Americans will spend over 55 million dollars on their pets by the end of 2013. That number is nearly double what was spent less than ten years ago. There’s no doubt about it, we love our pets! Unfortunately, those numbers are somewhat deceiving. We’re spending more on gourmet treats and squeaky toys, but we’re also paying more due to the soaring cost of vet care.

Did you notice?

Our pets require all sorts of attention. In addition to grooming and trimming their nails, we need to regularly clean their teeth and keep them free of ticks, heart worms and fleas. But while you were doing all that did you notice your pet’s changing weight? The number one disease affecting our pets today is obesity. In fact, in a nationwide survey most vets reported that overweight cats and dogs are now the top health crisis in their practices.

Extra weight is bad for us, and worse for our pets

The complications from extra weight are many. Almost every organ in the body is compromised because of the added pressure of carrying around unnecessary fat. Arthritis and slipped disks are common side effects, as well as heart, lung, kidney, pancreas and thyroid disease. Overweight pets also have a harder time self-grooming, resulting in skin infections and dermatitis.

Not your parents vet care

In the past twenty years, veterinarian medicine has come a long way. Vets now use cutting edge technology in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases, including equipment like MRIs and CAT scans, and even laser surgery to treat problems.

The downside? The treatments are costly and can quickly add up. In some instances they can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Some pet owners have resorted to purchasing pet insurance to protect themselves from overwhelming costs but this isn’t for everyone. Studies indicate pet insurance may not be the most cost-effective approach to pet care.

Now for the good news

So what’s best for your pet? The answer is easy. We practice preventative care for ourselves. It’s time to do the same for our pets.

Royal Velvet Pure, a deer antler extract, can prevent problems not only associated with obesity, but with a variety of conditions that commonly affect our pets. Royal Velvet Pure is packed with vitamins, enzymes and minerals essential for good kidney and heart health. And most importantly, it has been clinically proven to increase strength and endurance, which can keep your pet active and moving. It can help prevent the onset of obesity in pets before it’s too late.*

“But my pet is already overweight.”

If your pet is already suffering the effects of obesity, Royal Velvet Pure can help treat the side effects of that disease.* Extra weight stresses joints, hips and the back, but Royal Velvet is also loaded with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, agents commonly prescribed to reduce inflammation and fix damaged joints. Pet owners also report healthier fur and skin coats with its use.*

We love our pets, so give them the gift of healthier lives and give yourself the gift of affordable care. Give them Royal Velvet Pure.

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