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FAQs: Steadfast Canine


Q:  How is Steadfast® Canine different from other joint supplements?

A:  Where other joint supplements contain manufactured ingredients, Steadfast Canine is formulated with Natural Eggshell Membrane® (NEM®) and TêlaFIRM®.  NEM, the thin membrane found on the inside of an eggshell, is a naturally occurring matrix of common joint support ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.  Because it is a natural protein source, these ingredients found in NEM are able to be optimally utilized by your dog once ingested, making it the most effective source of these necessary joint health components.  TêlaFIRM provides your dog with the most research backed organic trace mineral blend available.  Many canine supplements and foods contain the common minerals we associate with joint health (selenium, manganese, copper and zinc) however most of these minerals are considered inorganic.  Inorganic minerals are minerals that are bound to a salt, making it difficult for them to survive the acidity of the stomach and reach the intestines where they’re to be absorbed.  Organic, or chelated, minerals are carbon bound which protects the mineral from the stomach’s acidic environment and ensures safe passage to the intestines for absorption.  TêlaFIRM’s proprietary formulation utilizes only organic minerals for optimal digestion and benefit to your dog.  The combination of these two ingredients coupled with the available research on both Steadfast’s finished formulation and its individual ingredients, assures you that your dog is receiving the very best supplement that science has to offer.

Q:  Why does it matter that Steadfast® Canine is patented?

A:  With the saturation of the canine supplement market, you should research products thoroughly and place value on those that offer finished-product research and credentials.  In addition to being an audited member of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC), Arenus has taken its credentialing process one step further and gained U.S. patented or patent-pending status on all of its Vital Science nutraceutical products.  Steadfast Canine, along with the rest of the Steadfast family, is fully patented, assuring our customers of label accuracy and that these quality products will work as indicated.

Q:  Will I need to keep my dog on Steadfast® Canine forever?

A:  While Steadfast Canine can certainly be used to address acute pain and inflammation associated with injury or osteoarthritis, the formulation is designed as a maintenance program to support your dog through daily wear and tear.  Generally, our customers are so pleased with the quick improvement in their dog that they opt to incorporate Steadfast Canine on to their dog’s daily regimen. 

Q:  Is Steadfast® Canine palatable?

A:  Yes.  Steadfast Canine comes in a convenient, chewable tablet which dogs love.  You can give this liver-flavored tablet as a treat or add it to their meals.  If you find your dog doesn’t care for Steadfast Canine, try breaking it into smaller pieces and adding it to their meal.  Disguising the tablet in peanut butter or cheese has also proven helpful.