Naturopathy, Not Just for Humans Anymore!

March 22 2018

Jacqueline Rosenhek

 

Why shouldn’t our lovely animal friends benefit from natural health? There are actually a few different supplements that could actually have some really fantastic benefits for your fuzzy little friends. There are a few different supplements you could give your pets that are good at preventing joint stiffness and inflammation when they get older. Turmeric is a prime example of a natural herb you can give to your pets to help reduce joint inflammation in controlled doses. Studies in both humans and animals seem to confirm the many benefits of curcumin, one of the active ingredients in turmeric. Chlorophyll is also a useful supplement for your pets (check to make sure there are no added ingredients like aloe). Chlorophyll helps to balance PH levels inside the body and helps to reduce digestive upsets and ulcers and reduces swampy breath. It also helps to get rid of excess acidity in the joints which is good for aging pets.

Fish oil omega-3’s are also a great supplement for your pets! Omega-3’s will help to maintain healthy fur, skin, circulatory system, kidneys, and immune system plus it has a crude fishy taste that animals love (just make sure there are no added flavours). This is especially good for giving a little moisture to dry kibble. Brewer’s yeast and nutritional yeast are both fantastic in proper doses for your animal friends. They both contain a multitude of B vitamins which can help with nerve problems, fur loss, skin problems and providing healthy energy levels. They also contain zinc and protein which is fantastic for your pet’s muscles and nervous system. Just sprinkle a small amount in their food a couple times a week! Spirulina is another supplement that you should be occasionally giving to your pet. Not only does it help to get rid of bad body odours by eliminating excess acidity in their digestive systems, it also helps to boost the immune system as well as maintaining a healthy digestive system by helping to prevent and get rid of bad gastro-intestinal bacteria. Naturopathy is not just for humans anymore. Animals have been consuming natural medicinal plants and substances since before human beings could figure out how to make medicine with them. It only makes sense to treat our furry little family members with the same natural, healthy means that we sometimes treat ourselves to.

 

 

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