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WINTERIZE YOUR PETS

11 Dec

Winterize your Pets – by Brenda M. Tobin-Flood, Cert. C.N.

WELLNESS MATTERS

When it is really cold outside, I often think about pets, especially the elderly, and what can be done to make them more comfortable during the cold season.  You may notice that your elderly pooch is getting up slower during the colder months, or that they get just enough exercise by going outside to do their business and back in the house they go.  A lot of older pets with arthritis experience even more stiffness during the cold.

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Hippocrates is quoted as saying, “Let thy food be thy medicine.”  Modern medicine and pharmaceuticals have overshadowed the role of nutrients in regenerating damaged tissue, increasing metabolic function, boosting the immune  system and reducing inflammation, as well as aiding in the overall healing process.  What are nutrients?  Water, Fat, Minerals, Vitamins, Protein, and Carbohydrates.

Make sure your pet has plenty of clean drinking water.  Keeping your pet hydrated is extremely important during…

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