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Does my pet need supplements?

Should you be adding supplements to your pets’ daily regime? Making sure they lead a happy and healthy life is paramount, but how can pet supplements make a difference and improve the quality of their life?

We’ve taken a look at our most popular pet supplements, outlined how they can help and give you all the information to determine if they’re right for you and your furry friends.

Joints & Bones

Many dogs will slow down as they get older through long term wear and tear on joints. This slow down begins in middle age and continues to become more prevalent through to old age, where the vast majority of dogs will be affected with arthritis-like symptoms.

With joint problems so widespread in our aging pets, there’s been a great deal of interest in pet nutrients and supplements that can help slow down these ailments or prevent their development.

Glucosamine is a popular supplement, which is also present naturally in the human body. Essential for creating healthy cartilage and supportive tissues, Glucosamine production is not a problem for younger pets, as their bodies are likely to naturally be producing an adequate amount. However, in older pets, this production often slows down.

Many Glucosamine supplements also contain Chondroitin Sulfate – another key nutrient which supports the cartilage and promotes elasticity. This is a benefit that has been verified by several double-blind placebo studies.

Digestive

Modern pet food is usually heat-treated and heavily processed, stripping it of naturally present enzymes. For this reason, you should consider if an enzyme supplement could be right for your pet. By reintroducing these enzymes into your pets’ diet, you increase the overall effectiveness of their food and allow their body to more completely absorb its nutrient contents.

Similarly, friendly bacteria is killed in the heat preparation of most pet foods. By introducing a probiotic supplement to your pets’ diet, you can help increase the health of their gut biome. This will not only affect their gut health, but also their overall wellbeing.

Dental

All pets, in particular dogs, require care and attention when it comes to their teeth. Unfortunately, many popular brands of dental care treats contains excessive unnecessary additives, flavouring and other nasty factors.

To help you keep your dog’s diet rich and nutritious, we stock a complete range of dental treats which are 100% natural, and made from delicious ingredients.

Be sure to take a look through our full range of petcare items and find the perfect products for your four-legged friends today.

How do you care for your pets’ nutritional needs? What problems have you overcome together with great quality nutrition? We’d love to hear in the comments below.

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More About The Author - Henry Maitland

Henry Maitland I've been working in the health and fitness world and have been studying related subjects for over 20 years. I started out studying sports science and human biology in 1994 and went on to qualify and work as a masseur in 1996 than as a personal trainer in 2001. I then went on to qualify as a CHEK practitioner and Holistic Lifestyle Coach in 2002. These are both multi stage qualifications and I spent ten years working my way through the more advanced levels and the epic reading lists that go with them. I still have Chek level 4 to look forward to and in the coming years plan to travel to San Diego and finish the journey. I took a brief break from my studies with the CHEK institute in 2007 to qualify as a St John's certified Neuromuscular Therapist and returned in 2008 and 2009 to complete the level 3 CHEK certifications. 4 years ago I started studying with the four winds institute of energy medicine in America which is formed from the ancient shamanic healing techniques of the South American Q'ero Indians. This combined with the works of David; R Hawkins MD brought together for me the most extraordinary revelation as to dynamics of true health and wellness. I continue to read and study on my own path guided by those that I have studied with previously as I continue my research in to the many subjects that form the health equation. I have been running my own business, Core Evolution, for the last 12 years. I spend the majority of my time taking people through advanced holistic rehabilitation programmes and work on all areas of the Evolution Cycle of health (although not at the same time!) I very much hope I can share some of what I have discovered with you through the Evolution Organics blog. In health, chi, and happiness. Henry Maitland C.H.E.K practitioner level 3 St Johns Certified Neuromuscular therapist levels 1-8 C.H.E.K HLC level 3 C.H.E.K certified golf biomechanic ITEC certified Remedial masseur Shamanic healer - The four winds institute

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