29 Jan All They Need is Love. Or Is It?
Like having a baby, when most people decide to get a pet dog or cat they don’t really think it through. As a baby is with you for life, so it your pet cat or dog for theirs. It is important to remember this and be sure you can really give the new addition to your home the time, love and care they need.
I got Hugo, my French Bulldog, when he was just 10 weeks old. Today, at the staggering age of 13 and half years old he is Australia’s oldest living French Bulldog. Remarkable, considering the breed usually lives till between 8 and 10 years. I believe the main reason Hugo is still with me today is the love, attention and vitamins I give him daily. This is not always easy to do and compromises must be made.
Like most dogs, French bulldogs hate being alone and it is actually really cruel to bring them into your home for a life of solitude, especially when they are a baby. For this reason, many quality French Bulldog breeders will not allow their pups to go to homes of 9 to 5 workers. When Hugo was a baby, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot of my day time at home. Only in his later years have I not been able to do this, with work commitments now taking up more of my days. To compensate for this, I try and make sure I spend quality weekend and evening time at home with Hugo and take him with me wherever I can.
However tired I am and regardless of what I was up to the night before, I always get up two hours before I start work each day. One of these two hours is dedicated to Hugo. In this hour, I take the time to prepare him a good and healthy breakfast, refresh his water bowl and add the all essential water-soluble vitamin and mineral supplement Petvim. After a good and hydrating nutrient rich drink of Petvim, I then take him for at least a 30 minute walk. When I return from work I top up his water, give him his dinner and then take him for another walk.
Sadly it took a near death experience for me to realise that pets need more than just love. I realised the importance of keeping pets hydrated and supplementing their diets with good quality, natural vitamins and minerals. Over three years ago the local Vet told me Hugo was dying and must be euthanized that day. Luckily for Hugo I instead took him home and nourished his sick body with superfoods. I then went on to create the worlds first all natural, water soluble vitamin and mineral supplement for cats and dogs called Petvim. Petvim is VET recommended and is a unique blend of 7 nutrient rich superfoods and is packed with key essential vitamins and minerals.
I believe Petvim is one of the key factors in helping Hugo live another 3 years and still be with me today.
So next time you are thinking of getting a cat and dog ask yourself this question, “Can I give them all the time and love they need?”
My name is Gabrielle Amies and this is the story of Petvim.
To read more about Hugo and our story visit https://www.petvim.com.au/our-story-2/ or the amazing benefits of Petvim visit https://www.petvim.com.au/