Company develops clinically tested dietary supplements for pets

March 24, 2015  

Pets health

DSTest Laboratories LLC has launched two dietary supplements for pets under the 4PetsHealth brand. Company officials are looking for partners to confirm test results and market and sell the supplements. (DSTest Laboratories photo)
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INDIANAPOLIS - People who own dogs and cats now have an option to feed their pets natural dietary supplements that have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties to help improve their pets' overall health and were developed under scientific study and evaluation.

DSTest Laboratories has developed two dietary supplements under the 4PetsHealth brand: a natural anti-aging product and a natural anti-inflammatory product. These vegetarian supplements are available in capsule form at

Daniel Sliva, Ph.D., founder of DSTest Laboratories, said the 4PetsHealth supplements have been tested for anti-inflammatory activity and anti-cancer activity in cells. He said the first products, 4PH-ImmuneHealth and 4PH-Longevity, were developed after he had tested different natural extracts. Two other products are being developed, 4PH-BreastHealth and 4PH-ImmuneSupport.

"The Food and Drug Administration does not require dietary supplements to be tested in clinical trials. Manufacturers can make health claims, structure and function claims, and nutrient content claims without being required to test for them," Sliva said. "Pet owners are interested in high-quality supplements for their pets, which is why DSTest Laboratories has developed the 4PetsHealth brand: to provide high-quality, scientifically evaluated dietary supplements."

Sliva said DSTest Laboratories is looking for partners to market and sell the supplements. He also is in contact with veterinarians to conduct follow-up tests for publication.

"We want to work with established professionals who are able to put our products on the market," he said. "Additional studies with veterinarians could lead to publications in peer-review veterinary journals, which would confirm the beneficial activity in pets."

DSTest Laboratories is a tenant in the Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis.

About DSTest Laboratories LLC

DSTest Laboratories was founded in 2014 to help consumers and manufacturers of nutraceuticals and dietary supplements in their selection of the best high-quality and functional supplements. The market for human and pet nutraceuticals and dietary supplements is enormous; however, without proper regulation and required testing for the functional biological analyses and chemical composition, these supplements might not have any of their claimed nutritious effects. As a result, proper and rigorous scientific testing is necessary.

About Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Park is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. The Purdue Research Park manages the Purdue Technology Centers in four sites in Indiana located in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The more than 260 companies located in the park network employ about 4,500 people who earn an average annual wage of $63,000. The park is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at 

Purdue Research Park contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342,

Source: Daniel Sliva, Ph.D., 317-379-3702, 

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