Lew Olson's newly revised edition is filled with an abundance of new topics and information. Whether you are new to home feeding or a seasoned raw feeder, have a senior dog or a new puppy, a pregnant mom or a toy breed, this book presents all the information you need to make the best nutritional decisions for your dog.

Two New Products: DMG and Paste Probiotics

I have been reading about dimethlyglycine(DMG) for the last few months. I had someone ask me to get more information on glycine, an amino acid, to help prevent seizures in dogs. Glycine is one of the ingredients in the Bertes Zyme and Bertes Digestion products, so I decided to do some research on this amino acid.

Diethylglycine is a derivative of the amino acid, glycine. DMG helps with neurotransmitters in the body, and is found to help control cholesterol (not an issue with dogs). It is also used to help endurance and stamina. It is thought to be able to help oxidize the blood, which is not only useful for fighting fatigue, but may also be helpful in immune problems and with certain types of cancer treatment. It may have some usefulness in controlling glucose metabolism and helpful with brain function.

Hypoglycemia, Diabetes and DMG:


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DMG for possible seizure control in dogs:




DMG is also mentioned in helping with liver metabolism, circulation and heart function. DSM does help in the production of SAMe in the body, which helps support the liver.

There is also speculation DMG may help with cataracts because of its ability to bring oxygen to the eyes.

For more on this, and use in dogs:


DMG has also been approved as a supplement by the Autism Research Institute. It is also used by race horses for endurance and is thought to decrease muscle cramping and increase running speed. For these sources and more information:


Because of the wide range of uses and benefits, B-Naturals decided to carry this supplement in the liquid form. Application and use of liquid is easier to use and probably more effective than DMG in powder or pill form. This product can be used for dogs, cats and birds.


Active Ingredient Per ml:
N,N -Dimethylglycine (DMG) 100 mg
Each Drop Contains:
N,N -Dimethylglycine (DMG) 5 mg

Inactive Ingredients: citric acid, distilled water, and sodium benzoate (a preservative).

Directions For Use:< Dogs and Cats:

Up to 25 lbs: 0.5 ml daily.
26 to 50 lbs: 1.0 ml daily.
51 to 90 lbs: 1.5 ml daily.
91 lbs and over: 2.0 ml daily.

Give suggested level twice per day for two weeks, then once per day.

For best results, divide amount between AM and PM.

For information on home preparing meals for Epilepsy and Diabetes:


Home prepared diets for Liver issues:


Immediacare G.I. – Paste Probiotic

B-Naturals are also introducing Immediacare G.I., a probiotic in paste form which comes in an easy to dispense tube.

I recently had a litter of two puppies born by C section. I had to bottle feed them until their mother was recovered enough for her milk to come in. Without the help of hormones such as oxitosine, lactation can be delayed. I needed help in an easy to dispense form of probiotics, to help the puppies maintain firm stools.< It isn’t always easy to mix the powdered Ultra Probiotic Powder for puppies, while on the road or for dogs who are too debilitated to eat. I have found the paste form to be invaluable for these situations.< I just turned the wheel on the dispenser for the right amount and placed it in the puppy’s mouth.< This was done twice daily until mom’s milk was enough to take them off the bottle.<

I throw a tube of the Immediacare in my grooming bag when I go to dog shows or I’m on a road trip with my dogs.<

Here is my recipe for weaning puppies to a raw diet:


The puppies are doing great, and are now four weeks old! < Here’s a picture after their first meal.


Immediacare G.I. is recommended for loose stools and to support rapid gastrointestinal balance associated with microflora imbalances, garbage gut, food sensitivities, stress, age and traveling.

Active Ingredients Per 10 cc:

Pantothenic Acid 10.5 mg
Pyridoxine HCl (Vitamin B6) 2.5 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1.0 mg
Mixed Lactic Acid Bacteria 1.3 x 10^7 CFU
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 3.4 x 10^6 CFU
Bacillus Subtilis 3.8 x 10^5 CFU
Aspergillus oryzae 1.3 x 10^5 CFU

Inactive Ingredients: carrageenan, d-calcium pantothenate, dried apple pectin pulp, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product, dried lactobacillus plantarum fermentation product, mucilage, polysorbate-80, primary yeast dehydrated, silicon dioxide, vegetable oil, yeast extract, yeast fermentation solubles.

Directions For Use:

Give recommended serving listed below until results occur.

Body Weight Serving Per Day

Up to 10 lbs< 5 cc< 2 times daily
11 to 20 lbs< 5 cc< 3 times daily
21 to 30 lbs< 10 cc< 3 times daily
31 to 50 lbs< 15 cc< 3 times daily
51 lbs & over< 20 cc< 3 times daily

We all hope everyone had a very safe and happy 4th of July and hope you remembered to keep your dogs and cats indoors and in protected areas during any fireworks celebration. We will see you againin August!

Copyright Lew Olson 2008

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