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Weight No More—Dexty the Millennial Dachshund Puts His Healthy Paw Forward

Inspiring Pet Tails 3 min read
Dexty the dachshund with NHV Old Timer and Multi Essentials. Dexty wearing a hat while standing on striped carpet. Dexty looking very happy with tongue sticking out while sitting on human's lap.

Everyone needs a daily dose of body positivity from an adorable pet. Dexty the dachshund is the perfect pupperoni to serve you giggles on your Instagram feed and make you hungry with his food-related captions. If you don’t already, you can follow Dexter’s life journey through junk food cravings, hat modeling, and irresistible smiles on Instagram @dextythedaschund. This adorable doggo just became a part of the #NHVpets family and we couldn’t be more excited.

Even though we all love Dexter’s curves and swerves, over time it can lead to the joints being strained. We reached out to Dexter to suggest some supplements to help support his joints and increase his energy to help him be more active and feel more comfortable.

Dexter takes a regimen of three NHV Supplements:

Old Timer

Old Timer is formulated to soothe painful joints, ease inflammation, alleviate muscle discomfort and support energy levels. Old Timer is a great choice for Dexter as it supports his joints and muscles to empower him to feel more agile.

Multi Essentials

Multi Essentials is a multivitamin that helps reduce lethargy and supports a healthy metabolism. Multi Essentials also helps fill any dietary voids and helps with nutrient absorption.

Yucca

Yucca is a herb that acts like a natural pain reliever and anti-infalmmatory. It not only supports muscular strength but it also reduces discomfort and hence, helps encourage easy movement. This is helpful for Dexty because it helps him move more comfortably.

Dachshunds are genetically prone to several musculoskeletal conditions like IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Degeneration) due to their short legs and long bodies. For any dachshund, it is important to help them maintain healthy muscles, joints, and bones no matter their weight. Supplements like Old Timer and Yucca are great for supporting your dachshund’s musculoskeletal health.

Dexter takes his supplements with his kibble. We do recommend taking them in a healthy and balanced wet food or home cooked diet as that encourages healthy digestion and metabolism. However, a good commercial kibble coupled with NHV Supplements and some fibrous food toppings is also a good idea.

Weight can be an issue with many different breeds of dogs which can lead to multiple health issues. There are many things that you can do to proactively watch your pet’s weight or to help your pet find a healthy weight. Multi Essentials helps support a healthy metabolism which can prevent excessive weight gain. It is very important to make sure that your pet has a balanced diet that is right for their age, size, breed, and other health conditions. If you aren’t sure what you should be feeding your pet our in-house vet Dr Amanda offers customized nutrition plans that explain the balance of food groups that is right for your pet, beneficial ingredients, and recipes for homecooked meals.

Dexter is a great reminder to treat yo’ self every once in a while and to love your body. Not to mention major hat game inspiration. We love this adorable dachshund and we can’t wait to share other happy updates with you guys as he continues on his holistic journey, one healthy paw at a time.

If you have a pet that is coping with weight management or a pet who has sore and stiff joints, please do reach out to us to find vet-formulated natural help that will be most suitable for your little one!

https://nhvpethealth.com/vet-talks-obesity-in-pets/

https://nhvpethealth.com/helping-henry-luxating-patella-arthritis/


Published: September 20, 2019

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