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Detoxification for Dogs and Cats

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Eliminate Toxins in your Dog or Cat

Of all the diseases, viruses, bacteria and other medical problems that can affect your family pet, environmental toxins should be at the top of your list of things to watch out for.

Chemically-enhanced pet foods, secondhand cigarette smoke, commercial flea collars, chlorinated water, pollution and insecticides are full of toxins that your dog or cat may have trouble eliminating from their bodies.  A build up of these toxins can lead to a host of problems, including:

  • Overburdening the liver and kidneys
  • Lethargy, weight gain
  • Disinterest in eating, weight loss
  • Skin and respiratory disorders
  • Digestive and bowel problems

Reducing Toxins from Dogs and Cats

Most pet caretakers will go to great lengths to ensure the health and safety of their furry friends.  Food, water and shelter are the basics. Here are some other steps to take:
  • Provide regular exercise and a fresh, high-quality diet
  • Avoid chemically-based cleaners and insecticides (remember that dog and cats are low to the ground and inhale these toxins)
  • Use natural herbal flea prevention treatments instead of commercial flea collars
  • Provide a smoke-free environment or use an air purifier.

Not only will these precautions help your pet, you may find that your health improves as well! 

Detoxify Your Dog and Cat

Finally, fasting and herbal remedies have been used for centuries to detoxify the body.  Kelp, an excellent source of iodine, assists in the production of the thyroid hormone which helps to maintain a healthy metabolism. Aloe ferox is a digestive tonic which regulates bile flow and helps break down dietary fat. This helps your dog or cat have regular bowel movements. Alfalfa is rich in nutrients that remove toxins from the body. Burdock is known as a systemic cleanser and blood purifier.  Dandelion provides a rich source of vitamins and minerals that help the liver and gall bladder to function optimally.