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Organic Pet Food , Organic Dog food

November 22nd, 2012

Whether or not you have gone organic, you probably know how crucial a role diet plays in your overall health. People who switch to organic foods report a boost in their energy levels. Their complexions improve and rashes clear up. They catch fewer colds, suffer fewer allergies, and recover quicker from illnesses. The health benefits of eating organic seem to last long-term.

As the good news about organic diets has spread, Pet owners are beginning to wonder if dietary changes can help their pets. Do the benefits of an organic diet really extend to our pets? We all want healthy, happy dogs, but is the higher price of organic dog food really worth it? Consider the potential benefits of organic pet food for your dog:

1. Reduction of skin ailments and allergies. If your dog suffers from allergies or an irritating skin condition, you have probably tried everything hoping to provide your pet some relief. Special dips, sprays, shampoos, creams and medications may or may not help. Premium brands of dog food recommended by vets still leave some dogs scratching or bald. Why does not anything work, and why should organic food be any different?

Organic dog food may provide your pet with the best chance combating skin infections and allergies long term. It is free of artificial colors and flavor enhancers, chemical additives and toxic pesticides that could be the source of your dogs allergies. Organic dog food contains quality protein and grain sources of exceptional nutritional value. This supports your dogs immune system to help build resistance to skin infections.

2. More energy and a healthy weight. Plump pugs may be cute, but when your dog suffers from diabetes, organ failure, a back ailment or hip dyspepsia, it is a serious, heart-breaking matter. Like humans, overweight dogs tend to have less energy for the exercise that could improve their health and physical condition. How can organic dog food help?

Once again, it is the superior nutritional value of organic dog food that can make a difference. Since it is naturally more nutritious, many owners report their dogs eat less organic dog food than other commercial varieties. Organic food does not contain bulk-fillers, so your dog consumes only what it needs to maintain healthy energy levels and life functions. It probably tastes better to your dog, too! Dogs feel more satiated eating smaller amounts of tasty, nutrient-dense foods. An organic diet can help your dog lose weight and exercise more.

3. Fewer digestive disorders. Superior sources of grains and proteins and a lack of chemicals and artificial substances makes organic dog food more digestible. If your dog vomits occasionally after meals or commonly experiences gas, bloating or diarrhea, check with your veterinarian for underlying illness. In the absence of another cause, feed your dog and organic diet and you will both enjoy the improvements!

Easily digestible oats, barley or other natural whole grains and human-grade turkey, lamb or chicken make a tremendous difference to your dogs digestive system. Rather than consuming corn or other bulk fillers and chemical additives, your dog will ingest only what it needs for healthy metabolic functioning. Dogs eat and eliminate less when they are on an organic diet. They tend to have more predictable bowel movements with firm, less smelly stools.

4. Better overall health and stronger immunity. Even if your dog does not suffer from skin ailments, obesity or digestive problems, an organic diet can still be of benefit.

Although nearly every brand of dog food claims to be nutritionally complete, most vets still recommend premium brand of dog food over grocery store varieties. At the heart of the matter is and always has been the better nutritional value of the premium brands.

Organic dog food provides better quality sources of nutritional substances than even the non-organic, premium brands. It is more digestible for dogs. One final, key factor is that because it is more digestible, dogs are likely to absorb rather than eliminate more of the nutrients they require to maintain a healthy immune system. Boosting your dogs immunity may help prevent costly infections and illnesses that require veterinarian care.

5. Quality of Life and Longevity. Just as the quality of your diet affects the quality of your life, what you feed your dog will have a direct impact on how he or she looks, feels, and acts. By feeding organic food you can help ensure your dog lives a long, happy and healthy life. It is one ingredient in an overall healthy lifestyle you can help your dog enjoy. A luxurious, shiny coat, energy to run and play, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can maximize your dogs life expectancy and quality of life into old age. Healthy Pets make you wealthy by not wasting Vet visits too often.

Twelve Health Benefits with Certified Organic Food for Dogs, Cats, Pets – often leads to compelling results such as:

  • Hair or coat becomes softer, shinier and healthier
  • Eyes brighten and clear up
  • Fluid in ears disappears
  • Skin conditions improve and often vanish
  • Bad breath freshens and usually is eliminated
  • Hydration increases
  • Stools reduce in size and become more biodegradable
  • Energy and vitality increase
  • Innate senses sharpen and tone
  • Heart and muscle mass strengthen organically
  • Immune system functions improve its ability to fight off diseases and infections
  • Visits to the veterinary clinic may diminish as the body corrects itself organically and may reduce medical expenses over the course of your animal companions life

 

Is PET Insurance worth it?

November 22nd, 2012

In these hard times is it worth shelling out $40 a month on pet insurance for your dog? Or what about almost $20 a month for cat cover? These are the average amounts pet owners are paying worldwide, according to financial research company PNFX.

Pet insurance just like life insurance is not a mandatory but worth a look in case of any mishaps. There are millions of pet owners who prefer not to take an insurance and risk paying hefty Vet bills. And there are yet another millions who throw their Pets to shelters.

So, should you take it out? How much should you pay? And what’s covered? Here’s our step by step guide.

Decide whether or not you want to take out cover

Pet insurance is primarily designed to cover the cost of vet fees for the treatment of illness and injury. Other policy benefits can include meeting the cost of advertising, and rewards for lost and stolen pets, and paying for looking after your animal if you have to go into hospital. Some Pet insurance even cover pet tagging at a premium.

However, the majority of Pet Owners either haven’t got round to taking out cover or have decided not to bother – it’s estimated almost half of the world’s dogs, and well over two-thirds of world’s cats, are uninsured.

Is insurance a requirement, well that depends from one pet to the other. Many decide to take their chances while some settle for peace of mind.

Choosing the best Pet insurance just like any other insurance is not a cake walk, there are hundreds of policies and their terms vary from one provider to the other.

There are four basic types of policy:

• Lifetime – this covers vet fees up to a certain amount per year and, provided you renew your policy, it gives you the same amount of cover each year no matter how many claims you make. It’s usually the most expensive, but means you are covered if your pet develops a long-term condition such as diabetes which, for a dog, could mean on-going costs of $100 a month (daily insulin injections, regular check-ups etc) for the rest of its life.

• Maximum benefit – provides a maximum amount of vet fees cover per condition. But once the financial limit has been reached, the condition becomes a pre-existing condition and is excluded from future claims.

• Time limited – also known as “12 month”. Again there is a maximum per condition, but there’s also a limit of one year during which vet fees can be paid for each condition, after which it is excluded from cover.

• Accident only – covers treating accidental injuries, such as being hit by a car (some policies also cover illnesses that result from an accident).

 Where to start?

Probably your best bet is to try one of the insurance comparison websites. This will give you a flavor of what you can expect to pay. You will need to key in details about yourself and your pet. Some sites will want your pet’s date of birth, how much you paid for it, and its microchip number.

Age makes a difference, too

When your cat or dog reaches a certain age – usually between eight and 10 – you could well see a leap in the cost of your cover. In some cases, premiums have doubled in the space of two years. Some owners say that, as a result, they can no longer afford to insure their pets.

“As your pet ages, the premium and policy excess are likely to increase because, like humans, the risk of illness increases,” says the Association of British Insurers.

Some people may struggle to get new cover for an older animal, though if you took out the policy when your pet was younger, it can usually be continued with the same provider … for a price.

What’s not covered?

Pre-existing medical conditions won’t be covered – this also applies if you change your insurance provider, regardless of whether you’ve ever made a claim. Preventative and routine treatments, such as neutering, vaccinations and flea and worm control, will also be excluded, as will anything related to pregnancy/birth.

PETSTRONG recommendations?

Petstrong is an independent Pet website and hence not biased to any insurance providers, However in the interest of Pet owners we are negotiating with a few providers and will update this page in the coming months.

Organic Pet Supplies

February 19th, 2012

Healthy pets can keep you smiling, as they say daily an apple keeps doctor away doesn’t just applies to Humans. There are certain food habits that can keep your Pet Healthy.

Organic pet food supplies and food cycle for different pets will be posted shortly in our site, Also we request you to contribute your experiences in this area which can be useful to other pet owners.

We will work in consolidating your views and publishing them on this site.

Work in progress!!