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The Essential Guide to Pet Collagen

As collagen is often referred to as the 'glue' within the body of humans and animals, that provides stability in joint and tendon health, supporting the strength and suppleness of hair and skin whilst also boosting the digestive health. Collagen is an essential amino acid and protein source that can be easily supplemented into your beloved pet’s diet to support their health needs.

Just like humans, our pets suffer from collagen deficiencies caused by poor nutrition, UV damage, stress and natural ageing processes whereby the collagen concentration decreases in the body.

Adding ½ a teaspoon of Nutraviva’s Pet Premium Collagen powder to your pet’s diet will revitalise the collagen to establish and preserve articular cartilage that acts as an ideal stress buffer to protect and absorb force that is placed onto your pet’s joints, bones and muscles.

Our Pet Premium Collagen Formulas are a safe supplement due to its less refined properties that provide 18 amino acids to enhance your pet’s overall wellbeing.


How To Add Collagen into Your Pets Diet

Add 1.5g of collagen for every 10kg of body weight to either wet or dry pet food. For example, in:
  • Treats and biscuits
  • Meat or vegetable canned food
  • Broth
  • Gelatin snacks


    Needing some inspiration for a DIY Pet Collagen Biscuit Recipe?

    When making your delicious collagen creations for your fury friends, make sure to avoid foods that may cause allergic reactions such as chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, garlic, heavy cream, macadamia, pecans, walnuts, onions and raisins/grapes. Make sure that any meat or egg ingredients used are cooked as well to avoid the risk of food poisoning.

    Here is a simple chicken and parsley biscuit recipe that is enriched with collagen goodness for your dogs and cats.


    Written by Hannah Cross, Content Collaborator, Nutraviva

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