Anyone happen to ever use 'Feline Senior Vitality Pro' for their cat? IBD kitty needs help :)

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Hi!

So my cat has several health issues; she is 16. My baby!! :D

One of them is inflammation (IBD)....and this product came up in my search for anti-inflammatory products.

It isn't sold on Chewy. It isn't sold on Amazon. You can get it through your vet....but that poses a problem. It means that reviews for this, which would tell me if it's even worth getting through my vet in the first place.............are not available to see. I was hoping to see it mentioned here in some post -- anywhere -- but apparently nobody has ever mentioned using Feline Senior Vitality Pro for their cat, ever...in this forum. I didn't see it mentioned in a post title or a post comment; if it has been mentioned before and I missed it, my apologies!!!

So, if anyone can let me know if they have experience using "Feline Senior Vitality Pro"with their kitty cat, please let me know. Whether it went well or terribly!!

Here is the ingredients and dosing instructions, as listed on 'drugs [dotcom']....which I highly recommend to folks who are ever looking for any supplement or drug's usage instructions (and ingredients)...comes in handy when on Amazon and they don't upload the full label or tell you what the full ingredients are in a product! :D

I'm pasting everything I found at the 'drugs [dotcom]' website. Formatting and all. :D Here it is........

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Company: VetriScience

PRO LINE

VPS - VETRISCIENCE PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH

VETERINARIAN FORMULA

Designed to address common health concerns among senior cats: cognition, joint mobility, digestive function and overall healthy aging

FELINE FORMULA

ALL WEIGHT RANGES

7 DAYS A WEEK

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Feline Senior Vitality Pro contains Perna and Omega 3 fatty acids to support joint function and mobility. Choline and Theanine have been shown to improve cognition in aging cats. DMG and MicroActive®Resveratrol promote a normal inflammatory response, vitality and overall healthy aging.

PRODUCT FACTS:

Active Ingredients per 2 Chews:

Perna canaliculus (GlycOmega™ brand Green-Lipped Mussel)300 mg
N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG)125 mg
MicroActive® Resveratrol75 mg
Yielding trans-Resveratrol22.5 mg
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)50 mg
Taurine50 mg
Choline (Choline Chloride)20 mg
L-Theanine10.5 mg
GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086)100,000,000 CFU
Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopherol Acetate)5 IU
Vitamin B 120.0024 mg

Inactive Ingredients
arabic gum, calcium sulfate, cellulose, citric acid, citrus pectin, glycerin, flaxseed meal, hydrolyzed chicken liver flavor, maltodextrin, mixed tocopherols, oat flour, propionic acid, rosemary extract, silicon dioxide, sodium alginate, sorbic acid, soy lecithin, sweet potato, vegetable oil, water.

Cautions:
Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. If lameness worsens, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. Administer during or after the animal has eaten to reduce incidence of gastrointestinal upset. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.

For use in cats only.

Directions For Use
Give 1-2 chews daily.

Recommended for cats 7 years and older but suitable for all ages.

Warnings
For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.

Store in a cool, dry place.

GlycOmega™ is a Trademark of Aroma New Zealand LTD.

MicroActive® Resveratrol is a registered trademark of BioActives LLC

POWERED BY GanedenBC30 DIRECT FED MICROBIAL

Distributed by VetriScience® Laboratories, A Division of FoodScience® Corporation, 929 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT 05495 USA

1.800.882.9993, www.vetriscience.com

WOMEN™ OWNED

Net Contents:
Approx. 90 CHEWS6.35 oz (180 g)090049H.0900518

CPN: 6166168.0

VETRISCIENCE® LABORATORIES

A Division of FoodScience® Corporation

929 HARVEST LANE, WILLISTON, VT, 05495


Toll-Free:800-882-9993
Fax:802-878-0549
Website:www.vetriscience.com
Email:[email protected]

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There are a few ingredients in these chews which bother me (particularly the maltodextrin, as that is proven to not only spike blood sugar but also promote biofilm growth for pathogens)....but the anti-inflammatory ingredients look promising!

Anyone even just use anything listed within these chews for anti-inflammatory strategies? Meaning like...have you ever used the DMG, or the mussel, or the resveratrol, or the GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) ....etc.?
 

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Hi. Is this the item you are talking about?
Amazon.com : VETRISCIENCE 090049H090 90 Count Feline Senior Vitality Pro Vitamin Chews : Pet Supplies - this only has 2 ratings on Amazon, so not much help.

Not sure what all you want to accomplish with this supplement - I use another VetriScience product called Glyco Flex Plus, but it is primarily for joint support:
Amazon.com : VetriScience Laboratories Glyco Flex Plus Joint Support for Cats, 30 ct : Pet Supplies
Feeby has eaten these for about 3 years now and they seem to help her - but, I started using these for her arthritis.
 
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Hi. Is this the item you are talking about?
Amazon.com : VETRISCIENCE 090049H090 90 Count Feline Senior Vitality Pro Vitamin Chews : Pet Supplies - this only has 2 ratings on Amazon, so not much help.

Not sure what all you want to accomplish with this supplement - I use another VetriScience product called Glyco Flex Plus, but it is primarily for joint support:
Amazon.com : VetriScience Laboratories Glyco Flex Plus Joint Support for Cats, 30 ct : Pet Supplies
Feeby has eaten these for about 3 years now and they seem to help her - but, I started using these for her arthritis.
Oh crap, looks like I missed it afterall. LOL.

Yeah, the 'inflammation' from IBD that I was referring to is what I'm trying to accomplish. Getting it down to a manageable level. :)

I get a decent feeling from this company, but they've put out products before that are either ineffective or has made cats ill. You seem to have had a good experience with the product you use by them, is that about right? Seen that one as effective?

It's not the same supplement as this one, of course, but...well, I suppose I'm desperate to hear anything at this point about this company. I need hope. :D
 

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I get a decent feeling from this company, but they've put out products before that are either ineffective or has made cats ill. You seem to have had a good experience with the product you use by them, is that about right? Seen that one as effective?
I like the product and it seemed to help Feeby. But, after about 3 years now, she has a bit of her limp back. I don't know if some things about arthritis can't totally be halted - so while the Glyco may be helping and she would be worse without it, I have no way of knowing that for sure.

Why don't you search the IBD threads on this site and see what they might have to offer in terms of supplements? Or, you could start a new thread asking for some recommendations from other members whose cats have IBD??
 
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I like the product and it seemed to help Feeby. But, after about 3 years now, she has a bit of her limp back. I don't know if some things about arthritis can't totally be halted - so while the Glyco may be helping and she would be worse without it, I have no way of knowing that for sure.

Why don't you search the IBD threads on this site and see what they might have to offer in terms of supplements? Or, you could start a new thread asking for some recommendation from other members whose cats have IBD??
Thanks for that, knowing it's at least helped somewhat gives me a little comfort.

As to 'searching'....man oh man I've looked. And everything I find that is recommended I've tried; believe me when I tell you I've tried all the usual things. Fish oil, CBD, CoQ10, Curcumin, etc....I mean it's not just that but also I've tried a ton of different canned foods, too. This journey started about 7 years ago for us when she started having issues. She was on Purina One at that point (dry) and I was a total n00b with "all things cat health"...I mean...LOL I had NO idea at that point how bad dry food is!! Thank GOD THOUGH that she was on Purina One; during the "pet poisoning crisis" (melamine) of 2008 she was alive and survived because thankfully Purina did not use the same Chinese supplier implicated in the melamine/food supplement that other pet food manufacturers were using. So there's that! :D

I had talked with my vet when she first started having issues....first signs were her scarfing down her food. "Get her a bowl that she would have to eat slower from!" is all the vet said. No testing for inflammation...or pancreatitis, or liver disease, or anything. Just an assumption that my cat was "just an overeater" -- that was a misdiagnosis. If only I had been told back then what really was happening....if only a diagnosis was even tried...if only I had had another vet.

Live and learn!

Today, I make all her cat food at home; I use Pet Diet Designer to calculate NRC and AAFCO values, to give her balanced species-appropriate food. I make sure she is well-fed and well-loved, making sure she is as happy and healthy as is humanly possible.

But man oh man, if we had only gotten a diagnosis back then...all the missteps we took could have been avoided.

We really have tried a ton of things. And I've searched endlessly here for "new things we have not tried yet"....but thank you for your suggestion. :)

If you have any experience with any of the ingredients within this (separate ingredients) I'd love to know that too.
 

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I do know that if you were hoping the B12 would help any, the most effective B12 is the injectable form. And, I know that other members whose cats have IBD give their cats B12 shots. That is about all I know to offer regarding the ingredients. Maybe something in this thread might help, or trigger thoughts on your part?
https://thecatsite.com/threads/vetriscience-probiotic

If you can still edit your title add "(IBD)' to the end of it and see if that elicits some additional responses. There are some pretty knowledgeable folks on this site dealing with IBD.
 
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I do know that if you were hoping the B12 would help any, the most effective B12 is the injectable form. And, I know that other members whose cats have IBD give their cats B12 shots. That is about all I know to offer regarding the ingredients. Maybe something in this thread might help, or trigger thoughts on your part?
https://thecatsite.com/threads/vetriscience-probiotic

If you can still edit your title add "(IBD)' to the end of it and see if that elicits some additional responses. There are some pretty knowledgeable folks on this site dealing with IBD.
That was great, thanks; just edited the post title. Hopefully that will elicit a response by an IBD kitty guardian.
 

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If I wanted opinions about 'anything IBD', I'd be going to a place where thousands of folks with IBD kitties hang out..........

That place is IBDkitties.net - onFB.

They're (justifiably) very careful about supplements - as you can see in that section of their their website.

Hope that will help!
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If I wanted opinions about 'anything IBD', I'd be going to a place where thousands of folks with IBD kitties hang out..........

That place is IBDkitties.net - onFB.

They're (justifiably) very careful about supplements - as you can see in that section of their their website.

Hope that will help!
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Oh you're a darling; thank you for that.

Unfortunately we've tried all those things. And I've read their website. And seen their group posts too! It's not a bad group, or site, but their advice is nothing new. At least, to me....

Sadly, I'm not a n00b to IBD. I'm only asking here because I've asked in that group and other places the same questions....over and over and over again. Nobody seems to have anything new to share.

This product, though....is the "newest" thing to give me hope in awhile. It has several ingredients I've never tried before, for relieving inflammation.

Which is why I asked. And why I asked here. :D

SO thank you, it is appreciated that you would try to help.

But, you know sadly, I have exhausted that site's options, their posts, and all that jazz.

Looking for something "truly innovative" now, something new.

And sadly that group, that site...is nothing new. Played out, basically.

At least in my world. :D

Have you ever tried using any of the ingredients in this supplement, separately (independent of it)...?

I suppose that is the question to ask now -- if anyone happens to have experience with using any of the ingredients in this product.

Just to help people not have to scroll up again, here are the product's ingredients:

  • Perna canaliculus (GlycOmega™ brand Green-Lipped Mussel)
  • N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG)
  • MicroActive® Resveratrol
  • Yielding trans-Resveratrol
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)
  • Taurine
  • Choline (Choline Chloride)
  • L-Theanine
  • GanedenBC30® (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086)
  • Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopherol Acetate)
  • Vitamin B 12

:)

If you have any insight into these ingredients (above) from personal use, that would be helpful!

Thank you for your help. I know what you mentioned was said out of helpfulness; at least you tried, and that is appreciated.
 
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Oh in case anyone is wondering, just to clarify, I'll put this here:

I am not wondering about 'anything IBD'....I am asking about a specific product and its ingredients, and wondering if anyone has any firsthand experience with this product or its ingredients....in hopes of helping a cat with Constipation-Dominant IBD calm down their chronic, extensive level of inflammation.

So, to be clear....I need feedback on this specific product, and not the condition of IBD itself.

I hope that helps offset any confusion as to why I started this post, or what I'm looking for. :)
 

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Hi! In case you're still here, I know this isn't what you're looking for either, but there are quite a few posts that talk about mussels being a trigger for allergic reactions/sensitivity.

How are things going?
 
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