7 Steps to a Happier and Healthier Pet

This post was sponsored by Supreme Source® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Good news, everyone! Athena had a GREAT annual vet appointment.

In my last post we had started the 10-day detox with Supreme Source®, and I was already loving the results. Now we’re well on our way to reaching all of our goals. One big benefit of the challenge is that I have noticed a change in Athena. It was subtle at first – but I could tell that the extra attention was paying off. Sometimes at the dog park, she would growl at other dogs. With my extra attention on her, she now at first looks at me, and then never engages in any growling with other dogs. If another dog growls, she walks away. I’ve noticed that we’re both more attentive to one another in public and at home.

Springtime is a GREAT time to make a pet food switch. We adopted our Athena in early spring so her annual appointments always fall in March. That’s a great time to see what’s working and see what’s not working. Athena just went to the vet last week, and we were able to talk about the new food and any initial results. The great news is that Athena was a bit overweight at last year’s appointment and is now doing great! All of her blood work came back perfect, and her exam was thorough and easy. I can’t help but think that our 10-day detox has made a difference! Of course, it goes beyond 10 days.

It becomes a lifestyle.

That’s why I’m sharing my 7 Steps to a Happier and Healthier Pet:

1 – Make sure you’re providing the right foods. I knew we weren’t providing the right brand of food previously, because Athena had more trouble. She would vomit sometimes between meals and didn’t have firm stools. Supreme Source has improved Athena’s mind, body, and soul – and in just ten days. Luckily we are now beyond the 10-day detox and we’re going to be enjoying these benefits for many years to come. Supreme Source Pet Food is grain free (no corn, no wheat, no soy) and contains no artificial flavors or colors. It has a healthy blend of fruits and vegetables – which are natural sources of potassium, fiber, vitamins and minerals. And YOU can start the 1-day detox this spring with your pet today – visit www.superfoodswitch.com to save on Supreme Source pet food, AND, you can sign up for daily emails with tips and instructions to a better relationship with your pet.

And who doesn’t love that?

2 – When paired with good food, exercise is key. This is a top-notch tip when it comes to giving your pet the chance of a long and happier life. Also, regular exercise is good for YOU too. This is a wonderful chance to do it together.

3 – Maintain a healthy weight. This advice applies to all of us! With pets, you have to remember that you’re the one to control what goes into their bowl and what treats and table scraps they get. Make healthy choices. Spring is often a huge chance for people to gain control of their health and fitness levels. It’s just as important to work on your pet’s health and dietary habits. The choices you make now could give you years together. That’s why we made the Super Food Switch.

4 – Either invest in training, or try to train on your own. Take advantage of obedience or agility training classes where you live, and also look into socializing your pet. It’s wonderful when your pet is good with adults, kids, and other dogs and cats. There may be much different options for cats but they can be trained too. And it’s a life-changing thing for your pets and for you. This opens up opportunities for travel, or other pet friendly places. It’s also FUN, and bonding for your relationship.

5 – Take time for dental care! In fact, Athena is having a teeth cleaning procedure (while awake) next week. Not only does this remove bad breath, but you can prevent gum disease – which leads to bigger health issues down the line.

Somewhat related, make sure to keep cats hydrated to prevent urinary tract infections – which lead to trouble.

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6 – Make sure you discuss, prevent and/or treat flea, tick and heartworm. Even during the winter, a cat can get fleas, ticks, and heartworm – and we live in New England! With the weather changes, it’s always important to monitor.

7 – Provide mental stimulation for both cats and dogs. Our cat, Juniper, is a strictly indoors cat which means more than ever that we have to make sure she has places to rest, to watch the world go by outside, and to scratch. Dogs need stimulation too! If I am particularly busy and not bringing Athena everywhere, walking her enough, playing with her, she will look for things to chew! Even though she’s not a puppy. You are the best for your pet, but interactive toys count for a lot too!

Here’s a fun video about recent life with Athena:

Ultimately, we are so happy we did the 10-day detox and that Supreme Source is now a regular part of our lives. We get ours at Stop & Shop, right in town and can easily be found in the pet food aisle. I love seeing the positive differences on Athena’s spirit, her digestion, and her overall wellness. I’m glad we switched her food to something more nutritious and that it only took ten days for her to be eating better – a premium grain-free diet packed with healthy enzymes and prebiotics. My little best friend needed the change.

Inside and out.

So remember, it’s easy to start your own 10-day detox! Simply sign up for the daily email and the coupon to save on your purchase of Supreme Source HERE. Once you sign up, you will receive a daily email for the 10-day detox process! AND, Supreme Source has both dog and cat food products.

What is your best tip for a happier and healthier pet?

Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge: 5 Ways to Get Back on Track

Thank you to Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water for sponsoring this post. All opinions and experiences are my 100% own.

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Ah, summer. My favorite season! And it’s ALWAYS the season I most have to detox from.

For other people, it’s winter! And I get that – it can be hard to stay fit, glowing and healthy in the winter. For me, that’s the time we go on vacation and go for walks on the beach and 13 hour power walks through theme parks. That’s when I eat soup and head to the dog park in my ice cleats, puffy coat, and gloves. Summer is when I eat ice cream a LOT, and skip exercise because it’s hot and humid out. Excuses, excuses, but I felt it was time to take Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge.

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Why? It’s because Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is the world’s No. 1 Sparkling Natural Mineral Water! It tastes great AND it’s good for you, and that makes it mighty special. Just to touch upon it, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water contains 84 mg of calcium per 8 fl. ounces. It also contains essential magnesium, needed for cellular activity, and supplies your body with 2,500 essential minerals in total. Why do minerals matter? It’s because you can think of them as essential spark plugs for your body – prompting your cells to work efficiently. Water is essential for life, as we know, but sparkling mineral water contains magnesium, calcium, and bicarbonate – needed for all physical activity. I love it for looking and feeling my glowy best!

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So, let’s talk the challenge in our 5 tips for getting back on track!

1 – Take Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge. This challenge invites people to focus on themselves for five days – and be aware of what you’re eating, drinking and doing to relax and relieve stress. During the challenge, avoid all sugary drinks, coffee, tea, and alcohol for FIVE DAYS. You only consume Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. How does this help? It helps you learn simple steps to enjoy a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. The challenge will last from September 11th – September 15th, 2017. Right now, you can enter a giveaway on Gerolsteiner’s website to win a free supply of sparkling mineral water for your challenge! I’ll go into more challenge detail at the bottom of this post! Definitely tune in.

2 – Consume whole foods as close to their natural state as possible, or within reason! Practice slow eating.

3 – Take Detox baths with Epsom salt and lavender. This is wonderful during the cold weather, especially.

4 – Sleep well and sleep often! The quality matters, the way the quantity does.

5 – Move your body in restorative ways, and banish stress through exercise and other useful means.

Pretty awesome, right? Well the Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox is exactly what you need to get started. Here’s how to get you started, and to show you how it will work. First, join the Sparkling Detox Facebook Group.

Here, find daily motivation, useful nutrition tips, and advice on overall wellness from nutrition/fitness expert Ariane Hundt.

Subscribe for the giveaway here. You could be one of the 300 lucky entrants to win one case of Gerolsteiner – (24 500ml/16.9 fl. oz. BPA-free lightweight plastic bottles) – for your own Sparkling Detox. The giveaway ends on Monday, August 28th at 11:59PM EST.

Then, start your detox on September, 11th and continue until September 15th. This is a Monday through Friday! You can share your Sparkling Detox experiences with fellow detoxers. Upload your pics on Facebook and Instagram using #SparklingDetox and #gerolsteinerUSA. And have fun! Remember, this is about bettering yourself in a fun way.

Not all waters are equal, and many bottled waters are just purified tap water, some are from multiple springs, and some are full of artificial additives. Mineral water drawn from deep within the earth’s core is the only one to offer all-natural, nutrient-infused refreshment. And, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water comes from the Volcanic Eifel region in Germany where a unique combination of volcanic activity and layers of mineral-rich dolomite rock enables nature to create a mineralized and carbonated water of the purest quality. It’s naturally high in minerals and offers hydration without any calories, sugars, caffeine, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors often found in sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. It’s the world’s most popular sparkling mineral water because of its purity and its refreshing taste!

So don’t forget to subscribe to win here, and join the Facebook group, here.

Will you do the Sparking Detox Challenge?