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If your pet is a breed prevalent to heart disease, this supplement should be started by 4 years of age, or if already diagnosed with a heart condition. Also if your pet is 6 years or older it is a must to increase organ health through it's cellular energy-boosting properties.
Coenzyme Q-10 (also called CoQ-10, ubiquinol, or ubiquinone) is found in every human and animal body and is an essential component of the mitochondria in cells. Mitochondria are responsible for making energy from carbohydrates and oxygen, so CoQ-10 is particularly important in cells that use a lot of energy, like muscle and brain cells. CoQ-10 is used as a supplemental therapy for heart and neurological conditions in cats and dogs. It also functions as an antioxidant, and therefore is also used as a supplemental treatment for inflammatory conditions and some cancers.
A limited number of studies in animals have been performed, but there is some evidence that coenzyme Q-10 works to support the treatment of heart disease in dogs. Anecdotal evidence suggests that CoQ-10 may be effective in the treatment of gum disease and some cancers.
CoQ-10 is given by mouth in the form of a capsule or liquid. It may be given with or without food; however, if stomach upset occurs when dosed on an empty stomach, give future doses with food.
Studies are limited for this supplement and therefore information regarding side effects is also limited. At this time, CoQ-10 appears to be extremely safe and no side effects have been reported.
There is no specific monitoring that needs to be done while your pet is taking this medication. Your veterinarian may monitor your pet to be sure that the medication is working.
Check out our high-potency liquid Pet CoQ10 Supplement to get your pet started today on this health-boosting supplement!
Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.