In This Issue:
While we can do our best to care for our pets, sometimes there are factors beyond our control that we cannot prevent from occurring... rather, we just have to take action once they occur.
The normal aging process and noise-related anxiety are two major factors that can wreak havoc on our pet's health and well-being. While we may not be able to completely prevent these conditions from occurring, we certainly can take steps to alleviate and slow the effects both can have on our pets' health.
Check out our helpful articles on managing these common conditions.
Best wishes to you and your pet,
FROM THE EDITOR
Hand in Paw
It goes without saying that our pets become a part of the family pretty quickly. Given the way they become intertwined in our lives, also it's natural to grow quite attached... and often hard to see them begin to show signs of aging.
However, there are many ways you can slow your pet's deterioration of health and even prevent some conditions from becoming full-blown ailments.
Read more about controlling common age-related conditions
While age-related health troubles are just a part of nature that we must deal with, there are also behavioral issues that can be stressful for owners to endure throughout a pet's life, as well. Often owners aren't sure how to address certain phobias that can greatly affect a pet's well-being, especially noise phobias.
Learn how to alleviate noise-related anxiety in pets
Whether your pet is going through common changes associated with aging or just has a sensitive nature, any pet owner can benefit from the knowledge of the best way to handle and comfort unsettled nerves. However, like all behavioral techniques, moderation and balance are key.
Find out ways to soothe your dog without smothering
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Paulette Gough, Editor
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Controlling Common Aging
Caring for common pet health ailments
While we'd all love to turn back the clock and have our pets puppies and kittens again (fully potty-trained, of course!), unfortunately, they too must deal with the same aging process that we experience. However, there are common conditions that you can help control by implementing preventative health care measures.
In addition, 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. Therefore, early detection and regular maintenance can go a long way to building a strong foundation for your pet's health.
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Nix Noise Phobias in Pets
As a pet owners, we come to expect mishaps now and then-a wetting accident after being left alone too long, changed behavior in a new environment, stomach upset after a new food-but sometimes, unavoidable and seemingly inexplicable triggers can send even the most composed animal into a frenzy.
For instance, many animals experience anxiety during thunderstorms and fireworks. Animals may cower, hide under the bed, tremble, or exhibit nervous behavior. However, sometimes the response can be disproportionate to the situation or result from an unlikely trigger such as beeping from an electronic device, a hair dryer, or a vacuum cleaner.
Learn how to alleviate noise-related anxiety in pets>
Controlled Comforting... Balancing Behavior for Best Effects
As more and more people become pet owners, sometimes disturbances in behavior, such as anxiety around noise, aren't considered before adopting or buying. However, to provide both emotional and physical support for your pet during times of nervousness, it is important to be ready to care for your pet in the best way possible-without exacerbating an existing problem or creating a new one.
Find out ways to soothe without smothering
The Power of PetAlive on Rescued Pets!
We have received many testimonials from pet owners who rescued or adopted pets that were in very poor health, having suffered from a lack of proper care. However, by using a combination of PetAlive natural herbal and homeopathic remedies, traditional medicine, and implementing a healthy lifestyle, many of these pets have great health success stories!
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"What should I be giving my aging cat of 9 years as a daily supplement? I also have a 1-year-old Border Collie/Pointer mix. She is very active and I want to know what I can do to help support her joints?"
We would recommend our Immunity and Liver Support™ for your aging pet. Immunity and Liver Support capsules contain a combination of specially
selected herbs known for their ability to cleanse and purify the system, support immune functioning, and maintain liver health.
Used as a general tonic, Immunity and Liver Support capsules will help to
keep your pet in peak health. We would recommend our Muscle & Joint Support™ for your other pet. Muscle & Joint Support capsules are specially formulated for pets and contain a unique formula combining herbal medicines, biochemic tissue salts and
nutritional substances all well known for their positive effect on the skeletal system, including muscles, joints, cartilage and tendons. Muscle & Joint Support is a 100% natural remedy. Regular use will help to maintain health and mobility in the muscular skeletal system without the risk of side effects. Muscle & Joint Support is an excellent choice for pets - helping to keep a spring in their step!
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The PetAlive team
"We have a Shi Tzu, and when we leave (only in the evening), he gets very nervous... This is usually caused by a single firework in the evening and will freak him out the rest of the evening. When we are home and he hears one, he gets nervous and comes and sits by us. However, when we are not home, he is a mess. Will your product work for us? Thanks "
For your dog's nervousness, we recommend our PetCalm™, which contains a special blend of natural herbal ingredients known for their soothing effect and tonic effect on the nervous system.
PetCalm is a natural remedy with no risk of side effects or addiction, and can be safely used by animals of all ages and sizes. PetCalm may be used regularly for long-term support or as needed for occasional help - depending on your pet's disposition and needs
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