Introducing Dr. Alvar+: the range of nutritional compounds in our dry foods targeting specific needs and delivering exquisite health benefits.
During this summer, we brainstormed how to best communicate the high quality of our products. We’re really good at talking about environmental benefits, but when it comes to the active ingredients, functional nutrients, health benefits of our products.. It’s complicated, it’s a lot, it’s difficult to fit into snack-sized content! (When you read this article further, you’ll see exactly what we mean 😉🤷🏼♀️)
As a result, many potential customers may not look beyond the main ingredients – which are of course also important, but it’s the small details that make the big difference in your dog’s health.
Allow us to introduce Dr.Alvar+ compounds, the new way we will from now on package product benefits. Let’s dive deeper into THE PLUS.
The + are nutritional solutions included in our dry food formulas to support the wellbeing of a dog at a delicate life stage or with a certain specific need. They’re developed by Alvar Pet’s extended team of veterinarians and dog food experts.
Adjusted levels of essential nutrients together with carefully selected active ingredients create a synergistic combination that provides targeted health benefits to cater to dogs’ individual needs. Just like mathematical equations, Dr. Alvar+ compounds are based on science; scientific research of dog’s nutritional needs.
The compounds are included in our dry food recipes. Giving a dedicated name to these nutrient sets helps us communicating the product benefits in an easy-to-understand way.
The compounds consist of carefully chosen functional ingredients, vitamins and minerals. Often the lists of technical-looking words like chondroitin sulphate or fructo-oligo saccharide, or think about the antioxidants and vitamins of berries.
As nutritional solutions, however, compounds are not only about functional ingredients added to the recipes. Dr.Alvar+ also emphasises how we have formulated each individual recipe to ensure a balanced intake of essential nutrients, like protein or fat, based on the different needs of dogs.
We primarily source from the Nordics, harnessing the superpowers of our northern nature. Not all the nutrients are available from the Nordics – at least not yet – so some of the tiny but mighty ingredients such as psyllium and glucosamine are sourced from further.
Our life stage compounds make sure that your dog gets the nutrients it needs throughout its healthy and happy life.
Nutrient cocktail designed to ensure the optimal growth of a puppy. From the puppy’s first food up to 12 months and the brink of adulthood.
Dogs start showing signs of aging from 6 years and up, and the right nutrition can add healthy years to their life!
At the last third of the gestation, pregnant bitches have specific nutritional needs that can best be met through food designed to that purpose. Similar formula also serves for the needs of puppies during weaning from the age of 2-3 weeks.
Our recipes with Mother & Puppy+: Zippy
Dr.Alvar+ special needs compounds are the cornerstone to needs-based and science-backed nutrition, where you can target specific needs with the active, functional ingredients.
Designed to support the dog’s digestive system and gut health. For dogs with a sensitive stomach.
Designed to boost your dog’s skin and coat from the inside. Provides targeted health benefits to issues like itchy skin or dull coat.
Maintaining ideal body condition is one of the key ways to supporting the long and healthy life of a dog. This compound is designed for weight watchers.
For dogs with sensitivities, less is often more – careful would be the one word to describe our approach to designing this compound.
Supporting joint health may be of specific interest to the owners of big dogs, sporty dogs, aging dogs or overweight dogs.
Phew, that was a lot – applauds to anyone who made it this far! 😅 👏🏼 Choosing the correct mix of compounds to suit your dog’s needs can feel overwhelming, but that’s why we’re here: to help.
You can start by building a tailored meal plan for your dog – and you’re always more than welcome to reach out through our customer support. You can also find more info about Dr.Alvar+ in our nutrition-related FAQ section.
Also, if your dog has a special need that our Dr.Alvar+ compounds don’t cover, we’d love to hear! We’re always looking for ways to further develop our product portfolio in order to serve and support the health of even more dogs and their different kinds of unique needs. 💚