Tackling the five elements that perpetuate disease is vital to your pet's overall health and well-being. You cannot heal a system that is interconnected without looking at each element and how they effect your pet at a physiological level.
Much of our overall health is predicated on a healthy digestive system. Current research indicates that around 70% of our immune system is located in or around the digestive tract, and that unhealthy systems are a contributing factor in the majority of chronic diseases.
Many diseases can be traced back to inflammation found throughout the body. Inflammation in the body can be caused by a variety of factors such as environmental and internal toxins, allergens, food sensitivities, chlorinated water, pesticides, herbicides and mold.
Your pet does experience stress just as we do. Separation anxiety, pack issues, visits to their veterinarian, changes in their environment, moves, new family members, lack of exercise, an inability to meet their natural tendencies related to their breeding all perpetuate stress in the body. Stress is one of the biggest culprits in perpetuating nutritional deficiencies.
Your pet's environment plays a huge role in your pet's overall health. In home chemical cleaning solutions, mold, paint, new furniture that has been treated with chemicals, pesticides sprayed in your yard or in your neighbor's yard, orchard spraying and other farming techniques, and even the weather!
Lack of exercise is one of the main reason for disease in our pets. As pets have been integrated into the home they have lost much of what they were bred to do. Not having a "job" mixed with little to no exercise has affected your pet's mental and physical health, their digestion, hips and joints as well as the effects of inflammation on the body. Animals that do not get daily exercise are not going to thrive.