Debunking illusions about immigration: the case of Greece

One of the myths that enjoys general acceptance on the left is actually a millstone around its neck: the idea that mass immigration does no harm to native workers’ wages, working conditions and employment opportunities, and therefore opposition to it is misguided or else disguised racism. As I will show in this piece, the idea that immigration does not adversely affect native-born workers is so wrong it’s delusional. (I leave aside for now the idea that anti-immigration views reflect ‘racism’ because – even if true – this raises the question of whether it is the proper role of leftwing political activists to seek to reform people of their racist views.)

Greece, the European country which has experienced the highest influx of immigrants in recent times, offers an open and shut case of the negative impact of immigration on a country, albeit one that, as we shall see, neoliberal commentators have tried to paper over by making unsubstantiated assertions about popular attitudes. From 1991, onwards, the country was flooded with (mostly illegal) immigrants from Albania, Bulgaria and other (mostly) neighbouring European countries. The immigrants, around three-quarters of whom were males of prime working age, rapidly displaced native workers in the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors, that is to say, the sectors which employ most workers.

In terms of official statistics, the result was an increase in the unemployment rate from 7.7 percent in 1990 to 11.7 percent in 1999. The burden of the increase in unemployment was mainly borne by young people (15-24). By 2000, the young male unemployment rate had reached 30 percent and the female rate 37.7 percent (Baldwin-Edwards 2002). Although the national unemployment rate has gone down slightly since 1999 (it stands at 10.7 percent today), the fact that the unemployment rate in Greece today is three percentage points higher than it was prior to the immigrant influx should put paid to the idea that immigration does not increase unemployment. Since 1991, Greece has seen a permanent increase in its unemployment rate.

Unfortunately, unemployment statistics are not idle academic exercises, but reflections of what is happening to real people. And what is happening is that more Greeks are vulnerable to unemployment than ever. Writes Theodoros Papadopoulos of the University of Bath, ‘the risk of unemployment has increased dramatically in recent years. In a study of social precariousness that covered the period 1996-2001, Greece was reported as the only country in Europe where the risk of unemployment had risen significantly. Indeed, the proportion of employees who had recently experienced unemployment rose substantially from 14.9 per cent in 1996 to 31.8 per cent in 2001; the highest increase among all EU countries.’ (Papadopoulos 2006)

As in most countries, official unemployment statistics dramatically understate the real extent of the problem. As Papadopoulos reminds us, ‘the levels of welfare support for the unemployed in Greece are extremely low by international standards [and] access to them is restricted to only small numbers of this group.’ Most unemployed young people therefore rely wholly on their families for their survival and go uncounted in the official statistics. Unemployment would also be higher were it not for the fact that, like young people in many other parts of the globe, young Greeks are now opting for longer years in education in the (usually vain) hope that this will result in a better job in the end. Mass immigration – and immigrants now comprise 10.3 percent of Greece’s population – has taken place, but mainly at the expense of the young, who have increased their dependency upon their parents.

But if young people have suffered most, mass immigration has also harmed employment prospects for women: ‘while male unemployment doubled during the 1990s, from 4 per cent in 1990 to almost 8 per cent in 1999 …, this amounted to less than half the increase in female unemployment. The latter rose much faster, from about 11 per cent in 1990 to an all-time high of 18 per cent in 1999, an increase of almost 8 percentage points. Although this figure had dropped to 15.5 per cent by 2001 … it remains, after Spain, the second highest figure in the EU.’ (Papadopoulos 2006)

Thanks to this adverse trend, the participation rate for working age women, which rose in the 1980s, is now among the lowest in Europe – 49 percent compared to a European average of 60 percent. If the country had not been inundated with immigrant workers after 1991, it is hard to believe that Greek women would not have continued increasing their participation rate to a level that was at least on a par with the European average.

In the Greek case, the neoliberal commentariat has drawn on some dubious arguments to discount the idea that immigration has disadvantaged native workers. The chief argument apologists for cheap labour capitalism use is that the immigrants only took up jobs that natives didn’t want anyway. ‘Immigrants in Greece work in a highly-segmented labour market, in temporary, part-time, heavy or dangerous occupations – the jobs that Greeks refuse to do, especially in construction, heavy industry and agriculture,’ writes Martin Baldwin-Edwards of the Mediterranean Migration Observatory in Athens. (Baldwin-Edwards 2004)

Kathy Tzilivakis, who writes on migration issues for the Athens News invariably takes the same line, even though she tends to restrict the subject to agriculture. ‘The inflow of immigrants in Greece (and across the EU) has not resulted in a rise of unemployment. Simply stated, migrant workers generally take jobs snubbed by the vast majority of Greeks,’ she claims. (Tzilivakis 2002)

As always, neoliberal propagandists cite experts from the migration lobby to back up their opinions. Tzilivakis quotes Danail Ezras of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), who argues, ‘We have to realise that immigration does not create unemployment. Migrants take work that Greeks don’t want. There is no Greek woman who now wants to clean homes, or Greeks willing to work in the agricultural sector or to paint homes. Greeks today are the contractors who hire migrants to do the manual labour. But someone still has to pick the olives.”‘ (Quoted in Tzilivakis 2002) Ditto for Charalambos Kasimis, professor of rural sociology at the Agricultural University of Athens: ‘Bottom line, young Greeks don’t want to have anything to do with farmwork.’ (Tzilivakis 2005) (NOTE)

But such arguments are based upon tendentious assumptions, not facts. No survey data of Greeks’ employment attitudes is ever invoked to substantiate such allegations, nor is any explanation given as to why it wasn’t until the country was flooded by immigrants that Greeks suddenly became much very choosy about the kinds of employments they would accept.

Since there were no labour shortages in the agricultural, manufacturing and construction sectors before 1991, there is no reason to assume that Greeks were deserting those employments. The decline in native participation rates is in fact a product of the post-1991 period of mass immigration, not a phenomenon that preceded it and therefore made mass immigration a practical necessity. Neoliberal spin doctors like Baldwin-Edwards and Ezras seem to be trying to turn history on its head, presenting a result (declining Greek participation rates) as a cause in order to discredit popular dissatisfaction with the result. It’s a ‘blame the victim’ strategy.

Let’s look specifically at the case of agriculture, which in terms of the number of people employed remains even today the largest sector of the Greek economy. In 1991, the bulk of agricultural labour, which is now apparently provided by immigrants, was performed by Greeks – 873,000 of them. The equivalent figure has subsequently fallen to 623,819 (2002). To account for this decline (of about a quarter of a million) the experts are asking us to believe that, around 1991, Greeks suddenly began looking down their noses at agricultural employment.

If we examine the statistics, though, we find that the fall was largely due to the decrease in the female participation rate, which fell from 26.4 percent in 1992 to 17.86 percent ten years later (Chletsos 2003) But rather than positing a sudden mutation in the character of Greek females around 1991, it would be more rational to conclude that the immigrants who arrived in the country after 1991 displaced female workers.

BELOW: Migrant workers picking watermelons. It is not hard to see why farmers would have preferred immigrant males like those shown in the photo to native females: they would not only have been cheaper but, in most cases, stronger and lacking domestic obligations that would restrict their working hours.

Whether Greek females suddenly became too snobbish to do farmwork around 1991, I have no way of knowing, but the Greek case presents abundant evidence against the theory that immigrants only take jobs that natives are unwilling to accept. The immigrants may have started out mainly in agriculture, but they rapidly penetrated every sector of the Greek economy; today, they are conspicuously absent only from sectors like the media and government in which high level ability in the Greek language is required. Baldwin-Edwards acknowledges in an article on Albanian workers in the city of Thessaloniki that immigrants work in a great variety of occupations. The same goes for Kasimis, who recently reported that ‘Immigrants are mainly employed in construction (24.5 percent), “other services,” meaning mostly domestic work (20.5 percent), agriculture (17.5 percent), and “commerce, hotels, and restaurants” (15.7 percent)’ (Kasimis & Kassimi 2004) Yet this finding has not prompted Baldwin-Edwards, Kasimis or any of the other major commentators on the country’s unemployment problem to revise their views on the alleged lack of competition between natives and immigrants over jobs.

BELOW: Martin Baldwin-Edwards, a proponent of the facile ‘job snob’ theory of unemployment. Even though his own research shows that immigrants are employed in every major sector of the Greek economy, he still peddles the theory that migrants only take up jobs that Greeks would refuse. (Given that migrants now make up a substantial proportion of the employment in every sector, Baldwin-Edwards would seem to be suggesting that during the 1990s Greeks suddenly decided that they didn’t want to work at all.)

But not only do immigrants work in every major sector of the Greek economy, they are significantly overrepresented in every one. Since the figures Kasimis cites are official statistics that do not count illegal workers, they dramatically understate the reality. The percentage of immigrants working in agriculture, for example, is very much higher than 17.5 percent. (Most commentators acknowledge that immigrants comprise a majority of the agricultural workforce today.) Since Greece, in 1991, was not suffering from labour shortages in any sector, it seems no point denying that most of the jobs occupied by immigrants today would otherwise be occupied by Greeks.

Other negative consequences of mass immigration include 1) a doubling in ‘self-employment’; 2) the second-highest rate of long-term unemployment in the European Union and 3) the significant expansion of the underground economy. The latter is a particular concern, as it has grown to constitute probably 35 percent of the economy. This is so large that it seriously undermines the development of the legal employment sector, thereby compounding the problems faced by young Greeks and women.

In Greece, as in every country that has suffered the curse of mass immigration in recent decades, the subject of its generally negative effects have been circumvented by means of tendentious arguments designed to reinforce the illusion that what is good for the employer class is good for everyone. While most writers have fallen back on the ‘job snob’ theory, even a writer who does not invoke it at all – Theodoros Papadopoulos – gives immigration a wide berth: ‘Overall, unemployment in Greece increased dramatically during the 1990s and continues at very high levels,’ he avers. ‘This is mainly the result of the intensification of economic restructuring, the economic austerity measures that accompanied Greece’s effort to join the EMU and the changes in the structure of the Greek labour force.’ (Papadopoulos 2006) Even if he uses the word ‘changes’ as a timid allusion to immigrants, it seems obvious to me that no commentator on the issue of unemployment can have any credibility who does not address the obvious causal relationship between rising unemployment and the large-scale influx of mostly able-bodied workers in precisely the same period.

My point, of course, is not that immigrants were necessarily responsible for the increase in Greek unemployment during the 1990s in its entirety, but that there is no reason to think that, absent the mass immigration of that era, employment trends would not have been broadly favourable. As for the spectre of ‘restructuring,’ this term partly describes a phenomenon by which capitalism is able to take advantage of increasingly abundant cheap labour. If there weren’t so many immigrants, there wouldn’t be as much ‘restructuring’ – and employers would have to engage in practices such as collective bargaining (which they are usually free to repudiate now) in order to keep their businesses running smoothly. Can it really be all that hard for the left to figure out that large-scale immigration is just as much of a factor in the erosion of employment opportunities in the last 30-odd years as the fetish for downsizing?

NOTE: Examples of lazy authors relying on the prejudiced ‘job snob’ theory could be multiplied indefinitely, e.g., Maria Siadima, who insists that ‘young people in Greece are very unwilling to take up jobs that have low prestige and are underpaid, preferring to be supported by their families.’ Such writers seem to me to be pandering to the pro-immigration bias of their peers and institutions rather more than they are interested in representing the situation accurately.

The Inertia of Power

I hate it when Saddam Hussein gets proved to be right …

Buried in all his pre-invasion bluster was a promise that Iraqis would give the Americans ‘another Viet Nam’ if they tried to occupy the country. To many, this sounded like just another empty threat, but I took note when he said it.

The reason for my attention had nothing to do with Saddam or any tribal fealties in his favor. Instead, it gave me pause to recall a comment made to me by a veteran foot soldier who fought in World War II. We had a conversation in Geneva in the early 1980s, just before the Cold War began to thaw. I remarked about the superior weapons technology that I thought gave America a distinct advantage over the Soviets, and the vet responded by dismissing hi-tech armories.

“War is about killing your enemy one at a time and gaining territory a step at a time,” he said. “And you can only do that with the grunts on the ground.”

In what’s become a prolonged battle between the forces of technology and terrorism in Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is the latest to challenge the old vet’s advice. It’s also looking like he’ll be the latest to rue that decision.

However, such repentance will probably not occur in the short term. Just as the Gulf of Tonkin fabrication — where the Johnson presidency alleged a since-debunked North Vietnamese torpedo boat attack on an American destroyer — and the Watergate burglary were subordinated to the public as mere historical footnotes by the administrations in power at those times, the present American presidency appears to believe its power of office can trample any truth that may give the lie to its Iraqi folly.

The trappings of the American presidency are such that the presidency’s ability to do this is an established fact. Richard Nixon suppressed the truth long enough to win re-election. Lyndon Johnson ultimately saw a nation so divided by the Viet Nam issue that he chose not to seek a second term, but not before plunging the USA into a full-scale war. Now, it’s George W Bush who has slithered into another four year term, based in part on his administration’s spin machine successfully keeping the roots of his Iraqi misadventure obscure to the public.

The harsh reality is that the omnipotence of the world’s most powerful government makes the task of calling it into immediate account virtually impossible. Before any resistance can be effectively raised, considerable damage — in lives and resources — has already been irretrievably done.

We already know that in Iraq, there were no weapons of mass destruction. This has been countered by the presidential argument that, well, Saddam was a bad man. We also know now that there was no relationship between al-Qaeda and Saddam. Yes, said the presidency, but there could have been in the near future; this soon became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Furthermore, even though the presidency claimed that American forces would be welcomed as liberators in Iraq, the locals there have so far shown a strange way of expressing their gratitude.

How can these retorts go so consistently uncontested, with the possible exception of The Daily Show, which is merely a cable comedy channel’s satire of the news?

Now comes further evidence which damns the dubious premises of presidential Iraqi policy, which has recently appeared in the journal, Foreign Affairs. The author, Paul Pillar, is the recently resigned CIA head of intelligence for the Near East and South Asia, who held that office from 2000-2005. His job included managing the Bush administration’s secret assessments regarding Iraq. In the article, he contends that invading Iraq was a pre-ordained goal and that, if the presidency had to resort to misleading information in order to gain support for doing so, then they would provide it.

The article, ‘Intelligence, Policy and the War in Iraq’ doesn’t have any new revelations. Its significance is the fact that Mr Pillar, a 28-year CIA operative, was directly involved in the picking and choosing of data ordered by the presidency to make its case, rather than being allowed to take the more ethical and responsible path of reviewing all data and arriving at objective conclusions. (Lest someone attmepts to accuse Mr Pillar of being a bureaucratic malcontent, he was installed on the faculty for Security Studies at the prestigious Georgetown University soon after his resignation from the CIA.)

The astounding carnage of Viet Nam — 58,000 American dead, over 150,000 wounded; approximately 2-4million Vietnamese dead and wounded — still dwarfs the totals for the Iraqi incursion, but tell that to each family who loses a loved one and see if it offers them any solace. These soldiers, fighters and innocents are not dying or being maimed for noble causes, but for cynical agenda: vague definitions of an enemy on one side and warped extreme fundamentalism on the other. The fact that the casualties in Iraq show no signs of subsiding make the assertions in Mr Pillar’s article all the more exasperating.

A new documentary has also been recently released. ‘Why We Fight’ was produced and directed by Eugene Jarecki, who used a spectrum of interviews to delve into the effects of current American foreign policy. These range from former Bush adminstration officials to critics to American fighter pilots to a policeman who lost a son when the jets hit the towers in New York.

Jarecki’s premise is based on a famous ‘farewell’ speech by Dwight David Eisenhower in 1961, who warned of a shadowy ‘military-industrial complex’ that had the potential to hijack American foreign policy without the public’s ability to sufficiently contain it. Given Eisenhower’s status as the Allied supreme commander in World War II as well as his presidency, his warning was not only jarring, but prophetic, especially coming as it did on the throes of the Viet Nam conflict. All appearances now are that it’s even more pertinent today.

In retrospect, it is also ironic to think that it may have been the Americans who were being held in check by the balance of power posed by a totalitarian Soviet regime. There’s no doubt the reverse was true, as well, but I had always thought the Americans realized their best global weapon was their culture; I continue to believe their culture, not their weaponry, caused the USSR to collapse. As such, I fail to understand why each successive American presidency hasn’t realized that simple and obvious observation.

Putting that point to an unscientific test, I’ve asked various citizens of Iraq — and Iran, for that matter — what foreign country they most admire, and more often than not, they cite the USA. If I follow that with a question about which government they least admire, they cite the USA. Call me simplistic, but not only does it seem burgers and bluejeans do a better job of making friends, they cause significantly fewer deaths in the process.

However, as long as the American public allows its presidency the inherent power of overbearing rebuttal to any dissenting information without a constant call to justify itself, there will be no subsidence in damaged lives or diverted resources.

Until then, as Saddam, the old vet and history have combined to predict, Iraq is a grunt’s war, fought one building at a time. And, like every other war, not every grunt will come home alive or well.

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The reasons for writing your own obituary. There are so many people who will ask why they should write their own obituary. Those people who understand why they should write their own obituary do it out of sheer narcissism, utter mobility, and for the desire of leaving things in control. The act of writing your own obituary is thought-provoking, rewarding, as well as a deeply clarifying experience. People should not be prevented from writing their own obituary for they will dismantle it according to their plan. You will find so many ubiquitous and free outlets like the social media and email that will help you to craft your obituary carefully. By crafting your obituary carefully you will be telling people about who you are and how your life had been when the right comes. You can write your obituary because of the following reasons. You can write your own funeral obituary as a way of resolving things. There are things that are historically scarcely like mortality and people have been taught on how to avoid them. By writing your own obituary you will be resolving your own mortality. By doing so you will be doing some of the work involved in the demanding business of life contracting act. One can write their own obituary for perspective reasons. If you are among the people who have life structure reviews such as memoir writing, giving an oral history would give you so much meaning in your life. If you are the people who are not interested in time-consuming reviews you can write your own obituary where you can make it brief and straight to the point. For accuracy reasons you can write your own obituary. People who will write your funeral obituary many not be accurate as you would be. If you write your own obituary you will be very clear on all of your date of birth, education background, achievements, marital status and other information that is relevant to you. Acceptance is another reason that would make someone write their own obituary. There are thing people plan in life and they don’t come to pass but when you are writing your own obituary you can emphasize on the things you were able to achieve for you to be accepted in the society. If you feel like you were a good mother or father to your children that is an achievement and you should include it in your obituary.
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Connection is another thing that would make you write your own obituary. If you want to leave a precious gift to your loved ones write a good obituary. By writing your own you will be making people know you and understand you better . These are some of the reasons that would make you write your own obituary.The Essential Laws of Options Explained

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Piano Moving Company-How To Choose The Best One? Moving heavy furniture is not an easy task especially if you do not hire people to do it for you. Pianos are example of furniture that are difficult to move. Good thing there are piano moving company that can help you move your piano. Pianos are not easy to move since it takes special skills and knowledge to carefully move a piano. Some people think that they do not need a piano moving company to move their piano, instead they just using a regular moving company. One reasons why you should hire a piano moving company is that they are trained and have the right equipment to properly pack and move a piano. An Average sized piano weighs about 400 pounds up to 900 pounds. Grand pianos weigh about 650 pounds up to 1300 pounds. The price range of pianos can cost up to 500,000 dollars depending on the model, the kind, the condition and age of the piano. Most of the time the piano will be moved through tight spaces, such as staircases and small doors. There are instances when the piano needs to be dismantled. Professional piano movers knows how to properly move or dismantle your piano. The risk of any kind of damages can be lessened when you hire a professional piano mover to move your piano.
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Professional piano moving companies will send at least two to three employees that are equipped with moving pads, piano skids, slings and ramps. These movers has the skills and knowledge in safely moving pianos. Their employees knows how to properly maneuver the piano out of the house. After, they will properly secure the piano in the truck so it will not get damaged during transportation. If the piano is difficult to move then they will send more than 5 movers. Before they move your piano, they will check the situation first and tell you any kind of risk and they will also provide different options on how they will move your piano.
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You should know how to choose a reliable piano moving company, since there are a lot of piano moving companies. You should select a company that has the right equipment. You can ask a piano store, piano teachers and piano technicians if they can suggest quality piano moving companies. Piano stores usually knows reliable piano moving companies. Before hiring a piano moving company, you should ask about their rate first. They usually base their rate from the distance, the size of the piano, the type of the piano and the difficulty level. All of these factors is your guide in searching for the best piano moving company. It is better to hire a professional piano mover , than hiring regular movers to move your piano.

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Points to Consider when Getting a Baby Car Seat. Babies are tiny creatures that bring joy to your life. They complete most marriages. Parents who have babies are supposed to be extra careful. Other than being careful while around they home, they need to do the same while outside. Most importantly, parents need to be extra cautious when they are driving with their babies in the car. You should think of getting a baby car seat the moment you conceive. This is one way to show care and love to your unborn baby. Many are the times you will be required to attend events, visit shopping centers and sometimes go out. This becomes easy when you have a baby car seat installed in your vehicle. To get your baby comfortable safe, you need to get a car baby seat that reciprocates the same. You can get to this if only you get a dealer that is reliable. There are quite a number of outlets in the market today who are selling car baby seats. Dealers who are able to meet your demands are the best ones. At the end of the day, much attention should be placed to the babies since they are all that matters. The process of getting a dealer who you can trust can be tiresome. There are times when people may consider those that have websites in the internet. Some may be found by asking fellow colleagues and relatives. Note that, baby car seats that meet your targets are the only ones you should buy. Depending on the specifications you have on the type of a baby car seat you intend to buy, there are shops which have staff to offer the same. This advice plays an important role in the decisions you make especially when you are new to the world of baby car seats.
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It is good to consider outlets that are offering discounts. This will go a long way in cutting on the cost. You will never lack discounted deals because various outlets are out there attracting as many customers as possible. Sometimes, these suppliers are willing to give you shipping facilities up to your doorstep. Also, there are those who are willing to offer free installation services. These are among the reasons why you should keep looking before settling on a suitable outlet for your specific purchase.
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In conclusion, ask yourself whether you are able to offer what the dealer is asking. This will come in the form of price quotations. Always go for a baby car seat that is within your reach in terms of pocket size. You may later find yourself in financial problems if you fail to observe this. The decision to wait while you save for a better baby car seat is a good one. The comfort and safety of your baby is guaranteed when driving your baby in a baby car seat.

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Why Baby Car Seats are Beneficial Parents who love their young children might be very anxious to fulfill all of the many duties that are involved in the rearing and caring for these children. Taking care of children involves a lot of different things, one of which is making sure to ensure that they are safe and comfortable at all times. One will be happy to know, then, that when he or she travels, it is still possible to give a child the best safety and comfort, and it can be done through using baby car seats. When people purchase and start using the best baby car seats, then, they will be happy to know that they can, through these seats, enjoy many benefits. The first thing that people will be able to enjoy when they purchase baby car seats is the benefit of giving their children safety during travel. One might know that accidents do happen when they are least expected, and that some of them can be very severe, putting young children at serious risk. One who is worried about the safety of a young child during travel in the car, then, will be happy to know that there are ways to prevent the risk of dangerous harm, one of which is through purchasing and using a baby car seat. Purchasing a baby car seat is also something that will give you a lot of benefits to enjoy, as when you do so, you can be sure that your baby will be much more comfortable during the drive. One might love to travel with his or her family, but knowing that children who are very young often feel uncomfortable during long drives, one might feel hesitant to go on one. You will be pleased to know that you can certainly go on a long drive with your young child, especially when you find a baby car seat which is designed for comfort, a baby car seat which is snug and cozy.
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Last but not least, people can benefit when they find the best source of baby car seats because when they do so, they can be sure to enjoy many wonderful features. For instance, one can purchase a car seat which can be converted into a stroller for use outside the car.
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When all has been said, then, people can certainly enjoy a lot of wonderful benefits when they are able to find the best source of baby car seats.

What Can Nuvet Products Do For Your Pet?

In California, pet owners review supplements that can assist with their pets’ immune systems. With these improvements, their animals could feel more comfortable and have a happier life. They can also avoid common afflictions associated with poor health. While the supplements aren’t considered medication, they can improve natural immune levels to ease afflictions that make pets feel less than stellar. The following is a review of what these supplements can do.

Promoting Healthy Joints

They promote healthy joints for all animals. The supplements can expand mobility and lower the chances of poor health. Common afflictions can lead to improper movement and prevent the animals from acting like themselves. This can become disheartening for pet owners. These issues can also affect older animals more excessively and lead to other factors that prevent the animal from eating properly.

Supports a Healthy and Shiny Coat

The supplements can also enhance the effects of proper grooming. They support a healthy skin and coat. This can also lower the chances of tenderness and flaky skin. Pets will still need the necessary products that address pest control through their vet. However, their owners will see real improvements in the way the animals look.

Helps Improve Blood Sugar Within Normal Levels

Certain afflictions can lead to unwanted conditions that can affect organ function and make the pets feel sluggish. These supplements can improve these conditions associated with blood sugar levels and provide some improvement. They are, however, used for supplementary health only, and pet owners should continue to follow their vet’s recommendations.

Promotes Healthy Brain Activity

Cognitive health is also improved through these supplements. The pet owners can address afflictions associated with the way the pets behave. The supplements promote healthy brain activity and provide enhanced energy levels. This is vital for all animals and their overall health.

In California, pet owners may review supplements to make their pets healthy. As they review these products, they may discover options for better immune systems as well as address issues that affect their pets based on their breeds and ages. Pet owners who want to learn more about these products can visit https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/www.nuvet.com for more details.