If you don't own a pet, you more than likely know someone who does. You also probably know how much a person's pet can mean to them. Dogs, cats, and critters of any kind, really, inevitably become a valued member of the family. They provide cuddles when you're lonely, offer a goofy wet kiss and wagging tail immediately when you walk in the door, and become a trusted companion to adventure and bond with. Just as we want the humans we love to remain in good health, we want the animals we love to live long, happy, and healthy lives. So what can we do for them to help make that happen?
Take a closer look at what you are feeding your pet. Seriously - get a magnifying glass and read the small print under the "ingredients" section. Most generic pet food brands are loaded with things your pet is better off avoiding. The worst of these are probably meat by-products, which can include anything from the ground-up kidneys and brain of an animal, to the blood, fatty tissue, and bone. Then there's artificial preservatives, which are man-made chemicals that prevent food from spoiling and pose numerous health risks.
Many pet foods also contain genetically modified corn and synthetic vitamins. Additionally, they usually lack calcium, copper, iron, zinc, Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyrodixine, biotin, acsorbic acid, Vitamin K, and trace minerals, which are all necessary for proper nutrition in any living being. Because many pet foods don't contain sufficient amounts of these vitamins, insufficient body detoxification occurs. This can then lead to health problems such as low energy, constipation, difficulty concentrating, unexplained weight gain or loss, headaches, trouble sleeping, and soreness/stiffness.
How can we avoid these nasty fillers and chemicals in our pets' food, make up for the vitamins and minerals they lack, and most importantly, ensure a longer and more comfortable quality of life for our furry companions? There may not be one single clear-cut answer to this, but Moringa can definitely play an important role in improving our pets' health.
Moringa is packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that provide an abundance of benefits. It aids in mobility, flexibility, and energy - all of which begin to decline in old age for both humans and animals alike. Moringa also helps to prevent and combat inflammation, which especially helps older pets whose joints may hurt them. Sprinkling some Moringa powder on your pet's food can give them the energy boost and nutrition they need to combat problems like fatigue and arthritis.
Moringa also improves digestion, which helps your pet's body expel toxins and remnants of food within the intestines. This "cleaning out" process allows nutrients from food to be more easily absorbed by the body.
Moringa contains a naturally-occurring plant hormone known as zeatin, which is known for its miraculous anti-aging properties. Zeatin slows down the aging process within the body and improves cells' ability to respond to oxidative stress. The zeatin of Moringa can aid in your efforts to make sure your pet lives the long life he or she deserves.
While it cannot be said that adding Moringa to your pet's diet will 100% guarantee them a longer life or zero decline in health, it can definitely benefit their overall well-being. Our customers have seen it firsthand.
Our founder and CEO, Jim Fitzpatrick, has a family friend who owns a 12 year old English Bulldog named Dave. Because he is older, Dave experienced joint pain, causing him to limp as he walked. When Moringa powder was added daily to Dave's food, only three days passed before his owners noticed that his limping completely ceased. Similarly, they also noted that when they stopped adding the powder for a few days at a time, such as when they vacationed and Dave's caretaker did not know to add Moringa powder to his food, his limping returned.This is important because skeptics may argue that the benefits of many superfoods are just a placebo effect, or "all in a person's head". However, an animal does not know they are eating Moringa, or what it is "supposed" to do to help them. Add some Moringa powder to your pet's food each day and see for yourself!
There is no risk in the consumption of Moringa by cats and dogs, so next time you feed Fido, add a teaspoon of Moringa powder to his kibble and know that he's getting a ton of nutrients he normally wouldn't get from his pet food alone.