Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I've been seeing the pouches of cranimals at the pet store I go to first thought it was a treat since that's where it is turns out it's a supplement supposed to be good from what I've read.

They have five cranimal varieties, original, gold, very berry, vibe, and sport. They also have dog biscuit called ZenDog calming biscuit.

Original, Very Berry, and Gold
Original's description from the site.

CRANIMALS™ ORIGINAL is made from certified organic cranberries. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PAC's) which inhibit the adhesion of Escherichia coli, the bacteria responsible for 80-90% of urinary tract infections. CRANIMALS™ ORIGINAL is especially suited for animals with poor kidney function or urinary tract problems. PAC's may support dental health by discouraging the growth of plaque on teeth and gums. The phytochemicals found in cranberries are also anti-carcinogenic, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antioxidant. CRANIMALS™ ORIGINAL can be easily added to your pet's daily diet to boost health and vitality! Cranimals Original is also recommended to help prevent the recurrence of struvite stones.

INGREDIENTS: Certified organic cranberry extract

Good for UTI/Dental

For Cats, Puppies, and Dogs

Very Berry description.

CRANIMALS™ VERY BERRY is made from certified organic blueberries, cranberries, and red raspberries, three of the world's healthiest fruits. Scientific studies show that the polyphenols in these berries have anti-carcinogenic, anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. Anthocyanidins found in cranberries and blueberries naturally support urinary tract and oral health in companion animals. Red raspberries are particularly enriched in ellagitannins, compounds demonstrated to destroy various cancer cells. CRANIMALS™ VERY BERRY delivers a synergistic combination of antioxidants, to help mop up harmful oxidants called free radicals, which damage cells, tissues and arteries, leading to chronic disease. CRANIMALS™ VERY BERRY can be easily added to your pet's daily diet for a powerful burst of extra antioxidants!

INGREDIENTS:Certified organic cranberry, blueberry and raspberry extract.

Good for antioxidants

For Cats and Dogs

Gold description.

CRANIMALS™ GOLD combines our Original cranberry extract with DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), a long chain Omega 3 fatty acid extracted from uncontaminated microalgae. DHA Omega 3 is an anti-inflammatory substance important for neurological, skin, brain, eye, and heart health in mammals and is used up by animal metabolism immediately, in contrast to short chain Omega 3 acids (e.g. [ALA] Alpha Linolenic-acid found in flax oil). In fact, it may take up to 37 grams ALA’s (found in flax) to make the same amount of DHA found in 1 gram of Cranimals Gold. CRANIMALS™ Gold contains the antioxidant beta carotene - for healthy eyes, skin, membranes and immune function; choline - for proper cell signalling, mental acuity and joint health; and anthocyanidins - for urinary tract health. CRANIMALS™ Gold packs a powerful punch!

Ingredients:Cranberry extract powder, seaweed meal powder
Good for:Skin & coat/UTI/brain & eyes

For Puppies and cats

Vibe and Sport
Vibe description.

Cranimals™ VIBE is a wholefood supplement especially for adult dogs. It provides a nutrient synergy of cranberry and algae derived antioxidants (anthocyanidins, phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta carotene) and vegetarian DHA Omega 3. Cranimals™ VIBE contains spirulina, a green aglal superfood that has shown potential to help limit muscle damage during heavy exercise, while DHA Omega 3 may also help increase oxygen delivery and energy utilization. Cranimals™ VIBE helps also to support kidney, liver, brain, eye and skin health through detoxification while working to mitigate inflammatory damage. Works best in tandem with liquid supplement Cranimals™ SPORT.

Ingredients: Cranberry extract powder, dried seaweed meal powder, organic spirulina powder

Good for:Detoxification 

For Dogs 

Sports description.

Cranimals™ SPORT is a synergistic blend of cold pressed organic plant oils and a powerful antioxidant xanthophyll carotenoid complex derived from algae. The carotenoid complex contains astaxanthin which binds directly with muscle tissue, helping to increase muscle strength and endurance during strenuous activity. The carotenoids in SPORT are powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, and blended together with cold pressed cranberry and flax oils, deliver Omega 3’s and Vitamin E. SPORT helps support mobility, athletic endurance and healthy joints in active, adult dogs. The carotenoids also help mitigate inflammatory tissue damage of the eyes, heart and muscles in dogs.

Ingredients:Cold pressed organic flax oil, cold pressed organic cranberry oil, red algae extract (a natural source of antioxidant carotenoids)

For Dogs.

ZenDog calming biscuits


Like humans, dogs can get stressed - often due to separation, other dogs or lack of exercise. Cranimals™ Zendog Biscuits contain naturally calming organic pumpkin extract, a potent source of tryptophan which helps promote the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin, the Zen hormones of the body. These Zen snacks also contain a blend of Cranimals™' proprietary health ingredients including Cranimals™ Original supplement. Each biscuit delivers mood enhancing pumpkin extract and over 150 mg of Omega 3, Vitamins A, C and E and cranberry antioxidants - not just calming but ultra healthy! Zendog biscuits are oven baked from only Kosher 100% human food ingredients. Enlighten your furry Zenmaster with Zendogs!

Ingredients: Organic Flax Protein Powder, Organic Pumpkin seed extract, Organic Dehydrated Cane Juice Syrup, Organic Dried Cranberry Skin, Organic Cranberry Extract (Cranimals™ Original), Organic Potato Flakes, Cold Pressed Organic/Conventional Cranberry oil, Cold pressed Organic Flax seed oil.

  Certified Organic Pumpkin Extract:

  • a concentrated natural source of tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin and melatonin, the hormones which regulate and induce sleep and a sense of calm
  • clinically proven as naturally antiparasitic, particularly tapeworm
  • clinically shown to help lower incidence of bladder stones such as calcium oxalate

Well that's it for the information from the site.

I had asked for some samples of their products not sure what they're sending me or how much, but it'll be nice so I can see if Saya likes the stuff before buying.

I've read some people use it for their dog or cat and it works nicely for their pet so I'm excited to try it who knows.

Bella my parent's boxer has been having tear stains on her eyes and one person on the cranimal facebook page said giving the cranimals helped clear it up so Bella will be getting it too.

I'm thinking trying the Very berry and the Vibe at first and maybe do Sports depends on how the two things work out.

Saya being raw fed I'll probably give it to her daily with either an egg, ground meat, caned fish, or plain Greek yogurt.

Bella mixed in with her kibble with a bit of water in it.

I plan on trying the pouches first and if it goes well I'll get the big tubs costs more, but at least I won't have to keep ordering it or going to the store for it.


  1. That's interesting. I've seen several people on Dogster talk about them but I've never actually looked at it. When Conker turns a year next month I'm going to be experimenting with his diet more since he'll "officially" be a not-puppy. Not quite an adult, adolescent I guess, but old enough for some mixing up of stuff. I might give these Cranimals things a try.

  2. yeah I'm getting some sampled from them in the mail and I might buy a couple of the pouches to have as a trial to see how it goes.