In a recent survey of about 100,000 people, the majority of dog and cat owners stated that they thought their pets were in very good health. But when veterinarians are asked the same question, most believe that pet disease is very widespread.
Whom should we believe?
Well, the statistics speak for themselves. 25% to 40% of puppies die before weaning. 60% of dogs who are older than six years of age will get cancer. 70% of senior dogs suffer from joint disease. And obesity is the number one health problem facing our canine population.
The primary cause of these widespread health problems is the food we feed our dogs. As with humans, processed foods can be very detrimental to a dog’s physical well-being – and the vast majority of our dogs receive a diet of highly processed foods throughout their lives. So they become chronically undernourished.
Dogs are carnivores. In fact, puppies do best with a diet consisting of 42% protein. But the protein they receive in today’s packaged foods is usually derived from cereal grains and from poor quality meats. What they really need, being carnivores, is a high level of meat proteins rich in essential amino acids, the building blocks for all of the body’s cells. Instead they survive on processed cereal grain proteins, are undernourished and often overfed, leading to obesity.
So if dog owners can’t purchase the optimal dog foods in their local supermarkets or pet stores, what are they to do?
Dr. Bill Barnet is a leading doctor of veterinary medicine who has been studying for the past 25 years the problem of pet nutrition and how to ensure our pets lead long and healthy lives. As a result of his research, he became convinced that dogs needed to have made available to them nutritional supplements (even more so than we humans do). So he focused on developing a dog nutritional supplement that owners could add to their pet’s daily meals.
Dr. Barnet recently introduced to the pet food market the results of his many years of research and product development. He calls it Hope for Pets – a powder that one sprinkles over the dog’s meals twice daily. Hope for Pets contains 16 separate sources of the vital proteins dogs require (including five amino acids which can have many benefits, including acting as antioxidants to enhance the dog’s immune system). He purposefully created it in a highly concentrated, low calorie form. It also contains APG-36 (which helps fight viruses, molds and harmful bacteria), glycomerine (to fight against joint pain), essential fatty acids and many other powerful vitamins and minerals. He has combined these various ingredients in a concentrated, synergistic manner to achieve a well-balanced highly beneficial nutritional supplement.
Hope for Pets can be used by pets of all ages, even from birth. Dr. Barnet believes that it can help our dogs lead much healthier lives and that it can help to extend their life expectancies, so dog owners can enjoy their pets for years to come. Hope for Pets assists your dog in digesting the nutrients in the food you feed him and also helps to promote the health of your dog’s coat and skin. Dr. Barnet will be releasing a similar product for our feline population in the near future.