American Pet Product Association Keeps Pets In Mind for Healthy Aging Month

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September’s month-long observance is a good reminder for pet owners to be proactive with their aging pets

Fetch Fuel by Presidio Natural Pet Co. provides pets with three unique formulas to help with their mobility, skin, coat and digestive health.

According to APPA’s 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, over 50 percent of dog and cat owners feel their pet is like a family member and close to 9 million dogs and 4.7 million cats even have health insurance.

In observance of Healthy Aging Month, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) expresses the importance of healthy aging for our pets too, not just ourselves. According to APPA’s 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, over 50 percent of dog and cat owners feel their pet is like a family member and close to 9 million dogs and 4.7 million cats even have health insurance. There is no question that today’s pet owners want the best for their pets and September is a good reminder to make health a priority at any stage of life. Below is a list of products manufactured by APPA members that will help pets live their best life at any age.

Healthy Eating

Treating pets with Ostrich Jerky Treats by Mosaic Pet Food are a guilt-free option for pet owners wanting to give a reward. New allergies can come on later in life, and Ostrich is an excellent alternative protein source for dogs that may be allergic to other common proteins. Mosaic Jerky Treats are naturally loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, which may support skin conditions and weight disorders as well.
Price: $13.99 – $14.99
http://www.mosaicpetfood.com

Superfood Blends by Billy + Margot provide pets with great nutrition for a healthy life and balanced diet. All formulas have a high percentage of protein with a combination of superfoods and absolutely no grains. Their Circle of Nutrition model ensures their food sustains, enhances, connects and thrives every pet’s health.
Price: Starting at $19.99
http://www.billyandmargot.com

Supplements

Sometimes our aging pets need a little something to pick them up. Pet Vitality™ by Omega Alpha is a combination of formulations for stress, energy, mobility, immune health and joint health for cats and dogs. This supplement supports many natural healing pathways for pets that may need an extra source of nutrients to get them back to feeling their best.
Price: $36.99
http://www.OmegaAlpha.com

Avoid the “limp & gimp” with Mobility Supplement Blend by WINPRO Containing a blend of animal blood proteins and other key ingredients to support canine joint function and maintain joint mobility, help pets feel in their prime, especially during times of increased activity.
Price: $12.99
http://www.winpropet.com

For all stages of life, Fetch Fuel by Presidio Natural Pet Co. provides pets with three unique formulas to help with their mobility, skin, coat and digestive health. Each formula is loaded with natural ingredients that provide pets with overall wellness. Plus, it’s easy to serve, just drizzle over food with the convenient squeezable pouch.
Price: $24.99
http://www.presidiopet.com

Smooth Movin’

Jumping in and out of cars is hard on dogs’ joints, and can lead to injuries. The Ramp4Paws roll-up dog ramp helps dogs enter and exit vehicles without any problems. It even comes with a convenient grab bag for easy transport and storage.
Price: Starting at $189.95
http://www.ramp4paws.com

Does Fido seem a little sore after an all-day hike? Hot & Cold Pet Therapy Wraps by Caldera is a wrap system designed for dogs’ aches and pains. The easy-to-use system of reusable gel packs and coordinating wraps aids in the care of soft tissue injuries as well as supports post-operative recovery. They can be cooled in the freezer or warmed in the microwave and are secured with Velcro™ and with a quick release buckle, wraps can have a customized fit.
Price: Starting at $68.99
http://www.calderaintl.com

For aging pets, mobility is life. PawFriction by Pawtology is a paw pad coating system designed by a veterinarian to improve quality of life for aging dogs and those with orthopedic or neurological conditions. The paw pad coating system provides immediate traction to the paw pads in order to decrease sliding on smooth floors, increase mobility and reduce the risk of injury. This product was designed to give pets the ability and confidence to get around safely and easily.
Price: $34.99
http://www.PawFriction.com

Additional information, product samples, images and interview opportunities available upon request.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,200 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

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