Good gut health in dogs is declining. And really, it isn’t surprising when you consider what dogs have to put up with when they live with us. Most people are well meaning, but they rely on information that has no basis in either natural good health or in science.

The commercial dog food that most people feed their dogs is non-nutritious and highly toxic. It keeps them alive, but it doesn’t keep them healthy.

Why is commercial dog food non-nutritious?

Because it contains the dregs from the more lucrative human market. It doesn’t make commercial sense to use good food in a product that doesn’t sell at such a high price. It may also contain dead animals from a variety of origins – laboratories, vet clinics, road kill – and diseased farm animals, etc.

Add to that, most people feel that dogs don’t need good quality food. After all, everyone knows that dogs scavenge rotting meat and other animal’s manure. But they do that for a reason.

Dogs ARE scavengers by nature, but they are also hunters. They prefer hunting to scavenging, but when there is no prey to hunt, scavenging is a good back up system to stay alive. In some seasons, the prey can be gone for months at a time, so scavenging, eating berries and roots and anything else they can find, fills that gap.

It’s common for wild dogs to roll in manure, especially that of their prey, because it disguises their smell, making a successful hunt more likely. Anything that increases the odds makes good sense.

One of the reasons domestic dogs eat other animal’s manure is to get the enzymes, and perhaps other nutrients that they lack in their limited diet in domesticity.

Why is commercial dog food toxic?

Apart from the highly toxic preservatives that would never be allowed in hum food, the industry is fully aware of the poor nutrition in their products. So they add in supplements. But these aren’t the good quality, expensive supplements. These are the cheap synthetic ones.

Anything synthetic is not only damaging to the health of the consumer, it fails to provide the nutrition it claims to. Why? Because nutrition comes from food, where everything is in natural balance. Anything created in a laboratory is not food. Adding insult to injury, the isolated ‘nutrients’ can hang up in parts of the body creating mischief.

And no vet will ever make that connection.

Vets are trained by industry – the drug companies, big pet food. And THEIR only desire is to make a profit, the bigger the better.

Vets SHOULD have a broader education. They SHOULDN’T be tied to industry.

So the commercial dog food creates a problem in your dog, and the vet exacerbates it because they don’t understand what’s going on. Have you ever been able to leave a vet’s clinic without antibiotics or steroids?

Good gut health in dogs starts by feeding them as close as you can get to their natural diet. That consists of raw muscle meat, raw organ meat and raw bones. The raw feeding in dogs, cats and in us, is taking off. There are stores opening everywhere who stock this.

As ever, be wary, be conscientious about your choices. Be suspicious. Read the ingredients. Ask the proprietor deep questions. Check out their website. Trust only your dog and your instincts.

Initially, there may be some de-toxing going on, which can look alarming unless you understand what it is – dumping the life-times load of toxins which have to come out in a form of discharge – vomiting, diarrhoea, skin eruptions, discharges from any orifice. This is normally short lived – a few days, maybe a week – depending on the toxic load and age of the dog.

Then they start to improve, and how! With renewed vigour and energy, they become more playful. You might have to go on longer walks to satisfy their need to exercise.

Their health returns. Worrying symptoms dramatically improve or vanish altogether. The coat becomes softer. That doggy smell disappears, reducing the need to wash them. Fleas disappear. Worming is no longer necessary.

This is across the board, including every disease, every problem a dog can get. Including many behavioural issues. After all, who can be co-operative when they’re feeling unwell?

Whilst good gut health in dogs depends, to a very large extend on the diet, some dogs may need extra help to make it through. And good homeopathic treatment does just that.

A homeopath will focus on the dog’s particular issue to restore order. The treatment restores the natural ability of the immune system to heal itself; an immune system that has been ravished by poor feeding and toxic chemicals – from the veterinary drugs and in the preservatives and ‘supplements’ in the food.

The holistic approach to health in anyone is gentle, easy, effective, non-invasive, involves no trauma and is economical. It’s a no-brainer. It’s so obvious. It’s very accessible. It’s even full-proof and mostly foolproof.

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Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their dog’s health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues and all their veterinarian can offer is drugs and more drugs? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY your dog is getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of their life. A strategy that restores their health and allows you, and them, to enjoy life.

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