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Dr. Richard Pitcairn and his wife Susan are authors of a popular pet health book called Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, a comprehensive resource for health-conscious pet owners.
Recently, new diagnoses have occurred in dogs and cats, which may be a result of the toxins and chemicals in our environment that are ingested by our pets. The Pitcairns explain that those at the top of the food chain, including humans, dogs, and cats, will consume the highest amounts of chemicals simply because they have consumed smaller animals who have also eaten toxins. This is one reason why a vegetarian or vegan diet is beneficial for both humans and pets. Though a vegan diet may be healthier and cleaner, some supplementation may be necessary, especially for cats.
The toxins in our environment and the products we use also find their way into our systems. Our bodies do not know how to process these toxins, so they are often stored as fat and can eventually cause health problems.
There are several steps to take to help prevent the ingestion of additional toxins. For example, keeping both your pet and environment clean can help remove toxins regularly. Choose safe and effective flea control methods and avoid chemical dips and treatments. Avoid over-vaccinating your pet, as there is limited research suggesting that yearly vaccinations are beneficial.
To purchase Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, visit Amazon.com. You can learn more about Richard, Susan, pet health, and vegan diets for pets through Susan’s YouTube channel.