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Our Four-Legged Family
Our pets are an integral part of our family; they shower us with unconditional love and companionship, even on the days where we don’t feel like we deserve it!
As a result, we often grow quite attached to our beloved furry friends, and strive to give them the best care we can. However, usually due to forces beyond our control, these precious relationships – just like most – are bound to encounter some bumps along the way.
Finances are often an issue, especially in households with multiple pets. During this time of the weak American dollar, most people are cutting back on many personal luxuries as well as everyday expenses – including items for their pets.
However, some may be putting their pet’s health at risk by spending less on maintenance and preventative care. In the short-term, it may seem like neglecting regular grooming and check-ups can save a bit of money… however, there are many ways to maintain health on a budget, creating lasting vitality to help prevent more costly health problems in the future.
Read more about Cost-Effective Ways to Cut Back Without Compromising Care
In addition to paying attention to general preventative care, careful consideration of oral health is of utmost importance, as dental health is directly correlated to systemic health of your pet.
Your pet’s teeth are perhaps even more vital to their existence than our own, considering that many pets use their mouths as an extension of their hands! Just another reason to give your pet proper oral care… plus, dental health is one of the most easily manageable wellness practices you can implement at home.
Read more about Hints for Tip-top Teeth & Gums
Although it is hard for any pet owner to think about, there comes a day that all pet owners must face, despite giving the best possible care… and that is the time their pet passes on.
Regardless of the cause of death, the grieving process is never easy. Some pet owners may try to suppress emotions, which typically only prolongs the hurt. In addition, many tend to overlook the effects of the loss on other members of the family… including other pets, who often are very confused and traumatized over the event.
Learn more about Coping with the Loss of a Pet
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Cut Costs without Compromising Health(care)!
In times of economical hardship, we all try to find ways to reduce excess spending and cut corners when possible... sometimes even at the expense of our personal and family’s health. Unfortunately, our furry friends’ well-being may be compromised during this downturn, as well—potentially leading to more expensive complications down the road.
Pet owners often consider cutting back on grooming and maintenance for their pets, especially when they appear to be in strong physical condition. According to veterinarian John Berg at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, taking your pet in for check-ups and addressing slight problems right away can lead to reduced costs in long-term care, as many diseases are potentially preventable. As diseases advance, the cost of treatment also increases.
Find out How to Keep your Pet healthy pet without breaking the banK >
Life After Losing Your Pet
Tips to help with grieving
While society openly recognizes the hardships surrounding the death of a human family member, rarely does the loss of a pet receive the same consideration. However, for most pet owners, their furry friends are a very important part of the family!
When losing a pet, the daily routine is often severely disrupted for the family they left behind-- in addition to the missing joy, affection, and companionship that pet brought.
LEARN HOW TO HELP YOUR FAMILY AFTER THEIR LOSS >
Hints for Tip-top Teeth & Gums
Maintaining your pet’s dental health is a very important part of caring for your pet, yet nearly half of all pets suffer from gum disease, calculus, and dental problems.
Since dental health is linked with overall wellness, when proper care is not given to our pets’ gums and teeth, the risk of disease and illness greatly increases. Problems can include liver, kidney, heart inflammation, and infection.
GET TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR PET'S ORAL HEALTH >
Ask Our Experts
When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our Clinical Psychologist, Michele Carelse.
"My 13 year old Yorkie has kidney troubles. She is on a low-protein diet and takes medication. She also has some issues with her gums, but because of her kidney problems, we have been advised against putting her under anesthesia for cleaning. Will this product help in any way or could its ingredients be contra-indicated for a dog with these problems?"
Thank you for your query. You are to be commended for researching the use of natural alternatives. We can recommend our PetAlive Gumz-n-Teeth™ for healthy teeth and gums in your pet. This remedy would have no contradictions with your pet's kidney condition. Gumz-n-Teeth is a 100% safe and natural combination of herbal and homeopathic ingredients in an internal formula for promoting general dental health in pets.
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- To promote health in the immune system
- To support bones and teeth
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"I'm confused… is Parasite Dr.™ for heartworms…? Thanks"
We highly recommend our remedy Parasite Dr. to support your pet’s system in its fight against parasites.
In order to properly help your pet, there are a few steps that you need to take. These measures will also benefit your pet in many different ways and provide support against a wide variety of problems. Holistic practitioners recognize the importance of correcting imbalances as well as addressing symptoms, and Parasite Dr. can be used to promote health as well as act as a tonic for the entire digestive system.
1. A healthy diet is the best medicine!
Holistic vets agree that processed commercial pet foods are one of the factors undermining pet health. A diet consisting mostly of raw food and fresh water is one of the best things you can give your pet to promote optimal health against system disturbances, including parasites. Dogs will thrive on raw meat, raw bones and chopped raw vegetables. Many dogs will also eat fruit willingly (especially if they see you eating it too!). Cats are largely carnivorous so need a diet of mainly raw meat. Include soft raw bones like chicken neck and add chicken giblets whenever possible. A little bone meal can be added to the food as well as small amounts of grated or chopped vegetables. For cats and dogs, avoid milk and food containing sugar, as well as artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.
2. A healthy immune system will promote a healthy body
An animal with a healthy immune system will be less likely to develop health problems, as a strong animal’s own defense system is able to effectively guard against potential threats. Factors that will weaken your pet's immune system include frequent vaccination, commercial pet foods, incorrect diet, stress and even conventional synthetic preventative medications. Discuss this with your vet before making changes in any of these areas.
A healthy liver is one of the foundations of a healthy body and helps to promote overall wellness and remove waste and toxins from the system. The liver performs many important metabolic functions and also stores glucose, vitamins and minerals. Regular use of PetAlive Immunity and Liver Support™ will help to support healthy livers and strong immune systems for both dogs and cats.
3. Promote health in the heart and circulation system
As many health problems begin in the heart, maintaining strength in the heart and circulatory system is another measure that you can take to protect your pet. Healthy circulation ensures that red blood cells carry sufficient supplies of oxygen throughout the body to provide vitality, while white blood cells are able to fight infection. Diet and exercise play an important role in maintaining a healthy heart and circulatory system. Regular use of PetAlive Heart and Circulation Tonic™ will also benefit your pet in the fight against many other problems.
4. Take your pet in for regular check-ups
It is advisable to take precautions and to have your pet regularly checked - prevention is better than cure. By speaking to a vet who practices integrative medicine or a holistic or homeopathic vet, you can tailor-make a prevention plan for your pet.
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