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Information on Theracoat
Frequently Asked Questions (Answered by Davis Manufacturing)
How does TheraCoat work?
Cell health is dependent upon phospholipids, molecules which contain fatty acids and are key building blocks of cell membranes. Phospholipids protect cells from oxidation and are a major component of the protective sheaths that surround the brain and support the circulatory system. The liver produces phospholipids if the daily diet is sufficient, but pet foods are generally inadequate so phospholipid production is compromised. Because TheraCoat is derived by extracting and purifying phospholipids from soybeans, it replenishes essential omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. TheraCoat is also a critical source of B vitamins, choline, linoleic acid, and inositol. These components and many others included in this remarkable dietary supplement help improve the fluidity and health of all cells and tissues including those in the brain and nervous system.
What causes skin and coat problems?
The first sign of phospholipid deficiency is a skin problem. A number of cutaneous changes can occur including loss of skin elasticity, dryness, scaliness, sebaceous gland atropy, poor wound healing, weakened cutaneous capillaries, erythema, lesions at mucocutaneous junctions, matting of fur, thinning and discoloration of hair, lack of hair regrowth and alopecia. Fortunately, phospholipid and essential fatty acid deficiencies are rapidly reversed when TheraCoat is added to the diet. The plasma membranes of cells are repaired once extracellular fluid is enriched with essential phospholipids.
How does the use of TheraCoat compare to other options?
While topical treatments such as medicated shampoos, conditioners, and sprays are often beneficial in treating symptoms of skin and coat disorders, TheraCoat aids in the actual internal healing process necessary to reduce, and in most cases, eliminate such symptoms. Animals without skin and coat problems will also benefit from using TheraCoat as seemingly healthy coats will become fuller, shinier, and enriched with moisture.
When will results be evident?
After 30 to 60 days of daily use, the effects of TheraCoat will begin to become apparent. Miraculous results include skin healing and regeneration, reduced skin and coat dryness, hair re-growth, improved skin elasticity and suppleness, increased wound healing ability, reduced shedding and enhanced coat luster.
How is TheraCoat administered?
TheraCoat is very easy to use as it is in a granular form. Simply sprinkle it on pet food on a daily basis following the measurement chart on the container. Since it is made from natural soy proteins, the flavor blends well with foods and pets enjoy it. Theracoat is available in a 14.1 oz., 400 gram container and should last approximately three months when given to a 30 pound pet. A scoop is included in the product for ease of administration.
Is TheraCoat FDA regulated? What are its properties?
TheraCoat is a premium deoiled soybean extract characterized by a high phospholipid concentration, uniform appearance and a 2% flow aid. TheraCoat is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as a direct food substance under Title 21 CFR 184.1400. The storage environment should not exceed 77degrees fahrenheit (25 degrees celsius). When stored under these conditions, shelf life is a minimum of two years.
Frequently asked questions (answered by Dr. Meredith Thomas)
1. Do you recommend TheraCoat for cats too? How do you get them to eat it?
Yes, I recommend TheraCoat for cats too and all mine enjoy it. What I suggest to my clients is the following: If you are like me and feed wet food then simply mix it in accordingly; My own cats eat the wet food without even being aware TheraCoat has been added. Furthermore, after giving it to them for a month their coats are so full, soft, and healthy looking. If you don't feed wet food to your cat try mixing it in easy cheese, a little bit of mayo or butter.
2. How should I get my dog to eat TheraCoat if I only feed it dry food?
I too only let my yorkies eat dry food. What I do is make them a TheraCoat sandwich. I buy some sliced deli meat. Then I sprinkle their dose in one slice and fold it up. They usually gobble it out of my hand. Now on other dogs that are extremely finicky eaters you will have to be creative. The above mentioned mixing with easy cheese idea is good.
3. Are there any pets that should not take TheraCoat?
I do want to state that since TheraCoat is made from soybeans should your pet have been diagnosed with a food allergy specific to being sensitive to soybeans then unfortunately you should not give this pet TheraCoat.
4. Will TheraCoat heal any skin problem that my pet has?
It's important to understand that should your pet have an existing medical condition, then your veterinarian needs to address this problem. As quoted before though, for nearly all my dermatological cases I include TheraCoat as part of the treatment.
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