MADISON, Tenn., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Older dogs and active dogs feel aches and pains after a long day just like the rest of us. Until recently, a proven alternative to NSAID pain relievers for dogs has been sorely lacking from the market, but this has changed with the introduction of CanineActiv® (http://canineactiv.com). With a proprietary blend of ingredients specially chosen to restore and rejuvenate damaged tissue in dogs, this breakthrough treatment is sure to have tails wagging everywhere. CanineActiv® is the newest product from Vireo Systems, the manufacturers of AminoActiv®, the #1 alternative to ibuprofen and NSAIDs for humans.
"We have had outstanding success with NSAID alternatives for people, and we knew that many of our discoveries and innovations could be extended to dogs," explained Vireo Systems President Mark Faulkner. "With CanineActiv®, consumers can expect the same level of safe and effective pain relief for their dogs as they've come to expect for themselves from AminoActiv®."
CanineActiv® comes in two formulations, a safe, non-toxic pain reliever and a version for high-performance breeds. The pain reliever is available in three dosage sizes: toy (small) breeds, medium-sized breeds, and large (giant) dogs. The capsules contain an anti-inflammatory ingredient, Alpha-GEE®, that is safer than NSAIDs, along with a special formulation of homeopathic compounds for dogs. Alpha-GEE® is a unique compound made up of naturally occurring amino acids found in natural sources.
The high-performance breeds product, also known as CanineActiv® HP, was created with sporting and working dogs in mind, such as hunting dogs, police K-9 units and service dogs. With fall and winter hunting seasons on the horizon, many of these dedicated helpers will spend hours slogging through cold marshland and wilderness, a perfect recipe for fatigue and achy bones and joints. CanineActiv® HP promotes endurance, mobility and recovery from intense exercise. The capsules can also be given as a preventative measure before such activity.
Alpha-GEE® is the main anti-inflammatory compound found in this safe, non-toxic pain reliever and CanineActiv® HP. Dog studies showed that CanineActiv® performs faster than popular over-the-counter supplements and is on par with prescription medications for reducing pain and inflammation and improving mobility without any of the toxicity of prescription drugs.
Ibuprofen for dogs, as well as other NSAIDs for dogs, carries the risk of harmful side effects. A major university study demonstrated that even very large doses of Alpha-GEE® in animals produced no negative side effects.
The Vireo Systems online store is now home to both AminoActiv® and CanineActiv®, so consumers have a convenient one-stop shop for both themselves and their dogs. In the future, CanineActiv® will also be available on the shelves of pet and retail stores nationwide.
About Vireo Systems, Inc.
CanineActiv® is manufactured by Vireo Systems, Inc. Vireo Systems was founded in 2002 as part of a project with several university-based researchers. Vireo Systems is headquartered in Madison, Tennessee and has additional manufacturing facilities near Omaha, Nebraska.
Since 2007, Vireo Systems has been manufacturing AminoActiv, a safe pain reliever for people, which has become the leading alternative to ibuprofen and NSAIDs. Vireo Systems is continuing its safe pain relief tradition with the manufacturing of CanineActiv®.
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