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Supplements for Your Pets

Supplements for Your PetsMore and more pet owners are supplementing their pet’s diet. So, is this something that we should all be doing? We ask Alison Daniels from DinDins.

You may be surprised to hear that dogs and cats in the UK have never been so ill. Poor quality and highly processed pet food, as well as overfeeding, have affected their health negatively. Arthritis, diabetes, obesity, thyroid conditions, kidney disease and immunity deficiency have all risen – along with our vet bills. Genetics, environment and physiology can all affect disease, but many of these issues can be treated with good nutrition and diet.

Even common traits like bad breath, poor digestion, flatulence and itchy skin are signs that something may be going on. Our animals might seem fine with these everyday issues, but how do we really know what’s going on inside?

Cheap convenience pet food is one of the main triggers for these common problems, which can develop into more complex issues. The label may suggest the contrary, but the simple truth is that highly processed food, with high grain content and a long shelf life, is unlikely to provide your pet with all the nutrients it requires. A processed pet food always lacks one thing: raw food elements.

Raw foods provide natural ingredients necessary to support health. Just as it’s recommended that we eat our ‘five a day’, animals also need these food types. They contain vital forces, like enzymes and phytonutrients (below), to prevent illness.

A Healthy Diet with Nothing Missing
Either a lightly cooked superior commercial food, which is high in meat protein and contains natural preservatives, together with added supplements, or a raw food diet (also with added supplements), will optimise your pets health and address health problems.

Many pet owners are seeing fantastic results in their pets after adding supplements to their diets. Among the many safe and effective supplements available are:

Wholefoods/superfood supplements containing herbs, seagreens, wholefoods and probiotics are by far the easiest and most effective way to boost immunity and alleviate many common problems.

Fish oils and essential fats can help with common complaints such as itchy or scurfy skin, old age and joint health.

Joint formulas including glucosamine hydrochloride, chondroitin, MSM, devil’s claw and vitamin C can help alleviate inflammation and reduce joint degradation.

Urinary supports, including cranberry, D-Mannose, N-Acetylglucosamine and other immune-supporting herbs, can help prevent or reduce recurring urinary infections commonly found in cats.

Calming formulas containing valerian and skullcap can reduce anxiety and hyperactivity.

Tartar control formulas are few and far between but alongside a raw food diet, powdered cranberry, parsley and seagreens can reduce bad breath and tartar build-up.

So next time you reach for a vitamin tablet or a healthy carrot stick, spare a thought for your pet’s health too.

Vital Forces

Enzymes - Responsible for thousands of biochemical pathways in the body; without enzymes our pets would not survive.

Phytonutrients  - The natural chemicals responsible for the wonderful colour in fruit and vegetables,
phytonutrients supply healing properties.

Antioxidants - Often found in herbs, fruit and vegetables, antioxidants scavenge free radicals that cause damage to the body’s tissue.

Trace vitamins and minerals  - These essentials are found in an absorbable state in raw foods.

Fatty acids - Found in meat, plant and fish oils, these acids help with immunity, brain, eye and neurological function as well as nourishing the skin and coat.

Chlorophyll - The green pigment found in green matter such as herbs and grass, chlorophyll is naturally detoxifying, cleansing the body.

Scampers Natural Pet Store is located on the A142 Soham By Pass, between Ely and Newmarket and only 15 miles from Cambridge.Scampers, Your Pet’s Natural Choice.

Copy reproduced courtesy of Nicola Foley / Cambridge Edition magazine.
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