Ultra-Flex Collagen for Dogs & Cats
A small sprinkle from the capsule goes a long way! The bottle provides a two- to four-month supply for pets under 35 pounds, depending upon weight and a one-month supply for dogs over 35 pounds. Mix into your pet’s food or give as a capsule.
Note: If you have a pet under 35 pounds, capsules will need to be opened in order to mix the powder into food.
What Is Ultra-Flex Collagen For Pets?
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets is a natural, “whole-food” supplement that is tasteless and easy to administer. Just sprinkle on your pet’s food - one dose a day is all you need to give your pet powerful joint support. The ingredients are backed by extensive research and clinical trials.
Collagen is a structural protein found in the bones, muscles, skin, tendons, and digestive tract of your pet. It is the “cellular glue” that holds the body together. Natural collagen production declines as your pet ages, which can lead to decreased elasticity and stability in the joints, muscles and connective tissue. Dull, dry fur and skin can also be due to lower collagen levels as your dog or cat ages.
The key ingredient in Ultra-Flex Collagen for dogs and cats is NEM® brand eggshell membrane - a safe, all-natural whole-food source containing three varieties of collagen, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) such as chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and enzymes, which support joints and connective tissue. Ultra-Flex Collagen for dogs and cats contains key enzymes for enhanced absorption and bioavailability.
Indicated For: Cats and dogs needing joint support, dogs with a collapsed trachea, pets with ACL tears, canine and feline arthritis, pets with malabsorption and digestive issues, pets with soft tissue injuries, senior dogs with GOLPP, pets allergic to glucosamine. Effective tracheal collapse supplement. Can be used as a cat or dog joint pain home remedy.
Made From Food: An All-Natural Way To Help
Your Pet's Joints, Ligaments and Connective Tissue
- Exceptional Pet Supplement for Mobility and Joint Support; Strengthens Cartilage and Connective Tissue
One of the most difficult things to watch is your dog or cat not being able to run or play like they used to because of arthritis or pain. Age-related joint and soft tissue pain is something that most dogs and cats will experience during their senior years. Around 80% of your pet’s muscles, tendons, and ligaments are made up of collagen and it is crucial in keeping these connective tissues flexible. With aging, collagen production decreases and this can play a major role in arthritis and joint pain. As collagen is depleted, the protein connections weaken and this can make your pet more susceptible to tendon and ligament injuries such as torn cruciate ligaments, luxating patella, and elbow and hip dysplasia. Collagen supplementation can help maintain connective tissue health, improve mobility in pets and provide pain relief for cats with arthritis or dogs with arthritis.
Ultra-Flex Collagen provides nutritional support to the bones and joints to repair existing joint damage and to help prevent further damage. It helps to repair the cartilage and connective tissue on a cellular level and helps to reduce inflammation and pain. Recent scientific studies show that collagen from NEM® eggshell membrane is a viable therapeutic option for the management of the pain and loss of function associated with suboptimal joint function in dogs.*
*Reference: Effectiveness of NEM® brand eggshell membrane in the treatment of suboptimal joint function in dogs: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Vet Med (Auckl). 2016; 7: 113–121. Published online 2016 Aug 18.
Cartilage is the flexible tissue that provides cushioning between the bones and joints. It also makes up the vertebral discs and bronchial tubes. Cartilage is made of glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, collagen and elastin. Our Ultra-Flex Collagen is made with NEM® eggshell membranes. They naturally contain many of the same key nutrients found in healthy joint cartilage:
- Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are used in the body as shock absorbers and lubricants. Glucosamine, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid are commonly utilized as individual arthritis and joint support supplements for pets. They provide support for joint mobility, healthy lubrication and promote cartilage synthesis.
- Proteoglycans are proteins that occur in connective tissue and the extracellular matrix – the fibrous substance that provides structural and biochemical support between cells.
- Collagen is the building block of your pet’s joints, bones, cartilage, blood vessels and connective tissues. Also helps to reduce inflammation.
- Elastin gives elasticity to tissues, allowing them to stretch and retract. Provides support in the skin, lungs and spine, as these tissues contain high amounts of elastins.
Ultra-Flex Collagen can be added to your pet’s diet as a preventative when they are young to help keep their joints and soft tissue strong. It is an Excellent choice for pets that have allergies to the shellfish found in glucosamine or those that are especially picky about herbal formulas. If your pet is taking ArthroSoothe, or another glucosamine remedy, Ultra-Flex will work synergistically to promote joint repair, increase mobility and reduce joint degeneration.
Ultra-Flex Collagen has been one of Ask Ariel’s most effective tracheal collapse supplements. Collapsed trachea is characterized by dogs hacking, coughing (often sounds like "honking") and gasping for air. This natural tracheal collapse supplement will help strengthen the trachea cartilage, reducing symptoms over time. It works best when used in conjunction with Amazing Omegas, Purrfect Pet CoQ10, Power Probiotic and LypoZyme. Collapsed trachea is aggravated by poor digestion and inflammation. Our collapsed trachea treatment includes important diet changes along with digestive supplements (LypoZyme and Power Probiotic), since food allergies and poor digestion increase inflammation and irritate the esophagus, which can make coughing and hacking worse.
Ultra-Flex Collagen is also helpful for dogs with laryngeal paralysis and GOLPP. With these conditions, the laryngeal cartilage no longer functions normally and breathing is restricted. Supporting and strengthening the connective tissue may delay the need for surgery and reduce symptoms.
- Helps Digestion & Supports a Healthy Intestinal Lining
Many illnesses can be traced back to inflammation and irritations within the digestive tract that can lead to health conditions such as IBD, acid reflux, colitis and even autoimmune disease. Improving digestion to reduce inflammation and increase the proper absorption of nutrients is the key to good health.
Collagen aids in digestion by breaking down proteins and it can help repair and soothe the gut lining. Collagen can strengthen the connective tissue in your pet's intestinal lining and reduce permeability. Collagen has a high glycine content. Glycine is an an amino acid that helps to break down fat, strengthens the integrity of the intestinal wall and can bind with toxic substances to help excrete them from the body.
Ultra-Flex Collagen supports a healthy GI tract by strengthening the connective tissue in your pet's intestinal lining. Use it with Power Probiotic to improve digestion, absorption, immunity and your pet's overall well-being.
- Promotes Skin Health and a Healthy Coat
The skin and coat are crucial to the health of your pet. Dry skin or brittle fur can signal a serious health condition, such as thyroid disorders or kidney and liver disease. The skin and coat system is actually the largest organ in dogs and cats. The dermis layer of the skin contains blood vessels, hair follicles, and glands that help to regulate skin and body temperature. Collagen makes up the majority of the protein in your pet’s skin. A healthy dermis layer will provide strength and flexibility for the skin and will help to maintain skin elasticity, a soft, shiny coat, and strong, powerful nails. Ultra-Flex Collagen can help to improve skin, fur and nail health. If your cat or dog suffers from itchy, dry skin or cracked nails, adding Amazing Omegas can help keep the dermis healthy and promote coat and nail wellness.
Dr. Adam Lassin, Holistic Veterinarian
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets was tested by Dr. Adam Lassin on his own cats. Neither Zaria or Gianna objected to the taste of the powder inside of the capsule, and they gave Ultra-Flex a purrfectly pawsitive seal of approval!
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets Ingredients (1 capsule):
NEM® brand eggshell membrane 500 mg
Lipase (250 FIP) 25 mg
Protease Blend (Protease and Peptidase)(68,750 HUT) 175mg
Other ingredients: Beet Root Fiber, Cellulose and Water
Made in the USA
Important: Contains eggshells. Not recommended for pets with an egg allergy.
Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets is made using the highest quality enzymes and ingredients and is manufactured under strict cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. These rigorous standards are applied throughout the production process, from the sourcing of the raw materials and the strict control of the production environment to the analytical tests essential to ensuring quality, safety and reliability. Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets is manufactured with a certificate of analysis guaranteeing potency and purity. Ultra-Flex Collagen for Pets is all-natural and does not contain fillers.
NEM® brand eggshell membrane is a natural, food-based source of glucosamine and chondroitin that contains key bioactive proteins such as collagen, which have been shown to support joint comfort and flexibility. Using an all-natural, patented process, the eggshells and their attached membranes are separated from each other. The isolated membrane is then partially hydrolyzed and dry-blended to produce 100 percent pure eggshell membrane powder. NEM® is manufactured in the USA within FDA-inspected, NSF-certified GMP facilities using an environmentally friendly patented manufacturing process. Every lot of NEM® undergoes "release" testing which includes; verifying it is low in toxic heavy metals and ensuring it is free from pathogenic bacteria.
Protease Blend - These enzymes help reduce inflammation and support muscular health while increasing the bioavailability of amino acids.
Lipase - The lipase enzymes help break down and utilize the fats in the eggshell membrane for improved tissue absorption.
NOTE ABOUT DOSAGE: For small pets, the Ultra-Flex Collagen capsules will need to be opened and divided for administration. If you have difficulty opening capsules, please keep this in mind before ordering.