Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support: A Holistic Veterinarian’s Therapeutic Review

Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support: A Holistic Veterinarian’s Therapeutic Review

Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support: A Holistic Veterinarian’s Therapeutic Review


This supplement promotes balanced health in all systems of your pet’s body. I have found it to be extremely helpful in boosting the overall health status of young puppies and kittens. This result is displayed dramatically with young animals going through the rescue or shelter lifeline. Many times, the young pets that end up in these situations are malnourished and stressed. I recommend this whole food-based supplement for all rescued and adopted pets.

Another dramatic boost is seen in our senior pets. Tissue damage and minor nutritional deficiencies add up over time. Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support helps maintain organ system health and repair various body tissues.

One of the other common ways that I use this supplement for is as a generalized multi-vitamin. The ingredients act as a broad-spectrum nutritional base. This is great for making sure that your pet is getting all of the resources he needs from his food. I also use it to add to temporary homecooked diets to help cover all the bases.

Common Signs That a Puppy or Kitten May Benefit from Canine Whole Body Support
  • Slow growth or “runt”
  • Orphaned or bottle fed
  • Weaned early
  • Poor doer
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Goopy eyes
  • Fleas/ticks/lice
  • Early spay or neuter
  • Exaggerated fear and anxiety
  • Transported long distances
  • Dehydration
  • Injured
  • Intestinal worms4
  • Overvaccination
  • Diarrhea
  • Malnutrition
Common Signs of That a Senior Pet May Benefit from Canine Whole Body Support
  • Low energy
  • Weight loss
  • Poor skin health
  • Multiple organ disfunction
  • Loss of vision
  • Constipation
  • Dementia/confusion
  • Muscle loss
  • Chronic diseases
  • Calluses on elbows/feet
  • Loss of hearing
  • Cold paws/poor circulation
Standard Process Canine Whole Body Support Suggested Uses:
  • Daily multivitamin
  • Agility/athletic competitors
  • Fear and anxiety/separation anxiety
  • Growing pets
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Injury/surgery
  • Homemade diets
  • Senior pets

Ingredients: Defatted wheat germ, bovine liver, pea vine juice, nutritional yeast, carrot, rice bran, bovine and ovine spleen, alfalfa juice, Silybum marianum, beet root, porcine stomach, oat flour, bovine heart PMG™ extract, Tillandsia usneoides, L-carnitine, Brussels sprouts, bovine orchic Cytosol™ extract, kidney bean extract, kelp, bovine liver PMG™ extract, bone meal, bovine trachea, bovine kidney PMG™ extract, mushroom, bovine kidney, inositol, choline bitartrate, thiamine hydrochloride, bovine adrenal Cytosol™ extract, celery, bentonite, veal bone PMG™ extract, bovine liver fat extract, calcium lactate, manganese glycerophosphate, carbamide, bovine adrenal PMG™ extract, bovine hypothalamus Cytosol™ extract, bovine thymus PMG™ extract, bovine pituitary PMG™ extract, zinc liver chelate, copper liver chelate, iron liver chelate, soybean lecithin, bovine hypothalamus PMG™ extract, bovine thymus Cytosol™ extract, bovine thyroid PMG™ extract, para-aminobenzoate, porcine brain, and ascorbic acid.

Individual Ingredient Benefits of Standard Process Whole Body Support


 

Defatted Wheat Germ Provides minerals, acts as antioxidant, provides vitamin B complex, and vitamin E complex
Bovine Liver Boosts the health of liver cells, improves detoxification, provides vitamin A complex
Pea Vine Juice Anti-inflammatory in heart and blood vessels, dense source of whole vitamin E complex
Nutritional Yeast Whole vitamin B complex, source of chromium, helps balance blood sugar
Carrot Vitamin A and antioxidant
Rice Bran Provides whole vitamin B complex, important for energy production
Flaxseed Oil Omega 3’s to reduce inflammation naturally, balances previous poor nutrition
Bovine and Ovine Spleen Provides cellular materials to create red blood cells and white blood cells. Supports circulation, boosts immune system
Alfalfa Juice Packed with protein and calcium, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying vitamin A, C, E, and K complexes
Silybum marianum Increases blood flow to the liver, protects liver cells, reduces whole body inflammation
Beet Root Supports tissue repair and liver detox
Porcine Stomach Improves digestion, heals digestive tract
Oat Flour Source of vitamin A, an important fat-soluble vitamin, and protects blood vessels
Bovine Heart PMG Supports optimal heart muscle oxygenation and repair, improves circulation
Tillandsia usneoides Balances blood sugar, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
L-carnitine Protein building block to improve fat burning potential, boosts heart health
Brussels Sprouts From the cruciferous plant family, protective antioxidants, supports microcirculation and blood vessel integrity
Bovine Orchic Cytosol™ Extract Improves absorption and distribution of vitamins
Kidney Bean Extract A healthy bundle of iron, potassium, selenium, and B vitamins. Also, a good source of vitamin C complex
Kelp Good source of iodine necessary for thyroid hormone production, dense trace minerals
Bovine Liver PMG Increases repair and healing in liver cells, neutralizes auto-immunity
Bone Meal Provides calcium and phosphorus, also supplies important components for connective tissue repair
Bovine Trachea Source of glucosamine and collagens for healthy cartilage
Bovine Kidney PMG Boosts kidney function and repair, neutralizes autoimmune destruction in kidney disease
Mushroom Antioxidant, immune system support, provides whole vitamin C complex, proven medicinal properties in TCM
Bovine Kidney Boosts kidney function and repair, neutralizes autoimmune destruction in kidney disease
Inositol Provides vitamin B complex, optimizes body energy production from carbohydrates and fats
Choline Bitartrate Provides vitamin B complex, protects liver function
Bovine Adrenal Cytosol™ Extract Provides whole vitamin C complexes, improves efficiency of cellular energy production, balances stress hormones
Celery Contains vitamin C complex and electrolytes to balance cellular communication
Bentonite A natural detoxifying clay used for thousands of years to bind and eliminate various toxins
Veal Bone PMG™ Extract Supports bone marrow health, production of red and white blood cells, healthy collagen and other connective tissues
Bovine Liver Fat Extract Increases blood flow to the liver, helps whole body detoxification, prevents build up of itch promoting histamines
Calcium Lactate Bioavailable source of calcium, improves immune system, prevents secondary infections
Manganese Glycerophosphate Required for musculoskeletal healing of bone and other connective tissues
Carbamide Reduces stress on the liver, may improve detoxification pathways
Bovine Adrenal PMG™ Extract Provides whole vitamin C complex, improves efficiency of cellular energy production, balances adrenal glands and stress hormones
Bovine Hypothalamus Cytosol™ Extract Balances energy production and body temperature, promotes improved intercellular communications
Bovine Pituitary PMG™ Extract Helps support body growth and repair, improves intercellular communications
Bovine Thymus PMG™ Extract Supports the immune system, especially during or after chronic disease
Zinc Liver Chelate Boosts the immune system, improves skin health and repair
Soybean Lecithin Balances nervous system signals, balances thyroid and immune system
Bovine Thyroid PMG™ Extract Supports the activity and production of thyroid hormones
Para-aminobenzoate Supports the stability of gut bacteria microbiome, protects skin, modulates production or destruction of abnormal fibrous tissue
Canine Whole Body Support Complimentary Supplements:
  • Canine Hepatic Support
  • Canine Renal Support
  • Canine Cardiac Support
  • Canine Immune System Support
  • Canine Adrenal Support
Important Mineral Measurements:
  • Calcium 5 mg / 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sodium 14 mg / 1/2 teaspoon
  • Iron 500 mcg / 1/2 teaspoon
  • Copper 200 mcg / 1/2 teaspoon
  • Manganese 600 mcg / 1/2 teaspoon
  • Zinc 300 mcg / 1/2 teaspoon
Supplement Dosing Chart:

1-10 lbs 1/8 teaspoon once per day
11-20 lbs 1/8 teaspoon twice per day
21-40 lbs ¼ teaspoon twice per day
41-60 lbs ½ teaspoon twice per day
61-80 lbs ¾ teaspoon twice per day
> 80 lbs

1 teaspoon twice per day

Important Supplement Information:
  • These supplements should all be given twice a day.
  • Most clients sprinkle it on their pet’s food.
  • Because these supplements are made from whole foods, and not chemicals, doses are highly palatable.  In fact, it often seems like animals instinctively know what their body needs and gobble it up quickly.

When beginning supplementation, I recommend the following taper-up process. This is only because these ingredients are so nutrient-dense. We can decrease your pet’s adjustment period, which may result in a soft stool. This adjustment phase is generally 1-2 days long and normal consistency of stool will return to normal without treatment.

  • WEEK 1                1/8 teaspoon
  • WEEK 2                ¼ teaspoon
  • WEEK 3                ½ teaspoon
  • WEEK 4                1 teaspoon

Once you get to your pet’s maintenance dose, based on the dosage chart, continue at this dose.

For example: If your pet weighs 35 lbs –

  • WEEK 1                1/8 teaspoon
  • WEEK 2                ¼ teaspoon
  • WEEK 3                Stay at ¼ teaspoon as maintenance therapeutic dose
Supplement Size Variations
Size Product ID# Price
25g A2000 $37
100g A2050 $63
How do I order Standard Process Supplements? 

If you are interested in ordering Standard Process Supplements, simply fill out the form below.  If you have not ordered Standard Process supplements from us before, or you have not had a consultation with Dr. Candy, a free basic consultation from Dr. Candy will be provided prior to your first order being placed.

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Commonly Asked Questions about Standard Process Supplements


 

What happens if my pet experiences a soft stool or diarrhea during the introduction adjustment process?

These events only appear in less than ten percent of new pets and the transient effect of the adjustment period usually resolves itself within 24 – 48 hours. If your pet has runny poop, keep them well hydrated. If desired, a small amount of canned pumpkin can be added to food.


 

Are there potential side effects to these products?

Since these nutritional supplements are made from food, there is little to no risk of side effects. The only side effect I’ve ever seen is diarrhea if the pet gets a gigantic dose. For example, if a pet eats a whole bottle. If I had a dollar for every time one of my pets ate a whole bottle, I’d have a pretty full piggy bank. Since pets love these products so much, we recommend keeping them in a cabinet or some place that your pet cannot get to.


 

How often do I need to give these nutritional supplements?

Candy recommends twice a day. They can be given with or without food. Providing a steady supply of healing resources allows your pet’s body to heal and repair all day and all night.


 

Why do I have to start with a small amount and taper up?

This is just a recommendation to try to reduce the occurrence of soft stool while the body gets used to processing these rich food supplements. It’s kind of like if you and I went out to eat and ate a whole plate of liver and onions. It wouldn’t hurt us, but we may be running to the bathroom later.


 

What is the difference between the canine and feline versions of the supplement?

There is not a huge difference between the canine and feline supplement formulations. The main difference is in the supplement form. Canine formulations come as powders. Feline formulations come as tablets. The tablet design can make it easier to give to a cat as a treat or meal additive. But I found that I was almost always grinding the tablet into a powder and mixing it in food anyway. So, most of the time, I use the canine preparation. Both are safe for both pet types.


 

Supplement Dosage Chart:

1-10 lbs 1/8 teaspoon once per day
11-20 lbs 1/8 teaspoon twice per day
21-40 lbs ¼ teaspoon twice per day
41-60 lbs ½ teaspoon twice per day
61-80 lbs ¾ teaspoon twice per day
> 80 lbs 1 teaspoon twice per day

 

Important Supplement Information:

  • These supplements should all be given twice a day.
  • Most clients sprinkle it on their pet’s food.
  • Because these supplements are made from whole foods, and not chemicals, doses are highly In fact, it often seems like animals instinctively know what their body needs and gobble it up quickly.

When beginning supplementation, I recommend the following taper-up process. This is only because these ingredients are so nutrient dense. We can decrease your pet’s adjustment period, which may result in a soft stool. This adjustment phase is generally 1-2 days long and stool texture/consistency will return to normal without treatment.

  • WEEK 1                1/8 teaspoon
  • WEEK 2                ¼ teaspoon
  • WEEK 3                ½ teaspoon
  • WEEK 4                1 teaspoon

Once you get to your pet’s maintenance dose, based on the dosage chart, continue at this dose.

For example: If your pet weighs 35 lbs –

  • WEEK 1                1/8 teaspoon
  • WEEK 2                ¼ teaspoon
  • WEEK 3                Stay at ¼ teaspoon as maintenance therapeutic dose

 

Can my pet take this therapeutic supplement with other medications and treatments?

Yes! In general, yes. These whole food supplements can be complimentary to other medications. There are no interactions or toxic effects when using natural food to heal your pet’s body. If your pet is involved in a clinical research trial, ask your supervising veterinarian if it is ok.


 

How long should my pet take these supplements?

On average, Dr. Candy keeps your pet on these supplements for a minimum of 3-6 months. Then, together with the family and pet status, we re-evaluate. Some pets with simple short-term illnesses may only require these supplements for the 3-6-month time period. In these cases, after balancing and healing, your pet’s diet and home care program can be modified to maintain whole health.

In other cases, perhaps with more chronic disease or severity, pets may need to be on these therapeutic supplements for a year or more, or possibly for life. If a pet does require therapeutic supplementation long-term, we know that support with natural food is far better than artificial chemicals or medications.


 

How quickly should I see a change in my pet’s health?

This depends on the initial health status of your pet and the condition being supplemented. In the case of acute illness, you may see changes within 24-48 hours. Most commonly, these changes or improvements are very subtle. In cases of complex or chronic conditions, most families see a significant improvement in 4 weeks.


 

Uhoh, my pet ate the whole bottle. What should I do? Is this toxic?

This happens a lot, it will be okay. Since the products are so natural and highly palatable, this situation arises frequently. We remind families to keep the products out of reach and in a cool, dry, dark place. If your pet consumes a large portion or a whole bottle, monitor them closely. Just as with other products from nature, most of the time the worst that will happen is soft stool or diarrhea. Make sure that your pet is well hydrated and does not develop any bloody vomiting or diarrhea. If this occurs, take your pet to your veterinarian for evaluation.

If you are dealing with soft stool or other gastrointestinal issues, it can be helpful to let your pet rest. Additionally, you may skip one meal and consider a fluid-only meal such as a small amount of water or broth.


 

How should these supplements be stored? Do I need to refrigerate them?

The Standard Process Veterinary Supplements do not need to be refrigerated. Keep the products out of reach from pets and children. Store them in a cool, dry, dark place like a cabinet.


 

Why are there so many organs and glandular tissues in these products? Yuck! Aren’t these gross leftovers or by-products?

On the contrary, organ tissues are some of the most nutrient dense parts of an animal. If you watch one of those nature shows on TV, you will see that after a predator kills its prey, the very first thing that they eat are the organs and glands. The predator gobbles them up because they are packed with rich proteins, full complex vitamins, and natural sources of minerals. The predator wants to eat these first before scavengers or competition comes around.

For example, look at the liver. Liver is higher in vitamin A, vitamin B complexes, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium than most other “super foods” out there. To get the same amount of vitamin B12 as a 1-inch cube of liver, you or your pet would have to eat one of the following:

  • A whole large salmon or filet
  • 6 eggs
  • 6 flat iron steaks
  • 5 cups of low-fat milk

So, while in the US we view organ meats as “gross”, other cultures and animals understand that organs and glands are powerful sources jam packed with nutrition.


 

 My pet has tested to be *allergic* to beef or other protein sources in the supplement. Should I be concerned?

Most of the time, when pets are tested for food allergies, they are tested for cooked muscle meat, as this is what is found in canned and kibbled pet foods. Because of the various protein shapes and the effects of cooking, usually raw muscle meat and organ tissues do not cause the same allergic reactions.

In my experience, if your pet is in a current severe stage of inflammation, allergy or disease, I usually wait 30 days for the immune system/body to calm down and then slowly add in the supplement. In my own pets, I do not see an allergic reaction or negative response if my pet’s immune system is stable. However, if they are in the middle of a big flare up, I decrease or discontinue the supplement for a short period of time until they feel better.


 

Are there any alternative ways to administer this supplement if my pet won’t eat it mixed in their food?

Occasionally this does happen, especially if the pet is used to a carbohydrate heavy or artificially flavored diet. I explain it as, if I was used to eating cookies and happy meals every day, I would probably resist if you put a salad in front of me too.

I recommend starting with really small amounts sprinkled and mixed with food. Then, gradually work up to the starting amount over the period of 1-2 weeks. By then, they should be used to the taste and smell of this healthy supplement.

If this doesn’t work, you could try the following creative approaches or think about a unique solution for your pets:

  • Mixing powder with water or broth and syringing it to your pet
  • Mixing with a simple high-quality canned food
  • Using bone broths and stews for pets
  • Using the feline (tablet) form and hiding it in yummy foods like peanut butter or homecooked chicken breast
  • Putting powder or tablet inside a pill pocket
  • Throwing the treat into the air to be caught and swallowed
  • Using a “chaser” treat
    • Example: here’s your meatball with the therapeutic supplement in it – immediately followed with an irresistible treat
  • Using the “rule of competition”
    • Example: have another pet nearby so that your pet has to eat it before the other pet gets it

 

A Note From the Manufacturer: 

Canine Whole Body Support


 

“Canine Whole Body Support is a combination of animal tissue concentrates, whole vitamin complexes, minerals, botanicals, and phytonutrients that provide important cellular substrates to a variety of tissues. With the focus on the endocrine system and support for the immune system, liver, and kidneys. Canine and Feline Whole Body Support has a wide range of clinical applications ranging from those with general support for optimal health to those with chronic disease. Geriatric patients and patients that are debilitated should receive this product. Patients with nonspecific complains will benefit from this general support. Whole Body Support can also be used in patients with metabolic or surgical conditions that require a long recovery. In addition, this product can be combined with other Standard Process Veterinary Formulas to offer a more comprehensive nutritional support plan.

Canine and Feline Whole Body Support contains many whole food ingredients combined and concentrated at low temperature to preserve their nutritional value. The combination of these foods, not just a single component, provides the vitamins, minerals and micronutrients your pet needs to build a nutritional foundation and maintain optimal health.”

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Holistically treated pets live healthier happier lives.

The term “holistic” is a broad term that is often associated with multiple models of medicine or healing.  In general, Dr. Candy Akers follows the basic belief that medicine should address the underlying cause of disease and not just treat the symptoms.  This occurs by supporting your pet’s natural ability to heal and restoring the body balance.  Conventional medicine often follows a different path of just treating signs or symptoms of the particular disease appearance. Disease manifests in our pets as a result of an internal unbalance.  These imbalances of normal health result from various insults or toxins encountered during modern life.   Support for your pets’ body can be in various modalities such as supplements, herbs, nutrition, homeopathy, detoxification, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. Dr. Akers takes an integrated approach to veterinary medicine, combining both holistic medicine and traditionally trained modern Western medicine.  She uses conventional medical treatments to reduce or eliminate symptoms and pain during the healing process while supporting the body with more natural and less invasive alternative treatments.  This combination improves your pet’s quality of life, longevity and whole health.

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