Here are some tips on how to look after your furry companions and keep them in the best of health.

Having a pet can be a great source of love and joy but, unfortunately, their bodies are prone to wear, tear and disease just like us. The good news is though, that in the same way as humans, pets can benefit from added nutritional supplements. Here are five key supplements for keeping your furry friend in top shape.

SERRAPEPTASE

Serrapeptase is a powerful enzyme which is naturally produced by the silk worm. The way it works is that it acts like an internal ‘spring clean’ for your pet’s body, cleaning out all the unwanted debris, dead cells and waste products. This can really help arthritic and joint problems which can be common for ageing dogs or horses.

PROBIOTICS

In the same way as with human beings, the role of the gut is vital for the health and wellbeing of your pet. The gut is where food is digested and nutrients are absorbed and transported to the body for utilization. It’s definitely an area you want to keep healthy in your pet.

A delicate balance exists in the gut between good bacteria and bad bacteria. When this balance is upset it can lead to
a range of health concerns including digestive issues and a lowered immune system1. The balance can be disrupted by environmental, dietary factors and antibiotic use. Correcting the problem is easy with a good probiotic. A probiotic provides a large dose of good bacteria that can be utilized by the gut to replenish the natural mircoflora needed to function properly.

DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

Another crucial part of digestion is the ability to break down the food your pet eats. Modern pet diets are very different to the natural diets our animals are supposed to eat and often lack the natural enzymes that our pets need. Dry food, cooked food or overly processed food may cause a digestive enzyme deficiency in your pet. Some other clues your pet may be lacking in digestive enzymes could be if they have any of these symptoms:

  • Acid reflux
  • Belching and gas
  • Vomiting undigested food (four or five hours after eating)
  • Bad breath
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain, cramping and gurgling
  • Foul-smelling stools
  • Undigested food in your pet’s stool

The addition of digestive enzymes will allow your pets to process food more efficiently, and give them the extra support they need to not just survive, but thrive!

SILVER

Silver can be described as nature’s antibiotic. It can be used against viral, bacterial and fungal infections. It is claimed to be effective against more than 650 disease-causing organisms including ringworm, mange, salmonella, E coli, Candida Albicans and other yeast infections. Silver has many internal benefits but it can also be used externally to help with the recovery of cuts, abrasions or infections.

CURCUMIN

Curcumin, the principle active component in turmeric, is a potent anti- inflammatory and antibacterial agent that shows
promise in the prevention and treatment of cancer2 and Alzheimer’s disease, among other conditions. For pets the anti-inflammatory properties are great for reducing arthritis and associated joint pain.

Help your pet to enjoy more health and vitality with these five nutritional supplements.

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

SERRAPET

SerraPetTM is a nutritional enzyme supplement for pets. As part of a healthy lifestyle, the powerful enzyme, serrapeptase, in SerraPetTM, helps promote better wellbeing for your pet and supports its overall health.

Other recommended products include Essential Digestive PlusTM containing FrutaFit inulin®, Prescript-Biotics, a soil-
based probiotic for gastrointestinal support, CurcuminX4000 and Hydrosol Silver Gel/Spray.