Reducing Toxicity in Your Dog’s Life
What steps have you taken this past week to improve the health of your dog? Are you taking more regular walks ? Spending more quality time fussing over him/her? Brushing them? Playing fetch? and talking to him/her? (Yes, this does improve your dog’s psychological health, and general wellbeing – haven’t you noticed how much your dog LOVES it when you direct all your attention to him/her?)
Or maybe you’ve started on one or two of the recommendations I make from time to time for natural health such as changing your dog’s diet to a much more healthy one? Have you begun to eliminate toxic cleaning produts and/or personal products from your home?
Most people don’t know that a healthy, natural life span for a dog is up to ten years longer than his expected lifespan. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it? I firmly believe that this is due to our toxic lifestyle which our dogs are exposed to at an even greater level each and every day than we are ourselves are.
After all, once you’ve scrubbed the sink or bath tub with some chemical concoction and/or mopped your floor with some anti-bacterial cleanser or bleach, I’m sure you don’t go lie down and put your face next to the surface to inhale that synthetic smell left behind. But your dog will! And if you use cleaning products on your hard floors or carpets, you don’t go around sniffing it dozens of times a day and constantly inhale the fumes, do you? But your dog does.
No you say your dog spends most of his days outside? Okay then, even if you don’t spray chemical weedkillers or fertilizers or pesticides on your grass and gardens, you can be pretty sure that you neighbour or someone down the street does, and the rain washes it into your yard or the wind carries the chemicals to your yard.
And of course, if you feed your dog any commercial dog food … well, you know my opinion on that concoction of rancid, dead rubbish and the effects it has on your dog’s health. Come on, seriously, would you eat it?
So you see, your dog likely ingests and otherwise absorbs many times higher doses of chemicals, toxins, and other pollutants than even you do.
I’m sure you’ve heard of cancer and other types of degenerative disease being far more prevalent in specific areas, and when this high incidence of killer diseases is investigated it’s most often found that the ground contains high levels of chemicals, heavy metals, or other toxins, or there are factories nearby emitting large quantities of pollutants into the atmosphere, etc. And the people living in those areas generally have a shorter average lifespan than the general population.
So it just stands to reason that our pets don’t live near as long as they should and are not as healthy and happy as they could be – given that they are exposed to very high levels of toxicity on a daily basis.
There are a number of simple steps you can take to reduce these worrying effects –
Switch out your toxic cleaning products to natural, toxic chemical free products such as Young Living’s Thieves line.
Stop using air freshners, laundry soap, dryer sheets or personal products that contain synthetic scents and begin to diffuse essential oils that will not only clean and oxygenate the air but will raise both your families and your dog’s electrial/vibrational frequencies that will balance and promote a healthy immune system.
Stop feeding processed pet foods and treats and give your dog a fresh, all natural raw meat, organs and bone diet .
Learn the dangers of vaccines and stop injecting un-necessary and harmful ingredients into his blood stream.
Put at least one of these steps into effect today and another tomorrow and watch your dog’s health – mental, physical and emotional- improve.