Has your dog ever stood you up? Has your cat ever complained about your quirks? Probably not. Dogs and cats stick with us through all the good and bad, highs and lows. When you need a hug and nobody’s around, Fluffy curls up on your lap and lets forth that mesmerizing purr that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. When you need an excuse to go outside and enjoy a beautiful day, Fido is always up for a walk or a game of fetch. They comfort us, go running with us, play with us, make us laugh and, above all else, love us unconditionally.
There are tons of studies showing that having pets supports our health in a variety of ways – both physical and emotional – but their unconditional love is the reason we go to such great lengths to keep them vibrant and full of life. We read the ingredients before choosing a pet food and we search for treats that will improve their health in some way – through dental care, joint maintenance and more. We take them to the vet and are willing to pay through the nose if it means we can keep them happily in our lives a little longer.
We do everything we can to keep them healthy… or do we?
The teary eyes, increasing lethargy and other changes you’ve noticed in your pet and just associated with age may be signs that their health could be better supported.
Most of us have supplements and vitamins that we take every day to support our own health and wellbeing. Did you know that some of the supplements you already use can also benefit your furry friends? We want to support their health in any way we can. Here are a couple ways you might not have thought of:
Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) originates from the white pith of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. In its natural form, regular, unmodified citrus pectin is like a locked treasure chest of health benefits – locked because the size of pectin molecules is too large to be absorbed and used by the body. However, regular pectin can be modified to create MCP, which has a lower molecular weight that is absorbable and highly bioactive throughout the body. This modification process is what unlocks pectin’s wealth of benefits, now being demonstrated in multiple studies.*
Like us, our pets are exposed to heavy metals and other environmental toxins in the water, air, food and earth. These toxins often bioaccumulate, meaning they build up in our pets’ bodies over time, just as they do in ours. Accumulation of toxins can cause a whole variety of health concerns, ranging from mild, such as fatigue or poor skin/hair quality, to serious, such as cellular health issues.*
Have you heard of Galectin-3? Galectin-3 is a well-researched protein found in all mammals. Research has shown that elevated levels of Galectin-3 can have a negative impact on cardiovascular and cellular health.
PectaSol-C® MCP is a natural ligand for Galectin-3, heavy metals and environmental toxins, meaning that it binds to these unwanted substances and safely carries them out of the body through your pet’s natural elimination systems, thereby gently detoxifying your pet and maintaining a healthy level of Galectin-3.*
Instructions for feeding PectaSol-C® MCP to your pet: Mid-sized and large dogs may take 1 scoop daily. Cats and small dogs should take only ½ a scoop. Sprinkle it right into their food or, for additional digestive support, mix it into some canned pumpkin – they will lap it up before you can say “Modified Citrus Pectin.”
Just like all living creatures, dogs and cats have active immune systems at work every day to fight harmful invaders. The healthier and stronger your pet’s immune system, the healthier and happier your pet will be.
Medicinal mushrooms are safe, natural and hugely beneficial to Fluffy’s and Fido’s health. Like in people, medicinal mushrooms act as powerful support for your pet’s immune system, helping it to maintain strong, healthy function. The medicinal mushrooms in MycoPhyto® Complex are grown on immune-supporting herbs, and they naturally absorb many of the properties of these herbs for even greater support.*
Instructions for feeding MycoPhyto® Complex to your pet: Mid-sized and large dogs may take 1 scoop daily. Cats and small dogs should take only ½ a scoop, as they are smaller. Mix in hot water and let it cool, or sprinkle on their food.