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Your dog would most likely eat anything, but that certainly doesn't mean that they are invulnerable, and it's very important that you make sure they get everything they need through their diet – and if necessary through supplementation. Sasha's Blend is a long term health treatment that is designed to be safe for dogs to take long term with no ill effects. This way you can add it to your dog's diet and so prevent them from developing various joint difficulties – but because it is not a 'medication' as such you won't need to worry about things like side effects and overdoses.

General Cat Care #1: Before You Bring Your Cat Home
You will need food, food dish, water bowl, interactive toys, brush, comb, safety cat collar, scratching post, litter and litter box.
General Cat Care #2: Feeding
An adult cat should be fed one large or two smaller meals each day. Kittens from 6 to 12 weeks need to be fed four times a day. Kittens from three to six months need to be fed three times a day. You can either feed specific meals, throwing away any leftover canned food after 30 minutes or free-feed dry food (keeping food out all the time).

Feed your cat a high-quality, brand-name kitten or cat food (avoid generic brands) two to three times a day. Kittens can be fed human baby food for a short time if they won’t eat kitten food softened by soaking in warm water. Use turkey or chicken baby food made for children six months and older. Gradually mix with cat food. Cow’s milk is not necessary and can cause diarrhea in kittens and cats. Provide fresh, clean water at all times. Wash and refill water bowls daily.

Dogs lead a simple lifestyle of burying bones and chasing after cats, but for them to be truly happy the one thing they need is their mobility. Dogs love to run around and play, to chase and to fetch, and without those things they are generally not the same characters that we know. This is why bone and joint health are so important to dogs – as without them your canine companions wouldn't be able to do all those things and they would be left having to walk around and sleep all day.

General Cat Care #3: Grooming
Most cats stay relatively clean and rarely need a bath, but they do need to be brushed or combed. Frequent brushing helps keep your cat’s coat clean, reduces the amount of shedding and cuts down on the incidence of hairballs
General Cat Care #4: Handling
To pick up your cat, place one hand behind the front legs and another under the hindquarters. Lift gently. Never pick up a cat by the scruff of the neck (behind the ears) or by the front legs without supporting the rear end.
General Cat Care #5: Housing
Cats should have a clean, dry place of their own in the house. Line your cat’s bed with a soft, warm blanket or towel. Be sure to wash the bedding often. Please keep your cat indoors. If your companion animal is allowed outside, he can contract diseases, get ticks or parasites, become lost or get hit by a car, hurt in a fight or poisoned. Also, cats prey on wildlife.

By using Sasha's blend you can prevent a range of joint related problems. However it is also a good idea to make sure that you generally protect your dog's health and particularly their joint health in other ways as well. One way to do this is through their diet – make sure that you give them plenty of essential oils to help lubricate their joints, lots of calcium to strengthen their bones, generally as many nutrients as possible through a balanced and complete diet.

Another thing to remember is that you should avoid letting your dog become overweight. If they should, then this will mean more weight on their joints and so more impact which will place stress on them over time. Keep your dog's diet as light as possible to avoid unwanted weight gain, and avoid things like fatty foods.

You should also for this reason ensure that your dog gets lots of exercise. This will ensure that they are both happy and health – by encouraging the joints to remain lubricated and moveable, and by keeping their weight down so they don't become slow and sluggish.

To use these methods in combination with Sasha's Blend make sure that you follow the instructions carefully. The amount you give your dog will depend on their size and weight – for instance a dog that is 10kg or below will have just half a teaspoon, while those 11-20kg will have o one. This is if you use Sasha's blend as a powder to sprinkle on the food – if you would rather use a tablet form then you can also get these and these will ensure that your dog gets all of the nutrients out of the capsule each time. Many people however find that it is easier to get a dog to eat powder than it is to get them to swallow a tablet.

General Cat Care #6: Identification
If allowed outdoors (again, we caution against it!), your cat needs to wear a safety collar and an ID tag. A safety collar with an elastic panel will allow your cat to break loose if the collar gets caught on something. An ID tag or an implanted microchip can help insure that your cat is returned if he or she becomes lost.
General Cat Care #7: Litter Box
All indoor cats need a litter box, which should be placed in a quiet, accessible location. A bathroom or utility room is a good place for your cat’s box. In a multi-level home, one box per floor is recommended. Avoid moving the box unless absolutely necessary. Then do so slowly, a few inches a day. Cats won’t use a messy, SMELLY litter box. Scoop solids out of the box at least once a day. Dump everything, wash with a mild detergent (don’t use ammonia) and refill at least once a week, less frequently if using clumping litter. Don’t use deodorants or scents in the litter or litter box (especially avoid lemon scent).
Updated: February 24, 2017 — 5:36 pm

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