Ever wonder why a sick dog or cat eats grass? For one thing, animals instinctively understand the power of plants in promoting balance and well-being. Animals will often digest plants as natural remedies to stimulate healing and support health.
In the U.S., more than one-half of all U.S. households include at least one cat or dog. Sadly, many pets suffer from serious diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, allergies, heart and liver disease and more. These health conditions are often the result of age, obesity, or hereditary issues. Maintaining the health of a pet often requires more than just regular feeding and exercise, but a holistic approach that takes into consideration the whole pet. NHV Natural Pet Products produces a line of herbal supplements, formulated by a holistic veterinarian and master herbalists with a combined 50 years of experience developing plant-based remedies. These formulations, which contain only the finest organically grown or ethically wild crafted herbs, are designed to address over 100 health conditions affecting dogs, cats, and other small animals.
“Our pets suffer from many of the same illnesses that afflict us, humans. Just like us, they too can benefit from a holistic and integrative approach to well-being. Herbal supplements help facilitate the body’s innate healing response and help reduce the harmful side effects of some pharmaceuticals. The wonderful thing about supplements is that you can combine them with conventional medicine and other alternative therapies,” says Patra de Silva, President of NHV Natural Pet Products.
The 100% natural supplements manufactured by NHV contain no added preservatives or additives; the herbs are organically grown or wild-crafted, and the formulations are recommended by both holistic and conventional veterinarians. They have also been used in veterinary teaching facilities, such as the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine.
In addition to the safe and effective manufacturing of a full-line of veterinarian-approved pet supplements, NHV also offers vet consultations on the company Website, which provides professional holistic support and guidance for disease prevention and treatment for any condition.
According to Donna Raditic, DVM, holistic veterinarian and board certified animal nutritionist, “Integrative veterinary medicine includes nutrition, supplements, herbs, acupuncture, massage and other complementary therapies. NHV herbal formulas have been a key component of a comprehensive and integrative pet treatment plan to promote and sustain pet health.”
The market research firm Packaged Facts projects that U.S. retail sales for pet supplements and nutraceuticals are expected to grow to an estimated $1.6 billion in 2017. The market influencers are focused on prevention and control of disease in pets with a holistic approach focusing on weight management, joint health, and digestive support, among many other health conditions.