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“Why do I need to know this?” you might be asking. “I feed my pet healthy food!”
…But how healthy is the food that you’re feeding them?
The AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) is the governing body who oversees pet food regulation, specifically nutritional labeling in America. They provide the nutritional guidelines for pet food manufacturers to follow, but unfortunately these guidelines are to provide the bare minimum of nutrients for your pet to avoid disease.
Your goal shouldn’t be to provide the minimum level of nutrition for your fur babies, it should be for them to thrive! Ingredients like Vitamin A-E, Calcium, and Iron can help with fulfilling all of your dog’s health requirements. Luckily, NuVet Plus was designed with these ingredients and specific concerns in mind. We don’t deliver the bare minimum; we fill the nutritional gaps that your pet needs!
So when you see pet food next time in the market, keep this in mind! Just like human food, we need to go the extra mile to keep up with health when it comes to the food that your loved ones eat.
As the temperature continues to rise towards the end of Summer, we want to enjoy cooling off in the pool. And so do our dogs!
It’s only a matter of when your dog swallows water swimming in a pool, although it only becomes an issue once they treat the pool as a large drinking bowl. Swallowing small amounts of chlorine-filled water has been shown to be harmless, although copious amounts cause stomach aches, vomiting, and even esophageal damage. Symptoms can even be fatal if the water is infected with harmful bacteria or parasites.
While salt-water pools have less chlorine in them, they are still hazardous depending on the pool’s sodium levels. In pools with low sodium, dogs typically will have symptoms of diarrhea. But pools with high sodium can dehydrate your dog and cause fatal symptoms such as seizures, brain damage, or kidney failure.
The next time you and your dog are at the pool, be cautious for their health! Check what kind of chemicals are in the pool, and if your dog is drinking the water keep a close eye on them! Leave a bowl of clean water for them to drink from outside the pool to help them stay safe.