Brand Name: Aktivait Cat /
Doses form: Capsule
Presentation: 60 Capsules Blister
– It is a phospholipid which helps to maintain normal cell membrane function
Omega 3 fatty acids –eicosapentaenoic
and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA)
L-Carnitine – It is essential for
cellular metabolism and healthy mitochondrial function
Co-enzyme Q10 – has potential
antioxidant effects and used to aid energy production.
Selenium – a mineral which helps in
maintaining natural cognitive function and acts as an antioxidant
Vitamin E – a potent antioxidant and
lipid-soluble vitamin with cell-protecting effects
Vitamin C – a water soluble vitamin
with antioxidant and healing properties
Alpha Lipoic Acid – a coenzyme used
in mitochondrial metabolism, also has antioxidant effects (Not in cat
preparation or Aktivait cat)
nervous system healthy and support brain function by avoiding free radical
Small Breed Dog(10kg or less)
Medium/Large Breed(one capsule per 20kg)
DHA / EPA
*Toxicity has been reported in cats.
Description: Aktivait is a
synergistic combination of nutrients, antioxidants and mitochondrial co-factors
which has been demonstrated to be of benefit in cognitive dysfunction. It is a nutritional supplement to aid a healthy central nervous system
and support brain function in older dogs and cats. Aktivait helps to avoid free
radical damage and promotes brain signals transmission. Aktivait is the first supplement to combine all the nutrients necessary
that may help to sustain optimum function. It contains a complex mix of
antioxidants (Vitamins C, E, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid and N-acetyl cysteine)
and compounds necessary for optimum metabolism and function of the nerve cells
(Carnitine, DHA/EPA and Phosphotidylserine).
Class : Supplement
Indication / Uses:
For management of cognitive decline in elderly dogs and
cats. Signs are as followed:
1 capsule (Small Breed)
1 capsule (Medium and Large Breed)
2 capsules (Medium and Large breed)
3 capsules (Medium and Large breed)
Administration: Capsules can be opened and mixed with
food or given whole, once daily. Aktivait comes in a capsule which can be
opened and mixed with food, or given whole to your dog or cat. Different sizes
are available depending on the size of the dog.
Overdoses / Side effects / Contraindications /Warnings:
Not mentioned. Don’t feed dog preparations to cats.
Not known / Reported.
Pharmaceutical precautions / Instructions:
Normal precautions can be followed.
Onset of Action: 3- 4 weeks after starting
supplementation noticeable improvements can be noticed. This may vary by age,
breed and severity of the changes present. Six weeks is the average reported
time by owners.
Aktivait preparation for dogs should not be given to cats. No withdrawal side
Habit forming: No
Substitute: No Information Available
Que: Can Small
dog’s preparation can be fed to cats?
Ans. No, Dog Aktivait preparation may cause toxicity in cats.
Que: When should
Aktivait be used?
Ans: For all dogs or cats at risk from, or diagnosed with Cognitive
Que: What is
cognitive dysfunction syndrome?
Ans: Cognitive dysfunction is a condition that occurs in older cats and dogs
and shares many similarities with Alzheimer’s disease in humans. It is caused
by progressive degenerative changes to the brain and is characterized by
behavioural alterations resulting from a loss of cognitive ability and learned
behaviour. The condition occurs frequently in older animals but its signs are
often misinterpreted as normal age-related behavioural changes.
It can be diagnosed with the help of following clinical signs which can
be grouped into five areas.
wandering, pacing, restlessness.
recognition of familiar people, pets or places.
Getting lost in
interest in interaction or play or increased clingy or needy behaviour.
vocalization, eg. barking or meowing for no apparent reason.
Restless sleep or
waking at night.
and total sleep.
elimination at random sites.
Decreased or no
signaling of intent to eliminate.
but eliminating indoors upon returning.
Que: What is the age in which pets become susceptible to cognitive dysfunction?
Ans. 8 years or middle age onwards
Que: What cognitive dysfunction does the pets body?
Ans. Cognitive alterations can also reduce a pet’s ability to cope with stress
and induce anxiety, resulting in the development of other behavioural disorders
such as separation anxiety and phobias.
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