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This dog health protocol page tells what I do for my own beloved companions.
Photo above: my East German Shepherd, Ena at 11 1/2 years.
Your canine companion faces many of the same issues you and I do. Mercury (thimerasol from vaccines as well as in our environment), other heavy metals, contamination of our food supply, a more stressful world, aging and more…
Here is a synopsis of the dog health protocol I developed for my dogs over the years.
Grass fed beef: I can't stand to eat commercially raised meats; why would I feed them to my beloved canine companion? With a superior Essential Fatty Acids profile, much more CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), more Omega-3's and other nutrients, pasture raised meats are best.
The meat Ena gets is raised at Wheel View Farm in Shelburne, MA.
When I drive up to the farm, I see the cows out there grazing - no grain touches their lips. Grains contain mycotoxins - fungal and mold toxins - that are best avoided. Some have been linked to increased risk of cancer. Mycotoxins build up to large concentrations in grain-fed meats. Over time the animals continually fed grain are ingesting mycotoxins daily in their diet.
Organic Chicken: I buy whole, fresh, truly free range chicken from an organic farmer just down the road, who is dedicated to growing the purest and tastiest foods.
Chicken necks and backs are safest parts to feed. **Be cautious when introducing raw bone foods to a dog - it is best to do that when they already have just eaten, so they don't bolt them down too fast.**
Bone broth: Mineral-rich broth with a host of healthy benefits.
Organic Eggs: Ena gets eggs both cooked and raw. The idea that avidin in raw egg white interferes with biotin absorption is only true if one feeds a prodigious amount of raw eggs. Three to five raw eggs per week poses no such problem.
In addition to the above foods, grated fresh carrots and apples, and green foods such as parsley and dark green lettuce are part of Ena's diet.
Chlorella: Dogs need to detoxify, too; they live in the same toxic world we do! Chlorella is renowned for its powerful ability to bind toxins in the gut, as well as being a superb source of nourishment. In addition, Chlorella supports the growth of probiotics - good bacteria in the digestive system.
Only the purest will do - you may want to read through my articles on Chlorella to learn more.
PHOTO: Ena enjoying her Chlorella tablets.
Probiotics: Use powdered Natren probiotics.
I mix a couple tablespoons organic yogurt into about 16 oz water (for flavor), then add 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of each of Natren's 3 basic powders and serve…
Ratfish Liver Oil: This is my absolute number one pick of fish liver oils for both dogs and humans. A true elixir of life, you cannot get any other that is less processed, cleaner, fresher, more nutritious or better tasting! My personal review HERE
Trace Elements Hair Analysis: Individualized Metabolic Balancing for your canine companion!
Did you know that your dog's Metabolic rate is determined by the Autonomic Nervous System (Sympathetic/Parasympathetic)?
The Autonomic Nervous System governs EVERY process in our bodies and that of our dogs. Energy level, digestion, mood, hormonal balance, the health of muscle and bone - everything down to the smallest enzymatic processes - all depend on Metabolic Balance.
You probably know that you and I are individuals and our nutritional requirements differ.
In the very same way, to achieve and maintain Peak Health, your dog requires foods and supplements that are uniquely suited to him/her. Getting a Hair Analysis Test for your dog can be one of the most important foundational things you do for his/her health!
Impressed by my personal results and that of my clients, of course I decided to have Ena tested as well.
The valuable information on her nutritional and metabolic status and embarking on the program including the recommended supplements has given me a great tool for keeping Ena as healthy as possible.
In addition to Chlorella, detoxification is important for your canine companion. Especially for an older animal, some body cleansing can help offset the declining ability to eliminate toxic substances. *Always check with your veterinarian for guidance on this.*
Because Ena was raised from day one using Natural Dog Training, (or I should say, I was successfully de-programmed from my old conventional dog training beliefs), it is very easy and non-traumatic to give her a suppository.
NOTE: The process of inserting a suppository requires that the dog will be comfortable and supple with you in what for him/her is a vulnerable situation.
I do not advocate this if you have to use force to accomplish it. If you are not sure that you can provide this detox method and have a calm and harmonious connection with your dog in the process, best to skip it.
The dog health protocol provided on this page is what I do for my own dogs. What you choose to do or not do is a personal choice and your responsibility.
I must add that for over 25 years, I have chosen veterinarians who are very holistically oriented. Having a vet who is on your side when it comes to natural health for your dog is a big plus.
Please consult a holistic veterinarian when choosing a dog health protocol for your companion.
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