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With our busy lives, sometimes our own health gets put on the back burner… let alone our pet’s health. However, we address the importance of maintaining your pet’s immune system in this month’s newsletter.
The deadly ‘super bug’ infections are now reaching our pets, and potential illness can be just around the corner at the vet, groomer, or kennel.
By taking preventative action now, you can help keep your pet happy and healthy! Natural remedies play a large part in maintaining wellness, and we encourage you to continue to adopt healthy habits into your own and your pet’s lifestyle!
Best wishes to you and your pet,
FROM THE EDITOR
Maintain Purr-fect Health
While many of us are aware of the deadly ‘super-bugs’ in hospitals to households around the globe, you may not know that the same problem in which some strains of common bacteria have evolved to resist antibiotics has been reaching our pets. With the direct causation of infection uncertain, taking precautionary measures is more important than ever.
Learn more about what you can do to help protect your pet
While we do our best to provide for our pets, take a moment to consider how often you express gratitude for all the benefits your pet provides to you. From kids to seniors, the benefits of pet ownership and caretaking are extensive… including supporting against isolation, depression, and loneliness to teaching valuable life lessons like responsibility, respect, and empathy.
Find out how a pet helps your health… and what you can to do to help theirs
As a strong immune system can provide a solid foundation for health, we included some helpful tips on supporting immunity in pets… some of which can have two-fold benefits for you!
Read more about positive prevention tips for pets
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Paulette Gough, Editor
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Stay Safe from the 'Super Bug'
Scary new pets stats on drug-resistant bacteria
While many of us are aware of the worldwide pandemic of deadly ‘super-bugs’ (also known as strains of bacteria that have mutated and become resistant to conventional antibiotics) that have been affecting hospitals to households, we now have to worry about our pets having the same fate.
In dogs and cats, the bacteria are slightly different than the strains that affect people, which are usually methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Animals are likely to contract methicillin-resistant staphylococcus intermedius, or MRSI, but it's overall causing the same problem in which some strains of common bacteria have evolved to resist the antibiotics we normally use to treat it.
Learn MORE ABOUT Keeping Your PET safe >
A Pet's Love Knows No Limits
From kids to seniors, pet ownership benefits abound
According to the 2007-2008 National Pet Owners Survey, 63% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 71.1 millions homes. But do you occasionally take your cuddly companion for granted? Chances are, work, family, and other obligations interfere with time spent enjoying simple pleasures with your pooch or kitty… but taking a moment to appreciate their benefits to our lives is worth doing now and then.
Most pets’ demands are quite small, requiring basics like food, shelter, veterinary care, and companionship compared to the immense health benefits they bring to us—including emotional support, lowered blood pressure and stress levels, and unconditional affection and friendship, it’s no wonder we grow attached.
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Tips to Improve Immunity: Prevention is Better Than a Cure
While your pet may initiate certain behaviors regarding eating habits and exercise, through the evolution of domestication, many of these normal processes fall under the influence of our hands. Therefore, making just a few tweaks in routine may greatly benefit your pet’s overall health and well-being.
GET TIPS ON Improving your pet's immunity >
PetAlive.com will make an appearance at Orlando Pampered Pet Expo
Native Remedies’ PetAlive.com announces its appearance this week at the Orlando Pampered Pet Expo. The Pampered Pet Expo will be held this Friday, August 8th through Sunday, August 10th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Representatives from Native Remedies’ PetAlive.com will be available at booth #613 to answer any questions on their herbal and homeopathic products and holistic healthcare for pets, as well as take orders for products.
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Remember… Don’t forget to pass the link along to all your friends and family so your furry friend can be the winner of PetAlive’s Most Pampered Pet Contest!
Make sure to read our September Newsletter and find out if your pet was chosen… Also watch in September for our next fun pet contest! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us and Good Luck!!!
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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.
"Hi, I have been giving Immunity & Liver Support™ to my elderly cats for some time now... recently I noticed one of my cats losing weight and having flatulence. I took him to the vet and lab results show elevations in liver levels (not sure what they were). The vet’s only recommendation was to do an ultrasound to find out for sure... but I am broke. Do you think it’s the remedy or perhaps I am using the wrong remedy?"
You are using the correct remedy for general support for immune system functioning and liver support. If your cat is diagnosed with a liver condition, then LiverAid™ would be the correct one to use. There should be no elevations in liver enzymes from the remedy itself, but your cat may have an underlying liver condition and we would recommend that you stop the remedy for a while and see if the symptoms disappear. It would also be a good idea to have the blood test done again in a couple of month’s time and check the results. Remember that we have a money back guarantee and you can return the product for a full refund if not suitable.
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The PetAlive team
"Hello, I’m concerned about my 8-year-old Doberman… I’ve never heard him cough before but he’s suddenly started… Could he have picked something up at vet wellness visit? "
It is possible that your dog contracted an upper respiratory infection, which can be highly contagious, and often affects animals that are kept in a confined space such as boarding kennels, dog shows or veterinary hospitals. Your pet will be vulnerable whenever there is contact with other animals.
These infections often have both a viral and a bacterial component. The bacterial component Bordetella bronchiseptica is often the cause of respiratory infections in cats. Symptoms include a persistent dry hacking cough or bouts of deep, harsh coughing often followed by gagging, which may produce a foamy mucus. Pet owners often describe the cough as sounding as if their dog has something stuck in its throat.
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