So why spend a little more per month on your pet in regards to supplements? Well think of it as an insurance program. Better to pay a little more now than thousands of dollars later down the road on very expensive vet bills. It happens all the time, by the time your pet is showing signs and symptoms that he/she is unwell, chances are the damage has already been done internally for quite some time. Appropriate supplementation insures that your pet is getting everything they need to build a strong immune system so they can thrive and not just survive.
Proper supplementation can treat certain conditions as well without all those harsh side effects of drugs. Glucosamine/Chondroitin for example, works in the body by helping to rebuild cartilage and is therefore helpful for joint pain of osteoarthritis. With proper dosing supplements have therapeutic effects that can help your pet feel better either instantly or over time.
Just like us, our pets need help now and again to help their bodies to recover. Whether following an illness or surgery or any stressful situation he/she might be under, supplements can do wonders to help our pets bounce back. Its always useful to keep things on hand in case we might need it, kind of like Band-Aids in the first aid cabinet. For instance, when a dog overexerts himself in the park from roughhousing with another dog he can be a little sore thereafter. In this case Curcumin (which comes from the spice Turmeric) would be a great anti-inflammatory to give, not only does it work on the inflamed tissues but its also amazing for the brain, liver, digestive system etc. And if your pet needs to be on drugs for a while, with proper supplementation, you can even counteract some of the negative side effects the drugs will have.
When they give us unconditional love (or cold glances if you’re a cat owner!), the least we can do is give them good health!