Pets Are People Too

There is a big controversy going on in our area right now about how many farm animals one can keep on their property.  Not farm properties either.  This has to do with in town residential properties.

It all came about by a gentleman in town raising pigeons and his next-door neighbour complaining about the smell.  I guess over the years, this gentleman has acquired a considerable amount of these birds and he considers it his hobby.


Well, it’s turning out to be quite a kerfuffle with all sorts of people writing in to the local paper and attending meetings about whether or not they should be allowed to keep chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, birds of prey, or reptiles on their property.

Reading about this each week in our local paper, I felt compelled to write in and make a point of telling everyone that we should all be concerned about the welfare of the animals first and foremost.  That the bylaws and regulations they will eventually come up with need to be fair for everyone but must also protect the animals.

Speaking of protecting animals, do you know how easy it is to protect your pet’s health?  Pet nutrition is as important as human nutrition.  If you want to have a healthy pet you need to feed them nutritious food.

Many of the store-brand pet foods are lacking in good quality nutrition.  Although they are a source of food for your pet, they are not necessarily a good source of nutrition.  We have had pets in the past that were fed a store-brand diet and we had many health issues with them.  No one told us it was the food.  When we switched over to a more holistic, natural diet, we haven’t experience any of the health issues we previously had. 

If you find your pet’s coat is lacking in luster, they are frequently vomiting, or have diarrhea or constipation, you may want to consider a healthier diet.  You can start by visiting a more holistic pet food store to see what they have to offer.  You will find they are a little more expensive, but I guarantee your pet will be healthier and you will have less trips to the vet.  We buy our food from Global Pet Foods here in Southern Ontario.  They carry many different lines of high quality holistic, natural, and organic pet foods and also have many varieties of ‘raw diet’ foods.  You can Google them to find a store near you.


Another thing you can do for your pet is to add supplements such as
AIM BarleyLife®, AIMega®, AIM Frame Essentials®, and AIM FloraFood®. 

AIM BarleyLife® makes an ideal supplement to a dog or cat’s daily nutritional needs.  The concentrated juice powder of nutrient-dense barley grass contains many important vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, and enzymes your pet will benefit by.  

AIMega® with its organic seed oil blend of essential omega –3 and –6 fatty acids can help both cats and dogs and benefit their skin, nails, and coats, provide relief from constipation, experience fewer hairballs, and benefit their cardiovascular system as AIMega® is a natural anti-inflammatory. 

Both dogs and cats will benefit from AIM Frame Essentials® which combines glucosamine complex (sulfate and hydrochloride) with methyl-sulfonyl-methane and boswellia resin to promote healthy joints. 

AIM FloraFood® and its combination of three friendly bacteria can positively impact your dog or cat’s digestive health and help to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gut. 

Pets need good nutrition to stay healthy just like people do.  A high-quality diet made from high-quality ingredients along with nutrition from AIM can keep your pets in good health and help avoid costly trips
to your vet.  As far as I’m concerned, pets are people too!

To learn more about the AIM products that can help your pet, please read the Pet Health Datasheet.

For more information about AIM BarleyLife®,  AIMega®, AIM Frame Essentials®, and AIM FloraFood® please visit our AIM Store Website where you can learn more, download the information sheet, watch a video, and make your purchase.  As with any nutritional supplement it is always recommended to read the literature thoroughly to find out if the product is right for your pet, and consult your veterinarian if you have questions or concerns.

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Author: Joanne Jackson, CHN

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