|“Keep Your Dog (and Your Budget) Healthy With Smart Pet Care Choices”
As a pet owner, keeping your dog healthy is always one of your greatest concerns. You pride yourself on providing your best friend with good nutrition, a safe place to live and regular appointments with the veterinarian for check-ups, treatments and preventative care. But in tight economic times, cutting down on your veterinary expenses may be a necessary step in tightening the budget. Thankfully, there are ways that you can cut down on your vet expenses, while still keeping Fido in great health.
Best Way to Treat a Problem is to Prevent It
If an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, imagine what that could add up to in dollars and cents. While accidents and emergencies will always happen, there are many illnesses and injuries common to dogs that can easily be prevented by good care, and common sense.
What You Eat- and So Is Your Dog
While vaccines may be the most common veterinary approach to keeping your dog healthy, once or twice a day you have access to the most direct route to your dog’s overall health and well being- through his diet.
Responsible for everything from condition of your dogs joints to the quality of his eyesight and almost everything in between, your dog’s immune system is the cornerstone to keeping him healthy now and in the future. Studies have shown that as much as 80% of immune system health comes directly from the digestive system. Only through a balanced, natural diet and careful supplementation can you provide your dog with the tools his body needs to stay healthy and avoid expensive health problems.
What’s In The Bag?
Before you pick up that next big bag of dog food from the supermarket, consider for a moment your favorite breakfast cereal. A little bran, some fiber, a few grains and a couple of dried fruits and nuts- a healthy way to start your day. But how healthy do you think you would be after 15 years of eating only that cereal for every meal of every day.
Dogs that are limited to eating almost any kind of commercial food are eating their own version of your cereal, day in and day out, for their entire lifetimes. This diet of empty calories, carbohydrate fillers and meat byproducts (meat unfit for human consumption) is sorely lacking in its ability to provide the basis for a strong immune system in your dog. In fact, commercial diets have been linked to a variety of health problems in dogs such as allergies and dental disease, both of which have roots in weak immune system.
Equipped to Fight Disease
A strong immune system equipped to fight disease can only come from feeding your dog as nature intended, with a diet made fresh that is rich in high quality proteins, a variety of carbohydrates, grains and vegetables, as well as supplements to ensure that the digestive system is working properly, and that your dog is getting the full nutritional benefit from his food.
Pet Flora is a powerful soil-based probiotic that helps to maintain intestinal balance, as well as assist in nutrient absorption and normalize stools, while reducing inflammation in the intestines. All probiotics are not created equal, and the power behind our naturally occurring, soil-based probiotics makes Pet Flora vital to improving immunity and increasing health.
Super Pet Enzymes is a specifically created formula designed to survive the highly acidic environment of your dog’s stomach to maximize digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, as well as helping to ensure that medications are properly dispersed and digested throughout the body.
The addition of both Pet Flora and Pet Enzymes to your dog’s everyday can help to ensure the health of your cats gastro-intestinal system, encourage nutrient absorption and reduce inflammation in the intestinal tract, a common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.
Save Money By Keeping Your Dog Healthy
Because the immune system is perhaps the most vital part of your dog’s overall health, careful attention to this component of your dogs body can help to avoid many illnesses throughout his or her life. Many of the most common problems that may require veterinary treatment, such as hot spots, allergies, vomiting, diarrhea, arthritis, ear problems, and even cancer can often be avoided by simply taking a proactive approach to protecting and strengthening your dog’s immune system. Invest in your dogs future by changing your approach to his health, and reap the benefits both financially, and in the long term companionship of your best friend.