Well, that is true for our pets, also. And, from the perspective of this pet Mom, it also influences the human-animal bond. After all, we are tasked with taking the best care of our pets as possible! I know others think it can't compare to caring for 'two-legged' kids, but having done both, I will say it's very similar.
Back in those ancient days of my youth, we thought taking care of our pets meant feeding them store bought pet food, table scraps, and the occasional treat. We took our dogs to the vet once a year for vaccinations and a physical. If the pet had an issue in-between those yearly visits, we agonized over whether it was necessary to take the pet to the veterinarian. After all, you don't run to the Dr every time your kid gets a scrapped knee, do you?
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Today, thankfully, life is very different for pets. I'm so happy to have amazing brand like Nutri-Vet spending time really understanding the health of our cats and dogs, and developing products to keep those pets healthy as they grow and age.
Recently we lost a precious girl to 'old age'. We think she aged faster than she should have, and much of that was because of her early life being a puppy mill Mom. But, when she came to live with us, we did look at how we could make her life better, not just with lots of love and attention, but with supplements. After all, we take supplements and we knew the value of things like chondroitin and glucosamine. Looking online and talking with our vet assured us that yes, our dogs and our cat could benefit from using supplements.
Enter NutriVet, a brand with a focus on good health, and providing tasty chewables that would give our pets the right support, especially for healthy joints and healthy bones. Can you say AWESOME!
As I delve more and more into the human-animal bond, I realize the true importance of good health and how vital it is for brands like Nutri-Vet to be on my shelf. But, not only that, I don't want to give the impression that we pet parents can just grab any old chewable off the grocery store shelf and assume it will do the job. You have to look at ingredients. You have to understand how these supplements work on your dog or cat. You have to trust the brand that is offering them. It goes to understanding the need for good health. For making sure your dog or cat will live a long and healthy life. For me, it means good joint support. Trust me, I know how painful joints can be as you age!
We're using the Nutri-Vet Hip & Joint regular strength right now. We did receive a free sample for Emily. I'm impressed! Emily is a fussy fussy girl. But she loves her Nutri-Vet chewables. And, it's only been a month (just under, I guess) so I can't say 'oh wow what a difference!' but I can say I am confident that this is an important part of Emily's good health program now. By the way, so is my vet. They recommend supplements.
It's time to get another bottle. I think we'll stay with the regular strength for now. Emily is still young.
No supplements for kitty, right now. She's dealing with possible pancreatitis and we are struggling just to keep food down her belly. But, were she healthy, I'd definitely be giving her supplements, also.
I know this - the human-animal bond is about more than the love we feel for each other, we humans and our pets. It's a trust, a connection, a sincere belief in the value of sharing love, even without words. And, it's important to build good health into that. Our pets depend on us for good health.
I recommend the Nutri-Vet newsletter for information. You can also receive exclusive offers, coupons, and sales alerts, if you sign up. If you're on Facebook, and who isn't? Check out the Nutri-Vet Facebook page, too! This is a community that is fun, informative, and supportive of dogs and cats - and they do giveaways! Pawsome!
ONE more thing... you can WIN a bottle of the Hip&Joint Regular Strength: 500 mg of glucosamine, 100 mg chondroitin and vitamin C and 10 mg MSM to help maintain healthy canine joint function and connective tissue. Emily loves the taste so I bet your dog will, too! Just share a comment below about your pet's health, and we'll do a random draw on March 24th.
You know that I'm right. Health and welfare go together. Supplements are a benefit to all of us, two-legged and four-legged. It's about love, it's about care, and it's about embracing the truth about the human-animal bond: that without it, we are lesser creatures of the world.
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