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
- 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!