In today’s world, both humans and domesticated animals are bombarded daily with natural, artificial, and chemical materials that are toxic. Some of these toxins are, while still dangerous, not surprising or uncommon and include products such as rat poison or poison ivy. However, you might be concerned to know that our own homes are the location of a myriad of toxins that we are not even aware of, toxins that have a disproportionately negative effect on animals whose immune systems are not sophisticated or developed enough to deal with these new environmental challenges. You may be concerned about your pet’s toxic load.
Remove and Eliminate Household Toxins
If you are concerned about your pet’s toxic load, the first step to minimizing their exposure to dangerous organic materials and chemicals is to eliminate these toxins from your household. This means transitioning away from artificial chemicals and cleaners and getting rid of potentially dangerous perfumes and cleaners. These types of products can induce asthma in pets or in a worst-case scenario, cause poisoning. Moving towards an all-natural lifestyle is the most significant step you can take to keep your pet safe. Transition to organic and natural products such as vinegar, lemon juice, or baking soda. Getting rid of artificial products will be better in the long run for you and your pet.
Keep Your Pet Clean
Your pet’s skin is the largest organ exposed to toxins daily. Pets spend most of their time on the floor, rolling in the dust or under furniture. Because of their increased access to the floor, your pet’s fur coat and skin can potentially be exposed to toxins from outside or from cleaning agents. Ensure that you groom your pet regularly and considering incorporating a cleansing bath. Furthermore, make sure you’ve done proper research on flea and tick medication to ensure that you’re not over-medicating your pet but rather giving them the right amount of protection based on their lifestyle. You can also consider choosing to go for natural alternative treatments to give your pet the proper holistic care they need to stay healthy and happy.
Incorporate Natural Food for Better Digestion and Diet
The digestive system removes toxins daily, so ensure that your pet’s digestive system is working in tip-top shape by changing your feeding routine to organic and natural products. If your pet is exposed to toxins, it is likely they will suffer from diarrhea or other bowel irritations. Introduce alternative supplements, such as CBD oil, to help your pet’s digestion and liver function in addition to a natural and raw diet. CBD oil is perfectly legal and a byproduct of the cannabis hemp plant. Companies like Canna-Pet sell supplements that can promote a healthy digestive system and relieve nausea. Pets, like humans, can also benefit from multivitamins. Diet is foundational to good health, so consider adopting a more natural diet. It’s a good way to reduce your pet’s toxic load.
While there may be toxins in our inside and outside environments, their ubiquitous presence in our daily lives does not necessarily need to be a cause for alarm because there are many ways to reduce the risk for ourselves and our pets. Taking proper steps to live a more natural lifestyle will mitigate the effects that toxins have on our bodies and our immune systems. Pets are part of the family and we must protect them in any way that we can by eliminating their risk of exposure to dangerous substances.
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