If they visit our web site from all over the world, there must be a valid motive!
The entire world is looking at us! Our forza10usa.com website has been visited from all over the globe during the last 6 months alone. Norway, Malaysia, Taiwan, Latvia, Cyprus and Venezuela ... just about everywhere except Greenland and a few African nations; they have all come to take a look at what we have to say. In a nutshell, wherever there is Wi-Fi, there is FORZA10! This gives us immense pride, a pride we wish to share.
In 2013, SANYpet – FORZA10 became the first European pet food company to obtain USDA authorization for exports to the United States. Dr. Sergio Canello, a veterinarian and expert in food intolerances and the company’s founder, subsequently moved to Orlando, where he established an overseas operation. Today, and within only a few years, FORZA10 diets have enjoyed significant success, not only in Italy but all over the world. But why?
The Lost Health
The world we live in today is becoming ever more inquinated and unwell, and we are witnessing an escalating growth in nutrition derived pathologies, food intolerances and food allergies which were nowhere near as widespread only a few years ago. Many dogs and cats, during their lifespan, are in fact now suffering multiple disturbances: conjunctivitis, constant lachrymation, keratitis, gingivitis, bad breath, stomatitis, plaque and tartar, otitis, gastritis, nighttime vomiting, flatulence, diarrhea, dermatitis, dandruff, malodorous skin, constant hair loss irrespective of change of seasons, extreme itching on the neck and back and paw licking, as well as various behavioral issues which can all be grouped under a common denominator, this being anxiety.
By following his intuitions during his veterinary practice, Dr. Sergio Canello was able to identify that oxytetracycline, an antibiotic widely and legally used in intensive breeding, was the cause of these issues. But how can this be? The remnants of this toxin bind to chicken bone and chicken fat, remaining even after meat processing, to then enter into the pet food. The inflammatory phenomena described above thus emerge when these residues are consumed during feeding, manifesting themselves in the most sensitive part of the dog or cat, defined as the target organ.
Three scientific researches conducted by SANYpet – FORZA10’s Research and Development Department demonstrate, in vitro, the presence of oxytetracycline residues within chicken bone and fat, furthermore highlighting its toxicity when it binds to the bone of these animals, even leading to DNA damage and epigenetic modifications. *
Consequently, FORZA10 diets are devoid of chemical and pharmacological contaminants, as well as GMOs, appetizers, colorants and artificial preservatives.
The phylosophy of cat and dog health
At FORZA10 we select very few raw materials, all pure, clean and of elevated quality; we exclusively apply clean ingredients and proteins, sourcing the best fish and meats available in Iceland’s natural oasis and the unspoilt nature of New Zealand. The farms must strictly apply extensively farmed practices and the fish must be caught in the open ocean.
We possess a profound knowledge of natural elements, plants and extracts, which we define as "superheroes" whose contribution to our diets stimulates the immune system's response and offers a fundamental detoxifying, antioxidant and antitoxic action. *
Our factory in Padua has also been conceived and certified for organic production, and furthermore we perform over 5,000 analyses a year on our raw materials.
All this, in conjunction with continuous scientific research activities, allows us to reduce and resolve, with great effectiveness, the food intolerance of cats and dogs, as well as maintaining our four-legged friends in perfect health.
Could this be the reason why so many people visit our web site from all over the world?
* All our scientific researches are available for consultation on our web site.
Urinary Tract Infections in cats, also known as “UTIs” are caused by colonized bacteria in the urinary tract. The UTI can affect the cat’s urinary system, bladder, and urethra. This type of infection can be particularly painful for your cat and symptoms can sometimes be associated with other health concerns such as kidney failure. It is very important to recognize the symptoms early as some cases of this condition can be fatal.
How To Tell if Your Cat May Have a UTI
If you think that your cat may have a urinary tract infection it is important to find out in order to have it treated as soon as possible. We have included a list of symptoms for you to watch out for. If you recognize these symptoms you should seek veterinary assistance. While UTIs affect both male and female cats, some cats may be at higher risk than others such as cats that are older, overweight, or have diabetes.
UTI Symptoms and Warning Signs for Cats:
- Urinating is done in short bursts rather than a continuous stream
- Spending more time than usual in the litter box
- Difficulty urinating
- Crying or whining while urinating
- Your cat is urinating before it can get to the litter box
- Urine with any trace of blood
- Excessive licking of the genital area
- Unusual discomfort around the rear area when touched or pet
- The cat is lethargic
- Urine smell is stronger than normal
Why Is My Cat Having Frequent Urinary Tract Infections?
There are many reasons why your cat may be suffering from repeat UTIs, some may be preventable. While there is no way to guarantee your cat will not have another UTI, there may be some things you can do to reduce the likelihood of it happening. In some cases the cause could simply be the age of your cat. While there is nothing that can be done about that, other variables like the cat’s diet can be modified to help.
Other causes of UTIs in Cats:
- Poor hygiene near the genitile area
- Bladder stones
- External or Internal Injuries
- FIV, also known as feline immunodeficiency virus
What Can I Do To Prevent Or Reduce The Likelihood of a UTI in my Cat?
No cat owner wants to see their beloved pet suffer from a UTI. To keep your cat feeling great and reduce the chances of a UTI occurring, follow these guidelines:
- Always provide your cat with fresh water
- Ensure your cat’s litter trays are clean and easily accessible
- Keep an extra litter tray available
- Maintain a stress-free environment for your cat
By following these guidelines you can do your part to help keep your cat healthy, happy, and free of urinary tract infections. If you suspect any symptoms, keep an eye on your pet’s behavior, if symptoms persist or worsen, contact your vet.
Which Remedies or Treatments Can Be Used When Your Cat Has a UTI?
While the severity of the infection plays a key role in what treatments may be used to help your cat when it has a UTI, a minor infection may be treatable at home.
Due to their acidity, cranberries, just like in humans, may be used to help cure a urinary tract infection. The acidity in the cranberries can be effective at lowering the pH of your cat’s urine, helping to reduce the symptoms, or beat the infection altogether. While you may be tempted to treat your cat’s UTI with cranberry juice, it may be better to use cranberry pills or powder due to the high sugar content of cranberry juice.
Another treatment option for your cat’s UTI is apple cider vinegar. This also helps reduce the pH in your cat’s urine. Since your cat will most likely not want to eat the apple cider vinegar on its own, you can try adding a half teaspoon to their food each day or mix it with an onion-free broth.
Before giving your cat cranberries or apple cider vinegar, test their urine for alkaline levels with an at-home kit or specialized cat litter. You can also have the test done professionally by your veterinarian.
Here are some other products that you can use to help support urinary tract infection in your cat:
If your dog just started throwing up and refusing to eat, it may be nothing to be too concerned about, but just in case, it is good to know the warning signs for pancreatitis in dogs. Pancreatitis is a condition that will need to be treated, sometimes at home but certain circumstances mean it is time to take your pet to the vet.
The pancreas is a gland within the abdomen that helps digest food and control blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, this is known as pancreatitis. It is important to be aware of the two types of pancreatitis in dogs, acute and chronic pancreatitis. While acute pancreatitis can be reversed it can come on strong and lead to extreme illness. Chronic pancreatitis occurs when permanent changes have occurred in the pancreatic tissue.
This means that while a case of pancreatitis can pass on its own after a short period of time, sometimes it can be a lingering issue.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Dogs
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Low body temperature
- Breathing difficulties
While some of these symptoms can pass on their own and do not necessarily mean your dog is suffering from pancreatitis, if you see them lasting for more than a day it may be time to consult your veterinarian.
Although your vet may be able to diagnose your dog based on symptoms, they will most likely need to do some testing to be sure. These tests usually consist of either bloodwork or an ultrasound which will allow the vet to see what is going on within the dog’s digestive system.
The Potential Causes of Pancreatitis in Dogs
Now that we have a better understanding of the symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs, it is time to look at what causes it. While the cause of pancreatitis is often unknown, here are some factors that it can frequently be associated with:
- A high-fat diet - the likeness of this being a contributing factor is even higher in dogs who eat one large serving of fatty food in a single sitting
- A poor or unbalanced diet
- Excessive consumption of human food
- Dog is overweight
- Severe blunt trauma near the abdomen
- Diabetes mellitus
- Some medications and toxins
- In some instances it could simply be genetics. Some breeds such as Miniature Schnauzers and small terriers may be more likely to suffer from pancreatitis than others.
It is important to keep these potential causes in mind and to do what you can to avoid any habits that could contribute to your dog developing pancreatitis. Beyond that, veterinarians agree that a diet rich in fiber along with probiotics can be effective in reducing the symptoms of pancreatitis in dogs. It may even help them recover sooner in the event that they are already dealing with it.