By Marchann Blake
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a well-known cardiologist and native New Yorker, often gave his patients an unusual prescription…“Get a pet.”
As a physician and bioenergetic psychotherapist, Dr. Sinatra witnessed firsthand how stress and loneliness increase risk of heart attack and stroke. Having owned pets throughout his life, he also knew dogs and cats to be powerful stress relievers that can make us happier and healthier.
“Our pets give us so much,” says Dr. Sinatra. “They go on adventures with us, comfort us when we’re down, and help heal us when we’re broken. Every day, they remind us that life should be lived in the moment and with enthusiasm. And most importantly, they love us unconditionally – no questions asked.”
With their adoring gazes, unbridled affection and constant invitations to play, our pets instinctively know how to lift our spirits. Without judgements or conditions, they love us for who we are, not who we could be to them…an exceptional bond, indeed.
Such is why Dr. Sinatra made “getting a dog or cat” part of his treatment protocol for recently divorced or widowed heart patients. “Loss of a vital connection in our lives results in heartbreak, a hidden yet serious cardiac risk factor. A pet’s unconditional love can help fill that void and heal that heartbreak.”
Returning the Favor
After 25 years formulating dietary supplements for humans, Dr. Sinatra – who is also a Certified Nutrition Specialist – extended his diet and nutrition expertise to pet products, and thus was born his “Ageless Paws” line of healthy treats, meal toppers and supplements for dogs and cats.
“For as long as I can remember, pets have been one of the great sources of joy in my life,” says Dr. Sinatra. “Whether it was our family cat when I was a boy or my dogs that I used to bring to work with me, animals have always had a special place in my heart. Given all the ways our pets enhance our lives, it’s no surprise that we want to help them live their best and longest lives. This is the reason why I started Ageless Paws – to help pet lovers return the favor.”
As with his approach to human health, Dr. Sinatra’s pet health protocol starts with eating clean, nutrient-rich foods each day - ones that are the best sources of energy. This is why his Ageless Paws freeze-dried treats and food toppers are made with just one nourishing ingredient each: 100% salmon, chicken breast, bison liver, turkey heart, or beef.
Packed with animal protein, these single-ingredient treats and toppers are also healthy because of what’s not in them: grains, fillers, added sugars, preservatives or additives. The beef, bison and poultry are USA-raised without antibiotics, and the salmon is wild-caught. Unlike so many other pet products on the market, they’re ethically sourced and contain nothing but pure animal nutrition. Not surprisingly, pets absolutely LOVE them!
There’s one more reason Dr. Sinatra chose these particular freeze-dried treats and toppers… Salmon, organ meats (heart, liver) and muscle meats (beef, chicken) are the very best food sources of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an antioxidant that helps the body make energy and supports heart health. As a leading CoQ10 expert, Dr. Sinatra recommended CoQ10 supplements to his heart patients for decades. To this day, CoQ10 is his number-one supplement for heart health. He takes it himself and gave it to his pets.
Since many commercial pet foods don’t contain enough high-quality meat, Dr. Sinatra supplemented his dogs’ diets with wild salmon to help them meet their CoQ10 needs. When the dogs got older, Dr. Sinatra started giving them a liquid CoQ10 supplement (designed for humans who have trouble swallowing pills). At the end of the day, all lived beyond their breeds’ respective life expectancies. Hence, when launching his Ageless Paws line of single-ingredient treats, Dr. Sinatra also began offering a veterinarian-recommended, human-grade Liquid CoQ10 supplement for aging dogs and cats.
Besides high-quality nutrition, Dr. Sinatra’s prescription for pet health also includes regular exercise, and lots of love, praise, play and affection. It’s all the little things we do each day that help our pets be healthy and happy, and ultimately in our lives for as long as possible.
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