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Product Review: PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement

        
          

Just like humans, dogs can benefit from increased micronutrient and prebiotic intake, particularly before pregnancy or during lactation.  The same nutrients that help support a healthy pregnancy and puppies can also benefit non-pregnant dogs, particularly if they suffer from inflammatory issues such as arthritis or inflammation.  Here, PROGENY BB Premium Brood Bitch Formula will be reviewed, which is a powder supplement intended for pre-breeding nutrition, when nursing, and for dogs with allergies or arthritis.

PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement

Progeny BB Dog Breeding Supplement is formulated for the health and well-being of both a female breeding dog and her puppies.  This product is custom manufactured in the United States at Kauffman Animal Health in Lebanon, PA and distributed by Scientific Resources, Inc.  The advantages of PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement include:

  • Increased litter health and fewer failed pregnancies and losses
  • Lactation support
  • Amino acid formula for improved muscle and organ development in puppies
  • Balanced vitamin and mineral proportions for balanced tissue growth in puppies
  • Improves the condition of dogs with allergies and arthritis
  • Money back guarantee if the health and value of your dog’s next litter is not improved

Ingredients in PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement:  yeast culture, liver meal, ground flax seed, alfalfa meal, lecithin, choline chloride, dried whole egg, potassium chloride, salt, calcium carbonate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, vitamin E supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, niacin, menadione sodium bisulfate complex, copper sulfate, d-biotin, vitamin A supplement, manganese complex, vitamin B-12 supplement, folic acid, beta carotene, thiamine, dihydroiodide, sodium selenite.

These ingredients have a wide range of benefits for dogs and puppies.

  • Yeast culture contains important B vitamins and enzymes, and is also a prebiotic
  • Liver meal is an excellent source of Vitamin A
  • Ground flax seed contains omega 3 fatty acids
  • Alfalfa meal supports joint health and low thyroid production
  • Micronutrients support a healthy immune system and proper growth

Canine Tester:  Lucy

This product was specifically recommended to be fed to Lucy, my 15 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix.  While Lucy is not going to be bred, she does suffer from bad seasonal allergies.  Our hope was to provide her some relief, as she does not tolerate allergy medications well.  Lucy’s main allergy symptoms are dry, itchy skin and red, watery eyes.

My Review of PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement

PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement is a fine powder that arrived in a convenient tub with a 1 oz measuring spoon for convenience.  The powder is light brown in color and has a distinct mineral-like odor, reminiscent of iron or copper (two ingredients found in this product).  It should be noted that this supplement is not intended for use with Bedlington Terriers, as they are known for their genetic intolerance to copper.  The powder should be split between meals.  Dogs should be given time to gradually adjust to the influx of nutrients and prebiotics by receiving ¼ of the recommended serving the first day and gradually increasing to the full serving over the course of 7 – 10 days.  Serving size is based on weight:

5 – 10 lbs:  up to ¼ scoop
10 – 20 lbs:  up to ½ scoop
20 – 40 lbs:  up to ¾ scoop
40 – 60 lbs:  up to 1 scoop
60 – 80 lbs:  up to 1 ½ scoop
80+ lbs:  up to 2 scoops

Based on Lucy’s weight of 25 lbs, she received ¾ scoop of powder per day.

What I Liked about PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement

I like that this product is easy to use and administer during meals.  Unlike other powders I have used in the past, PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement does not stick to the walls of the dog bowl and create a hard-to-clean mess.  I liked that both of my dogs seemed to love the taste of the powder, as Lucy would lick her bowl completely clean and our other dog would check to make sure nothing was left behind.

I also liked that the product seemed to work quickly.  Within days Lucy was showing fewer signs of allergies.

From the perspective of value, this product is a great deal.  There are no fillers in this supplement, so consumers truly get what they pay for.  For a 25 lb dog, a 60 oz tub of PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement will last approximately 3 months.

What I Disliked about PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement

Unfortunately, this product ultimately wasn’t for us.  Lucy (who came to us only 18 months ago) has terrible dental problems, including an excessive build-up of plaque and tartar.  Due to her age and a preexisting heart condition, she is not a good candidate for dental cleaning or tooth removal.  We found that the powder was coating her teeth, which is not good for her condition.  We regret not being able to use this product, as it was certainly helping with her allergies.  Within a couple days of stopping supplementation, her allergy symptoms worsened.

Were the Claims Met?

While I am unable to say whether this product improved Lucy’s breeding health, it did improve her allergy symptoms.

Bottom Line

PROGENY BB Dog Breeding Supplement is a made-in-the-US nutrient supplement that is chock full of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and prebiotics.  The ingredients are intended to improve the health and survivability of litters and can also improve the condition of dogs suffering from allergies or arthritis.

This product is a great value and is easy to use.  Due to a preexisting dental problem this supplement was not for us, but I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a healthy nutritional supplement for breeding or arthritis/allergy support.

 

 

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As a life-long dog owner and animal lover I have dedicated my adult life to rescuing and fostering dogs, particularly seniors and behaviorally at-risk animals.I believe that nearly every animal can be rehabilitated with love, kindness, training, and proper exercise.
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