Do Pets need to detox?
I find people know for themselves when it is time for them to do a ‘spring cleaning’ for their bodies, but do our pets need it too?
Consider this, does your pet eat meat every single day in the form of raw, kibble or cooked? Do they consume processed foods that contain gluten or wheat? Do they live in a household where someone smokes? Do they live in an environment where chemical cleaning agents are used or chemical pesticides are used on the lawns? Do you walk your dog anywhere near passing vehicles that expel fumes literally right at their level? Do they suffer from allergies and skin issues? Are the whites of their eyes not so white? Is your pet overweight? Does your pet have parasites and gets infested with ticks and fleas often? Has your pet been vaccinated and been on any medications?
Just like us they have a whole synergistic detox system built in their bodies too via lungs, liver, kidneys, lymphatic and believe it or not they can and do get congested and bombarded with toxins every single day.
When it comes to detoxing your pet, slow and gentle is key. First, start by eliminating toxin hazards from your pets’ everyday life and routine as best you can, choose whole unprocessed foods and eliminate wheat and gluten completely form your pets diet, they serve no benefit to his/her health.
Once you eliminate toxin hazards, now start adding things like botanicals to help support your furry friends detox systems. I love giving herbs like Milk Thistle for its liver cell regenerating properties, Dandelion for its bile producing and organ detoxing benefits, Burdock to help cleanse the blood and lymphatic system.
If you are ever unsure which detoxing system is best suited for your pet, never hesitate to get in touch with us and we will help guide you and your pet to vibrant health, seeing them thrive and not just survive is our passion!
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Lucy is an avid pet mom; with dogs, cats, goats and horses to keep her busy! All of her pet 'kids' are fed a species appropriate diet with proper supplementation so she can watch them thrive. Her expertise and experience lie in nutraceutical supplementation and is a health advocate for proper diet and nutrition. Her other passions in life are schutzhund and equestrian riding.