Does Your Pet Need a New Year Detox?
So, it’s 2018! A new year and a fresh start. And with lots of us having overindulged during the holiday season, now’s a great time to skip the naughty treats and detoxify our bodies for the year ahead.
But it’s not just humans who can benefit from a detox. Toxins can accumulate in your pet’s body over time, causing chronic health issues when the ‘toxic load’ becomes too heavy for their body to manage.
Pets are exposed to toxins from a variety of sources. These include chemical toxins such as pesticides and household cleaning products, toxins in medicines and vaccines, and allergenic ingredients in poor-quality pet foods.
When these toxins build up in your pet’s body, they can compromise their immune system and lead to a wide range of illnesses including liver and kidney problems, infections, and digestive disorders. All this adds up to needless suffering for your pet – and costly vet bills for you.
How to Detoxify Your Pet
Now for the good news. There are lots of ways you can minimize your pet’s exposure to toxins and reduce their toxic load. Here are our top tips:
Feed a Balanced and Nutritious Diet
The problem with many commercial pet foods is that they’re made with cheap filler ingredients such as corn and wheat. They also contain artificial colors, flavors, flavor enhancers, and preservatives to extend their shelf life and make them more palatable to pets. These chemical additives are just plain nasty – and contribute to your pet’s toxic load.
Feeding your pet a balanced and nutritious diet will enhance their overall health and wellbeing while reducing their toxic load. Our Solid Gold holistic pet foods are made with 20 nutrient-dense superfoods that provide nutrition for your pet to thrive. All our holistic pet foods are formulated with no added corn, wheat, or soy. They also contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Provide Plenty of Fresh Water
Water is an important part of any detox regimen because it flushes out toxins and hydrates the body. Be aware that water straight from the faucet contains traces of heavy metals and chemicals such as fluoride and chlorine. These can actually contribute to your pet’s toxic load – so it’s always better to provide filtered water.
Exercise Your Pet Regularly
Regular exercise has lots of benefits for your pet, including helping their body detoxify and eliminate waste. Exercise improves the movement of waste through the digestive system, reducing buildup of toxins in the gut. It also improves the circulation of blood and lymph fluid, moving toxins through the body to be processed and eliminated.
Minimize Exposure to Pollutants and Chemicals
Pollutants in the home and outdoor environment can contribute to your pet’s toxic load. Minimize exposure to toxins around the house by avoiding harsh chemical cleaning products and solvents. It’s also important to keep your home smoke-free and well ventilated.
When outside, keep a close eye on your pet and prevent them from eating plants and grass that are likely to have been treated with chemical pesticides, weed killers, or fertilizers. If you know that an area is heavily treated with chemicals, it’s a good idea to avoid it altogether.
Avoid Overmedicating Your Pet and Feed Natural Supplements
Overmedicating your pet can contribute to their toxic load and put a strain on their body. Of course, many conventional medicines are necessary to treat illness, but always choose natural alternatives wherever possible. One way to avoid overmedicating your pet is by using natural pest preventatives instead of harsh chemical flea and tick treatments.
Natural supplements support your pet’s health and help their body detoxify. As well as natural, holistic pet foods, we offer a range of natural supplements to support your pet’s health.
Solid Gold SeaMeal is an excellent choice for detoxifying your pet. It combines red, green, and brown seaweed species to deliver transformational health benefits for dogs and cats. The cleansing supplement is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and provides natural support for three common pet health issues: skin and coat, digestive, and immune system health.
You can find out more about Solid Gold holistic pet foods and natural supplements by visiting our website.
We hope you enjoyed today’s post, and found some useful information to help your pet detox this January. And no excuses – if your pet’s detoxifying for 2018 you’re choosing salads over donuts, right?