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A Brief Synopsis of KODA Products

KODA Products:  What and When to Use

bob_topazBy Bob Root, Keys Scientist

It is not a new concept that a dogs life can be extended by good nutrition.  What may not be as clear is that the polluted environments can shorten their lives.  That is why we created our KODA line for dogs.  KODA helps to extend your dogs life by providing supplements that are functional and topical therapies to protect them from the environment!

I recently had a dear friend tell me that he would like it if I would write an article about what to use and when regarding Koda products.  He politely said, I do not have time to understand the science, just tell me what I should use for my dog in simple terms in 500 words or less.  I realized that I probably spend a lot of time writing articles that are so detailed that people are not sure what to buy.  Maybe it is the scientist in me or a belief that people will not believe me if I don’t explain the details.  I did recall during the discussion with my friend that a professor once said to me, “Bob, I ask you what time is it and you lecture me on the origin of time.”  Maybe there was a hint in that remark.

So here goes for KODA for Dogs.

lifetrace ionic Minerals for Dogs

Must do’s

The two products that I recommend for your dog’s everyday health are Koda OmegaLife and Life Trace.

OmegaLife is a vegan fish oil replacement that provides the Omega 3.6 & 9’s using human quality vegetable oils without concern for Vitamin A toxicity from fish oil.

LifeTrace assures that your dog gets all the minerals they need through this water additive.  If you filter your dog’s water, you are removing most of the minerals.  They need to be added back in.

These are the two must haves that you should give your dog every day!  Order them now!

Functional Supplements

ProCalm Vegan Clamative for Dogs

Use Proflexoil if your dog is older or if their breed are prone to joint issues.  This is also helpful if you have a very active dog, like our Bichon Jasper, to keep tendons and knees from being harmed by running and fast turns. Proflexoil is a Cox-2 anti-inflammation inhibitor.

Use ProCalm if your dog is agitated or has higher anxiety levels.  Great for car rides if those create angst.  Added to the food, the Magnolia extract takes the edge off anxiety and agitation, but does not sedate.  The dogs gets calm quickly, but not lethargic.  In my line of work, I take Magnolia extract daily  😉

ProBiome helps with digestion using a lactobacillus sporogene probiotic.  Add it to food to aid digestion.  This probiotic is the best human grade available and the features benefits and advantage are explained in the article on this blog.  Search ProBiome if you want to know more.

 

Topical Treatments

Use OmniShield to repell flying and crawling insect.  It repels naturally using Neem, Karanja and essential oils.

OmniShield Insect Repellent for Dogs

OmniCare is like a natural Bactine for scrapes, hot spots, abrasions and itchy areas.

OmniClean is a soap/shampoo that offers essential oils to help with skin disorders that include itching and hotspots.  This is a great product to bathe a dog that has allergies or chemical irritations.

 SpotClean is very cool because you can clean your dogs paws between baths.  You can rinse or not and even peanut butter comes off easily.  Grime is gone in seconds

 ProShine is a general dog shampoo and conditioner in one.  The foam lathers fast and rinses even faster for a shiny clean coat that will increase the time between baths.

530 Words is the best I can do.

Bob

Click each product name link to go to its detail page

Each product has a detailed article as well on Clean Green Cafe.  My best suggestion is to type KODA in the search box and read the articles that interest you.

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KODA Dog Products – A Brief Synopsis

KODA Products:  What and When to Use

bob_topazBy Bob Root, Keys Scientist

It is not a new concept that a dogs life can be extended by good nutrition.  What may not be as clear is that the polluted environments can shorten their lives.  That is why we created our KODA line for dogs.  KODA helps to extend your dogs life by providing supplements that are functional and topical therapies to protect them from the environment!

I recently had a dear friend tell me that he would like it if I would write an article about what to use and when regarding Koda products.  He politely said, I do not have time to understand the science, just tell me what I should use for my dog in simple terms in 500 words or less.  I realized that I probably spend a lot of time writing articles that are so detailed that people are not sure what to buy.  Maybe it is the scientist in me or a belief that people will not believe me if I don’t explain the details.  I did recall during the discussion with my friend that a professor once said to me, “Bob, I ask you what time is it and you lecture me on the origin of time.”  Maybe there was a hint in that remark.

So here goes for KODA for Dogs.

lifetrace ionic Minerals for Dogs
lifetrace ionic Minerals for Dogs

Must do’s

The two products that I recommend for your dog’s everyday health are Koda OmegaLife and Life Trace.

OmegaLife is a vegan fish oil replacement that provides the Omega 3.6 & 9’s using human quality vegetable oils without concern for Vitamin A toxicity from fish oil.

LifeTrace assures that your dog gets all the minerals they need through this water additive.  If you filter your dog’s water, you are removing most of the minerals.  They need to be added back in.

These are the two must haves that you should give your dog every day!  Order them now!

 

Functional Supplements

ProCalm Vegan Clamative for Dogs
ProCalm Vegan Clamative for Dogs

Use Proflexoil if your dog is older or if their breed are prone to joint issues.  This is also helpful if you have a very active dog, like our Bichon Jasper, to keep tendons and knees from being harmed by running and fast turns. Proflexoil is a Cox-2 anti-inflammation inhibitor.

Use ProCalm if your dog is agitated or has higher anxiety levels.  Great for car rides if those create angst.  Added to the food, the Magnolia extract takes the edge off anxiety and agitation, but does not sedate.  The dogs gets calm quickly, but not lethargic.  In my line of work, I take Magnolia extract daily  😉

ProBiome helps with digestion using a lactobacillus sporogene probiotic.  Add it to food to aid digestion.  This probiotic is the best human grade available and the features benefits and advantage are explained in the article on this blog.  Search ProBiome if you want to know more.

 

Topical Treatments

Use OmniShield to repell flying and crawling insect.  It repels naturally using Neem, Karanja and essential oils.

OmniShield Insect Repellent for Dogs
OmniShield Insect Repellent for Dogs

OmniCare is like a natural Bactine for scrapes, hot spots, abrasions and itchy areas.

OmniClean is a soap/shampoo that offers essential oils to help with skin disorders that include itching and hotspots.  This is a great product to bathe a dog that has allergies or chemical irritations.

 SpotClean is very cool because you can clean your dogs paws between baths.  You can rinse or not and even peanut butter comes off easily.  Grime is gone in seconds

 ProShine is a general dog shampoo and conditioner in one.  The foam lathers fast and rinses even faster for a shiny clean coat that will increase the time between baths.

530 Words is the best I can do.

Bob

Click each product name link to go to its detail page

Each product has a detailed article as well on Clean Green Cafe.  My best suggestion is to type KODA in the search box and read the articles that interest you.

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KODA Overview and Products – YouTube

This short video gives you perspective of the background of KODA. It shows the features, benefits and advantages of each product.  The video was originally produced for DVDs used in our retailers stores as an overview. There is not voice over, only music.  So, no need to check your computer for a sound malfunction.

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KODA Proflexoil – Joint Health & Pain Relief

ProFlexoil is a multifaceted vegan joint compound for dogs of all ages whose joint stress comes from both external and internal forces.  It is a Cox-2 enzyme inhibitor with ingredients including Glucosamine HCL (not sulfate) and Collagen.

What goes on within human joints also happens in dogs.  As we age, the cushioning material in our joints degrades.  Arthritis, weakness, stiffness and pain become more of a problem.  Chinese medicine generally treats the cause while western medicine treats the symptom.  When joints break down, the western solution is surgical knee replacement.  It is a very effective solution, but very costly and painful.  This is true for the dog having surgery.  The Chinese method is preventative and focuses on the cause.  Naturopaths prescribe Glucosamine.  Broadly, this and other herbs lubricate the joints and have shown to increase the cushion as well as slowing significantly degradation.  Taking Glucosamine is a daily habit for older people and has become popular with dogs as well.

So, the difference in ProFlexoil is based primarily on the type of Glucosamine.  Fundamentally, it is true that both Glucosamine Sulfate and Glucosamine HCL perform about the same function when it comes to physically helping the joints maintain cushion and flexibility.  The reason we use Glucosamine HCL is because of most current studies that show that the HCL version has a higher level of efficacy against the Cox-2 enzyme that is associated with joint pain.  ProFlexoil’s primary purpose is to reduce degradation of the joint and reduce pain without the need for NSAID’s, aspirin, ibuprofen or Nabumetone.  Common names for these are Motrin®, Advil®, Naprosyn®, Aleve® and Relafen® as well as their generic versions.  Glucosamin HCL has a greater affect on the Cox-2 enzyme in pain reduction based on a number of studies.

Our Glucosamine Collagen formulation is designed to build cushion in joints and reduce pain associated with osteo disorders.  It is suspended in pharmaceutical grade oils that are designed to maximize assimilation of the Glucosamine and Collagen.

Here are some of the benefits of ProFlexoil

• Add to Food

• Increased Mobility

• Increased Flexibility

• Pain Reduction

• Anti-Inflammatory

• Rebuilds Cartilage

• Tendon Support

• Arthritis Relief

• Omega 3,6,9’s

• Not from Shellfish

• No NSAIDs Continue reading KODA Proflexoil – Joint Health & Pain Relief

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KODA ProCalm – Calmative and Stress Reducer

ProCalm is a relaxing elixir developed for higher stressed and easily agitated dogs.  It uses a combination of Magnolia extract which is 90% honokiol and magnolo and virgin organic avocado oil as a natural herbal relaxer.  Add to food to reduce agitation and to help dogs remain sleeping through the night.

The stress in our everyday lives continues to increase.  This stress we feel is manifested onto our pets.  The milenial relationship we have with dogs has drawn us closer together in lifeform.  It is easy to project our stress on our pets and dogs receive it with great impact.  Many stomach, travel and skin disorders can be traced back to our dog’s stress levels.

Over the years, there have been botanical essences that worked well.  These have fallen short in recent years because stress levels in dogs can out strip the operating capability of these products. Some people have turned to over-the-counter medications like Bendryl to kick up the efficacy of stress reduction.  Although they work, they often leave the dog sedated and feeling lethargic.  Dosing on and off these medications can leave the dog wired, stressed, agitated and restless.  It becomes a fine line of which is worse, the disorder or the cure.

We developed ProClam based on Chinese herbal therapy around magnolia extract.  When taken, it reduces cortisol levels which lower stress and the effects.  It, “takes the edge off” for the dog without lethargy or agitation.  In fact, the opposite is true mellowing the dog.  The magnolia extract also affected the adrenal glands further reducing the stress levels in the dog.  Adding a few squirts to the dog’s food as needed will smooth out their days which just may smooth out yours a bit.

None of the side effects and none of the danger of using people meds on your dog.

Here are some of the direct benefits of ProCalm for your dog:

• Vegan Calmative

• Promotes Relaxation

• Emotional Well-being

• Aids Adrenal Function

• Reduce Anxiety

• Add to Food

• Pleasant Flavor

• Non-Sedating

• Gluten-Free

• Omega 3, 6 & 9’s Continue reading KODA ProCalm – Calmative and Stress Reducer

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KODA ProBiome – Probiotic & Prebiotic

ProBiome4 is a Lactobacilli sporogenes which is a lactic acid producing bacillus preparation.  To over simplify, it is a probiotic with exceptional properties. Lactobacilli through their metabolic processes prevent the growth of putrefactive organisms by competitive inhibition, the generation of a non-conducive acidic environment and the production of bacteriocins. They improve the digestibility of ingested food constituents and the bioavailability of nutrients, possess hypocholesterolemic activity and enhance the immune response.

In the human and dog gut, symbiotic bacteria exist normally to work with the bodies digestion process.  Chemicals such as parabens and Triclosan are used in everyday products to kill bacteria.  These chemicals can be found in pet food, preservatives in treats and everyday products that dogs can easily ingest.   These chemicals are prolific throughout the house and outdoors.  When consumed, they reduce the good bacteria in the gut which reduces the digestive process leaving food in the dog for too long.  The chemical bacteria reduction also affects the dog’s coat, feeling of being satisfied and can cause gastrointestinal disorders as well as resident parasites.

ProBiome4 offers three distinct functions.  It is a prebiotic, probiotic and digestive aid.  Adding it to the dog’s food at each meal increases the levels of semi-resident probiotic in the form of Lactobacilli sporogenes.  This is a very high end pharmaceutical grade probiome-probiotic that increase the amount of active culture in the intestines aiding digestion.  Among its major benefits is that being a Lactobacilli sporogenes it stays in the digestive system and creates more of its kind to help over the entire day.

Here are some of the benefits to the dog.

• Add to Food

• Vegan Probiotic

• For healthy stool

• Aids Digestion

• Post-antibiotic Therapy

• Reduces Pathogens

• Naturopathic Flora Aid

• Increase Metabolism

• Anti-aging Effects

• Pleasant Flavor

• Omega 3, 6 & 9’s Continue reading KODA ProBiome – Probiotic & Prebiotic

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KODA LifeTrace – Ionic Mineral Water Supplement

LifeTrace76 is an ionic mineral supplement to be added to the dog’s water.  Filtered, RO (reverse osmosis) and distilled water strip needed minerals along with the harmful pathogens. LifeTrace76 adds back in all 76 minerals needed for healthy bodily functions and is very low in sodium and potassium.  Just a few drops in the dog’s water provides all the core necessary minerals for a healthy life.

In an effort to protect their dog from pollutants, microbiology and heavy metals, many people, filter their dog’s drinking water.  This is a good thing!  The problem arises from the mechanical methods used to filter the water.  All, from the least efficient to the highest efficiency remove minerals from the water along with the constituent items they want to filter.  Worse, is when people use distilled or ionized water for their dog’s drinking water which actually leaches out minerals from the dog’s body causing illness and distress.

Leaching minerals or severe reduction in minerals in the dog’s body can cause many skin disorders, diarrhea and severe imbalances manifesting as irritations, agitations and stress.

The easiest way to assure your dog’s health is to add back in minerals needed for a healthy life.  We created LifeTrace76 to add back in all the necessary trace mineral for a healthy balanced life free from distress caused by low minerals in the water and even food.  A few drops in the dog water bowl at each refresh and your dog will maintain a perfect mineral body balance.

Trace minerals have also been shown to reduce and thwart off the bio-burden from industrial chemicals in a dog’s body that come from the environment.

Here are some of the benefits.

• 76 Ionic Trace Minerals

• Anti-aging Properties

• Higher Energy Levels

• Probiome Enabler

• Aids Nutrient Uptake

• Add to Water Bowl

• Digestive Aid

• Balances Electrolytes

• pH Balanced

• Low Sodium

• Low Potassium Continue reading KODA LifeTrace – Ionic Mineral Water Supplement

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KODA OmegaLife – Fish Oil Alternative!

 OmegaLife is a vegan alternative to fermented cod liver oil and salmon oil.  It is for dogs that react to the taste of fish oil.  It provides the addition of saturated fat fruit and vegetable oils that include, organic avocado oil, cold pressed black seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, grape seed oil and Ariane extract.

It is well known that the benefits of oil added to a dog’s food helps in digestion, assimilation of minerals, regular stool and a shiny coat.  Fish oils and our vegan alternative also have a great effect on the skin by creating a probiome environment for good health bacteria that lives symbiotically on the skin.  Research at the National Institutes of Health’s Human Microbiome Project projects the benefits of good bacteria and the suppression of many skin disorders.  We believe this is also true for dogs and our continued research and testing is showing that dog skin disorders caused by chemicals in the environment can be reduced in impact.

Here are some of the benefits.

 • Vegan Oil Supplement

• No Vitamin A Toxicity

• Omega 3, 6 & 9’s

• High Vitamin E, K & B6

• Copper, Zinc & Minerals

• Easily Add to Food

• No Fishy Smell

• Pleasant Flavor

• Rapid Absorption

• Gluten-Free

• No Staining Continue reading KODA OmegaLife – Fish Oil Alternative!

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Koda Products Sneak Peek!

Koda is the new dog products line from Keys.  We have been manufacturing crossover pet and human products since 2005.

Koda products are chemical-free natural therapy and supplements focused on dog wellness, life extension and quality of life.

Below is a sneak peek of the products that we will be introducing at the international pet trade show this September in Las Vegas.  These are the first ten products in the line that will be available soon.

Naturopathic Products:

OmegaLife is a vegan alternative to fermented cod liver oil and salmon oil.  It is for dogs that react to the taste of fish oil.  It provides the addition of saturated fat fruit and vegetable oils that include, virgin organic avocado oil, cold pressed black seed oil, extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, grape seed oil and Ariane extract.

 LifeTrace76 is a mineral supplement to be added to the dog’s water.  Filtered, RO (reverse osmosis) and distilled water strip needed minerals along with the harmful pathogens. LifeTrace76 adds back in all 76 minerals needed for healthy bodily functions and is very low in sodium and potassium.  Just a few drops in the dogs water provides all the core necessary minerals for a healthy life.

 ProBiome4 is a Lactobacilli sporogenes which is a lactic acid producing Bacillus preparation.  To over simplify, it is a probiotic with exceptional properties. Lactobacilli through their metabolic processes prevent the growth of putrefactive organisms by competitive inhibition, the generation of a non-conducive acidic environment and the production of bacteriocins. They improve the digestibility of ingested food constituents and the bioavailability of nutrients, possess hypocholesterolemic activity and enhance the immune response.

ProCalm is a relaxing elixir developed for higher stressed and easily agitated dogs.  It uses a combination of Magnolia extract which is 90% honokiol and magnolo and virgin organic avocado oil as a natural herbal relaxer.  Add to food to reduce agitation and to help dogs remain sleeping through the night.

ProFlexiol is a multifaceted joint compound for dogs of all ages whose joint stress comes from both external and internal forces.  It is a Cox-2 enzyme inhibitor with ingredients including Glucosamine HCL (not sulfate) and Collagen. 

 

Topical Products:

OmniCare is a naturopathic therapeutic spray designed to heal skin irritations, insect bites, cuts, scrapes and hot spots.  It is a combination of botanical, herb and spice extract that are brewed and then distilled.  These are combined with pharmaceutical grade oils known for their healing properties.

OmniShield is an intense therapeutic naturopathic insect repellant spray that uses OmniCare as its base adding high levels of Neem and Karanja oil, peppermint, red thyme and lemongrass to repel over 200 flying and crawling insects including fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes and lice.

 OmniClean is a natural Castile like therapeutic foaming soap used for dogs with skin irritations, insect problems and to heal disorders.  We add Neem and Karanja oil to the soap for their ayurvedic medicine healing and insect repellant properties.

 ProShine is a foaming shampoo-conditioner that is made using a 500 year old Welsh recipe that is brewed.  The shampoo deep cleans and has a slightly acidic pH.  To that, we add essential oils to condition the skin and hair.  It has anti-allergy properties to reduce skin itching and hot spots.

 SpotClean Paw & Face Foaming Cleanser is a brewed wash with botanicals and herbs for quick cleaning of the paws and face as an interim cleanser between baths.  Removes road dirt and allergens as well many chemicals used on public parks and lawns.