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I'm Inger Sigrun Bredkjær Brodey. Welcome to my messy desk.

I was born in Japan, immigrated with my parents and brothers from Denmark, and live in the United States. As my desk may indicate, I'm a scholar, teacher, author, and public humanist with a penchant for the visual display of information. I'm also a mother of four creative kids and a lover of assorted crafts.

I teach at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, as an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. I also serve as Adjunct Associate Professor in Global Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in Asian Studies. I recently completed five years as Director of the Office of Distinguished Scholarships. Right now I'm on research leave writing a book on Jane Austen's endings.

On the side, I also run a couple of Jane Austen-related non-profit organizations. Come to one of our events and meet me there (or leave a virtual sticky note on my desk).

Can I mix with water and freeze Active Dawg chicken bone broth?

Absolutely! In fact, frozen chicken bone broth powder mixed with water is a great treat for our fur buddies. It is a delightful way to add tasty and nutrient-rich hydration to their day.

Can I purchase Active Dawg products in retail stores?

Currently, we only sell Active Dawg products via our website. We offer free shipping domestically in the USA, for all orders over $38.00, and low-cost shipping internationally to most countries.

Can my dog have Active Dawg Bone Broth every day?

Yes, absolutely! We suggest using Active Dawg chicken bone broth, freeze-dried beef treats or peanut butter every day to help maintain joint and ligament health, reduce inflammation, aid with digestion, and maintain skin and coat health.

Does Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth contain garlic or onions that dogs should not eat?

No, Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth has only one ingredient – chicken bone broth! The broth is simmered for over 23 hours. It is then dehydrated and then run through a blender to ensure a consistent powder. Chicken Bone broth is naturally loaded with protein, collagen, vitamins, balanced electrolytes, essential and non-essential amino acids. We enhance the USDA Certified Organic Chicken Bone Broth with Type II Collagen for improved joint health..

How much collagen is in the Active Dawg USDA Certified Organic chicken bone broth?

Minimum collagen guarantee 55% (patented) Rich in Type II collagen Preclinical research suggests significant probiotic effect (patented) Support healthy inflammation (patented) Reduction in joint pain (patented) Naturally rich in electrolytes potassium and sodium in 2:1 ratio Rich in calcium for bone health

What are the ingredients?

Active Dawg Chicken bone broth has only one ingredient -- USDA Certified Organic chicken bone broth. There are no additives. The broth is simmered for a little over 24 hours after which it is dehydrated and run through a blender to ensure a consistent powder. It is naturally loaded with proteins, Type II collagen, vitamins, balanced electrolytes, essential and non-essential amino acids. Active Dawg all-natural peanut butter contains ground peanuts and 0.087 grams of pure cain sugar per tablespoon to aid with electrolyte balance and to enhance the flavor

What can I expect from Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth?

Improved Joint Health - Cartilage in our dog's joints tends to wear down or shrink through continual use. This can add stress on the joints, and adds pressure on the joints which can result in damage. Feeding your dog USDA Certified Organic, All-Natural Chicken Bone Broth high in Type II collagen increases the amount of collagen in the tissues and helps protect our dog's joints from unnecessary stress and injury. Active Dawg Bone Broth is USDA Certified organic and all-natural, 100% real chicken. As your pet ages, instead of harsh medications, this gentle broth can provide the healing Collagen peptides and minerals your pet needs. Fortified with undenatured type II collagen to repair joints and cartilageActive Dawg bone broth is loaded with Type II collagen and glucosamine. Clinical studies demonstrated that the Active Dawg Bone Broth can reduce COX-2 activity reducing joint pain and inflammation by at least 20% while not significantly inhibiting COX-1 activity, which protects the stomach and intestinal lining. Not only does our bone broth contain a high amount of glucosamine, but it’s also packed with other joint-protecting compounds like chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. Save money at the Veterinarian by investing in your Dog’s Health today. Bone Broth Is Good For Joints, Skin, Hydration, And Digestion The Active Dawg bone broth is USDA Certified organic and all-natural, 100% real chicken. Rich in type II collagen to repair joints and cartilage. Our bone broth is loaded with Type II collagen and glucosamine. Not only does bone broth contain a high amount of glucosamine, but it’s also packed with other joint-protecting compounds like chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. A study in the Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics Efficacy and Safety of Glycosylated Undenatured Type-II Collagen in the therapy of arthritic dogs Dogs receiving oral doses of Type II Collagen alone showed 33% showed significant reductions in overall pain within 30 days. After 60 days, 66% demonstrated less pain upon limb manipulation and exercise-associated lameness after 60 days of starting treatment with Type II Collagen added to their diet. At 90 days, ground force plate studies showed significant improvement on pressure plates demonstrating that dogs could put more weight on their arthritic leg than 90 days previously. At 120 days, the maximum reduction in pain was noted with an overall pain reduction of 62%; reduction in exercise-associated lameness, 78%, and pain reduction upon limb manipulation, 91%. A relapse of pain was demonstrated in all the dogs after 30 days of the withdrawal from oral Type II Collagen. PATENTED PROBIOTIC EFFECT TO AID WITH DIGESTION - Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that can be used to naturally prevent and treat a wide range of health problems, including diarrhea. Probiotics help regulate the immune system that lives in your dog’s gut. They help reduce inflammation, one of the core causes of diarrhea. The best probiotic for dogs with diarrhea is Lactobacillus. Active Dawg USDA Certified Organic Chicken Bone broth contains the all-natural probiotic Lactobacillus. It's highly Digestible is a naturally complete protein free of common allergens and contains essential and nonessential amino acids. Bone Broth is a great nutrition additive for sick dogs. Ever had a dog with terrible diarrhea and had trouble getting then back on solid food? Or a dog who is convalescing and doesn’t have a great appetite but you know they need more nutrition? IMPROVED HYDRATION Active Dawg USDA Certified Organic, All-Natural Chicken Bone Broth is great for Recovery and Re-Hydration. By flavoring water, it’s an easy way to increase fluid intake and with Active Dawg products, the sodium intake is minimal. Most dog’s kidneys are working fine and their kidneys can handle the minimal sodium. In advanced stages of heat stress, as fluid levels are depleted in a dog, sodium levels will naturally increase as their blood thickens, at this point fluid replacement (one of several treatments needed) is then given intravenously, and is mostly water. Bone broth can help replace electrolytes after intense exercise and aid in post-workout recovery. It’s a nice way to rehydrate the body, because of the liquid, and then replenish the sodium — that electrolyte — that was lost through sweat during exercise. The amino acids in bone broth provide the body with the building blocks it needs to rebuild muscle. A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania compared 4 different hydration strategies, the hydration protocols were assigned randomly, and each pair of dogs had their access to water restricted either 1 hour (first 2 dogs) or 2 full tracks prior to their turn and received their delegated hydration strategy during the track run preceding theirs or 30 min prior to tracking (first 2 dogs) (Figure 2). The dogs were given either water, OES, Chicken flavoring used in Hydrolyte, or SCE Plasmalyte A, The dogs receiving chicken-flavored water had higher blood creatine kinase values at the end of the second track (p = 0.0361). Otherwise, the 4 different hydration strategies had minimal effects on blood or urine parameters. The study demonstrated that total fluid intake was lower with water-only hydration compared to the other three hydration methods. Dogs drank far more flavored water than plain water. All dogs developed elevated core body temperatures (median 106°F) without signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Demonstrating that alternate hydration strategies increased total fluid intake compared to water alone; however, chicken-flavored water resulted in increased markers of muscle injury suggesting electrolyte-enriched strategies may have an advantage as a hydration strategy. Additionally, electrolyte-enriched fluids like bone broth before exercise may help these dogs maintain lower peak temperatures.

What's the best way to mix with water Active Dawg USDA Certified Organic Chicken Bone Broth or Peanut Butter?

We recommend that you add the correct amount of powdered bone broth or peanut butter based on the weight of your dog to a little water and form a paste, then add the balance of the water and stir until the chicken bone broth powder is dissolved. For joint health, we recommend at least 1 tablespoon of Active Dawg Chicken Bone Broth served a day. Each tablespoon of bone broth contains 10 mg of Type II collagen. You may see some minor clumping, this is fine and will have no effect on your dog or the performance of the product. For dogs, 1 to 25 lbs use 1/2 tablespoon and mix with 1/4 cup of water For dogs, 26 to 50 lbs use 1 tablespoon and mix with 1/2 cup of water For dogs, 51 to 75 lbs use 1 1/2 tablespoons and mix with 1 cup of water For dogs, 76+ lbs use 2 tablespoons and mix with 1 1/2 cup of water

What is the shelf life of Active Dawg Chicken bone broth powder?

The shelf life of an unopened package is 2 years while opened packages have a shelf life of 12 months or 1 year. However, once the product has been mixed with water, it should be stored in the refrigerator and used within 7 days. If the mixed product is unused after 7 days, it should be disposed of. So, you can purchase multiple packs today at a substantial discount since they can be stored for up to 2 years.



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