Fresh Factors


Fresh Factors

Chewables for Dogs

Springtime's original tasty chewable. Supports healthy joints, coat, and digestion with all natural ingredients, including chondroitin sulfate, bee pollen, yeast culture, kelp, biotin, and beef liver.

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Two Week Turnaround for Rescue Puppy

Jill and "Banks" Chubbuck, Washington

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• Great for all ages, including puppies
• Helps maintain healthy joints & hips
• Helps support itch-free skin
• Supports digestion & reduces stool size
• Supports healthy immune system
• Nourishes coat & skin, muscle tone
• Easy feeding for dogs on all diets
• Excellent in combination with Joint Health Chewables


Product Summary

Dogs might not use words but they do "talk" to their owners and let them know when they are happy, depressed, in pain, or feeling good. And, dog owners love to talk to one another about their dogs. The result has been a groundswell of friend referrals that over the years has made Fresh Factors their overwhelming choice for a convenient, great tasting, treat/supplement that keeps everybody happy and feeling good.

3 Great Products for Dogs

Desiccated Raw Beef Liver From Argentina

Springtime uses beef liver in generous quantities to make all dog products easy to feed. The Argentinian beef liver is from hormone free cattle raised in pristine wild areas. Most dogs readily accept Springtime's beef liver flavored chewables as treats. For picky eaters, please click here.

Directions: Just toss them into the regular feed ration or feed as treats.

Daily dose may be doubled or tripled if faster, more dramatic benefits are desired.
Larger doses are recommended for older dogs or dogs with infirmities.

Toy under 20 lb. ¼ - ½
Small 20-40 lb. 1
Medium 40-80 lb. 2
Large 80-120 lb. 3
Giant over 120 lb. 4+
Guaranteed Springtime Analysis
Nutritional yeast culture 350 mg/tablet
Chondroitin sulfate, min. 90% purity
(bovine cartilage extract)
250 mg/tablet
Bee pollen 215 mg/tablet
Desiccated beef liver 215 mg/tablet
Kelp 90 mg/tablet
Biotin 700 mcg/tablet
Fresh Factors & Joint Health Chewables Fresh Foods Are Vital for Peak Health
Dr. Henning Karstrom, a Swedish expert in raw food therapy says, "Even though you get all 50 known nutrients in your diet (i.e., vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, fatty acids, etc.) your health will still suffer unless you also include large quantities of uncooked and unprocessed foods."

Fresh, live foods are essential to health and well-being.
As Dr. Karstrom has stated above, diets including fresh, live foods are essential to health and well-being. Because they are enzyme active, and have not had their nutritional substances destroyed or altered by heat, fresh foods can be utilized by the body in such a way that is chemically balanced by nature.

These fresh foods affect positive results, giving tissues, bones, and organs the necessary vitamins and minerals to function at their highest levels, as well as healing and strengthening the body as a whole.

Cooked or processed foods, however, are often unbalanced. A good example is the typical dog food diet which is often processed for long term storage requirements. Because of this, many of the vitamins and minerals in these diets have been destroyed or altered. Live enzymes are totally lost.

While these foods may stimulate one body system for the good, they often harm another. Therefore, we have dogs who seem to age prematurely because while their requirements for sustenance are met, their nutrient needs for peak health are not.

Scientific study shows that dietary intake has a direct correlation with health.
Francis M. Pottenger, an American physician, provided an excellent illustration of these facts.While working on a study of the adrenal system of cats, he began to notice that the animals' dietary intake had a direct correlation with their health.

His study group consisted of a colony of 900 cats with which he experimented over a course of 10 years. Pottenger fed the first group pasteurized milk, cod liver oil and cooked meat. He reported that these cats had a high incidence of allergies, sickness, and skeletal deformities which were passed on from generation to generation. As each new litter was born he also noted that there were fewer and fewer kittens per litter, and each had a significant drop in birth weight.

The second group of cats Pottenger worked with was fed only unpasteurized milk and raw meat. The difference between these cats and the first group was remarkable. Healthy, strong, good skeletal structure, and hardly any trace of sickness or allergies characterized this second group, and like the first, they passed these traits on to their offspring.

Beware of diets consisting of 100% cooked or processed foods.
Clearly, we can see from this study the inherent danger of a diet consisting of 100% cooked or processed foods, as well as the incredible benefits that fresh, live, and nutritionally saturated foods can bring.

Springtime's unique formulas can provide concentrated live enzymes and live food factors for your pet.
We hope the information in this catalog has given you suggestions for a healthier and happier pet. Since our animals have become an integral part of our lives and families, our goal at Springtime is to keep you aware of the supplements available to you, such as Fresh Factors. Also, we give you the assurance that only the finest and purest ingredients possible are used in all of our products.

Information on the Ingredients in
Springtime Fresh Factors
Yeast Culture: 350 mg/tablet – for live enzyme activity
It is well known that yeasts are one of nature's best vitamin foods. Live enzymes in Fresh Factors' yeast culture are retained by a special process which stabilizes the yeast without destroying its "live" properties. The result is a more complete, more natural, and far more powerful product than is possible with common pasteurized yeast.

Desiccated Liver: 215 mg/tablet – for rich vitamin/mineral content and palatable flavor
Desiccated liver makes Fresh Factors super palatable for dogs. Liver is also extremely nutrient dense and provides many important vitamins and minerals – including organic iron.

Bee Pollen: 215 mg/tablet – for rejuvenating "live food" factors
Pollen contains greater concentrations of living enzymes than any other part of the plant.When pollen experiments were conducted with domestic animals, research found that calves showed significant weight gains when fed 40 gm of pollen in their daily diets. It also showed improved fertility in hens.

The pollen in Fresh Factors is the most nutritional part of the plant. It contains a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, fats, sugars, hormones, and protective antioxidants. Studies have shown that bee pollen can remain alive and viable for 20 years or more. (Click here for more information)

Chondroitin Sulfate: 250 mg/tablet, min. 90% pure – a natural body lubricant
Chondroitin sulfate is an essential element for healthy connective tissue. Muccopolysaccharides, also known as glycosaminoglycans (or GAGs) are produced in the cartilage to keep the joints moist. GAGs are produced by the body to protect joints from wear and tear. One of the causes of long term joint damage is inflammation, which attacks the lubricating nutrients. The major nutrient in this group is chondroitin sulfate, which is a natural body lubricant. Chondroitin sulfate is an essential element for healthy connective tissue and many studies have shown a significant absorption rate of oral chondroitin sulfate supplementation. (Click here for more information).

Kelp: 90 mg/tablet – a powerful mineralizer and natural source of trace elements
Kelp is a type of seaweed that can be eaten raw, but is usually dried, granulated, or ground into powder. Kelp is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.

Kelp is recommended as a daily supplement in the diet and can be used as a salt substitute. (Click here for more information)

Biotin: 700 mcg/tablet – for supporting healthy skin and coat
Biotin is a well known supporting nutrient for a healthy skin and coat.

Red Star Nutritional Yeast Culture


Springtime has used Red Star® brand nutritional yeast exclusively for over 20 years.


Springtime chooses to use nutritional yeast culture (saccharomyces cerevisiae) made by Red Star®, a complete protein and superfood containing 18 amino acids, B-complex vitamins, dietary fiber, as well as many other nutritional components and minerals. Red Star® Yeast, the largest manufacturerer of yeast products in North America, has over 50 year of extensive experience in the development and production of nutritional yeast.

What It Is


Red Star® nutritional yeast is an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. Red Star® derives its primary grown nutritional yeast from pure strains of saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on mixtures of cane and beet molasses. Red Star's® special growth medium and unique drying process are the secrets to the exceptional performance and flavor of Red Star® nutritional yeast. This process retains live food factors, a unique and valuable quality.


Red Star® nutritional yeast is grown specifically for its nutritive value. In addition to protein, dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals, it contains additional functional and beneficial components such as beta-1, 3 glucan, trehalose, mannan and glutathione. Studies have shown that these components have potential health benefits such as improved immune response, reduction of cholesterol, and anti-cancer properties.


Nutritional yeast is also known for its B-complex vitamins. The B-complex vitamins are essential to the wellness of body, mind, and spirit.

What It Is Not


Red Star® nutritional yeast is not made from byproducts of breweries, distilleries or paper mills. Red Star® nutritional yeast is not a genetically modified organism (GMO). Red Star® nutritional yeast contains no added sugars or preservatives.



Candida yeast infection (Candida Albicans) is a body yeast infection. Red Star®'s nutritional yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is not found to be a cause of yeast or candida infections.

Brewers yeast is an inexpensive but bitter byproduct of the brewing industry that has a good nutritional profile, but typically not nearly as high as Red Star® Nutritional Yeast which is grown for maximized food nutritional benefits.


Torula yeast (Pichia jadinii), is a by-product of the paper mill waste streams obtained by growing Pichia jadinii on wood sugars.


Dairy yeast, or whey yeast (Kluyveromyce marxianus), is obtained by growing Kluyveromyce marxianus using cheese whey or whey permeate.


Wine Yeast (Saccharomyces fermentati) is used in fermenting grapes into wine.

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A Happy & Healthy Banks! Real Stories
Baby Banks all cuddled up with big brother Roman.

Two Week Turnaround for Rescue Puppy

Dear Springtime,

I have a rescue Pitbull/Boxer mix that I got when he was only 4 weeks old and on death's door. The woman that I got him from was headed for the dumpster with this puppy in the box she was holding, saying he wasn't worth the time anyway. I couldn't let this happen, obviously, so I scooped him up and did my best to save his life that he hadn't even begun to live yet.

I work in my local animal rescue as a foster coordinator, so working with sick puppies is nothing out of the norm for me. I started treating this puppy for his severe parasite infestation, muscle development issues, and skeletal problems. We almost lost him many times. My plan was to get him better and then find him a forever home through the rescue I work at, but he took so much work to keep alive that he ended up winning us over with his amazing spirit, infectious smile, and will to live! We named him Banks.

When I first started treating Banks, he had intestinal parasites that were so bad that he had very thin, patchy hair, he could hardly walk, and his belly was so very bloated. Since the parasitical worms were taking all of his much needed nutrients, Banks' glucose crashed many times due to anemia and hypoglycemia. I decided I had to give him some sort of supplement in addition to the food he was on to really set him up for success.

I started feeding Banks your Fresh Factors when he turned about 6 weeks old and could finally eat solid food. I started with the maximum dose because I knew he needed anything he could get to help him. In just two weeks, I couldn't believe the improvement! His hair started growing back and he finally started gaining appropriate weight and muscle mass--no more rounded belly! To my amazement, we discovered Banks has a beautiful dark brindle coat, something we could never tell because his coat was in such bad shape when we first got him. He now had energy like never before and was finally starting to act like a real puppy. I cried tears of joy. Thank you for all you do,

Jill and "Banks" Chubbuck, Washington

Real Letters 2011 Fresh Factors Geyer-Trier D
Lucy & Molly.

"...her coat is so soft and she hardly sheds."

Dear Springtime,

I want to thank you for manufacturing quality products. My Lab, Lucy, has had severe allergies for the past six years. She has been on many different medications and injections and I was washing her with topical shampoos to keep the allergens off of her. She was tested at a doggie dermatologist and she is allergic to every grass and tree in Florida. She has been on a special grain-free diet and still had to take medications to keep her from chewing off her feet and skin.

A friend told me about the Springtime supplements. I have tried several others that were twice as expensive and they never worked, so I thought I would try ONE more time and what a miracle happened. I started Lucy on Omega 3-6-9 and Fresh Factors and doubled the dose for her weight. Within one month, I had her almost completely weaned from her medications. She is so much better now; her coat is so soft and she hardly sheds. She rarely chews on her feet, only with normal cleaning behavior. We now have a new Chocolate Lab, Molly, and I have started her on the supplements. Her coat and skin are looking fabulous. I am so pleased with the outcome of these wonderful products. I will be ordering the Bug Off Garlic Chewables since now the mosquito and flea season is here.

Thank you so much Springtime,
Deanna Geyer-Trier, "Lucy" and "Molly," Florida

Real Letters Fresh Factors 2015 Duntley Lisa
Squeaky no longer limps!

No More Limp for Boyfriend's Dog …

Dear Springtime,

My boyfriend has a Maltese mix called Squeaky, who had a badly atrophied rear leg. He told me his vet said a lot of small dogs have a limp like that and it's just something they live with (Huh??!!). Since I've had previous experience with Fresh Factors, I told my boyfriend that I knew how to help his dog.

After about two months feeding Fresh Factors, there was an obvious difference. In the morning, the dog didn't run out of the bedroom holding his leg up every other step. The limp was only obvious at more random steps. After six months, the dog didn't hold the leg up anymore, and the leg was growing in size and strength. After a year, you can't tell the difference in size between the "bad" leg and the good one, and Squeaky had stopped limping.

Thank you for making me look good to the boyfriend! ...and for making such an awesome product.

Lisa Duntley, Alaska

Real Letters Fresh Factors cat 2014 Diana Reid
Sam enjoying some personal time.

Fresh Factors – Not Just For Dogs!

Dear Springtime,

Springtime service is excellent! You order stuff and get it in just a couple of days! I have a young cat named Sam that injured himself somehow and obviously had back, hip, and shoulder pain. He either fell out of a tree or off my second floor porch, I'm thinking. He got a little better, and then got sore again so I ordered Fresh Factors for him - a product I have used in the past with great success! After a couple of days taking Fresh Factors he is like a different cat! Great products, great service!

Diana Reid, Tennessee