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Pet Pause: Vitamins & Supplements


by Natalie Sparacio

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)--  Dolores Glytas, with Wisconsin Federated, joins us on Wake Up every Wednesday for our Pet Pause segment. This morning, we talked about the importance of giving your pets supplements and vitamins.

According to Dolores:



As with people, prevention care for your pet is beneficial to their health and comfort.  This is especially true for senior pets, many of which suffer from arthritis symptoms.


Q. What is a good supplement for those seniors?

A.  First of all always have your pet checked out with your Vet. A supplement that seems to be helping with those achy, stiff joints is Glucosamine.

Q.  Is there anything that helps the immune system?

A.  For CATS, Lysine supplement is used to help boost the immune system. You can buy regular Lysine tabs. in the vitamin section. The recommended dosage is 500mg  daily for an adult cat.

Q.  What about multivitamins for your pet?

A.   There are vitamins you can give, however one of the best things you can do for your pet is to buy a high quality food, which usually has the proper vitamins.  It is a little more expensive, but equals out to a cheaper food and separate vitamins.   

Q.  What about giving your pet specialized food?

A.  They are made for a reason. 1. Urinary track infections are more prominent in male cats than females. 2. Some pets have very sensitive tummies.  In these cases specialized food is very helpful.

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio

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