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Are Toxins Killing Your Dog?

Is your dog suffering with chronic allergies?

Does your dog suffer from food allergies, skin problems, digestive problems, allergies?

Does your dog itch and scratch or lick his/her paws constantly? Annoying, isn't it? (for you, I mean - and just imagine how intensely irritating and uncomfortable it is for your dog!).

Perhaps your dog has even been diagnosed with allergies, yeast over-growth, thyroid imbalance, addison's disease, cushings disease, cancer, etc. Is your dog chronically sick in some way, and you're constantly administering costly drugs to your dog to no relief or avail?

Well, whether you dog's problems are intermittent and relatively minor, or chronic and major, you CAN do something yourself to improve your dog's health in a significant way ...

Take matters into your own hands and help your beloved companion to heal.

If you have taken your dog to a veterinarian and they have given your dog antibiotics an/or steroids to treat the symptoms and the symptoms go away only to return even worse after the course of drugs are finished, this is because conventional veterinary medical practices do not know to find the cause of the symptoms and eliminate it, they are only taught how to treat and suppress the symptoms with all sorts of steroids and other toxic and lethal chemical drugs. These drugs NEVER SOLVE the problem as you very well know by now if you are reading this article. The worse part of all is that most of these drugs actually make the situation worse by hampering your dog's ability to absorb nutrition and suppressing the immune system!

Drugs have a long term detrimental affect to your dog's health and longevity. Drugs collect in the liver and kidneys and shorten a dog's lifespan. Drugs are merely a band aid to suppress the symptoms while the patient is bleeding to death! They just don't work to heal or cure because they don't get to the cause of the problem.

Did you know that steroids such as prednisone or other steroid type drugs have a long lasting harmful effect to your dog's liver?

Did you know that the extended use of antibiotics can cause your dog's immune system to be severely compromised just when it needs a strong immune system the most? All bacteria, both good and bad, in your dog's body will be killed by an antibiotic and cause your dog's nutritional uptake to be hampered further jeopardizing its health?

Most Veterinarians will tell you that strong drugs and antibiotics are the only course of action that can be taken. Does this sound familiar? Please, this is simply and factually WRONG! It is NOT the only course of action that is available to you and your dog.

Fortunately for your dog, you care very much about him/her because you have ended up here and have finally found the viable alternative to bring your dog back to full health and vitality.

What now?
You must get to the root cause of your dog's health problem.

The root cause of your dog's health problem is contaminated, toxic blood.

Let's make this easy to understand
Have you ever changed the oil in your car and forgotten to change the oil filter? It didn't take long for the oil to become filthy and unable to properly lubricate your car's engine did it? Well, the same holds true for your dog's body. How can your dog have clean nourishing blood if its filtering systems like the liver and kidneys are filthy and full of toxins? Where do you think those toxins will go when the filters are already clogged and dirty? What eventually happens to the contaminated blood?

You may hve guessed it, it travels directly into the other tissues and organs of the body causing cancer, tumors, addisons disease, cushings, diabetes, arthritis and on and on.

The skin is the largest eliminative organ of the body and it gets more than its share of these toxic substances. These toxic substances trying to escape the body, cause the itching, scratching, hot spots, rashes,allergy symptoms etc. as the body tries to eliminate them.

In the summer of 2000, the New England Journal of Medicine acknowledged that 80-90% of all health problems are caused by toxins in humans. The percentage is even higher for animals as they live closer to the ground contaminates and are being fed dead, void of true nutrition food from a bag or can all of their life. We as humans hopefully do not eat processed foods every day of our lives...

Where do these toxins come from?
Daily exposure to a wide variety of toxins can seriously affect your pet's health. A highly-processed, cooked diet, chlorinated, fluoridated water, commercial flea, tick and heartworm preparations, household cleaning products, second-hand cigarette smoke, insecticides along with both indoor and outdoor air pollution are all just the tip of iceberg when it comes to the toxins affecting our pets.

Exposure to toxins weakens a pet's immune system and damage the body's natural ability to fight off disease. Domestic animals are also provided with food which is NOT what they are designed to eat and digest that is not always suited for their bodies.

In addition, they are often exposed to a lifestyle which contributes to a sluggish metabolism and are unable to remove toxins or eliminate unwanted fat from their bodies.

Clean your dog's filtering systems.

Here is what you need to do to get your dog serious and long lasting relief. Again, you need to get to the ROOT CAUSE of your dog's health problems which is toxins that have built up in the body.

Now we need to eliminate toxins from the dog's environment as best as possible, i.e. If you drink filtered water, give your dog filtered water, switch to a floor cleaner and laundry soap that is organic and toxin free, stop over-vaccinating, supply nutrition with "live" foods, set up a consultation with a Veterinary/Animal Naturopath to get your dog's healing of on the right "paw".

Just switching your dog to a raw, species appropriate diet will enable your dog to begin healing its self. Then, you need to clean your dog's main filtering systems - the liver, the kidneys and lungs - of the toxins - the heavy metals and chemicals - that have built up and are causing your dog endless health problems and terrible discomfort by circulating toxins throughout the body much like oil circulates throughout a car motor.

How do you do this?

Rebuild all the intestinal flora that has been killed in your dog's gut and the rest of its body due to antibiotics, stress and other toxic drugs.

Clean up your dog's contaminated blood by restoring nutrients with a species appropriate diet and supplements specific to his or her needs.

Bring your dog's immune system that has been so severely suppressed back up and into good working condition.

De-toxing (cleaning your dog's entire internal body). Once you have your dog on a species appropriate diet he/she will begin to be able to digest and assimilate the nutrients he/she has been missing; which will in turn strengthen the body and enable it to eliminate the toxins in the system. This can be a slow process in many cases and often requires support from a skilled, experienced animal naturopath along with persistence and patience on your part. To read more about de-toxing, cleansing and healing, please click HERE

In many cases it is best to use an herbal and/or homeopathic remedy to assist the body in cleansing the liver and blood. This may help the detox to be more comfortable for your dog by easing some of the itching and or intestinal upsets while they are detoxing.

To see some recommended natural detox formulas CLICK HERE

The recommendation on these detox products is to administer them for three to six 2-3 three week cycles to really clean your dog's body and get it on the road to health more quickly. Once your dog is healthy a yearly cleanse/detox can be wonderful for immune system maintenance. Like clean oil for your car, your dog's blood needs to be clean in order to feed its body. The older the dog,or the longer it has been in poor health, the more toxins its body has accumulated over the years and the longer it will take to cleanse its body. A general rule of thumb is one month's cleaning for each year of your dog's age.

Second, to accelerate your dog's road to recovery, add a carnivore specific pro-biotic.

Be sure you use a probiotic product that includes essential digestive enzymes or add a naturally sourced enzyme product to the diet which allows your little companion's body to absorb more of the nutrients and any natural remedies more quickly to speed up its body's ability to rejuvenate.

Most importantly, if you really wish to have a dog with absolute health and vitality, you are going to have to take this necessary step. You must give your dog the most natural and wholesome diet possible and that my friends is a raw, species appropriate diet.

REMEMBER, Your dog looks to you for its comfort and reassurance that he/she will get well. Your dog trusts you to take good care of him/her.

Your dog needs you to take a "pro-active" approach to its health and well being just like you or any thinking person would for yourself or your child. This health maintenance approach will give your dog the opportunity to enjoy its life to the fullest. Your taking these simple, inexpensive, non-stressful, and proven steps towards your dog's health will increase the health, happiness, longevity and quality of life of your dog. Bring your dog back to the playful pal s/he should or used to be. Now you can go forward and help your beloved companion become well.

I have provided these articles and information as a source of reference and education that is mainly general information. Therefore, a consultation is highly recommended before any preventative program or treatment is started. A consultation includes a personalized diet and holistic program suggestions that are custom-tailored to your own dog's individual and personal needs.

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