The keys to canine health, happiness, and long life are detoxification, proper nourishment, and spinal alignment. Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM talks about using these principles to keep his own dog, as well as his canine patients, happy, healthy, and long-lived.
Our pets are constantly bombarded with toxins from the environment (e.g., air, water and soil pollution, cleaning products, pesticides, fertilizers, other chemicals), pharmaceuticals (either given purposely or as environmental contaminants), metabolic toxins, and even encounters with toxic people and animals (e.g., abusive situations). Detoxification is a natural process in all living things and requires supplying essential nutrients to fuel the process. Because of our factory farming practices and the fact that our soil is depleted, most foods do not contain adequate minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. These should be replaced via supplementation. However, care must be taken when selecting food and supplements, as many can actually add to the toxic burden. Finally, spinal alignment is an essential part of wellness. The spine is the energy highway that supports all body organs and functions and a congested spine can lead to illness.
Listen to this YouTube video from Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM where he explains each of these factors and how they should be addressed so that your dog can lead the happiest, healthiest, longest life possible.