Pets can and do experience stress which can have a detrimental effect on their behavior, health and overall well-being. Common stress behaviors are: being restless, an inability to relax, poor sleeping habits including excessive sleeping, becoming jumpy, irritable, destructive behaviors, excessive barking or whining, loss of appetite, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, and inability to focus. It can also increase reactivity, which frequently increases aggression.
- Adding a new pet into a home with existing pets – Noise related situations such as fireworks
- Traveling. Trips to the veterinarian or groomer – Separation anxiety or boarding
- Following surgery (wait at least 24 hours)
The heat processing of popular dry or canned commercial pet food destroys nearly all the naturally occurring enzymes. The body will then draw these necessary enzymes from the small reserves of other organs which, after time, can lead to debilitating conditions. Digestive enzymes assist in the breakdown of food enabling nutrients, essential for all cellular functions, to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Also, undigested commercial pet food in the stomach builds up toxins that can weaken and may leave the body open to disease.
Hip and Joint with Hemp Chews provide joint nourishment to help rebuild, support, and maintain healthy joints – even as our dog’s age. This natural relief also makes sure our dog’s joints are protected… Keeping them healthy, flexible, and lubricated, while naturally reducing those aches and discomforts.
- Joint Relief – pain reduction
- Reduce Inflammation – allows easier movement and comfort
- Relief & Repair – great combination of pain relief and long term joint repair to keep your pet active and pain-free.
There can be numerous factors contributing to joint issues:
• Cartilage degeneration: A genetic predisposition to malformation of the joints, such as hip dysplasia
• Poor nutrition: High calorie carbohydrate-based diets can cause the body to grow faster than the cartilage does, inducing cartilage deficits
• Obesity: Being overweight can cause stress on joints
• Autoimmune diseases: The pet’s body attacks its own joints
• Infectious diseases: Bacterial infections in the joints can trigger degeneration, as well as tick borne infections that spread to the joints
• Trauma (known or unknown)
Warning signs in animals
• Difficulty standing from a sitting or lying position. Moving slowly or stiffly
• Shying away, whimpering or crying out when touched
• Sleeping more than usual or seeming less “with it”
• Weight gain from a decrease in daily physical activity such as grooming in the case of cats
• Favoring a limb
• Reluctance to jump, run or climb stairs
• Eliminating outside the litter box or no longer covering his urine or feces
• Muscle wasting in the legs
Adding supplements to your pet’s diet can provide the raw materials for joint support and maintenance
Skin disorders are among the most common health problems in pets seen by veterinarians. Veterinarians have found that fatty acids may play important roles in areas other than skin and coat such as allergies, control of natural inflammatory responses, joint health, and the function of other body organs in dogs and cats. Those fatty acids which they cannot produce themselves, but must be obtained through their diet, are called ‘essential’ fatty acids such as omega-3’s and the omega-6’s.
The condition of skin and coat can also be an important indicator of their general health. If a dog or cat is in good health but experiences dry, flaky skin, and itchiness, then essential fatty acids, antioxidants and other nutrients will help to promote healthy skin. They work at the cellular level to provide the nutrients needed for skin development and provide the first line of defense against allergens.