What is Low Energy?
Is your pet listless all the time? Does your dog or cat lack the energy to play, run or exercise? As a responsible pet owner, you should take note of any physical or behavioral changes that may accompany low energy levels. If symptoms persist, consult your vet.
Diagnosing Low Energy
A thorough physical examination and a series of diagnostic tests such as a complete blood count, biochemic profile, x-rays, ultrasound, urine, fecal and blood samples including an eye and neurological examination will be performed to rule out any other disorders.
What Causes Low Energy?
Low energy may be a symptom of various underlying systemic disorders such as anemia, intestinal worms, hypothyroidism, diabetes, liver and kidney disease, digestive disorders, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders and cancer. Obesity, heat stroke, depression, nutritional deficiencies, an inadequate diet, exposure to toxins even boredom can contribute low energy levels and a decrease in activity.
Help for Low Energy
Treatment will be based on treating the underlying cause and certain medications will be prescribed. However, to increase energy and vigor in your pet, always feed your pet a healthy, well balanced diet.
Most sluggishness and health problems are related to poor dietary requirements – your pet should be eating a high quality diet containing fiber, vitamin-rich fish oils for a healthy skin and coat, essential vitamins and minerals to strengthen the immune system and healthy grains to boost energy levels. Encourage exercise and play in your pet from an early age, supplement with the appropriate vitamins and have routine visits to your local vet to promote overall health and well-being.
Natural remedies have a long history of restoring energy levels, new found vigor and stamina in both humans and pets. Herbal and homeopathic remedies are safe, gentle and effective without any harsh side effects.
Carefully selected herbs such as Eleutherococcus senticosis (Siberian Ginseng), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Arthrospira platenis (Spirulina) and Emblica officinalis (Amalaki) act as an invigorating tonic to enhance energy within the body and sharpen physical and mental performance as well as endurance.
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Tips to Increase Energy Levels
There are a number of things that you can do to restore energy levels in your pet, and these include:
- Feed your pet high quality, commercial food or an all natural diet without preservatives, additives and colorants
- Always ensure that your pet has fresh, clean water available and that he drinks regularly to avoid dehydration
- Exercise your pet regularly to keep him healthy and fit
- Avoid exposing your pet to toxins and chemicals such as household detergents, pesticides and fertilizers
- De-worm your dog or cat regularly
- Update your pet’s vaccinations
- Take your pet for annual check ups at your vet