Manataka American Indian Council
SlenderPet Canine and Feline Obesity Weight Loss Diets for Overweight Dogs and Cats
In the wild, animals will naturally eat what they need and no more. The task of searching for food and other basic necessities involves lots of exercise and so wild animals remain naturally fit and healthy.
The food available to them in their natural habitat is perfectly designed to meet their needs in an environment that has not been tampered with.
Domestic animals are provided with food which they do not have to hunt for and which is not always suited for their bodies. In addition, they are often exposed to a lifestyle which contributes to sluggish metabolism, underactive thyroids and livers which are not able to remove toxins or eliminate unwanted fat from their bodies.
Selective breeding programs have often further affected the ability of our pets to properly process the food that we give them and certain breeds are known to be more prone to obesity than others.
How can natural remedies help?
The first step in addressing obesity or weight problems in your pet is to examine lifestyle factors like diet and exercise.
The second is to determine whether other factors like boredom or even depression, hypothyroidism, diabetes or other endocrine disorders could be contributing to making your pet overweight.
Natural remedies can be very effective in restoring body functioning to process food efficiently. Improving thyroid and liver functioning, assisting digestive processes, boosting metabolism and enhancing the body's ability to process dietary fat will help to keep those extra pounds off your pet.
Herbal and homeopathic medicine can also help to improve all-round systemic functioning and restore health and vigor to depressed, lethargic and overweight pets.
Along with an improved diet and regular exercise, natural remedies can help your pet to lose weight naturally, enjoy a healthy life and prevent the multiple illnesses associated with obesity in pets.
"We know that we have to treat the whole animal in order to address the problem. We also have to be sensitive to pets who have become accustomed to associating 'treats' with love and affection and find other ways to show our love towards them. Many people who 'comfort eat' also inadvertently train their pets to do the same, with very unhealthy consequences, believing that they will be depriving their pets by withholding treats and junk food. Nothing could be further from the truth! Instead of offering that tidbit, caress your pet - you will both feel much better for it!" - Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist.
What are the ingredients of SlenderPet?
Fucus vesiculosis: is a sea vegetable that is a concentrated source of minerals, including iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. As a source of iodine, it assists in the production of thyroid hormones, which are necessary for maintaining healthy metabolism in all cells of the body. Regular use will also improve skin and coat condition. Curcuma longa: was used more than three thousand years ago by Indian healers to treat obesity. Modern research has shown that Curcuma has a beneficial effect on the liver, stimulating the flow of bile, which is responsible for the breakdown of dietary fat.
Sylibum marianus: (Milk Thistle) is regarded as one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives and its use may be traced back more than 2000 years. Milk Thistle has been subject to many clinical trials which clearly demonstrate its effectiveness. It is frequently recommended to counteract the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs on the liver and clinical studies have shown that it helps the liver to return to normal functioning. Scientific analysis of Milk Thistle shows that it contains a flavonoid complex called silymarin, which is largely responsible for the medical benefits of this herb. Silymarin is a powerful anti-oxidant and can block the entrance of toxins into the liver and remove toxins at cellular level, thereby resulting in regeneration of liver cells and improved liver functioning. As well as helping in any weightloss program, this would also have a direct impact on overall systemic health as the liver is one of the most important organs in the body.
Taraxacum officinalis: Dandelion contains bitter principles which have a beneficial effect on the liver and digestive system. Dandelion is also a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. It enhances liver and gall bladder functioning and may decrease high blood pressure due to its diuretic properties.
Rice Powder: (inactive ingredient)
Testimonials from our Customers
"I have a chocolate Labrador who loves to eat - ANYTHING!!! She was growing fatter and fatter and was waddling like a duck everywhere she went. My vet told me to 'harden my heart' and change her diet and she had to go for a run every day. To be honest, the same could be said for me, so I decided to join her! It was the EcoSlim Drops for me and SlenderPet for her and we are both looking slimmer and healthier. We have our run everyday and we are eating well, but no more junk for me and my 'Lady'!" Mal.
"I wanted to write and thank you for recommending SlenderPet for my overweight cat. Along with the dietary changes you suggested, she has never looked better and is also far more active than she used to be. It must have been as you said that she had a sluggish thyroid. She used to sleep all day and all night and never show an interest in anything. I thought she was just lazy but she is now behaving almost like a kitten again!" Regina L.
"Thanks to you and your wonderful team for the kind help and advice which have assisted me to find something that works for my pets. I have two dogs one is very fat and one is normal but they eat the same, yet the one is always hungry for more! When I used SlenderPet and then your Parasites remedy, my dog is not stealing food from his sister anymore and is proving to be very effective with your treatment" Gabby R.
How do we use SlenderPet?
SlenderPet comes in convenient capsule form. Capsules may be swallowed whole by larger dogs.
However, most owners find that it is easier and more convenient to open the capsule and mix the contents with wet food or a (low fat!) treat.
This prevents stress to both pet and owner! Cats, especially, hate to have medicine forced down their throats and will happily eat the dried herb when it is mixed with a little fish or meat.
Cats and small dogs: 1/2
capsule twice daily.
Caution: Safety during pregnancy and nursing has not been established.
How long will a bottle last?
Depending on the size of your pet, one bottle of SlenderPet will last 15 - 60 days.
How long until we see results?
Results will vary depending on factors like diet, exercise as well as the health of your pet. We will not promise (like many companies do!) that your pet will lose weight overnight and still be able to eat an unhealthy diet and never have any exercise!
Where obesity is linked to problems like a sluggish thyroid or inadequate liver functioning, the condition of your pet should gradually improve and you should notice a glossier coat, more energy and a happier looking pet as time goes by.
Regular exercise and a healthy diet (see below) will further enhance your pet's health, as well as the effectiveness of SlenderPet.
What else can help?
According to many experts and followers of holistic health, the best diet for dogs and cats is a raw diet. Cooked food, pasteurized milk and other processed foodstuffs are thought to be damaging to the health of animals.
Studies, like the famous 10 year Pottenger Cat Study, have clearly demonstrated that raw meat (in the case of cats) and a combination of raw meat and raw vegetables (for dogs) is the only diet that will keep animals healthy and disease free generation after generation.
Everything in the anatomy of dogs and cats points to a raw meat-based diet as being what they were designed for. They have sharp teeth, highly concentrated digestive secretions to digest raw meat and short intestines.
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