The Research on the Power of Nature

Research – The power of nature: What’s that?

Dear friends, it is with pleasure that I announce the publication – on an international scientific journal (Journal of Immunology Research) – of one of the most important researches realized by SANYpet’s Department of Research and Development – under the guide of immunologist  Prof. Giuseppe Terrazzano – titled “In vitro effects of some botanicals with anti-inflammatory and anti-toxic activity”.

This scientific work not only confirms all the already known antioxidant and antinflammatory properties of medicinal plants, but it’s also the first publication that demonstrates the antitoxic properties of a specific pool of botanicals against oxytetracycline toxicity. We identified the toxic potential of this antibiotic*, legally and widely used in industrial farming.

We have tens of researches that show how our nutraceutical diets (Forza10 Active Line) can solve the majority of chronic diseases in our pets: this is exactly because these pathologies are caused by oxytetracycline residues, that are present way too often in traditional pet food.

I want to be clear on the fact that all pet food companies are – along with the inspection and production chain (health authorities, farmers, meal producers) – victims themselves, since the problem is in legislation itself. As a matter of fact, the law only prescribes control of oxytetracycline residues on muscles, kidneys, liver, eggs, milk and honey, ignoring bone tissue and fat, since they’re not considered as edible.

However, chemical and pharmaceutical contamination mostly takes place through the (unaware) consumption of bone and fat, actual “dumpsters” for toxic substances. We can’t ignore the fact that all food realized with the mechanical separation of meat from bone (wurstel, hamburgers, nuggets, sausages, etc…) can contain bone tissue in various percentages.


Research – The power of nature: Strenghts

I want all pet owner to think about these points:

  • SANYpet, a cruelty free company, was born from clinical observations and experiences on food related pathologies.
  • It has a Research&Development Department that realized tens of researches on the most common chronic or relapsing pathologies of dogs and cats, identifying all the extremely effective recipes of our Active, Legend and Sensitive Lines.
  • It has often worked in collaboration with several universities.
  • It has published more than 20 research on prestigious international scientific journals and is about to publish at least another 5 in the close future, investigating what harms our pets and how to restore their health.
  • It uses exceptional and pristine raw materials for its diets, having also realized two production plants in Iceland for the exact purpose of avoiding any kind of contamination from oxytetracycline.
  • It has suppliers from New Zealand, another land that’s as pristine and uncontaminated as Iceland.
  • It has an in-depth knowledge on the worst pollutants and on how to avoid them and, thanks to the know-how of Dr. Gianandrea Guidetti, on how to best use medicinal plants to restore health.
  • It has important international patents on technologies developed in order to protect the effectiveness of botanicals.
  • It has an in-depth knowledge in regard to the delicate balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, that are extremely important.
  • It has done everything to be the most trustworthy company for the health of your beloved furry friends.
  • Everyone makes claims, we keep our promises, you have the word of Sergio Canello.


* MICROBIOLOGY AND FOOD SAFETY Poult Sci. 2015 Aug;94(8):1979-85. doi: 10.3382/ps/pev141. Epub 2015 May 25.
Cytotoxic effects of oxytetracycline residues in the bones of broiler chickens following therapeutic oral administration of a water formulation.
Toxicological Implications and Inflammatory Response in Human Lymphocytes Challenged with Oxytetracycline.

The Role of Intensive Farming

Intensive Farming: what’s that

The geometric expansion of intensive farming has made me suspect a decisive role of the drugs used in large quantities in this type of farming.

Because of their characteristic of amassing numerous animals in confined spaces, requires continuous drug use to prevent diseases from developing.

Nature, in fact, when faced with a supernumerary of animals in a particular area, uses disease as a mechanism to reduce or eliminate overcrowding.

Therefore, with intensive farming there is a continue escalation between increasingly powerful drugs and increasingly dangerous and deadly diseases.
Unfortunately, some of these drugs evidently deposit toxic waste in the meat and bones of the animals raised for meat.

The evidence comes from the fact that, if the dog or cat eats the same type of meat, but not from animals coming from intensive farming, the diseases don’t appear. In practice, the chicken, turkey, pork, rabbit and beef bred in an “old-fashioned” way without the use of antibiotics or other drugs, don’t create problems, while the same meats derived from intensive farming clearly cause often impressive reactions.

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Dog Nutrition during Pregnancy


During the pregnancy period, which has an indicative duration of 63 days, it’s necessary that the female is fed quality food with high digestibility and desirability and meets her nutritional needs.

The nutrition must have an adequate percentage of fatty acids Omega3 and must address the needs of the gestation, childbirth, and lactation periods. The goal is for the female to be in good physiological condition and have a healthy appetite throughout the pregnancy.
An overweight female has a lowered fertility rate and is vulnerable to problems related to both the gestation (excessive growth of fetuses) and the birth (narrower pelvic canal).
Severely underweight females will have difficulty taking the required amount of food to cover the nutritional demand of the pregnancy and lactation.

During the first 5 to 6 weeks, dogs have particular nutritional needs. A sufficient maintenance nutrition will contain the necessary carbohydrates. A good quality nutrition shouldn’t need additive substances (protein, calcium, phosphor, or vitamin). This can be counterproductive by causing soft tissue calcification and malformed fetuses. Malnourishment or poor quality of food can have negative effects on the immune system and fetal development with repercussions on the future growth of the puppy.

The major growth of the fetus happens in the last three weeks of gestation, in which the nutritional needs of the female increases. A higher energy pet food is recommended. Divide the food into more meals throughout the day, to avoid quantities that can clutter the abdominal space.
For these purposes, use a puppy pet food or a diet specifically designed for this phase of life; both have high energy and protein.

Many breeders use this type of food just in the last two weeks of gestation.

It’s important for the female to maintain a routine, to prevent stress that would be counterproductive for her and the puppies.
Stress and lack of nutrition can cause negative effects on the pregnancy, preventing the female dog to fully exploit the potential of her genetics.

Once the childbirth has finished and the placenta has been expelled, the female should be given fresh water and food. Many females refuse food, but will resume eating in the following 24 hours after childbirth.

If she was properly prepared for lactation, her weight after childbirth should be 5 – 10% more than the first gestation.

Nutrition During Lactation

It is important to consider the increased need for high quality nutrition when female dogs are nursing puppies. During the lactation phase, which lasts about 6 to 7 weeks, high energy nutrition is especially critical for the nursing mother.

When lactation begins, the mother should have a high Body Condition Score which must be maintained throughout this period. Considering this and the need for high energy, at the beginning of lactation, provide 1.5 times the normal food amount, and gradually increase to reach the maximum amount (three times) at the peak of lactation, which happens at the third to fourth week, until weaning.

From the peak of lactation to when puppies are weaned, the female should consume 25% more for every puppy than their normal nutrition quantity, and it’s important to use high quality foods.

The characteristics of these pet foods are digestibility, a high caloric value, and the use of easily digestible proteins of high biological value. Some breeders integrate calcium into their food and believe this mineral enriches milk and contributes to the development of the puppies.
On the contrary, the integration of calcium would not be necessary if they used complete, balanced, and high quality nutrition.

The most stressful phase for the mother is the first 72 hours after giving birth, when they produce a special milk containing colostrum, which is highly nutritious and rich in immunoglobulins essential for the transfer of passive immunity to the puppies.

Always consider the increased stress on the female dog’s system when they are nursing, adjusting food quantity and quality as needed to ensure continued health for the mother, and a good start for the puppies.

The Post Weaning Period

In the post weaning period, puppies need a high quantity of energy and protein, the correct ratio of calcium and phosphor, and all other essential substances for their growth and the adequate development of their tissues (muscles, connective, nervous).

These nutritive substances also have to satisfy the homeostasis maintenance. A higher energy and protein content is necessary especially for the first six months of life, a period of immense growth. After this period, energy demands will lower.

Another fundamental aspect to keep in mind when feeding dogs is that various breeds each have a particular time needed to reach sexual and physiological maturity. Small dogs will reach maturity faster than larger dogs, therefore their first nutrition period will last just until they reach 9-12 months of age.
Larger dogs will need 24 months to complete their muscular and skeletal growth.

The needs of larger dogs are met by the market, which offers pet food created specifically for them. These pet foods provide an adequate caloric intake to support a harmonious and balanced development, and contain chondroitin and glucosamine to protect bones and cartilages. Moreover, they are enriched with the essential fatty acid Omega3 as an anti-inflammatory, which is helpful for the development of a healthy nervous system and excellent vision.

A published study in January 2010 has found that subjects fed with a diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega3, and possessed a high quality of these factors in their blood, exhibited improved training performance when compared to the control group.

EPA and DHA are components of the Omega3 group which are highly necessary during the growth of a puppy.
They enhance the composition of cartilages, provide mechanical support to bone structures, and hydrate organ tissues. Moreover, EPA and DHA have an anti-inflammatory action and are important in the management of the vasodilation process and the coagulation of blood.

Poor nutrition or overeating creates the risk of osteoarticular and obesity diseases in adults. Unfortunately, many dogs are fed with pet foods made mainly of cereals and meat flour from animals raised on silage, both of which are nearly devoid of Omega3. The modern cycle of intensive farming of animals, based on the use of silage as the main food source, has produced the following negative consequence: It has almost cancelled the intake of Omega3 fatty acids and completely imbalanced the Omega3/Omega6 intake.
In fact, herbs have always been the natural food for herbivores, as it guarantees an Omega3 and Omega6 intake close to 1:1, while grains have a ratio of just 1.4:5.4.

In this way, all the big and small ruminants and poultry bred to produce silage meat, milk, cheese, egg, and flour rich in Omega6 are seriously deficient of fatty acids of the Omega3 series. A high presence of Omega6 with no counterbalance of Omega 3 can cause inflammation, proliferate various cell lines, and promote abnormal tissue growth with prevarication of muscular development and fat at the expense of the skeleton. This may explain why in the last thirty years the growth rates of medium to large puppies have surged around six months.

Of the same age, most small and medium dogs have reached 80% of the standard height and 12 month forecast growth, which undermines harmonious physiological development of the muscular and skeletal systems. It is therefore reasonable to assume that low quality food and an imbalance of Omega3 and Omega6 causes abnormal and early growth, which predisposes dogs to diseases such as bone and joint dysplasia and osteochondritis dissecans.

With a balanced and complete nutrition, you will have a muscular, agile, and healthy dog that is suitable for competitive activities of work and beauty.

The Importance of the Breeders Nutrition

Breeders Nutrition: The fundamental principles


The Breeding process begins with a practical character test by which dogs are evaluated by their physical beauty and current state of health. Unfortunately, nutrition is often overlooked and too much emphasis is placed upon the genetics of the parents. Providing proper nutrition for both the male and female is vital, as it will affect the vitality, health, and growth of their puppies.

Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the physical and psychological health of the parents, which has a sharp influence on the general state of the puppies.

The fundamental principles for correct nutrition are:

• A presence of the Omega3 essential fatty acids in high quantity (between one and three per one hundred). These fatty acids can be naturally attained from fish and fish oil.

• An Omega3 and Omega6 ratio between 1:1 and 1:4.

• The utilization of food sources without chemical and / or medical residues, which are particularly toxic.
Avoid proteins coming from intensive farming and carbohydrates that are genetically modified or contain gluten.
Instead, use clean proteins such as fish from the sea or deer, boar, lamb, or horse meat that does not come from intensive farming. Look for unpolluted polyunsaturated fats.

Breeders will too often buy low priced pet food to restrain the cost of breeding management. They are not always able to find a product with a good ratio between quality and price. By using low quality products, they risk an onset of disorders related to improper nutrition. Often this is caused by an excess or insufficiency of essential elements (fatty acids polyunsaturated Omega3 and Omega6) but also from the contained toxic substances. Such substances are increasingly present in various kinds of food.

They frequently cause disorders that are misattributed to food allergies.
In addition to food allergies, an intolerance is a body’s negative reaction to one or more ingredient.

These can give different symptoms and inflame different organs (ear, skin, gastrointestinal, eye, urinary).
Hair lacking shine, reddened persistent itching, dandruff, odorous skin, paw licking, otitis mono and bi-lateral, vomiting and fasting, continuous chronic diarrhea, and excessive tearing are the most obvious symptoms to be found by the parents.

Many dogs and cats show a high level of intolerance to the presence of residue in meat coming from intensive farming and wheat gluten. The simple use of a protein source not coming from intensive farming (for example fish) and the use of corn as a source of glucose very often avoids such a reaction completely.

A breeder of show dogs looks for the following characteristics: healthy skin and hair, a correct physical conformation, a small quantity of feces, and a balanced physique. For a breeder of working dogs, it’s important to provide the dog with a product that has a high metabolizable energy and works towards developing the right muscles and bones, as well as promotes the learning and receptivity of the dogs.

The right nutrition contributes to the best physical and physiological aspects and guarantees the health of the dogs performance and facilitates the long term management of breeding.

Puppy Weaning

Weaning puppies can occur in a spontaneous and natural way, with no need to force. However, it’s common practice among breeders to begin weaning around four weeks old. The weaning should be done by gradually feeding by tube as an alternative to breastfeeding.

To wean properly, introduce the solid food diet gradually, starting from the fourth week. In this phase, use softened food with warm water. To facilitate this process, there are special diets in the market under the form of kibbles of small size and high solubility.

The mothers understand perfectly how to wean their puppies. When their teeth start to grow, they are so sharp that it hurts the nipples of the mother. It makes them not approach their puppies to stop their nursing, or even give them a clear sign to stop by taking their little heads near the mouth. In the case of insistent puppies or too tolerant mothers, we should work to prevent their breasts from being hurt or receiving mastitis.

We can wrap the abdomen when the mother spends some education time with her puppies. Then, take off the bandage when the puppies sleep or when they are not with her. We can also use a Tellington bandage.
A correct intervention of the breeders should be done by not distracting the puppies in the weaning moment because their mother has to teach them many things during this period. To prevent the most important phase of education for the puppies by their mother would unbalance them, because they would lack fundamental inhibitions.

In fact, the first 10 weeks are useful to strengthen the rapport of the mother and her puppies.
We think that for puppies of 4 weeks old, the positive emotional effects from their mother is as important as the nutrients from her milk.

Nutrition for Breeders

It is fundamentally important for breeders to provide proper nutrition, especially for the females.

The best pet foods are those containing proteins with a high biological value, are easily digestible, and do not come from intensive farming. Instead, source your proteins of fish, deer, and lamb from natural settings and it will have a positive impact on fertility and libido.

A poor quality of nutrition and lowered digestibility have negative effects on breeding: hypo fertility in both males and females, absent or silent values, false pregnancies, fewer puppies, fetal resorption, neonatal mortality, birth defects, low milk production, and poor quality and quantity of colostrum.

The most frequent clinical signs of an unfit breeding subject is muscle atrophy and excessive reduction of subcutaneous fat content. As an effective control, it’s useful to use the BCS (Body Condition Score) to assess the body condition of subjects. A complete and balanced nutrition must be prioritized for optimum breeding results.

In the male, it’s advisable to use substances derived from nature that increase libido: Tribulus Terrestris, Lepidium Meyenii, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, and Zinc. These are the most effective and have none of the collateral effects of synthetics.

Gastrointestinal disorders, such as nephritis, manifest in the form of diarrhea and frequent vomiting.
This can be due to the intake of food made from raw materials of poor quality. More frequently, the cause is the body’s reaction to the chemical and/or pharmacological residues contained inside.
Each individual has a specific capacity for absorbing these residues; beyond this capacity, inflammation occurs. The mechanism is simple, the inflammatory process acts as an incinerator that destroys the body’s toxic xenobiotic. Turning off the incinerator increases the accumulation of waste.
Similarly, “turning off” the inflammatory process pharmacologically causes a progressive accumulation of toxins and other undesirable substances. In fact, the only functional therapy for inflammation by way of food intolerance is eliminating the toxic waste, not “turning off” the inflammation.

The essential nutrients that fulfill the needs of the subjects are:

Proteins: an important substance effecting various biological systems including: organ and tissue cell regeneration, the functionality of the immune system, the production of enzymes and hormones, and serving as a source of energy. The quality of the protein is as important as the quantity, and to have the correct metabolism, all of the essential amino acids have to be present. Therefore, it’s necessary that the proteins have a high biological value. Examples of high quality protein sources are fish, lamb, deer, wild boar, and venison.

Fats: besides having the nutritional value of providing energy, fats also make food more palatable. The presence of essential fatty acids in the nutrition is important, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid (Omega-6 and Omega-3) in the correct ratio; the ideal ratio interval for dogs ranges from 1: 1 to 1: 4. It’s particularly important to have a high percentage of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet, as it helps to limit the inflammatory phenomenon, as well as affects the function of the cell receptors in cell membranes, the skin, the neural level, and the overall appearance. In nature, Omega3 is found in large quantities in fish. Also, linseed oil is a rich source of these fatty acids.

Fiber: are polysaccharides, important components of nutrition because of their functional and metabolic effects. It increases the sense of satiety, improves the function of the intestines, and helps to prevent associated disorders (for example constipation).

Carbohydrates: biochemical compounds that provide energy and are useful in the maintenance of metabolic processes for puppies or dogs of late pregnancy, breastfeeding, or high athleticism.

Vitamins: are non-synthesizable organic molecules from the body and therefore must be integrated through nutrition. There are fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) and water-soluble vitamins (C and B groups), which are all involved in the metabolic process.

Minerals: nutrients that must be present in the nutrition, since each element plays a precise function within the body. Minerals are involved in the bone composition of the skeletal system, muscular contraction of the muscular system, and has an important role in the nervous system.

Probiotics: useful compounds to increase and maintain the intestinal bacterial flora in dogs with gastrointestinal disorders from sudden changes in diet or as a result of prolonged drug use.

The Perfect Diet

The Perfect Diet: is it possible?

Did you know there is a simple and affordable diet that can provide excellent health for most of our critter friends? As many of you know, I am a veterinarian who has been fortunate to discover the reason for chronic and recurrent diseases that afflict our little friends, such as dermatitis, paw licking, excessive tearing, dandruff, itching, smelly skin, seborrhea, ear infections, conjunctivitis, desire to eat grass, fasting vomiting, diarrhea, inflammation of anal sacs, cystitis, nephritis, gingivitis and many others.

The most frequent cause is the presence of chemical and pharmacological residues in many foods, primarily meat derived from commercial farming, but also important is an imbalance in the amount of Omega3.

My desire is to make a diet formula that resolves these problems available to all pet owners. To that end, I founded a company that makes pet food that provides formulated nutrition. And that formula can also easily be made by you at home with homemade foods, or you can use pet food from your favorite company – but read the nutrition labels so you are sure the food is based on the same raw materials! If you feel you can trust what I say, you can also use my Active FORZA10 formula, the line of nutrition that I created to help fulfill my personal veterinary mission: animal wellness.

A suitable homemade formula would include rice, saltwater fish and meat or other animals not raised commercially, like sheep, deer, wild boar, plus olive oil and/or fish, possibly integrated with carrots and a bit of fruit. The key is to completely eliminate any type of meat derived from commercial farming, snacks, bones and treats fed from the table (or basic pet food based on the same principle).

You will see a gradual difference in the disorders described above from the very first days. Alternatively, you may also see a difference to the negative within hours of reintroducing, voluntarily or involuntarily, the wrong nutrition. If you do not see improvement with the formula above, the issues may have a medical origin that should be addressed with your veterinarian.

Granted, some animals are allergic to fish (but much less than what is said to be so or indicated by testing), making it necessary to resort to animal proteins not derived from commercial farming.

However, in most cases, you will see that symptoms gradually disappear within two, three or four weeks – even to the point of seeing improvement in the quality of the animal’s coat; it’s worth trying!

When you are sure of the results, share the formula with as many people as you can, contributing to proper animal welfare.

There are many other interpretations and beliefs on the theme above, some very different or even opposite of mine. For example: many accept that fish from the sea are polluted, and they are correct, but the heavy metals in the ocean need at least ten years to get to dangerous levels of concentration, and there is proof that cats and dogs live very well with this protein, getting to old age with incomparable good health.

There is also a progressive tendency to eliminate cereals; these foods can be really harmful, but only if not balanced with others that restore the balance and the quantity of Omega3 and Omega6. The diet that I have proposed, in fact, emphasizes the use of saltwater fish or animal protein raised on pasture, all rich sources of Omega3. Put aside your doubts and try it. I welcome your comments. Thanks to all!