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Studies Prove Phase 2 Carb Blocker Effective in Weight Loss

Obesity and extra weight puts pets at risk for certain health problems including diabetes, joint dysfunction, orthopedic problems, heart disease and stroke.  According to a 2000 Gallup Survey, obesity/weight management is the second highest health problem faced by pet owners, with an estimated 15 million obese dogs in the United States. 

K-9 Carb Down for Dogs, from Pet Naturals of Vermont, contains the clinically proven carb blocker Phase 2 Pet, a proprietary extract of the white bean.  It is shown to cut starch absorption up to 75 percent, so it neutralizes carbohydrate and starch calories by blocking the bodys ability to absorb them.  K-9 Carb Down is recommended to support weight loss in overweight or obese dogs. 

Canine obesity is a significant problem in dogs and often is the cause of other health issues, explained Roger Kendall, Ph.D., nutritional biochemist and vice president of research and development for Pet Naturals. An extra five pounds on a 45-pound dog is like an average adult carrying an extra 15 to 20 pounds. Obesity can lead to or exacerbate existing ailments like hip and joint dysfunction, which is why were so enthusiastic about offering a viable solution to pet owners and health care providers.

            Phase 2 Pet is the first clinically and scientifically proven natural ingredient for neutralizing starch.  Studies show loss of weight and inches.  In a soon-to-be-published veterinary conducted canine trial, 88 percent of dogs showed an average weight loss of almost five percent of their body weight over an eight week period, and an average abdominal girth reduction of 1.44 inches by using Phase 2 Pet alone.  Eighty-eight percent of the dogs in the trial had a weight loss due solely to the use of the Phase 2 Pet starch blocker. 

By blocking starch carbohydrates as a source of energy, the body is forced to burn body fat. The loss seen in this study was attributed to loss of fat and not muscle.  Even more dramatic results can be expected when combined with good nutrition and exercise.  K-9 Carb Down supports weight loss without the use of stimulants, and dogs love the flavor.


The feedback weve received from veterinarians using one of the Pet Naturals Hip & Joint Formulas and K-9 Carb Down together demonstrates superior results and faster response time supporting weight loss and joint health, which is helpful in getting these dogs back on their feet, explained C.J. Erdman, DVM, national sales manager for Vetri-Science, the parent company of Pet Naturals. 

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