As someone trying to take control of their health and well-being by exploring the world of natural supplements, it would only make sense to want the best for your pet – to invest in their health as Pet Supplements much as yours.
This may mean looking toward natural healing solutions as opposed to (or in conjunction with) traditional approaches prescribed by a veterinarian.
The supplement and ‘health’ food industry has steadily increased focus on an important but under-recognized demographic – pets.
Is this merely a cash grab to increase potential profits, or are supplements for animals actually safe and effective?
Will Supplementation Improve My Pet’s Quality of Life?
If your pet is otherwise completely healthy, and you are already feeding them a healthy diet – ideally not processed kibble loaded with preservatives or low-grade ingredients, it is highly unlikely you need to provide any sort of addition to your pet’s life through supplementation.
Most commercially available dog or cat foods do contain the assorted minerals, vitamins, and fats that dogs or cats require biologically to survive. This does not mean that it ensures optimal health or wellness.
The need for supplementation may arise out of older age, as health issues naturally develop – especially for certain breeds – that require support for joint or vision.
At the same time, it is always important to consult with a professional veterinarian prior to using any sort of supplement with your cat or dog. The individual need of the dog or cat; depending on weight, breed, age, condition, etc. can vary greatly and excess amounts of certain herbs, minerals, vitamins, or extracts could potentially harm your pet. Certain compounds like xylitol are also extremely toxic to dogs, so checking ingredients is always essential – ensure you only provide supplements to your dogs or cats that are formulated specifically for pets or those that are approved as safe and non-toxic to animals.
What Kind of Supplements Exist for Cats and Dogs?
As is the case with people – there are countless supplements available for both cats and dogs, ranging from addressing healthy coats, to digestive health, to mobility and longevity.
Omega Alpha –Joint Health, Digestive Health, Anxiety in Restless Pets, and Complete Detoxification
One of the most popular brands specifically geared towards pets is Omega Alpha, which offer products backed by countless positive reviews (on Healthy Planet Canada and elsewhere) mentioning just how much particular products – like the Probiotic 8 Plus, have helped to restore digestive health to their dog or cat.
They also offer more targeted supplements, like Kidney Tone, which is formulated with ingredients that are targeted for urinary function and kidney detoxification, while being perfectly safe for cats and dogs – including herbal ingredients like Corn Silk, Horsetail, and Uva Ursi.
NutraSea Ascenta – Offering High Potency, High-Quality Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Pets.
The best-selling line of Omega-3 Fatty Acids containing high-potency DHA and EPA now has Omega-3 Fatty Acids for your pet – one is available for dogs; one for cats, in a liquid form that is easily added to dry or wet food.
Formulated with the highest quality in mind, these are human-grade fish oils balanced specifically for cats and dogs in ideal ratios to optimize joint, skin, coat, and heart health.
Whether to ensure they’re getting all the nutrients they need to keep them active into old age or to provide them relief for arthritis or joint pain through natural means, Healthy Planet offers a variety of supplements for both dogs and cats.
And yes – these supplements are often safe and effective. In fact, many professional breeders, pet clinics, veterinary practices, and pet owners rely on and regularly use supplements geared specifically toward their furry companions.
The herbal extracts, minerals, and fatty acids used in these supplements are tested to the same standards of potency and purity as those used for people, ensuring they’re safe and not harmful to your cat or dog while also being free of contaminants, heavy metals, and artificial or chemical ingredients – preservatives or otherwise.
Healthy Planet not only offers a wide variety of nutritional and herbal supplements for dogs and cats, but also an increasing (and expanding) range of cat food, dog food, treats, ear infection oil, rawhide bones, fishy snacks, waste bags, and tick repellant sprays. Everything you could need for your pet is now available at Healthy Planet as we look to accommodate the health needs of all our furry companions!