Your dog’s immune system

Your dog’s immune system

Have you checked out your pet’s food lately? Let’s make sure your dog is getting all the immunity they can from their food.

Taken from Animal Wellness

Foods that strengthen immunity

  • Foods that may help decrease the risk of cancer by strengthening the immune system include medicinal mushroom, cruciferous vegetables, colostrum, turmeric and ginger.
  • Supplements with antioxidant power, including co-enzyme Q10, green tea extract and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, will help scavenge cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
  • Good gut health is essential to overall immune function.  The addition of digestive enzymes, pre-biotics and probiotics support proper gut function.

What helps?  Good food, checkups, proper exercise and vitamins.

Your dog’s gut contains almost 70% of it’s immune system.  So you can see why the foods we feed are so crucial to your pet’s health.  Ideally we like to to meats and vegetables in your dog’s diet.  When the immune system is compromised, your dog may become vulnerable to illness.  When the immune system stays compromised for a while, then your dog can develop chronic inflammation.  This inflammation can then lead to diseases such as cancer, auto-immune disorders and infections.

So check that food label on your pet’s foods and think about supplementing that food with some yogurt and healthy oils like olive or coconut oil.

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