Toxins and their effect on pets

17 Mar


Where Do Toxins Come From and How do They Get Into Your Pet?

Toxins can get into your pet’s system via many ways. There are the casual, everyday toxins from chemical household cleaners, polluted air, motor oil, mold & mildew, and more. Toxins also enter your pet’s body by way of drugs; these include vaccines, over the counter and prescription drugs such as antibiotics, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and anti-fungal drugs. Some drugs are recommended monthly to prevent heartworm, fleas, ticks and intestinal parasites. And then there are the chemicals in preservatives and artificial colors that are often found in some commercial foods and treats. Toxins are also found in the water they drink, and plastic toys and bowls. Toxins are everywhere they turn, as they inhale, ingest, and absorb them through their skin.

More and more pets are suffering from an array of chronic ailments ranging from common symptoms like bad body odor, smelly breath, greasy or dry coat, to more serious conditions such as recurring skin, ear, eye infections, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, kidney failure, and even cancer. These ailments are actually signs that their bodies are working hard to push toxins out of their systems. It is no wonder, as their immune systems do have a limit and can only take so much.

What To Do?

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help lighten your pet’s toxic load.
1. A wholesome, fresh, species-appropriate diet will promote a healthy immune system.
2. Detoxification – to be done via nutrition and herbs with the supervision of your pet’s nutrition counselor or holistic veterinarian. This is extremely beneficial for just about any dog or cat.
3. Discuss titer tests as an alternative to vaccines with your veterinarian.
4. Eliminate unnecessary toxins from your pet’s environment, food, and medical protocol.
5. Use BPA-free toys and dishes

If you would like individual assessment and counseling for your pet, please contact me.

2 Responses to “Toxins and their effect on pets”

  1. Bruce and Anne Kitts August 22, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    About two years ago Anne and I lost our two dogs, Alley (Rottweiler) and Sarah (Doberman Pincher) to what turned out to be from toxins in their pet beds. We purchased the beds from a local pet chain just like most people do. After that we did a lot of research on the subject. Just to be honest, we do have an online organic pet supply business and you are welcome to visit if you like Paws and Claws Pet Supply, but what we really want you to do is read the article we posted on the subject. We were devastated when we lost our dogs, they were only 4 years old. We don’t want this to happen to anyone else. Please read :

    The Dangers of Cheap Dog Beds. Best to everyone.

    • balancedbynature August 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

      Bruce and Anne, thank you so much for your article and for your dedication to the health and lives of pets. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Alley and Sarah- such a tragic and sad story… I have posted your article to my Balanced By Nature Facebook page.

      ~Heather Macfarlane, PNC

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