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Hello from your friends and pet advocates at Balance Veterinary Care -
We welcome the Spring - warm weather and especially the sunshine, but certainly not fleas and allergies. Here are some nuggets to continue through the summer in good health!
We know healthy diets are the cornerstone to a high-quality life. We have been doing a little research and you may have too. Don’t forget, you can share information important to you on our Blog at BalanceVC.com or on Facebook.
Above all, hands down, we still recommend a raw diet. By eating food as nature intended and avoiding as much processed food as possible, our pets’ bodies are richly rewarded. While most raw commercial diets are better than any dry or canned processed pet food, not all raw brands are created the same. Some brands flash pasteurize for safety degrading proteins and other nutrients. Others balance their diet with laboratory synthesized vitamins and minerals, not whole food. We recommend brands with high quality raw ingredients, ideally, from sustainably sourced grass fed, antibiotic and hormone free, GMO free animals on small farms that have a high Global Animal Partnership grade. This is a 5-step grading scale to ensure meat is humanely raised. Visit their website for more information - globalanimalpartnership.org.
We are grateful to offer Answers – the commercial raw pet food that maintains this high level of integrity in their raw ingredients while being competitively priced. It is 100% completely raw. Our favorite part is this food is fermented – which means it’s incredibly safe. The fermentation process prevents the growth of unwanted, disease-causing bacteria. Even better, fermentation increases many important nutrients and aids in digestion / absorption. Being fermented, it may take a little adjustment, but is well worth the effort. If you have tried it unsuccessfully there may be more going on. Optimal health is more than just diet.
We have been looking at the processed (dry and canned) food in the pet food industry. Our long-time favorite Orijens and Acana are now being sourced through a new Kentucky plant and not from Canada. Several incidences of unwell pets eating this food brought our attention to this change.
We have been researching new brands – so far, we have found a couple that we recommend: Open Farm (sustainable ingredients) and Pulsar (red lentils and pea carbohydrate sources). Let us know your favorite kibble or canned food diet. All in all for cats, canned food is typically a better alternative than dry.
More than just diet –
Dis-ease is an imbalance of health, typically, from one or more of three major conditions: a deficiency of proper nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes and a host of co-factors), a digestive imbalance so the body cannot properly absorb nutrients, or a build-up of toxins over time. Genetic inheritance, predisposition and emotional stress can also add to the disease process. Disease usually shows up as inflammation (the body’s response to one of the 3 above mentioned conditions) in an organ or tissue.
Toxins like lead, hydrocarbons, pesticides, vaccine adjuvants (mercury), chemicals from flea and heartworm products and many other environmental contaminants can build up in the body. Of course, the better the diet, the better these will be eliminated through the body’s natural detoxification systems, i.e. the liver and kidneys. We can help identify and support the body to rid these contaminants through natural auto-detoxification processes while strengthening imbalanced or weak organs.
Watch for the need to help provide organ support or further detox for your pet by monitoring signs of inflammation:
We look forward to supporting your pets’ health and longevity throughout 2017!
Best to you -
Dr. Teri Sue and BVC staff
More About Allergies & Treatments...
Topical Allergy, Itchy Skin and Hotspot Treatments
We recently posted our approach to healing allergies from the inside out. We use whole foods and herbs to provide necessary vitamins and minerals that balance deficiencies and help detoxification.
Short term relief however, is absolutely necessary since internal healing often takes time.
Here are a few recommendations:
Healing Allergies From the Inside Out
Allergy season is fast arriving – the warm weather has been appreciated, but not the itchy pets. Unfortunately there is no magic bullet to thwarting allergies. Well there is a recipe sort of (at least that is my theory), but the recipe is individual for every patient.
Addressing End of life
This is often an incredibly difficult topic to breach; the emotional strain of facing the loss of our best friend can become unbearable. Our animal companions provide so much unconditional love – they offer friendship, affection, love and understanding where human relationships often fall short. They become part of our heart and soul, they are as important as our children, equal members of the family. People that don't have pets sometimes don't understand this depth.
Balance Veterinary Care is more than a health service for cats & dogs - it is a community.