Mar 06 2015

Cut the Crap! (Toxins, that is)

Your pet deserves to live a life of comfort and happiness. If your cat or dog has a disease which conventional medicine labels as incurable, they may be unnecessarily suffering from the result of toxins in the environment or an unnatural lifestyle factor, like improper diet, lack of exercise, or sensitivity to other toxic triggers. The idea that chronic disease is inevitable is slowly dying as we see more and more cases of people healing their bodies with a holistic approach. We’re waking up to discover that we’re not pre-programmed to develop allergies, arthritis, cancer, or any other malady, and allowed their right to proper conditions, neither are our pets. New research in the field of epigenetics has given up a broader perspective on the potential of our bodies to heal themselves. You can modify your pet’s environment and lifestyle to overcome or, at least, alleviate the impact of almost every disease common to pets today.

There are 3 factors that contribute disease in pets that you can help fix – excess toxins, poor nutrition, and poor communication within the body. In this article, I will concentrate on the first – toxins.
Toxins are any substances (usually man-made chemicals) that adversely affect the body’s normal biological functions.  Your pet may have subtle reactions such as a little coughing, sneezing, vomiting, loose stools, or diarrhea; or there may be frank illness with weakness and loss of appetite and weight with any of these signs.  The trick is to limit the toxins that your pets are exposed to – or, at least, limit what gets into their bodies – plus try to remove what toxins are already inside, by “detoxing”.
To limit their exposure and what gets into their bodies:
1.  Walk your dog or cat in areas that are less chemical treated.  Avoid areas where there are warning flags.  And certainly wipe their paws with a damp cloth (dry cloth if it is wet outside) when re-entering your house, because they also pick up chemicals for the sidewalks and streets.  Remember, when they settle down, pets will lick their paws.
2.  Avoid over-vaccinating.  Consider vaccinal titer blood tests instead.
3.  Avoid chemical insecticides on or in your pet.  Use essential oils to repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and flies.
4.  Avoid chemicals in food.  Feed fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried raw food.
Detoxify your pet.
1. Brush the coat every day.  Massages release toxins.
2. Feed raw diet.
3.  Serious detoxing for health.  This requires a conversation with your veterinarian, but always includes supplements to cleanse the liver.
Here’s to your pets’ health!
–Dr Gerald Buchoff, Holistic Pet Care (973) 256-3899 or drbuchoff@gmail.com

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