Providing Natural Solutions to Problems in Animal Patients | Replenish

Animal Innovations Show - Episode 119 - Replenish

Providing Natural Solutions to Problems in Animal Patients | Replenish

Keep your dogs active at their best with Replenish!

A natural dog water supplement, Replenish was designed to restore the core nutrients your dog needs.

According to Dr. Rachel Walsh, a veterinarian and animal chiropractor who created Replenish,

“Canine athletes are getting their best times yet when drinking Replenish dog water supplement at competitions. My products are developed from scientific research unlike many other products on the market.”

About Replenish

about replenish

Based in Houston, TX, Dr. Rachel used to be an all-American pole vaulter at Rice University before going to vet school.

Becoming a veterinarian made her realize that there was a need for products that would help dogs coming to her with problems.

Because of this, she created a couple of products to try to treat dogs with more natural methods.

“I just realized there’s a whole area that we need to treat more holistically. So, I created Replenish products to help provide natural solutions to problems I want to solve in my animal patients.”

Her two biggest products are Replenish Dog Water Supplement and Replenish Natural Paw Healing Solution.

Replenish Dog Water Supplement functions like a dog’s sports drink and promotes rehydration with its very enticing flavor.

replenish dog water supplement

This way, it rehydrates your dog and prevents overheating and dehydration-related illnesses.

This dog water supplement also provides simple carbohydrates, B vitamins, and antioxidants in an isotonic solution that has been proven in studies to help dogs recover faster from exercise or illness.

Dr. Rachel said,

“It comes in these individual packets on the tower, and you take it with you wherever you go. So if you’re hiking, you’re running at a dog park, you just add it to your dog’s water bowl, and it makes them want to drink.”

On the other hand, Replenish Natural Paw Healing Solution helps dogs with itching and irritated paws.

replenish natural paw healing solution

It uses natural ingredients to provide natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. This lets dogs combat irritation and infections and prevents the need for a vet visit.

“When they drink these vitamins, they get to your dogs’ bloodstream and to their muscles faster than any other way, besides an IV catheter. So, this is literally the fastest way to help your dogs recover after exercise or overheating or anything.”

When asked about her customers’ feedback, Dr. Rachel shared that her products are taking off and selling faster than she can keep them on the shelves.

It was released in the fall of 2019, and it’s going awesome. I have multiple clients using them and sending rave reviews.”

In fact, as per Dr. Rachel, developing these products has made her feel like she now has a more well-rounded view of how to treat things rather than just always sending home a pill to fix animals.

 

 

Learn more about Replenish!

Visit their website at https://www.replenishdog.com/.

Have suggestions for who we should interview next?

Send us a message at [email protected]!

Dr. Walsh: Hi, I’m a veterinarian and animal chiropractor.

My name is Dr. Rachel Walsh, and you are tuned in to The Animal Innovations Show.

Chris: Tell us, Dr. Walsh, who are you and what are you doing to innovate and help animals?

Dr. Walsh: My kind of job is a veterinarian, but I decided that there were some products that needed to be invented for the market.

Because I had dogs coming in with problems. And the only thing that I could do was give them medication and steroids.

And I just realized there’s a whole area that we need to treat more holistically. And so, I’ve created a couple of products to try to treat dogs with more kind of natural methods to try to prevent them from coming to the vet or try to give them something else to treat with in conjunction with medicine.

Chris: Tell me more, what are the products that you created?

Dr. Walsh: So, my first one is kind of like a doggie Gatorade. It’s called: Replenish dog water supplement. It comes in these individual packets of powder, and you take it with you wherever you go.

So, if you’re hiking, you’re running at the dog park, you just add it to your dog’s water bowl and it makes them want to drink. It is a very tasty chicken flavor.

So, even if they’re hot and panting or if they’re cold and they don’t want to drink, this makes them drink.

And the reason I created this— is because in Houston, we treat a lot of dogs with heatstroke. It’s very hot and very humid.

And one day I was at the dog park with my dog Sammy, and he was getting overheated. He was showing all the signs of heatstroke.

And I was thinking to myself, “Oh, my goodness, I’m going to have to take him to the vet.” And I put him on IV fluid. I have to give it to my dog so that he would drink and he’d cool down.

And the reason this is important for drinking, it’s not just because you’re drinking cool fluids and you’re cooling down your body. It’s because dogs cool down differently than us.

So, when we get hot, we sweat. Dogs can’t sweat and they might sweat a little bit on their paws. But in general, the way they cool down is by panting.

And the way panting works is, when they’re doing that heavy breathing, what they’re doing is they’re breathing in cool air, and the air extracts the heat from the blood vessels in their nose, in their mouth.

And then when they pant out, they exhale that heat. So, they’re constantly just exhaling heat. But if they’re dehydrated, there’s not enough blood volume in the blood vessels in their nose and mouth.

And so, there’s nothing for that air to pull from. And so, they just keep panting, panting, and panting.

So, I already created a product that could help dogs cool down. And then there was all this information about how to improve their performance when they were working.

So I was like: This is a really cool area, I love— already sports kind of information, nutrition. And so, I took everything that I could find and research-wise on it and all the information I learned in veterinary school.

And I put it in this product Replenish.

So, besides this chicken broth flavor to it to entice dogs to drink. It also has a simple carbohydrate in it.

And studies on humans and dogs showed: If you drink a simple carbohydrate after you exercise, it increases your energy storage almost to 100% within 24 hours.

The other things I put in was antioxidants from blueberry powder. There was a study on Alaska in Huskies doing the Iditarod, and it showed that if you fed them blueberries before their race—that after their race, the antioxidant levels in their blood increased significantly just from the blueberries.

And then the other thing I put in was two types of B vitamins, because B vitamins very similar, like antioxidants, just help with metabolism and cellular recovery.

So, all these ingredients, they are in a solution called a hypotonic solution, which is a fancy word, which means the concentration is the same as water.

So, when they drink these vitamins, it gets to your bloodstream and gets to their muscles faster than any other way besides an IV catheter. This is literally the fastest way to help your dog recover after exercise or overheating or anything.

Chris: Very cool.

I mean, I love the fact that this just came out of your own experience, right. And as a vet and as an athlete and you kind of went: There’s a need for this.

And then, did you have any scientific background to know how to go about creating this? I mean, where do you even begin to do that?

Dr. Walsh: Being a veterinarian, I had information about this and I did— I did a lot of extra research just through paper publishment or published papers and other people’s research.

And then, I was also a biochemistry major. So, I have an interest in science and how it all kind of works together.

Chris: So, that’s really exciting to see that something that you’ve designed and developed is really taken off.

But that wasn’t enough, and you said: You know what, I need to make more products.

Dr. Walsh: Well, I have a bunch of others I want to make. I have one more currently on the market. This other one is called the Paw Healing Solution.

The issue I was finding in the clinic—is again in Houston. We have a ton of allergies. And so, dogs come in all the time with paws that are itchy and red and irritated and they’re licking.

So, one thing that can be helpful is soaking their feet, in kind of like a bath salt solution.

Chris: So, it sounds like you’ve got all sorts of ideas.

It’s kind of like the intersection of your veterinary background and then just trying to solve problems. I mean, you definitely have that entrepreneurial spirit about you.

So, any other things you want to share as to ideas that you’re working on?

Dr. Walsh: I’m working on another one.

I’m trying to find some manufacturers to make it, but my other one that’s going to come out soon is—I made a combination of a couple of different freeze-dried fruits and vegetables that I’m going to make as a food topper.

And I know food toppers aren’t a new innovation, but the problem I’m seeing is, dogs aren’t getting enough like whole fruits and vegetables with vitamins from them.

So, what I’m making is— I had a nutritionist, a whole team of nutritionists helped me develop this combination and dosage of fresh freeze-dried fruits and vegetables that provide a substantial amount of antioxidants, polyphenols— and all these amazing things that help fight cancer, helps you heal.

It’s the point where all reading— when they kind of finally combining all the research, we are all like, “Oh, my goodness, we need to start eating this every day.”

It is just like outstanding. How much does your natural food has in it? And dogs don’t really get that because they have dog food.

Chris: No, I love the thinking, I love the problem-solving. So, if people are listening, I mean, where can they go? Where can they find your products?

Where can they buy them?

Dr. Walsh: Yeah, so my website is WWW.REPLENISHDOG.COM. You can buy them on my website or if you’re already a member of Chewy.com or Amazon.com, you can buy the Replenish products there, as well.

Chris: Yeah, well, I’m excited to see what you’re going to do next. It sounds like you’ve got a couple of products in the pipeline.

I don’t know how you find the time to do all this, but really glad that you’re focused on the problems that dogs have, right and trying to help them solve that.

And as we wrap up the show, I always like to remind our viewers and listeners that if you’ve got an idea for a product or service, anything that’s going to help animals, we want to know about it, just go to INNOVATIONS.SHOW we’d love to have you on the show.

And I always remind everybody, don’t forget to become a Dooberteer and sign up for free at DOOBERT.COM. Where you can help more rescue animals, foster, transport all sorts of ways that you can help them.

So, Dr. Walsh, thank you so much for coming on. I really enjoyed the conversation and I’m really excited to see what you’re going to do next.

Dr. Walsh: Thank you so much for having me.

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