Help Your Pet Eliminate Toxins

The load of toxins our pets face every day is a heavy one: In todayís world, the body must work even harder to counteract the heavy load of synthetic chemicals in the air, soil, water, and food chain.

Here are three natural ways you can assist your petís hard-working organs–the skin, liver, kidneys, digestive tract and lungs–that carry wastes out of your petís body.

1. Daily exercise stimulates waste removal through improved metabolism and circulation.

2. An occasional day of fasting relieves the digestive tract of its usual duties and frees the organs to break down toxins stored in the liver, fats, and other tissues. During a fast, the organs can also consume excess baggage, such as cysts, scars, and growths.

3. Regular grooming not only removes dirt and secretions directly, but stimulates the skinís natural elimination processes as well.

Adapted from Dr. Pitcairnís Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, By Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn (Rodale Press, 1995). Copyright (c) 1995 by Richard Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from Dr. Pitcairnís Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, By Richard H. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn (Rodale Press, 1995).

25 comments

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se3 years ago

Thanks

Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

This is a must to do

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago

Dr. Pitcairn's the best. He cured my dog of epilepsy with homeopathy.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

natalie n.
natalie n.3 years ago

humans should be detoxing along with our pets~ but fasting, well that's going to be a challenge!

Nadine H.
Nadine H.3 years ago

My husband would have a fit if I fasted the dogs a day!!!! I don't think the dogs would even notice.

Dale Overall

Interesting to see what happens if I dare put my sixteen year old blind cat on a one day fast--she bellows anytime she wants to be fed and does not take kindly to any form of fast.
It most certainly is not on her list of feline to do things and if I tried it she would have my head.
Cats as a species do not take kindly without food - a dog can go two days without and complain but will not hurt him except for hunger pangs-- but lack of food can cause a dangerous liver condition called hepatic lipidosis in cats if without food for more than a day or so.
Grooming and exercise are very good ideas for a pet!

Marie W.
Marie W.4 years ago

Good advice.

Mary Beth M.
Mary Beth M.4 years ago

1 and 3, OK. I shudder to think what would happen in this house if I dared to not feed the 2 large dogs and three cats even one meal... I think the dogs might eat a cat...

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.4 years ago

thanks for the info