The Health Food Store For Pets

Proactive Approach to Promoting & Protecting Your Pets Health

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     "And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so." - Genesis 1:30


     

    Welcome to PUPtection Health & Nutrition Center, we are a holistic nutrition center for pets and a Member of International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), we believe that "Food is medicine" and we do our best to assist you with absolutely anything and everything related to nutrition and as far as we know, we are the first and only holistic nutraceutical center for pets in the US.

    We strive to provide premium pet food at great prices and the products we carry are superior to all other commercial brands. We stock all natural, grain free, and holistic dry, wet, and raw frozen food. You can pick up one of our pre-made dehydrated foods or customize one especially for your dog.

    Nutraceuticals, a portmanteau of “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticals”, is the method of rebalancing the body through the daily intake of specific foods to prevent, control, and/or improve health conditions. The term nutraceuticals is used throughout both human and veterinary medicines to describe a class of drugs that provide both medicinal properties and also nutritive ones. In veterinary medicine, nutraceuticals are refered by the types of foods or ingredients that are believed or proven to have other health benefits.

    The Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, and Sumerians are just a few civilizations that have provided evidence suggesting that foods can be effectively used as medicine to treat and prevent disease. Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old ancient Indian health science, have mentioned benefits of food for therapeutic purpose. Documents hint that the medicinal benefits of food have been explored for thousands of years. Hippocrates, considered by some to be the father of Western medicine, said that people should “Let food be thy medicine.

    With more than 40% of the American population using alternative medical therapies including nutraceuticals, pet parents are encouraged to do the same for their pets. Plus, consumers who are dissatisfied with the high cost of drugs and conventional healthcare and have poor or failed therapeutic outcomes, have turned to alternative methods for medical treatments. Since nutraceuticals are made from herbal or botanical raw materials and are considered by the population to be safer, it's no wonder why pet parents are moving to alternative medical therapies.

    Nutraceuticals can be broken down into the categories such as functional foods or “food therapy”, cleansing & detoxifying, and dietary additives or supplements. All of these methods use food as a tool of purging, rebalancing, or boosting bodily functions.

    Nutraceutical Food Therapy is great for improving:

    Allergies—Food & Skin | Arthritis / Joints | Behavioral Disorders | Bladder Health | Cancer | Diabetes | Digestive Problems | Gum Disease / Tartar / Bad Breath | Heart Conditions | Kidney Problems | Liver Disease | Mobility Problems | Skin & Coat Conditions | Stress / Recovery / Healing | Urinary Tract Disease | Weight Control | And more!

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Testimonials

This review is LONG overdue! Last summer my youngest dog was diagnosed with meningitis. She is a three year old Pomeranian. Meningitis in dogs is less serious than that in humans, but can be very serious. Meningitis is an auto-immune disease in which inflammation occurs in the brain, leading to seizures. Although it is different than that of human meningitis, last summer was very scary and stressful. My dog had multiple seizures and was rushed to the ER multiple times. She spent nights there undergoing cytosar (a chemo treatment for inflammation) and was put on 3 seizure medications and prednisone. I am totally against prescription drugs, but this is my baby and I wanted what was best, although I kept doubting all this medication on such a small dog. I had one of the top neurologist in the state, don't get me wrong, she was great. I just knew there had to be a natural way to get my pup out of this without so much medication. I came across Puptection, as I was looking up holistic doggie stores or vets. After talking to countless vets, neurologist, and store owners, talking to Alex over the phone, gave me so much hope. I came into the store shortly after. He put things into perspective for me and the funny thing is he was saying the exact same thing I had been thinking! He even said, "see you know." If I wouldn't put all these chemicals into my body, why do that to my precious pups? Even the doctors said that over vaccination could very well be the cause of the meningitis! He asked me to start my dog on the clay and even though the vet asked me to feed her a bland diet, (no nutrients, as we were trying to suppress her immune system,) add veggies to her diet. She had been on raw food before, but after this I was asked to feed her only a bland diet. I decided to go slowly with what both the neurologist and Alex asked me to do. I couldn't take her completely off the meds as I'm sure medication is certainly needed to a certain extent. I respect that. I was able to slowly get my dog off the prednisone and the seizure meds with the most side effects.

Vanessa M.
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What Makes Us Unique

Our Mission at Puptection Health & Nutrition Center is always to help achieve optimal nutrition for animals by giving unbiased, evidence-based nutrition advice to veterinarians and owners.

Our goal is to help customers' pets live long, happy and healthy lives.

Our Slogan -- A Proactive Approach to Promoting & Protecting Your Pet’s Health

 

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Our Vision

At Puptection Health & Nutrition Center, our focus is on listening to the customer's needs and matching those needs with appropriate products. It’s truly our goal to bring back integrity towards the information that you receive within the areas of nutrition and care. We seek to deliver sound advice and direction.

Puptection

1335 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (773) 278-9205

Fax:      (773) 278-9255

Store Hours:
10:00-6:00 Mon-Fri
10:00-5:00 Sat,             Closed - Sun

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