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    Keeping your Pets safe from H1N1

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    H1N1 has been reported to affect animals other than birds. Pet owners can take steps to boost an animal’s immune system with the hope of preventing the H1N1 disease from infecting. Vitamins and herbs can help pets just like they do with people. Being prepared before H1N1 symptoms show means you could avoid the infection altogether. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Request that your vet gives your pet a complete vitamin supplement, and in the flu seasons add this to the animal’s food. This could be just the thing that stops your pet from becoming and H1N1 virus victim.

    Vitamin C
    This vitamin is essential for boosting pets’ immune systems as it has antiviral and antibacterial properties. It also promotes resistance.

    Herbs
    When animals are not well, certain plants and herbs can really help to relieve symptoms and start recovery. Herbs must only be used if the pet is obviously ill or is showing H1N1 symptoms.

    Echinacea
    This herb has been highly studied and there has been scientific proof that it enhances immunity. Echinacea has a combination of benefits that include anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and skin healing properties. It can prevent colds and flu setting in and can heal wounds quicker.

    Goldenseal
    The root of Goldenseal is also often used for immune system strengthening. It is particularly useful for eye and ear infections for cats and dogs. It can help towards preventing the H1N1 virus

    Food
    By giving raw food that is organic, you are ensuring that then nutrients and vitamins have a chance to work in your pet’s body. Processed pet food can often loose the natural goodness when it is made.

    The above steps can all help in avoiding the H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms can be eased a little with the use of good food, and extra vitamins.

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