About Us

Our History
Since 1990, Animal Health Options has been offering high quality antioxidants and nutritional supplements that meet or exceed industry standards and provide a noticeable benefit to dogs, cats and horses. We offer innovative and effective supplements for maintaining animal wellness. Each product formula is developed with the aid of a clinical nutritionist and staff veterinarian. We also have the benefit of working closely with several veterinary specialists that use and believe in our products.

Quality Control & Safety Standards
Our products comply with the state agriculture departments and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) regulations. We use ingredients that are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) based upon methods listed by the state agriculture agencies and the FDA. Our rigorous Quality Control Program includes independent laboratory testing for guaranteed analysis, shelf life/stability testing and archive monitoring procedures. We also comply with Best Manufacturing Practices set by AAFCO in FDA-inspected facilities.

Our Unique Ingredients and Research
Antioxidants from plant polyphenols provide nutritional support for challenging, often chronic health issues. The antioxidant Bioflavanol in AHO products is an extract containing oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs. OPCs are in extracts of curcumin, pomegranate, pcynogenol (pine bark), cranberries or grape seed. AHO formulas can be used alone or in combination with other traditional veterinary therapies. Pet owners often want to use a product other than NSAIDs or other drugs for chronic conditions. Studies and clinical surveys demonstrating the successful use of AHO’s products are available upon request.

Our Staff Veterinarian
Dr. John Kuck was born in New Knoxville, a small farming community in rural southwestern Ohio.  At that time, Dr. Kuck called his parent’s 40 acre wooded property home, complete with a three acre pond and plenty of room to explore and cultivate his interest in nature, commonly in the company of his baby raccoons, his English Setter Mitzi or Sheba, the Newfoundland.  At the age of 13, John earned a scholarship to the prestigious Culver Academy where he pursued his love of football and Russian language studies.

Upon graduation from Culver Academy, Dr. Kuck earned an athletic scholarship to play football at Bowling Green University where he started at the center position for three seasons and served as a senior co-captain and earned the Carlos Jackson Award for his work ethic. He graduated in 1998 with a degree in International Business and a minor in Russian Language Studies.

In 2001 Dr. Kuck returned to school, having moved to Denver to be closer to one of his truest passions, fly fishing. Enrolling at the Metropolitan State College of Denver John completed his pre-requisites for admission to veterinary school in 2003 and earned a place in the class at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Completing his training at Colorado State University in 2007, Dr. Kuck graduated from veterinary school with an ever-increasing passion for animal health and welfare.
Since graduation, John has attempted to maintain a very broad knowledge base encompassing companion animal medicine and surgery, equine dentistry and food animal medicine.  Dr. Kuck feels a strong sense of service to his community, volunteering at various animal charities and offering his services free of charge to needy communities abroad.

Animal Health Options in the Press
Look for our company or products in the following publications and studies:

Shawn Messionnier, DVM books:
-Allergy Solution for Dogs
-Arthritis Solution for Dogs
-8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog
-Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs

James O'Heare, PhD, M.A.
-The Canine Aggression Workbook, 3rd Ed

Susan Wynn, DVM and Steve Marsden, DVM
-Manual of Natural Veterinary Medicine, Science and Tradition

Brian Beale, DVM
-Use of Nutraceuticals and Chondroprotectants in Osteoarthritic Dogs and Cats
-Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice
-Nutraceuticals and other Biologic Therapies