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Chronic Inflammation Is Killing Your Pet

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It's incredibly important to understand inflammation. Inflammation is the body's way of communicating with an individual whether that is you as the individual or your pet, that the body is no longer in harmony. Inflammation is signalling or alerting the conscious mind that something is going wrong with the systems on the inside. 

There are two types of inflammation. Acute inflammation is generally a temporary response by the body to help protect the body from i.e. an injury of some kind, for example, your cat or dog has hurt its paw, caught it's tail etc. and acute inflammation will normally present as temporary swelling and redness around the injured area.  The other form of inflammation is chronic inflammation, which is normally the body's response to toxins in the body.

When you're dealing with acute inflammation it's easy enough to find a solution as you'll often know the reason for the acute inflammation in your pet. However, most people ignore the reasons behind chronic inflammation, many mainstream vets included. Instead, choosing to go straight to trying to treat any issues that arise from chronic inflammation rather than understanding why inflammation started and then going back to the start, unpicking and reversing the chronic inflammation.

Inflammation building on top of inflammation will literally kill your pet. Those cats or dogs that suffer from chronic inflammation have a higher percentage of becoming chronically ill or dying at an early age i.e. between 6-12 years than those pets that have chronic inflammation greatly reduced or eliminated from their body.

One of the main causes of chronic inflammation in cats or dogs is diet. Sadly 7 out of every 10 pets that are fed an unnatural diet such as Kibble are already in a state of chronic inflammation by the time they are 2 years old. Why? Because the rubbish and unnatural ingredients in dried food and heavily processed wet food are so poor and contrary to what the body actually needs for metabolic processes, that your pet's body has little to no ability to break this food down properly. 

This poorly digested food begins to build up as plaque, starting in the mouth, which then becomes a perfect breeding ground for bad bacteria and the onset of periodontal disease. The body naturally sends out a call for white blood cells to help attack the invaders and to protect the body from these intruders with the aim of preventing them from entering the bloodstream. 

However, given the daily onslaught of bad food and the inability of the body to use these foods as real nutrition for essential metabolic processes, the body can't keep up the fight. Eventually, both plaque and destructive bacteria leach into the bloodstream via the digestion system and then enter organs. All the while, the pancreas is under massive stress as it's constantly in active fight mode with no reprieve trying to produce the necessary enzymes and hormones to digest food the body doesn't recognise as food. Also, your pet's auto-immune response to fight these toxins is constantly triggered... And Voila! You've now got a pet with chronic inflammation issues and on its way to an early grave.

The bacteria or bugs that are responsible for inflammation, once they enter the bloodstream, begin their destructive behaviour by attacking organs and then your pet's body is on a fast track to illnesses such as leaky gut, IBS, leaky brain, leaky skin that escalate into diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's etc.

What science has demonstrated is that inflammation is the root of disease and toxins are the creator of inflammation. Every illness that we see in pets is from their body no longer being in harmony on a cellular level. The energies of the body have changed preventing the flow of metabolic processes that normally vitalize the body.


Top Three Toxins That Cause Chronic Inflammation In Pets

What are the top three toxins that contribute to chronic inflammation in pets?


Diet has a huge impact on health. The choices you make when feeding your pet means you can choose to either feed your cat or dog into chronic inflammation or feed it out of chronic inflammation. How? By simply looking at the laws of nature and applying them.

Nature teaches and demonstrates to us on a daily basis, that all animals on the planet have been designed by nature to eat raw food and thrive. Following the law of nature means that anything you feed your pet that isn't raw is a ticking time bomb for chronic inflammation to take root. 

When you compare the health of animals living with humans to those animals living wild it has been found that pets living with humans have more human-based illnesses and disease such as cancer, diabetes etc. than wild animals. This all relates back to the level of toxicity found in pets compared to wild animals and the three main causes of inflammation, as pet owners are in control of this for their animal.

Overvaccination or repeat vaccinations in pets is totally unnecessary as vaccinations are highly inflammatory and long term they weaken the immune system. Contrary to popular belief you actually only need to give your pet vaccines for the lethal viruses; for distemper, adenovirus and parvovirus and then after the one injection at 4 months of age, a month later, you give the rabies vaccination. These are the only vaccinations your pet needs anything else on top of that is messing with your pet's health. 

Our world premiere veterinary immunologist, Dr Ron Schultz through years of research has demonstrated that for the health of our pets, vets should be adopting the protocol of a "one and done" for vaccinations in pets. This means vaccinate only once throughout the lifetime of your pet as anything more than this is toxic to the body and will cause a chronic inflammatory response or worse lead to diseases such as cancer.

Common flea treatments such as the pipette, a pill/tablet or a flea collar have serious side effects that are rarely if ever discussed or often get brushed aside for the "benefit" of fighting off fleas. However, the stress your pet's body is put under to process these toxic chemical-based products results in chronic inflammation and contributes to a weakened immune system in pets. 

The chemicals found in popular flea treatments have a common denominator of in some way impacting the nervous system, muscular system and immune system. They make pets more susceptible to other illnesses, recurring health problems and exposing your pet to these poisons long term, are known to people within the pet industry, as having a long history of causing serious health issues in pets and even early death.

When issues occur with your cat or dog, that are not related to acute inflammation you need to pay attention, as their health is totally in your hands. They are 100% dependant on you to help them recover their health or not. 

The more times you ignore what's really going on with your pet's recurring issues whether it's ear infections, recurring issues with diarrhoea, smelly skin, flaky skin etc. you're choosing to ignore all the external signs their body is telling you, that it's no longer in harmony. And sadly, the more you treat just the superficial symptoms rather than eliminate the root cause of all these issues, the more you're allowing the inflammation to build on inflammation and to develop into chronic illness and disease.


Inflammation Symptoms

Some of the first level outward signs that chronic inflammation is or has already taken root in the body are...

  • Recurring digestive problems like gas, vomiting, diarrhoea, bloating, or constipation
  • Lethargy or your pet seems tired all the time or listless
  • Ear infections or red, waxy or smelly ears
  • Flaky skin or other skin issues such as eczema
  • Pelt always seem to have a smell
  • Greasy fur
  • Fungal infections
  • Allergies
  • Bad breath
  • Plaque filled teeth or bad teeth in general
  • Gland issues
  • Highly susceptible to parasites or flea infestations
  • Self chewing

Some outward signs that chronic inflammation has progressed into serious disease are:

  • Obesity
  • IBS
  • Periodontal disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Cognitive issues
  • Autoimmune issues
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease

A big telltale sign that your pet is suffering from chronic inflammation is if you're having to make regular visits to the vets and your vet is administering drugs such as courses of antibiotics, cortisone injections etc. These things are just a band-aid and not addressing the real issue which is the root cause of the chronic inflammation. 

You need to investigate which toxin triggered the inflammation then eliminate the toxin that triggered the on-going inflammatory issue. Not doing this super important investigative work means you're continuing to allow the inflammation to build in the body and your pet will never really be in good health.


What Is An Inflammatory Diet? 

An inflammatory diet consists of heavily processed foods or cooked foods. However, the main culprit is the wrong types of carbohydrates that are found in pet foods and used to bulk out the food. 

Many refined carbohydrates are commonly added to pet food but offer little to no nutritional value to the body. Carbohydrates such as rice, corns, wheat, gluten etc. have empty calories and are often combined with additives to make them "tasty" for your pet and sadly, most pet owners are under the impression that these products are healthy for their pet when in fact the complete opposite is true.  

In the majority of cases, these types of carbohydrates are responsible for the onset of chronic inflammation in pets as they aren't really recognised by your pet's body as digestible food or real nutrition. The reason refined carbohydrates have such a big effect on your pet's health is that they get converted over to sugars which do your pet NO favours at all. 

Feeding the types of carbohydrates found in kibbles and processed wet sachets to your pet means, you're basically just feeding your cat or dog sugar plus chemicals in the form of additives etc. These carbohydrates are also directly connected to diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, autoimmune disease, cancer, UTI's etc. in animals. In fact, cats and dogs that are fed a kibble diet have become so sick over the years with high mortality rates that the pet food industry is now trying to produce products that are "grain-free".

Some of the top commercial kibble brands sold through Vet clinics still today, have between 30-56% carbohydrate content disguised as "Nitrogen-free Extract". Irrespective of what the label may say, all kibbles are high in starch and or sugar. Even canned/sachet food often contain a lot of wheat, maize or sweet potato which are highly inflammatory for your beautiful pet.

Other inflammatory foods that are sadly fed to pets are high glycemic goods. Unfortunately, these foods are being substituted for grains in a lot of commercially produced pet food to produce "grain-free" kibble as they are cheap alternatives to grains. 

High glycemic foods are things such as potato, pea flour, beet pulp and potato starch. The reason these foods are an issue for your pet is that they change the natural pH of your pet's digestive system and raise their blood glucose levels, which increases the risk of allergies, diabetes, hypothyroidism, cancer and epilepsy.

Equally, legumes such as lentils and chickpeas are becoming fashionable carb substitutes in an attempt to move away from using grains in pet food. Apart from the fact they are not appropriate for your pet to eat, they contain "Lectins" which create gut inflammation and irritation

Dogs and cats are carnivores. Their entire digestive system is designed to eat a high protein low carb diet so you want to stay away from foods that cause inflammation (such as toxins, starchy carbs, pasta and rice etc.) as much as possible as inflammation is the foundation of disease. 

Try to follow "Natural Law" for your pets, which follows nature. The further away you are from feeding raw foods or an appropriate diet for cats and dogs, the closer your pet moves to chronic inflammation, serious illness, disease and early death.


Feeding Your Pet An 
Anti-Inflammatory Diet

To stop, prevent or reverse chronic inflammation you need to eliminate all or as much as possible, the toxicity from the top three triggers of chronic inflammation.  

A simple method is to start using natural flea treatments, stop repeat vaccinations and start adding as much raw food as possible into your pet's diet. Ideally, you want to move to completely feeding raw food as nature intended, but even adding some raw into your pet's diet will greatly benefit your pet. Most importantly, if you're still going to feed kibble avoid combining the kibble with any raw food as they get digested at vastly different rates and your pet's body will lose the ability to draw real vitamins and minerals from the real food to help their health.

Look to give your pet raw meats as much as possible, raw soft bones such as a chicken carcass or raw wings and a varied selection of raw vegetables and raw fruits.

If you're feeding carbohydrates then choose "good carbs" for your pet that are high fibre foods and have a low glycemic index such as pumpkin. This is a fantastic slow release carbohydrate that is rich in fibre and doesn't affect blood glucose levels or harm the delicate balance of the good healthy bacteria in the intestines.

Aim to follow seasonal feeding with your cat or dog to feed your pet out of inflammation. By offering foods that are in line with the seasons you strengthen the organs associated with that season which helps prevent further issues. Seasonal feeding creates vitality in our animals and can correct and prevent disease with the proper diet and nutritional support.

Natural substances like herbs can help. They have their own identity patterns and when they are delivered energetically they can move the body towards balance and bring the metabolic processes back into harmony. When choosing herbs you need to look at your dog's or cat's individual health to help you choose. For example, if your dog or cat is arthritic, you may want to limit your night-shade vegetables or any other herb or food that negatively affect your dog's and cat's condition.

The most important thing to keep in mind with any maintenance or healing regimen is that your dog and cat are individuals. What works for your pet may not work for the next. 

Foods and herbs treat a broad spectrum of issues in the body and everything that enters your dog's or cat's mouth either heals or causes an imbalance that triggers inflammation that leads to disease. If your pet is ill whether this is through recurring niggling health problems or a more serious health issue, their digestive system is already compromised. They will have very little good flora in their intestines to help them recover their health so you need to start making changes to bring their body back into harmony on a cellular level. This all starts with changing their diet or aligning their diet to the metabolic needs of their body, which is raw food. 

Real food allows the processes of the body to use the food to transform it into nutrients the body needs for good health. As we know, most diseases start with inflammation and chronic inflammation is triggered by toxins in the body, the most common one being a poor unnatural diet.

There are endless benefits to using the correct real foods (i.e. pumpkin not rice) and real herbs in your pet's diet as they are some of the best sources of preventative medicine and have even been known to reverse some serious health issues. Real foods and herbs are high in antioxidants that help reduce the damage of oxidative stress. They are high in natural vitamins and minerals and support healthy gut flora compared to many pharmaceutical drugs that tend to destroy the healthy flora in the gut as well as the illness.

The microbiome in your pet's gut is extremely precious as it acts as a complex immune organ that triggers the body's response. In fact, 85% of your pet's total body microbiome is in the large intestines so what happens in the gut impacts the state of your dog's and cat's tissues, basically everything to do with your pet's health. 

What you feed your dog or cat is one of the most important things you can focus on. Follow "Natural Law" - A fresh food diet (raw) with plenty of natural (not synthetic supplementsdigestive enzymes is the basis for reversing chronic inflammation.


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References

Heather the hygienist
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