How to Solve Your Dog’s Health Issues Naturally
Many people who turn to raw diets do so because they’ve had a dog with a health challenge. So, I wanted to give you the quick and dirty guide to how to solve your dog’s health issues naturally.
The Immune System
70–80% of your dog’s immune system is in their gut. The immune system is made up of bacteria and mucous membranes (the mucosal immune system). As you know, the immune system is vital to protecting the body, which it does by creating a barrier against bacteria and viruses. If they succeed in getting past that barrier, the healthy immune system detects that and destroys them before they start to reproduce. And, if they do end up reproducing, the immune system will keep fighting them until they’re destroyed.
It’s important to keep the immune system as strong and healthy as possible. If your dog has been fed a conventional diet, been given antibiotics, steroids, or many other conventional medications, or been exposed to toxins (including OTC flea and tick medications), their immune system has been compromised.
To get them back to true vitality, you have to strengthen their immune system. There are several steps to doing this:
- Feed a raw diet
- Eliminate all cooked and processed diets and treats
- Supplement with species-appropriate probiotics, enzymes, and other immune-boosting supplements
- Exercise (moderately, consistently)
- Allow for proper rest
- Let animals be themselves (by this, I mean let your dog eat grass, roll in icky things, and in general, just “be a dog”)
- Take puppies to natural/public areas to be exposed to “germs” and “viruses”
And that, my friends, is it in a nutshell. Not so hard, when you get right down to it. And the rewards, for you and your dog, are unbelievably amazing.
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