap can be put in this hole and the hole pinched closed, and you give this to your dog. Another choice is to consider Ocu-GLO Rx™ as being like medicine-- simply put the Gelcap down your dog’s throat, as you would if you had to give your dog an antibiotic capsule, and make them take it.

Antioxidants tend to be bitter-tasting, but the natural liver flavor of Ocu-GLO Rx™ might not completely mask the taste of antioxidants. 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!

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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:04:16 AM
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Question: What is the shelf life of Ocu-GLO Rx™?
Answer: The shelf life is three years due to the special way in which Ocu-GLO Rx™ is manufactured. Because oxygen can oxidize and break down antioxidants, oxygen is intentionally removed from the inside of the Gelcap during the manufacturing process via a nitrogen gas exchange process.
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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:06:42 AM
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Question: What sizes does Ocu-GLO Rx™ come in? What is the suggested dosage, and do the Gelcaps need to be given with food?
Answer: Ocu-GLO Rx™ comes in 90 count bottles in two convenient sizes—

1. One for Small Dogs weighing 10 lbs or less. They are given 1 Gelcap daily.

2. One for Medium to Large Dogs weighing 11 lbs or more. Dogs between 11 and 30 lbs receive 1 Gelcap daily; 31 to 60 lbs receive 2 Gelcaps daily; 61 lbs and over receive 3 Gelcaps daily. Giant breed dogs over 100 lbs can receive 3 or 4 Gelcaps daily.

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 given with a snack or a meal to improve absorption, and, may make it easier to give Ocu-GLO Rx™ to your dog.

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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:07:57 AM
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Question: How long does it take for Ocu-GLO Rx™ to work?
Answer: Our clinical impression is that the sooner the dog can be placed on Ocu-GLO Rx™, the better. This is especially true for dogs with SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration), IMR (Immune-Mediated Retinitis), immune-mediated optic neuritis from GME (Granulomatous Menigoencephalitis), and PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy).
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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:13:19 AM
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Question: Can any dog be given Ocu-GLO Rx™, even if they don’t have eye problems?
Answer: Of course! Ocu-GLO Rx™ is safe for dogs of all ages and can help prevent chronic diseases as our patients age. Antioxidants beneficial for the eye are also beneficial for other organ systems including the immune system. However, pregnant or lactating dogs should not take the supplement as some of the ingredients have not been tested in pregnant or lactating animals.
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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:18:39 AM
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Question: What are the contraindications of taking Ocu-GLO Rx™?
Answer: None, other than it is safest to stop giving Ocu-GLO Rx™ 1 week before any surgery. However, in our experience it has not been a problem to give the supplement up to the day of surgery. It is important to know that many antioxidants, such as Grapeseed extract and Omega-3-Fatty acids, can reduce platelet function and enhance bleeding, similar to systemic NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, such as Rimadyl, Metacam, or Ibuprofen). If the dog is on an NSAID, extra Vitamin E, or extra Grapeseed extract, and is also being given Ocu-GLO™, the risk of excessive bleeding increases.

Supplementation with Ocu-GLO™ can resume immediately following surgery.

Pregnant or lactating animals should not be given Ocu-GLO Rx™, as some of the ingredients have not been tested in these animals.

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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:34:27 AM
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Question: My dog is on a bunch of other supplements. Can I still give my dog Ocu-GLO Rx™?
Answer: Yes, as long as the other supplements don’t cause toxicity. Yes to arthritis types of supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Be careful about adding other supplements such as additional Grapeseed extract and Vitamin E, and be knowledgeable regarding which supplements can act to reduce platelet function. Excessive Omega-3-fatty acid intake can also cause diarrhea.

Check with your veterinarian first, if you are not sure about combining different supplements for your dog. You are also welcome to contact info@ocuglo.com with your question (click on the Contact Us tab above, to send us your email).

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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:37:56 AM
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Question: What is your product guarantee?
Answer: Animal Necessity products are 100% guaranteed. Any unopened products may be returned within 30 days after ordering for any reason
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Question: How long will one bottle of Ocu-GLO Rx™ last?
Answer: This depends on the weight of the dog:
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Question: How do I order Ocu-GLO Rx™ ? How much does it cost?
Answer: Both pet owners and veterinarians can purchase Ocu-GLO Rx™ from our website, both by the bottle or by the case (12 bottles/case). Pet owners purchasing online receive the MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price). Please click on the [Place an order for Ocu-GLO Rx™] yellow button on the right side of the first page of this FAQ section, to view the MSRP for Ocu-GLO Rx™.

Veterinarians purchasing online receive the Health Professionals' price but must first register and provide state licensure information (which is then verified by Animal Necessity) in order to create a log-in account. Upon being verified, Veterinarians must then log-in in order to obtain the Health Professionals' price when ordering Ocu-GLO Rx™. Veterinarians: In order to first register, click on [Register] in the green box on the top right corner of this webpage.

If you are a pet owner, you might wish to ask your Veterinarian if they dispense or will dispense Ocu-GLO Rx™ from their hospital for your dog.

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Added On: 12/4/2009 2:44:42 AM
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Question:

How big are the Ocu-GLO Rx™ Gelcaps?

Answer:

The Ocu-GLO Rx™ Gelcaps in the Medium/Large Dog size are 2cm long and 0.5cm wide. The Small Dog size Gelcaps are approximately half that size

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Added On: 3/20/2010 11:19:02 AM
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Question:

What if my dog does not want to just eat the Ocu-GLO Rx™ Gelcap. Do you have any suggestions?

Answer:

1. Because the reddish-orange gelcap contents can stain fabric and carpet, it is best if you can find a creative way to have your pet swallow the Ocu-GLO Rx gelcap whole and NOT have them chew it. To help with this, you can hide the gelcap in a soft treat such as peanut butter, cream cheese, Cool-Whip®, Kraft Cheez-Whiz®, squirt Kraft Easy Cheese®, marshmallows, or canned pet food (especially if your dog normally only eats dry food). Other suggestions: A slice of chicken/ham/turkey wrapped around the gelcap; sometimes it is best to use a VERY thin slice of meat to closely wrap around the gelcaps, such as Carl Buddig Thinly Sliced Meat®. Other suggestions: braunschweiger (liver paste) and pound cake. Try giving a small amount of the food without the gelcap first to lower your pet's suspicions (see #5 below).

2. Use Pill Pockets®, a specially formulated soft moldable treat designed to hide pills and capsules. There are three flavors for dogs: Beef, Chicken, and Allergy Formula (Duck). Many veterinary clinics and pet stores carry Pill Pockets.

3. Slice up a couple of hot dogs (a healthy brand) and put them in a plastic bag with your dog's gelcaps. Refrigerate for 24 hours. When you are ready to give your dog Ocu-GLO Rx, start by giving a few chunks of hot dog, followed by the gelcap. The gelcap will smell like the hot dog, so your dog will think that’s what they’re eating. Do not give the rounded ends of the hot dog without halving them first, as they can be a choking hazard.

4. Try giving Ocu-GLO Rx when your dog is hungry, just before mealtime. If you have multiple dogs, give them ALL treats at the time that Ocu-GLO Rx gelcaps are given, so that they are all eager to have a treat; this enhances the desire to eat the gelcaps.

5. Immediately after giving your dog the Ocu-GLO Rx gelcap, give them another bite of food or treat as a “bite chaser”. This will help ensure that your dog has swallowed the gelcaps. Another trick is to give 3 treats instead of 2-- 2 “undoctored” and 1 “doctored” with Ocu-GLO Rx : Give an undoctored treat, then quickly give the doctored one, then quickly give the “bite chaser” undoctored one, so your dog is eager to swallow the second treat in order to get to the third one.

6. Some dogs, no matter what, will not take the gelcap whole. If this is the case, some owners will cut the tip off the gelcap (be careful-- it is messy!) and mix with food, and also cut up the capsule into bits and put that in the food too in order to make sure that the entire dose is taken.

7. Try smearing peanut butter (or cream cheese or braunschweiger) in the bottom of your dog’s food dish, and then placing a small amount of their regular food and the Ocu-GLO Rx on top, with a little bit of water to moisten everything. Many dogs will quickly swallow the food on top ASAP, in order to get to the peanut butter smeared at the bottom of the bowl.

8. Try associating Ocu-GLO Rx treat time with a sound reinforcer. You can shake the bottle of Ocu-GLO Rx and then immediately start giving the treat(s), so that your dog learns to come running when the bottle is shaken.

9. Professional method: Open your dog's mouth, place the gelcap as far back in the throat as possible and hold the mouth shut for 5-10 seconds to make them swallow. You might also try gently blowing in your dog's nose as this will cause them to swallow. If you are not sure how to do this, have your veterinarian's staff show you how.

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Added On: 3/22/2010 5:56:25 PM
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Question: I have read that grapes are toxic to dogs, why is Ocu-GLO Rx safe?
Answer: This is a common question and there are some articles in the literature about this topic. There are two components to grapes that have nutritional benefits. The seeds of grapes are completely safe for all species evaluated so far, including dogs. The seeds of grapes contain proanthocyanidins, a group of antioxidants that benefit eyes and the rest of the body. There have been no side effects to grapeseeds known as of yet. However, there are compounds in the skins of grapes and raisins, especially darker varieties of the fruits, that cause kidney damage in dogs. Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in grape skins that has also been shown to potentially damage dog kidneys, at higher doses.
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