Spring has sprung and summer is on its way, and with the changing season, so comes the time to review your pet’s diet to ensure that you’re offering him or her very best in nutrition. Is he perhaps itching a little more than usual? Has she packed on some winter pounds with all the cuddling and inside time? Is he suddenly a little less agile and showing signs of age? The time is right to re-assess your pet’s nutritional needs. Here are three foods you might consider:
Q: “My cat turned seven this year. Are there any nutritional changes that I need to consider?”
A: Hill’s Science Plan Youthful Vitality
RRSP: From R259 for a 2.5kg bag for dogs and from R189 for a 1.5kg bag for cats
There are many benefits to feeding your healthy older pet Youthful Vitality, including improved brain function thanks to the powerful anti-oxidants contained in the food; energy and vitality because of the protein and L-carnitine that helps to support your pet’s activity and provides the nutrition needed to get moving; and a healthy immune system, thanks to the vitamins C&E that are packed into this innovative food. Youthful Vitality also promotes a healthy digestive system as it contains high quality, easy-to-digest ingredients with great taste. Your dog or cat will benefit from a luxurious, healthy coat, thanks to the essential fatty acids in Youthful Vitality, which make their fur shinier and soft.
Q: “My dog has suddenly starting itching like crazy? Is there anything I can do to help him?”
A: Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense
Environmental allergens pose an invisible but constant nuisance to many dogs. More than 50% of allergies in dogs are caused by the world around them – pollens, moulds and house dust mites can be found anywhere and in any season. The good news is that there are numerous small, simple changes that we can introduce to help to eliminate or reduce the signs and irritation of our dog’s allergies. Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense is formulated with HistaGuard™ Complex, a proprietary blend of antioxidants, phytonutrients, including quercetin and rich in Omega-3 & 6 fatty acids that help fortify the skin barrier to block environmental allergens, disrupt the internal allergy response, break the vicious itch scratch cycle and create a healthy skin & coat.
Q: My pooch has packed on the pounds this winter – how do I help her to loose weight?”
A: Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic
RRSP: From R215 for a 1.5kg bag for dogs and from R199 for a 1.5kg bag for cats
Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic, which helps to change a pet’s metabolism from that of a fat storer to a fat burner, allows pets to lose weight and maintain weight loss more effectively than feeding ‘light’ foods or cutting portion sizes excessively. Even a little extra weight can impact a pet’s quality of life and relationship with family because that extra weight can reduce play time, impact mobility and affect the lifelong general health of your dog.