The effect of our pets on our health is very significant. Our moods and emotional states are influenced by our beloved animals and this greatly impacts our well being and health. This article is just one of many examples how pets/animals/loved ones make the difference in the battle for better health. Go pet your dog/cat and give them a hug!
“Taking active, preventive measures to support your health is one of the most important things you can do to ward off serious illness. You eat right, exercise, brush your teeth and make sure to get plenty of sleep, all to keep your body running at its very best.
But did you know that preventive health is important not only for you but also for the lifelong health of your pets? Instituting preventive health measures for your pets helps keep them in top physical shape and live healthier, happier lives. Here are three key areas of preventive health for your pet.”
Reading and understanding food labels in today’s day and age is so important, especially when dealing with animals as food companies often put low quality and damaging products in their pet foods. By learning how to read a label, you can learn a great deal of information about the food you are feeding your pets. You can even learn how to compare one food to another and choose the one best suited for your cat.
“These are my top choices of quality canned food for maintenance in cats (for adult cats). Any of them could form a sound basis for your cat’s diet, or you could do as I suggest, and rotate brands and formulas. Several of these foods contain brown rice or other grains. I prefer a grain-free diet for my own cats because of their ages and health issues. Younger cats in good health could likely eat such foods on occasion, but rotating to non-grain varieties would still be advised. Also, many of the foods have other high carbohydrate ingredients, such as sweet potatoes or pumpkin. While there are nutritional reasons to add these ingredients, they may not be advisable for diabetic cats.”
Here’s how it works:
You put the collar on your pets neck, it reads their signs
It sends that information to the base unit, which attaches to the Internet
That information compares your pet data against norms and it’s breed
There you can see the temperature, pulse rate, respiration and even calories
“My philosophy in caring for heart patients in the last 25 plus years is that I’m all for having the biggest toolbox at your disposal. If you can improve your diet, great. Exercise, amazing. Stress reduction, bring it on. Herbs, vitamins, yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, sauna, laughter, sleep … go for it! Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and having all programs firing to promote health can make you heart attack proof.
If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you’ve probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn’t always tell the whole truth about what’s in your food. The same goes for your pets’ food. Behind innocent-sounding words like “meat byproducts” and “meat meal” are horrific manufacturing practices that would turn your stomach. The nutritional considerations of pet foods go beyond the sources of meat in them. Pet food manufacturers add dangerous preservatives and vitamin fortifications that actually make your pets’ food less healthy.
By learning how to read a label, you can learn a great deal of information about the food you are feeding your pets. You can even learn how to compare one food to another and choose the one best suited for your cat.
Cat grass eating is frequent and has a number of health benefits for your pet. Even if you feed your cat the best possible nutritional cat food, your cat will still grab some grass and chew on it, because he likes grass. Even though cats are meat eaters, they have always eaten grass and their system is adapted to grass eating.
Yes cats are known for being lazy and sleeping a lot, but when you compound that with feeding them that junk low quality food and not taking the time to play with them, they can gain weight and fat fast and all sorts of illnesses can develop. While you’re getting yourself into shape, don’t forget about your cat too! Here are 8 good tips to follow: