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These supplements have beneficial effects in general and for specific health conditions. We recommend that your pet be under veterinary care and that a specific diagnosis be reached prior to therapy.
Please click on the product name for more information.

Multi Vitamin Mineral supplement for dogs: Rx Essentials for Dogs
Balanced and complete vitamin and mineral supplement that most dogs love as treats or mixed with their meals. This product is ideal for home-prepared diets, along with a calcium supplement.
Multi Vitamin Mineral Anti-oxidant supplement for dogs: Rx Vitamins Nutritional Support
Balanced and complete vitamin and mineral supplement with several anti-oxidants that dogs readily accept mixed with their meals.

Multi Vitamin Mineral tablets for cats: Rx Essentials for Cats
Balanced and complete vitamin and mineral supplement that most cats love as treats or mixed with their meals. This product is ideal for home-prepared diets, along with a calcium supplement.


Rx essentials 2Rx Nutritional support dogsProzyme

Digestive enzyme powder includes animal and plant digestive enzymes with the good intestinal bacteria. Prozyme is an enzyme supplement that may be helpful for pets with immune and digestive disorders, poor coats, excessive shedding, skin problems, joint difficulties, weight problems, allergies, lethargy, bloating, flatulence, and hairballs.

Products categorized by therapeutic action:

AntioxidantsRx Vitamins Nutritional Support provides a nutrient dense blend of plant-based nutrients, antioxidants and food-bound nutrients in a tasty liver, salmon and lecithin powder base. It enhances the immune system as well as the skin and coat, and helps wellness and overall energy level.

Anxiety: Nutricalm is an innovative formula for dogs and cats exhibiting nervousness, aggression and stress.

Calorie Support: Nutri-Cal is a high calorie supplement for dogs and cats.

Cancer Support: Onco Support is designed to provide nutritional support for the increased metabolic needs of animals with chronic diseases, such as cancer.

Cardiac Support: Formula CV
This supports heart muscle health and function especially when there is a leaking heart valve.

Rx formula CV 2Rx Onco supportRx Immuno support 2

Digestive System Support: Rx Biotic or Fortiflora
The bowel is the largest immune organ of the body and is susceptible to damage by all manner of food types. These supplements, in conjunction with Prozyme, improve intestinal health and function.

Immune Support: Immuno Support is designed to support and enhance immune system function.

Joint Support (ie. arthritis, joint pain, back pain, chronic limping): Glycoflex chews or Synovial-GMAX
This contains nutrients for joints in a form that is well absorbed in dogs.

Kidney Support:  Rx Renal Feline or Rx Renal Canine
These contain various anti-oxidants, vitamins and omega 3s that assist the kidneys to reduce ongoing damage and function better.

Liver Support: Hepato Support helps promote normal liver function and protects the liver from toxic damage.

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Viralys helps support respiratory health and helps maintain normal eye function and health. OptixCare L-Lysine Chews is a nutritional supplement that helps manage feline herpes virus in cats and kittens. L-Lysine decreases a cat’s risk of contracting the herpes (Rhinotracheitis) and slows the growth of the infection.

Special Order Products:

Chronic Diarrhea: We do our best to diagnose and manage the underlying problem but the occasional pet has persistent soft bowel movements or diarrhea. For these pets, Rx Essentials Clay may be a useful natural approach. This product is only indicated for chronic diarrhea that has not responded to dietary and/or supplement support. Note: Product takes about one week to arrive after ordering.



Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle of “like cures like”. Using carefully selected dilute preparations called Remedies, homeopathy stimulates the body to strengthen and heal itself. The Remedies are made from natural sources. They are selected according to the whole symptom picture of the patient including physical and emotional states. Homeopathy is effective for acute problems such as injuries as well as chronic complaints.

It is important to have a consultation with someone trained in veterinary homeopathy to realize the full benefit of homeopathic treatment. The disease course is much different in our pets than it is in people. Someone trained to practice homeopathy who is not a veterinarian or doesn’t have training in veterinary homeopathy may potentially cause harm to your pet.

Veterinary homeopathy is available from a local veterinarian. Dr Susan Hore of Healing From Within Homeopathic Veterinary Services offers phone consultations (1-204-573-7656.) She requires your veterinarian to fax copies of your pet’s medical record to her office.

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Useful Website Links

At Aesops, we encourage owners to learn about and understand their pet’s diagnosis, computer dog and catmanagement and outcome. This includes helping clients to obtain useful information from the web.

— First, you need a diagnosis. Frustration follows if you Google search for “sore knee” or “vomiting.” You will find more information when searching for a specific scientific term such as “ruptured cranial cruciate ligament, dog.” or “pancreatitis, dog”. Dr Kyck or Dr Stogdale will write down the specific diagnosis for you.

— Second, there are many responsible, informed and accurate websites. There are also many blogs and testimonials that relate one owner’s experience with one veterinarian with their one pet. These are often verbose, emotional, lack a specific confirmed diagnosis and inaccurate.

Here are some websites that we have found useful, accurate and readable:

√ Reliable disease, medication and supplement information, both for dogs, cats and people:

Yes really. Dr Stogdale uses Wiki frequently. Some listings are excellent and fully informative, some are just way too technical, some contain more information than is needed,and others are too brief and incomplete. However, Dr Stogdale has not found any seriously misleading information which cannot be said of many other websites, especially blogs.

√ Reliable pet health information and resources:

The Veterinary Information Network provides online pet health information and resources in its Veterinary Partners client education website.

√ Reliable human health information including on complementary medicine and supplements:

The Mayo Clinic website provides responsible and reliable information for human health issues.

In addition, the web sites listed below provide a variety of views, opinions and recommendations. While we don’t necessarily agree with all of the opinions or approaches, many are similar to ours.

It is our recommendation that you consult with a nutritionally informed veterinarian before switching your pet to a home-prepared diet or supplement regime.If your pet has health issues any changes should be made under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Dog Training

The Gold Lead
Paws Dog Solutions

CARE (Cat Advocacy Rescue & Education) is a nonprofit organization that partners with the Winnipeg Humane Society to spay/neuter stray and owned cats of low income families within the City of Winnipeg.

Pet Product Recalls. These websites have up-to-date information on product recalls for pet food.

People Food that is Poisonous to Dogs. The most common foods that are poisonous to dogs are chocolate, grapes and onions. A more complete list is available on the ASPCA

New Classification and Therapy for Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats. This is the official website for the International Renal Interest Society. This is the group of specialist veterinarians that sub-specialize in kidney diseases in dogs and cats. Hence this website is fairly complex and technical but it is the basis upon which we now classify kidney diseases and also how we now manage the patients.

Feeding Cats for Health and Longevity. “Dr Lisa Pierson’s excellent website on Feeding Your Cat” and “Dr Deb Zoran’s seminal article on Nutrition in Cats” explain why cats should be fed meat diets (raw, cooked or canned) and not carbohydrate-containing dry cat food.

Kidney Disease in Cats. “Tanya’s Comprehensive Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease” and “Feline CRF Information Center” contain lots and lots and lots of information. The explanations are clear and most of the statements are correct.

Diabetic Cat Management and Recovery
We are starting to use a different insulin in cats that is reliably absorbed, long acting and giving better results – more recoveries or better stabilization with lower doses. This insulin is sold as Levemir. Information about the use of Levemir in cats is available at ‘petdiabetes.’

“Tilly’shomepage — a nice fuzzy-warm story about a cat who recovered from her diabetes with the help of the correct diet, Lantus insulin and advice from Dr Lea Stogdale (the Canadian vet mentioned), plus some (relatively) compact advice.

Complementary Veterinary Medicine The Veterinary Institute of Integrative Medicine

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association
St Vital Veterinary Hospital

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