What are PAAWS Vitamins?
PAAWS Pet Anti-Aging Wellness System (all natural, sourced & made in the USA) dog vitamins were created and patented by veterinarian, author and pet anti-aging health diplomat, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM. PAAWS Dog Vitamins are the Worlds "Only Officially Approved Pet Anti-Aging Wellness Supplements," Patented for dogs by the US Government (US. Dog Patent # 6974841). You would have to purchase over 12 different types of supplements to match the effective ingredients in PAAWS Dog Vitamins.
Who Is Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM?
Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, has gained national recognition as an authority in traditional and alternative veterinary medicine and health care for pets. She is the nation's first veterinarian to be certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and used that knowledge to create her pet longevity formulas. She is the founder and director of the Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and creator of PAAWS Vitamins for dogs and cats. She is a pioneer in the exploration of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of age-related degenerative disease as well as promotion of optimum health and performance for pets. She is also the author of "Naturally Healthy Cats", "Naturally Healthy Dogs", and "Infection Protection".
I’m focusing on the PAAWS Vitamins because it's what Kirby takes but she also has available supplements for hip & joint, arthritis, adrenal, eyes, kidney, liver, immune system, and cancer support.
First I like that there is an AM tablet features glucosamine for joints and many other vitamins, minerals, enzymes and herbs to help improve your pet's mood and energy levels to prepare him for the day ahead and a PM tablet taken before bedtime that produces a calming effect to prepare him for sleep along with re-energizing his body cells while he sleeps. The PM formula contains soothing ingredients to help your pet relax for nighttime.
These once a day vitamins are separated into two categories: ages 1 to 6 or 7 years of age and older and are given according to the dog’s weight: dogs under 15 lbs take ½ AM and ½ PM tablet, dogs 15-34 lbs take 1 AM and 1 PM tablet, dogs 35-60 lbs take 2 AM and 2 PM tablets, and dogs over 60 lbs take 3 AM and 3 PM tablets.
What are the health benefits?
The PAAWS AM/PM Advanced Health Complex contains rich amounts of Antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, and E, the Minerals Selenium and Zinc to boost immunity, along with Calcium, Magnesium and Manganese for strong bones and healthy teeth. The nutrient Lutein supports eye health and vision, Alpha Lipoic Acid and Coenzyme Q10 boost heart health. PAAWS AM/PM Formulas include the complete B-Vitamin Complex: Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Biotin, Inositol and Folic Acid.
- PAAWS offers the full spectrum of Digestive Enzymes: Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Lactase and Cellulase.
- PAAWS Pet Vitamins contain bone, hip and joint nutrients including Glucosamine, MSM and Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA, DHA).
- Colostrum further enhances internal immunity, while the amino acid L-Glutamine supports canine digestion and intestinal health.
- The natural herb Ginseng is a nourishing body tonic and Polyphenols are pet cancer protective.
- Chromium and Vanadium support normal dog blood pressure and stabilize canine blood sugar (glucose) levels helping to ward off canine diabetes.
- L-Carnitine supports canine fat metabolism and promotes lean muscle mass while helping overweight dogs shed excess pounds.
- The unique, patented AM/PM formulation provides 24/7 support for dogs, both during the day and at night.
- Most dogs love the tasty bacon flavored chewable tablets!
- The natural effects of aging can mean hundreds, even thousands of dollars in expensive veterinary bills for your dog, but if you act now you can help your dog enjoy renewed youth, vigor and pain free mobility.
Preliminary results from an 11-year lifetime study using a vitamin product called PAAWS reveal an increase in life expectancy by up to 30 percent, or three to four extra healthy years owners and their canine companions enjoyed together. The study boasts of small breed dogs less than 35 pounds thriving at age 24 and large breeds over 80 pounds enjoying quality days at age 18.
What Are The Ingredients?
The AM Formula Ingredients: Glucosamine Sulfate, Desiccated Beef Liver Digest, Natural Flavors, Stearic Acid, MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Green Tea Extract, Niacinamide, Siberian Ginseng, Vitamin A Palmitate, d-alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Borage Seed Oil, Lemon Bioflavinoids, Calcium Pantothenate, Magnesium Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Digestive Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Lactase, Lipase, Cellulase), Calcium Citrate/Maleate, Niacin, Zinc Gluconate, Manganese Maleate, L-Carnitine, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Coenzyme Q 10, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Lutein, Rutin, Inositol, Chromium Chelate, Vanadyl Sulfate, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Biotin, Selenium Chelate.
The PM Formula Ingredients: L-glutamine, Desiccated Beef Liver Digest, Natural Flavors, Stearic Acid, Ascorbic Acid (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin A Palmitate, Whey Protein, d-alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Magnesium Stearate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Magnesium Oxide, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Choline Bitartrate, Digestive Enzyme Complex (Amylase, Protease, Lactase, Lipase, Cellulase), Zinc Gluconate, Niacin, Calcium Citrate/Maleate, Manganese Maleate, L-Carnitine, Dehydroepiandrosterone, Colostrum, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Melatonin, Rutin, Inositol, Chromium Chelate, Vanadyl Sulfate, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Biotin, Selenium Chelate.
What Does Kirby Think?
When I first opened the bottles I was extremely disappointed to see they were chewable tablets since I have always had to coerce Kirby to take them. It said bacon flavored so I cut one in half to offer Kirby. Apparently Kirby liked the bacon flavor since he gobbled it without any hesitation. He’s about to start his second month and I have had no problems getting him to take his vitamins.
Kirby eats primarily home made meals so a good vitamin is essential. We have used other brands over the years trying to find the right one. We've tried pills I crush, chewy ones, and even a liquid I could pour in his food. Then I discovered these. First I love that these all natural vitamins are made in the USA. Second I like the fact Kirby no longer has to take a separate joint supplement. Third, I like that there are different benefits in the AM and PM vitamins. I have read positive review after review which is very reassuring. The price is affordable - at only $30 for 30 AM tablets and 30 PM tablets my cost is $15 a month (his weight specifies 1/2 tablet am and 1/2 tablet pm).
They can be purchased directly from Dr. Carol's website for $34.03 which includes shipping. I thought I had found a better deal on Amazon where it said "buy 30 days, get 30 days free" for $42.94 including shipping. Turns out I was mislead to thinking I would receive two sets. Upon receiving only the 30 day supply I contacted the company which said that one set was 60 days for a small dog. Don't make my mistake which would cost you an extra $8.92, just purchase directly from Dr. Carol.
Disclosure: This is the daily multi-vitamin Kirby takes. We were not compensated in any way. We wanted to share our experience with the product and knowledge of Dr. Carol which we approve.