Detox For Your Pet
A really important and essential part of the body’s metabolism is detoxification. The liver plays a key role in this process. Toxic chemicals, both internally and externally are constantly bombarding the liver.
Detox For Your Pet
A really important and essential part of the body’s metabolism is detoxification. The liver plays a key role in this process. Toxic chemicals, both internally and externally are constantly bombarding the liver. Nutritional deficiencies and imbalances (from processed foods) add to the production of toxins. A continual ingestion of toxic chemicals and drugs increase stress on the liver, which requires the liver to need a strong detoxification capacity according to the EPA. There is an excess of 85,000 toxic chemicals in the environment today. These toxins are found in the food and water that our pets eat and drink, and in the air they breathe, both indoors and outside.
What happens when the liver's detoxification system gets overloaded? When the liver cannot do its job, the toxins accumulate and create a variety of sicknesses. They damage the immune system, and cause many chronic diseases and disorders. Metabolic enzymes in the body are key to efficient detoxification. Having an effective detoxification system is imperative for the well-being of our pets. Cancer, allergies, autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders, as well as skin and coat problems, can be linked to a poorly functioning liver detoxification system.
Many veterinarians are finding that a beneficial tool for easing the stress on the liver is converting your pet to a raw meat diet. This is an effective way to reduce the ingestion of toxic chemicals and give your furry friend’s body a chance to build up the immune system to help fend off unwanted diseases and disorders!
However, when making the conversion to a raw meat diet you may notice an increased presence of skin conditions, such as itching, rash and scaling. This can be a normal process of eliminating toxins from your pet’s body. It can show up as skin conditions because the fastest route of elimination is through the skin, not feces or urine. We always caution customers that a possible detoxification is possible, and to not be alarmed if a temporary worsening of skin conditions happen. This is temporary, and is a sign that the toxins are being removed from the body.
As you transition your pet’s diet to a raw meat diet, hang in there! We encourage you to, it will get better.
Raw Food Tip:
Many veterinarians are finding that an effective tool for easing the stress on the liver is converting the animal to a fresh raw meat diet. It is an effective way to reduce the ingestion of toxic chemicals and give the body a chance to build up the immune system to help fend off unwanted diseases.
- Robert Mueller, Sr.
Robert Mueller, Sr.
Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!
“BARF®” is our acronym which means “Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.” All of our diets are Complete and carefully Balanced; a proprietary blend of muscle meat, organs, bone-connector tissue, finely ground bone, fruits, veggies, vitamins and minerals. It’s the diet nature intended for our pets to not just survive but thrive.