March 18 2011 written by Diana Yin
As a pet lover, I’ve been known to treat my cat like my child. Minnie drinks from a special fountain that aerates her water, hangs out on a cat perch that’s built into our family room wall and eats the most natural, nutritious cat food we can afford. So if you’re like me, you probably care a lot about your pet’s health.
Enter Drs. Rick Lusk and Scott Echols. Both are former Texas Veterinarians of the Year. Dr. Echols was also named the International Bird Practitioner of the Year. Both are highly regarded veterinarians who believe that we can translate what USANA has done for human health into the veterinary world. They’ve been recommending USANA products to pet owners for over a decade and now have a network of over 100 veterinarians recommending the products, too.
If you’re a dog owner, Drs. Lusk and Echols have some recommendations for you to improve your dog’s health using USANA nutritionals (of course, make sure to consult with your veterinarian before starting any program):
1) Use BiOmega as a daily supplement, particularly if your dog has kidney related problems. Feed BiOmega directly to your pet or squirt over his/her food. Research has shown that fish oil not only helps with kidney disease, but may alleviate chronic brittle nails, reduce certain allergy symptoms and decrease inflammatory response in degenerative joint disease, among other things. They recommend one capsule per 40 pounds of dog weight per day.
2) Give Procosa to your large dog with arthritis. Try hiding it inside peanut butter or a tasty treat. Give 1 tablet per 40 pounds of dog weight per day.
3) Try Pure Rest for your dog with noise phobia. It may help to calm your pet. The dose varies with the dog, but generally give 1-3 tablets 30 minutes prior to a stressful event such as a thunderstorm or fireworks display.
For the past few years, both Dr. Lusk and Dr. Echols have been traveling around the country educating fellow veterinarians about the importance of certain nutrients to animal health, about the research that support supplement use for pets and on how to use nutritionals safely. The added benefit to both veterinarians and pet owners alike, they tell me, is that compared to other pet supplements on the market, USANA’s supplements are the highest quality and also affordable. And because USANA uses the best ingredients possible and follows FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, cautious pet owners like you and me can feel safer using USANA nutritionals.
Talking to Drs. Lusk and Echols, it’s obvious the passion they feel for USANA’s products and the potential it has to improve the health of our beloved pets. In the end, when our pets are healthy, we feel happier. And when we’re happier, we’re healthier, yes? You couldn’t ask for more.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.