Vigour, Liveliness, Enthusiasm! Today is all about vitality and strength. Vitality is defined as the state of being strong and active. We often look at our pets and think, “Wait, where did my pet get so much energy from- to play all day and night?” True, we all love a happy positive spirited pet. As a matter of fact, we love a happy energetic and enthusiastic personality regardless of species. We especially are very fond of puppies who are a big bundle of joy, and in fact, they have the most amount of enthusiasm and energy. Sometimes they seem a bit off or dull. The reasons behind dullness or loss of strength or loss of vigour are manifold. In today’s blog, let dive into the ocean of strength and vigour. Yes, today we will understand vitality in pets and the multifaceted reasons behind any abnormal behaviour. Why is my dog so upset? Is he sad? Why is my pet so dull? Why is my pet howling or moaning? If you have ever had such doubts, you have come to the right place, let’s uncover the knowledge of vital strength!
VITALITY: THE STRENGTH AND ENTHUSIASM
Vitality is a kind of life force that is manifested in terms of happiness, vigour, strength and enthusiasm as a whole. It is in fact measured in terms of ‘Liveliness’ which means how active they are in terms of living. Wait, this is kind of confusing? How do we measure liveliness?
Liveliness or vitality is seen in behaviour. Yes, you can observe and measure liveliness or vitality in terms of how your pet behaves, whether or not that behaviour is abnormal and if so, how abnormal or ‘different’ is my pet acting.
Vital energy is also termed as the life force which is an essential element of life, and good health or rather perfect health is the fine balance of this vital energy. This vital energy flows within the living organisms and helps to maintain balance amongst psychological, physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Whether my pet is strong or weak is based upon this – The Vital Energy. Most of our energy is derived from vitality or vital power more than muscles. You may have observed instances where a young dog or small-breed dog overpowers bigger, muscular dogs. Why does this happen? Of course, self-confidence comes into the picture here which is again a facet of vitality. The strength of vitality is one of the key strengths that are most correlated with happiness and wellbeing. There are many different types of strengths here are some examples:
- Optimism & Positive outlook
- The capacity of loving
CORE OF VITALITY
- We have heard about boosting vitality by boosting immunity. In fact, vitality is like a building that has immunity as its foundational base. This building also possesses certain pillars of which there are 5 core pillars. These pillars are very essential to make a healthy living being. Here are 5 most important pillars of vitality:
- Resilience and Stress- free environment
- Connection & Bonding
Let us have a quick look into how these pillars strengthen vitality building.
Nutrition is defined as the study of nutrients in food, how the body uses them, and also includes the relationship between diet, health, and disease. We all know the importance of good nutrition in our well-being and health. In fact, many diseases can be kept at bay with good nutritional practices. Good fats, carbohydrates, proteins along with a balanced amount of minerals and vitamins are very essential to build vigor and boost vitality.
Vitamins and nutrients help to improve energy. Mineral depletion can result in chronic fatigue and depression as a result causes depressed immunity which essentially means vitality is hampered. Zinc, magnesium, Calcium, Iron are some of the important minerals useful in building vitality. Certain vitamins like B complex vitamins are well-known for their role in boosting energy. Some other vitamins such as vitamins C and E, and vitamin D are also extremely helpful. A certain variety of plants or herbs too are helpful in boosting vitality, for example- Basil [Hindi- Tulsi], Curcumin [Hindi- Haldi] has a similarly wide range of health benefits.
Exercise plays a huge role in building immunity in your pets. Series of regular exercise enhances immune response. However, it’s important to note here that overexertion or strenuous exercise result in oxidative damage to the cells and will have a backfire effect, increasing the susceptibility to infections.
Anything in excess is harmful thus, regular walks, regular exercise are important. Consistency is the key. Remember Quality of exercise is much more important than the quantity of exercise. Also, not every pet or every dog will have the same levels of exercise needs.
Here’s what you can do –
- Daily walks 2-4 times per day to refresh them and give them relief from holding their bladder.
- Playing with ball/toys
- Running in the backyard
- Going on hikes or short jog
- Toys and play area for puppies and kittens
It is important to note that, never to exercise your pets immediately before or after food as again it will have harmful effects on your pet’s system. Exercise should always be moderated and done in proper quantities.
Sleep or rest is very important as it helps with cognition, concentration, productivity, energy conservation, and modulation of immune responses, performance, vigilance, disease, and psychological well-being. Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Sleep is involved in the healing and repairing process. Sleep is also very important for boosting Immune System.
4. RESILIENCE AND STRESS-FREE ENVIRONMENT.
Resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. This essentially is in-built most of the time and is also built up while facing stress. Sudden stress will lead to the release of adrenaline that will suppress the immune response. Long-term stress causes the release of cortisol, which is also immunosuppressive at high levels. Any kind of physical or emotional stress affects your pets adversely, for example – a sudden change of atmosphere and environment, severe weather changes (extreme high temperature, extremely low temperature), traveling, excessive handling, trauma, illness, pregnancy, boarding, etc.
5. CONNECTION AND BONDING
Bonding is the process of the development of a close, interpersonal relationship. A strong bond forms the foundation of your entire relationship with your dog. It is one of the important pillars of boosting vitality as it improves mental and psychological well-being which in turn improves the physical well-being of your pet. Connecting and bonding are thus crucial for building vitality. You can connect and bond with your pets by doing various activities such as playing fetch, going on hikes or short walks, talking to them, praising them, spending some quality time with them. This process helps your dog feel refreshed and energetic.
s, talking to them, praising them, spending some quality time with them. This process helps your dog feel refreshed and energetic.
THE REASONS BEHIND THE FALL IN VITALITY
Vitality can be affected by numerous causes. The foremost runners are diseases and illness. Health is defined as the complete physical, emotional, social, and mental well-being. If any of these 4 aspects are hampered, your pet might fall into the category of being diseased [Dis-Ease which means not at ease or comfort]
We can ensure our pets’ good physical health by following the 4 steps to physical wellness
Once every 8-12 months it’s a good practice to take your furry friend to the veterinarian to ensure your furry baby is scanned thoroughly for any ailments or physical disease. Your vet may suggest routine blood work and fecal tests to make sure your pet is healthy. They may also suggest grooming at timely intervals [like nail trimming, baths, and ear cleaning]
It is a good practice to follow the deworming schedule as prescribed by your Vet. Generally, adults are dewormed once every 3 to 4 months as it prevents scope for any endoparasitic infections such as tapeworms, roundworms etc.
We must follow this yearly vaccination schedule to prevent many of the notorious diseases such as gastrointestinal infections, etc
As mentioned before, exercise is important to keep diseases such as obesity and lethargy at bay and boost vitality immensely.
ME & MY VITALITY SUPPLEMENT
This is a unique supplement for pets experiencing extreme lassitude (inactiveness), depression, nervousness, irritability, and other related symptoms. Nurturing the pets to develop a strong immune system by giving natural boosters to increase their vigor and vitality by providing essential minerals from a young age is very important for their proper growth. Me& My Vitality Pet Supplements is what every pet needs to be flexible and active all day. It boosts the pet’s liver function, digestive system and regulates thyroid activity. It is formulated especially for dogs and cats of all ages to keep them active and vital all the time.
Thus, overall we can boost our pets’ health and vitality by having a 360-degree approach to health by ensuring the total physical, mental, emotional, and psychological well-being of our pets. Good nutrition, good exercise, good bonding, and routine vet checkups are very essential aspects of your pets’ lives.
THAT’S THE SPIRIT!
Me & My VITALITY 100 GM
This is a unique supplement for pets experiencing extreme lassitude(inactiveness), depression, nervousness, irritability, hysterical behavior, night terror, insomnia, and other related symptoms.
Goel vet pharma limited has introduced many pet supplements into the market. Their products are manufactured in FSSAI certified manufacturing facilities with utmost care and hygiene, hence are very effective and flexible for use in field conditions too. With the excellent results in the way these pet supplements work, these are being prescribed by many veterinarians all over India and have succeeded in confident use by pet parents too.