If it moves, it dies.
WHEN my pets have no appetite or are simply under the weather, the first thing I give them is the daily recommended dosage of Nutri-plus Gel.
Nutri-plus Gel is an energy supplement for cats and dogs. I squirt an inch or two of this in my finger and have my cat or dog lick it up. Unless they are facing bigger issues for their vet to fix, small amounts of Nutri-plus Gel two to three times a day usually help my pets feel better again.
Nutri-plus Gel can be administered even as a supplement or a “treat”. The only issue here is it doesn't make for a cheap snack at all. A tube sells for almost P400 and each pet shop tends tend to price it differently. At that price, it's highly recommended to squeeze everything out of the tube. After squeezing all the contents out, I even carefully cut the sides and open the tube to retrieve all the sticky gel that my pets love.
Nutri-plus Gel, according to manufacturer Virbac Laboratories, makes use of animal origin nutrients which allow easier and faster conversion of the nutrient into energy. It also contains liver extract which makes the product highly palatable. It has essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Vets recommend giving Nutri-Plus gel to animals after they had intense exercise, after a stressful or tiring day, or after they started losing appetite. It's ideal for rapidly growing puppies and kittens, working dogs, breastfeeding females, convalescing animals, for adult dogs and cats, and generally for maintaining pets' healthy skin and coat.
Nutri-plus Gel is available in 120.5 g tubes and the recommended dosage is one to two teaspoons per five kilos of body weight (10 cm of gel) per day or double the dose if needed.
Nutri-plus Gel can be mixed with pet foods, but most pets would willingly lick it off your finger. -- Alma J. Buelva
RESEARCHERS in Chapman University in Orange, California in October 2014 discovered that a lot of commercial dog and cat food are being mislabeled based on their DNA analysis of food samples.
The tests, which were initially conducted to find out if horse meat was being used in pet foods, showed that of the 52 food samples almost 40 percent had a meat, usually pork, that was not listed on the label. While 31 have been labeled correctly, 20 were mislabeled and one with an unidentifiable meat substance.
TODAY interviewed assistant professor Rosalee Hellberg, co-author of the study, who said some products even claim to have beef as a number one ingredient but had no no beef in the product at all. Hellberg said the issue of mislabeling occurs less in wet pet food.
Giving manufacturers and resellers the benefit of the doubt, the researchers claim the mislabeling could be either accidental or intentional. Still, Hellberg said it could be a form of economic fraud considering the billions of money people spend on pet food every year. In addition, the mislabeling of pet foods could have dire consequences to a pet with food allergens.
TODAY said the Chapman report did not include a list of the products tested or those that were found to be potentially mislabeled as it was supposed to be an industry study that is not meant to single out particular pet food brands.
In reaction to the Chapman report, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued this statement: “Consumers should be able to trust that what is on the label is in the product. Pet foods do not require the FDA’s approval before being marketed; however, all ingredients are required to be listed on the label using their common or usual name. The FDA has taken action in the past when ingredients are not properly listed on the label or when one ingredient is substituted for another ingredient.”
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