By: Robert Mueller
Supplements for our pets are everywhere. They’re sold online, in vet offices and pet supply stores. It really doesn’t matter what the problem is – there’s usually a supplement to help. You can find supplements that will help relieve allergies, joint repair, obesity, liver and kidney disease, along with ones that replace the obvious deficiencies of vitamins and minerals in the commercial dog food formulas. Once you decide that your dog needs extra help through supplementation, the quest begins to find the “supreme” supplement. And believe me this isn’t easy. Finding the “one” that stands out among “many” is quite a job because of the thousands of choices that exist in the marketplace today.
Why is there a need for so much supplementation today?
To answer that, we have to go back to the source…to the land. Today, the pet food diets that are made from plant material are mineral deficient. The soils in this country have been depleted of essential minerals and have also been treated chemically to the point that residual toxicity and mineral deficiencies are highly evident.
At BARF World®, many of the pet parents that come to us, find their dogs beginning to exhibit signs of toxicity and vitamin/mineral deficiency at 4-5 years of age. They see firsthand the residual effects and resulting disease and health degeneration and they are plenty worried. Most times we can reverse the symptoms merely by making the change to the BARF Diet®, our natural raw meat diet. But, many times it takes even more help, through supplements, to reverse the trend.
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Now here’s what makes choosing the right supplement even more difficult. Supplements are a non-regulated industry. DSHEA (the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act) was written without including anything on animal supplements. As a result, the FDA only recognizes and monitors two types of animal products – animal food and animal drugs…but not supplements. So it is virtually impossible to differentiate the hype from the truth. It seems that everyone is able to make claims…and if you are not required by law to back them up you can basically say whatever you like. I know that sounds impossible in our highly regulated pet industry, but it’s the truth. And there is a huge amount of money being made today in the supplement industry – for humans as well as for pets.
Here at BARF World® we approach supplementation differently. We are determined to produce supplements that are “supreme” and that will substantiate whatever claims we make, whether or not law requires it. Why? Because our ultimate goal is to return pets to perfect health and we believe diet and proper effective supplementation are key.
For example, right now we are currently working on a brand new supplement that will be a stand out winner for joint regeneration. This new supplement is a remarkable improvement over the typical glucosamine/chondroitin supplements that continue to flood the market. Look, I can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, but I will tell you that we have isolated a special ingredient with scientifically positive results that will help your pet like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It’s simple in design with all natural ingredients and has proven scientific support to justify the claims! Of course like everything from BARF World®, it’s backed by our money-back guarantee!
Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s® BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox, click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!