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Our pet health library features articles by biochemist and InClover founder, Rebecca Rose, in addition to other industry experts. Learn the ins and outs of the pet supplement market, including how to read labels and what to look for in a quality product plus get advice on other common pet health concerns and questions.

7 Questions to Ask When Picking a Joint Supplement

Rebecca Rose, InClover Research  When I founded InClover I had just completed a global research project we called the holy grail of women’s health. We discovered a type of bacteria that could keep women healthy, if only we could get them to grow in the body. Sounds...

National Veterinary Technician Week 2019

Lisa  Mulligan, InClover Research   This week is National Veterinary Technician Week! We at InClover Research are grateful for their commitment and vital role that they have in the health and welfare of our beloved animals every single day. Anyone who has gone to a...

How to Introduce a New Cat from Guest Blogger Ryan Frank

I didn't think that we would get another cat, but when my director at work posted pictures of her cats that needed new homes, I felt the urge to try it out. My husband and I first adopted Solange, a domestic shorthair mix, adopted at just 5-6 months old from the...

My food is on the DCM list, now what?

I found the perfect food for my dogs, they love it and I feel good about feeding it. And then, the FDA posted the 16 brands of dog food linked to canine heart disease. Yes, my premium brand was named. Now what? The one thing that everyone can agree on is that the link...

Which would you feed your cat? 3 tips for a healthy urinary tract

Supporting a healthy urinary tract system is critical for our feline fur babies. You probably have or know of a cat with an unhealthy urinary tract right now. We want to do the right thing but it can be confusing. Some urinary tract foods contain salt. That can’t be...

Who’s my lucky ducky sweetie boy?

By: Rebecca Rose, InClover founder & product developer Who feels stupid now for talking baby talk to the dog? Not me! An article published in this week’s Science Journal showed what you probably already realized: Your dog loves when you say nice things in that...

Question: Should I rotate my pet’s joint supplement?

Some pet parents have indicated they rotate their pets' joint supplements because the supplements appear to "stop working." While there may be some benefit to swapping out incomplete or inferior joint support products, In Clover supplements are...

Why we don’t use probiotics in any of our supplements

Probiotics are all the rage. Whether you're in a pet store or a grocery store, it seems like everything from fruit juice to cat litter is touting their probiotic content. If probiotics are so "hot," why doesn't In Clover include them in our products? Although many pet...

Not all “clinical studies” are created equal

It's not hard to find a pet supplement claiming to be "vet tested," "clinically tested," "clinical proven," has "clinical results" or some other variation, but not all "clinical studies" are created equal. Survey studies: Some companies play fast and loose with their...

What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics are "good" or "friendly" bacteria that reside within the gut (intestines) of mammals, including humans, dogs and cats. Probiotics are living organisms that act as little "factories" that produce essential nutrients the body needs to function. Each animal...

Why are enzymes important?

Enzymes are the building blocks of life. The functions of enzymes are the same in humans as in animals. These little proteins control essential chemical reactions inside our pets' (and our) bodies, such as building bones, developing red blood cells, healing wounds,...

InClover remains ahead of industry demands

In 1999, InClover’s Connectin became the first joint support product proven to show significant improvements in mobility in an average of 15 days as evidenced by gold-standard clinical trials. Independent veterinarians from an international leader in veterinary...

Nutrition basics for your kitten: What you should know

By: VetStreet Your kitten weighed only a few ounces at birth. He'll put on about 2 pounds in the next 10 weeks and continue to gain weight rapidly until he's about 6 or 7 months of age. After that, he'll continue to gain more slowly until about 11 months of age; his...

Help! My pet is eating poop!

By: Rebecca Rose The name for this is coprophagia. It is a common problem and there are ways to make it stop! Sometimes the cause of coprophagia is behavioral. The dog must be trained that eating his feces, or the feces of other animals, is not okay. This can be...

Caring for your pet in cold weather

By: Humane Society of Boulder Valley The Humane Society of Boulder Valley and the City of Boulder Animal Control wants to remind you that your furry or feathered companions may also be feeling the chill. In addition to being vulnerable to the cold weather, many...

What is a “patented” animal supplement?

Have you ever gone into the office after a weekend of hiking and camping under the stars only to hear a co-worker say they also went camping… in their car… at a crowded campsite? Even though those are both forms of “camping,” they’re not the same. Patents face a similar communication problem.

Help for Hairballs

If you have ever watched your cat wrenching to expel a hairball, or if you have stepped on a hairball in the middle of the night, you have experienced the discomfort of hairballs. Hairballs are known in scientific circles as trichobezoar and are very common in cats, especially in long-haired cats (although they occur with any length of hair). They are more common during warmer seasons and climates.

The Value of Prevention with Animal Wellness

You have heard the old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” With your furry kid, this is a saying that rings especially true. Our dogs and cats count on us to do the right thing for their care and diet. We make decisions that impact their health on a daily basis.

When to supplement your dog or cat

If you take a supplement or two because you care about your health, does it make sense to do the same for your dog or cat? Many pet parents and veterinarians are saying “yes” to functional and issue-targeted supplements. Lisa Sanford of Brandenton Florida is one of those pet parents. “My 13-year-old Catahoula (Boris, now retired from flyball) is acting like a puppy again because of Connectin joint supplement. He brings me toys again to throw for him and springs around. He is my ‘heart’ so this means the world to me!”