Happy New Year! The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to focus on self care and set goals for the year. While you've probably created a few new year's resolutions for yourself, there's no reason why you can't create one for your pet too.
Why Should I Make A New Year's Resolution For My Pet?
We're not the only ones who can benefit from a healthier routine. Our furry family members need good nutrition and regular exercise too. To maintain a healthy weight and provide their bodies the nutrients they need, evaluate your current routine with your pet.
Are they showing signs of poor gut health? Does it look like they could benefit from a different diet? Could they benefit from exercise or a more active lifestyle? Do you need to adjust their routine to reach a healthy weight? No matter what the goal is, we’re here to help you and your pet meet your goals!
1. A Balanced & Nutritious Diet
Take a look at the ingredients in your pet's food. Many commercial pet foods today contain cheap, filler ingredients such as corn and wheat. They also contain artificial colors, flavors, flavor enhancers, and preservatives to extend their shelf life and make them more palatable to pets. These chemical additives are just plain nasty and contribute to toxins in your pet.
Feeding your pet a balanced and nutritious diet will enhance their overall health and wellbeing while reducing their toxic load. Our Solid Gold holistic pet foods are made with whole nutrient-dense superfoods, living probiotics, and omegas to optimize your pet’s immune system and overall gut health. All of our holistic pet foods are formulated with no added corn, wheat, or soy. They also contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Additional Tip: Aside from looking out for fillers, you may be noticing that your pet is a bit “fluffier” after a cold winter indoors. Gaining extra weight can start them down a path to a chronic health issue. If your pet falls under the “fluffier” category, don't to worry! Check out Fit and Fabulous for dogs and Fit as a Fiddle for cats. These recipes are specially formulated for weight loss and will add that pep back to their step in no time!
2. Exercise Regularly
Whether your pet is often active or prefers to lounge on the couch, regular exercise is very beneficial to their health. Regular exercise can help move waste through the digestive system which reduces buildup of toxins in the gut, improves the circulation of blood, helps joint health, and overall reduces the risk of developing a chronic health issue.
An active lifestyle also help in terms of behavioral issues. Making sure your pet gets enough positive activity can drastically minimize them chewing or scratching things they shouldn’t, hyperactivity, and other unintentional destructive activities due to their boredom.
3. Drink More Water
Water is an important part of any detox regimen for flushing out toxins. Toxins can accumulate in your pet’s body over time, causing chronic health issues when the ‘toxic load’ becomes too heavy for their body to manage. Pets are exposed to toxins from a variety of sources including chemical pesticides and household cleaning products, medicines and vaccines, and allergen ingredients in poor-quality pet foods.
When these toxins build up in your pet’s body, they can compromise their immune system and lead to a wide range of illnesses including liver and kidney problems, infections, and digestive disorders. All this adds up to needless suffering for your pet – and costly vet bills for you.
Additional Tip: Keep in mind that water straight from the faucet may contain traces of heavy metals and chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine. These can actually contribute to your pet’s toxic load – so it’s always better to provide filtered water.
4. Add Natural Supplements
Adding natural supplements to your pet’s daily routine can support their overall health and help their body detoxify.
Solid Gold SeaMeal is an easy supplement addition and excellent choice for boosting your pet’s immune system. It uses seaweed, Earth’s original superfood, as the main ingredient to deliver transformational health benefits for dogs and cats. SeaMeal has been proven to help pets with digestive issues, as well as issues with their skin & coat. SeaMeal can be used to help treat the source of bad gut health, and also be used as a preventative measure! It’s as easy as sprinkling the powder over their existing food, or feeding the chews as treats.
Solid Gold D-Zyme is another great choice if you’re looking to boost their overall health and wellness. D-Zyme supports healthy digestion and normal bowel function in both dogs and cats, and is as easy as feeding a chew to their regular feeding schedule!
5. Take Our Gut Health Pledge
We’re all guilty of setting New Year's Resolutions for ourselves and realizing they are more complicated that we realized. It doesn't have to be that way for your furry family! Join us on our journey for better gut health and overall immune support, then receive special offers on our Solid Gold recipes to get your pet started on their own gut health journey!
Visit your local pet store to speak with a knowledgeable sales associate and find out which diet is right for your pet!
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