Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a natural source of
organic sulfur, an element vital to the maintenance
of healthy joints, bones, ligaments and tendons.
This essential mineral may also help
increase energy and assist in the healthy
maintenance of skin, hair and nails.
Agility for Dogs and Cats also contains Vitamins C
and E, which are robust sources of antioxidants that
can promote immunity, cardiovascular health, skin
health, improved vision, dental health and may help
to improve allergies. In fact, there is evidence to
support that Vitamin C may play an important role in
the development and maintenance of connective
These ingredients work synergistically with the many
herbal ingredients well-known for their beneficial
health properties. Alfalfa and Yucca are
antioxidant-rich herbs that offer a strong defense
against free-radical damage, helping to maintain
joint comfort and flexibility. The alfalfa not only
works to help destroy the free radicals at the
joints, but it also enhances kidney and liver
function, to facilitate waste excretion from the
bone. And Boswellia tree extract contains acids
shown to promote proper joint functioning.
Agility for Dogs and Cats also includes high levels
of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids derived from fish
oil to help improve healthy joint function. These
essential fatty acids produce hormone-like
substances known as prostaglandins. They are believed to
have a positive effect upon joint stiffness and
fatigue, and may improve overall bone health.
The sea mussels included in this supplement help to
support healthy joint structure and function, as
well as help enhance the utilization and soothing
properties of Glucosamine. These natural nutrients
have demonstrated effectiveness in improving
lubrication, shock absorption, flexibility,
elasticity and strength of connective tissues. Sea
mussels also contain Chondroitin Sulfate, which
works in tandem with Glucosamine.
And last but not least, this holistic formula has a
delicious roast beef flavor that your furry friends
Help improve the joint health of your companion
animals and choose
Agility for Dogs and Cats.
They’ll thank you for taking this important step for
their overall health, with every extra tail-wag and
While cancer is the
second most likely cause of death in humans, it is
the number one “natural” cause of death in older
dogs. Unsurprisingly, pharmaceutical companies are
attempting to devise new cancer treatments for
canines. In many cases, the investigations center on
the same drugs used in the treatment of human
cancers. Researchers are combining the tests for
these drugs, testing their effects on dogs whose pet
parents have made the decision to try all available
means to arrest the development of cancerous tumors.
In these trials, many canines will benefit from
ground-breaking research before these drugs are
approved for use in humans.
Another advance in this realm of “tandem medical
research” (with benefits for both dogs and humans)
include studies in repairing damage to spinal cords.
With pet parents spending more than ever before on
their companion animals for medical treatments, it
is likely that pharmaceutical companies will
continue to invest additional resources to develop
When the 2004 hurricane season pummeled Florida, the
devastation in certain areas was mind-numbing. In
Tampa, the damage to some homes was not
catastrophic, but it had a strong negative impact
just the same.
Fierce winds ripped away a section of fence from the
Baines’ family property. And then, the unthinkable
happened -- their beloved three-year-old Golden
Retriever, Sam-I-Am, left the yard through the
exposed gap. Days of searching turned into weeks.
There was no sign of their beloved pup. Even though
he had an identification microchip implanted as a
puppy, repeated calls to the vet returned no
results. Sam-I-Am was presumed lost, another
casualty of the storms.
And then, three weeks ago, over two years since his
disappearance, the Baines family received a call
from their vet. They had just received a message
from the McHenry County Animal Shelter. For those of
you who are having trouble placing McHenry County in
a southern state, that’s because it is not located
in the south. It’s in Illinois.
Sam-I-Am had been located in Johnsburg, a lake town
community less than 60 miles from Chicago. According
to the animal control folks, Sam-I-Am was in
incredible shape. And everyone is mystified how he
could have survived the amazing journey of over
This remarkable canine was re-united with his very
happy and thankful family, one week before
Obesity in cats is all too common and this
condition can predispose your cat to diabetes
and arthritis. Indoor cats – especially those
who are the only feline in the house – tend not
to get adequate exercise. Here are some helpful
tips to encourage your kitty to shed that extra
Use a laser pointer and shine the light all
around the room (but never directly in their
wind-up fur mouse will keep your cat busy for
Purchase a kitty fishing-pole, attach something
fun and tantalize your cat with an exciting
chase throughout the house.
Walk or run up and down stairs dragging a thick
rope for your kitty to try and catch (this will
get both of your hearts pumping).
Make your cat work for his food. Instead of
putting a meal on one plate, put small amounts
of food on several plates throughout the house.
This will require your cat to exercise in order
remember – any object you can wiggle, dangle or toss
across the room has the potential for being a tool
for feline exercise. If you are just beginning an
exercise program, start with only five minutes of
activity, then subsequently adding additional
minutes. If your cat begins panting, it’s best that
you discontinue the activity right away, and try
something else that’s not quite so physically
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