As is the trend in human medicine, presently our pets are faced more frequently with a set of dis-eases called degenerative diseases. These include conditions such as allergies, arthritis, heart disease, cancers and auto-immune dis-ease. What we feed our pets plays a great role in the development and management of these conditions.

Like us, animals benefit greatly from foods that have optimal amounts of vitamins, anti-oxidants, minerals, omega fatty acids and phytonutrients which help to keep them healthy and support their vitality when managing some of these conditions.

Recently more and more research has revealed that certain nutrients have specific therapeutic properties for example, glucosamine helps to improve joint function, co-enzyme Q10 supports heart function and has anti-cancer properties, Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory effects and an amino acid called tryptophan helps to bring about the feeling of calmness and well-being which can be a very useful aid in reducing dominance associated aggression.

Nutrients that have been found to have such an effect are termed “neutraceuticals” ie. nutrients with pharmaceutical effects. There are a great wealth of these available. We make use of these incredible aids in assisting to promote wellness and address specific health issues without the side effects of drugs.

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