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Dr Mercola Astaxanthin for Small Dogs and Cats 48ml /240 pumps

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Dr Mercola Astaxanthin for Small Dogs and Cats 48ml /240 pumps

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Best Before Date May 2021

Dr Mercola Healthy Pets Astaxanthin for small dogs and cats is a powerful antioxidant which helps destroy free-radicals, for your pet's optimal health. Astaxanthin may help support a healthy immune response and comfortable flexible joints. Dr Mercola's Astaxanthin has no taste which is great for those picky felines or canines!

Dr Mercola's Astaxanthin comes in a simple to use spray pump - which is not only easier to use, but keeps the product fresher too protecting the fragile oils from oxygen and easier to portion according to your pet's weight. 

Astaxanthin provides potential benefits to protected parts of the body that aren't normally reached by most other antioxidants. Astaxanthin can also cross the blood-brain barrier and blood-retina barriers to support brain, eye and central nervous system health. Astaxanthin also protects both the water and the fat soluble parts of cells, inside and outside the cell, and can penetrate every part of the body including the eye. Astaxanthin can handle more than 19 free radicals and multiple types at once.

Dr Mercola's Astaxanthin for dogs and cats

  • Is created using Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, and not fungus
  • Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to help maximize  absorption. MCTs provide an immediate source of fuel and energy for your pet and they promote optimal digestion and nutrient absorption.MCTs are also known for their ability to enhance athletic performance and may even help support your pet’s ideal weight.
  • Is made using astaxanthin “oil” instead of powder to enhance stability Is formulated without applying chemical solvents, preservatives, impurities, or residues
  • Is carefully monitored and tested for purity, showing a high concentration of Astaxanthin isomers and the absence of microbiological and heavy metal contamination

In recent years researchers have studied the potential health effects of astaxanthin with dogs and cats. Studies suggest the potential benefits when animals receive supplemental astaxanthin include:

  • Helps support a healthy normal immune response - as your pet ages their immune system declines and may require more support
  • May help support cardiovascular health
  • May help support joint and muscle recovery after exercise
  • Helps support cellular mitochondrial function and energy production - nearly all the cells in your pet's body contain mitochondria, the part of the cell that produces energy, also know as the "powehouse" of cells. Mitochondria are an important area in need of support for any age of dog or cat.
  • May help support comfortable, flexible movement

Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family along with beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein. However astaxanthin is 550 times more powerful than vitamin E, 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene and 5 times more powerful than lutein. In fact scientists believe that astaxanthin is nature's most powerful antioxidant. Its strong free radical scavenging ability is what helps astaxanthin protect cells, organs and tissues from oxidative damage so well. 

You can’t get astaxanthin from fruits and vegetables, even though astaxanthin is in the carotenoid family. Nor can your pet’s body produce its own. Humans and animals must obtain it from their diet, which isn’t easy to do unless you happen to be a marine animal. The only way to get astaxanthin naturally is to eat something that's in the food chain of the original source. Astaxanthin occurs in krill, salmon, algae, plants, and a few fungi and bacteria.

The most valuable type of astaxanthin is produced by the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. The algae produces the molecule for its own survival when its food supply dries up. Astaxanthin serves as a "force field" to protect the algae from lack of nutrition or intense sunlight. 



Directions for Use: Administer orally, 1-2 times per day. Prime Pump before use

Animal Type   Serving Amount / Pumps


Cats (2lbs+) :  1mg / 2 pumps

Toy Breed Dogs(up to 14lbs):  1 mg / 2 pumps

Small Breed Dogs (15-29lbs): 2 mg / 4 pumps




Active Ingredients: Organic Astaxanthin 1 mg (2 pumps, about 0.4 ml)

Inactive Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglycerides, Mixed Tocopherols, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Rosemary Extract, Silicon Dioxide

Delivery Information


For orders of £0 – £39.99 & under 2kg, delivery methods available are:
First Class / RM24 – £3.49 (estimated 1–3 days)

Second Class / RM48 – £2.99 (estimated 2–4 days)

For orders over £40 (and under 2kg) are sent Royal Mail 48 Tracked (unsigned) - FREE

For orders over £60 (and under 2kg) are sent Royal Mail 24 Tracked (unsigned) - FREE

For orders over £110 are sent DPD Courier (Royal Mail 24 Tracked for Special UK Postcodes) - FREE

If you require a guaranteed / fully trackable delivery option, or for orders weighing over 2kg, then there is also the option to have your order delivered by Courier as follows:

UK Mainland Next Day (WEEKDAY delivery) - £6.99

UK Mainland (SATURDAY delivery) - £16.99

UK Highlands & Highlands, Isle of Wight (two-day service) - £15.99

UK Offshore (N. Ireland, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles (two day service) - £18.99

ROI (two-day service) - £18.99

Channel Islands (two-day service) £18.99


All orders placed before 3.30pm* will be dispatched the same working day. Orders placed after 3.30pm* will be dispatched on the following working day. *Courier deliveries have an earlier cut-off.

For courier deliveries, order cut off for same day dispatch is 1.30pm. Orders placed after 1.30pm on a Friday will be dispatched on the following Monday for delivery on Tuesday (or Wednesday for UK special postcodes).

Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank & Public Holidays are classed as non-working days and orders will be dispatched on the next working day.

Email notification will be sent once your order has been dispatched. Please double check your delivery address is correct and contact us straight away if not.

If in the unusual situation there is an issue with your order, such as an item is unexpectedly out of stock or there is an issue with delivery, we will make contact with you. In these instances, we will keep you update via email or telephone to confirm the progress of the order.

Further information on UK deliveries as well as full information on international deliveries, please see our Delivery & Returns section of the website.

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