Dr. Mercola, and have very much enjoyed her outlook on pet health and wellness in order to keep your pet thriving and free from disease and illness. Dr Karen Becker incorporates nutrition, herbs, homeopathy and acupuncture in her veterinary practice.
As human beings, we are doing more and more these days toward optimal health and sustainability so why we wouldn't do the same for our pets.
Dr. Karen says there are 3, yes that's it, 3 sure fire ways to optimize your pets health. She calls them the Three Pillars of Health.
Whether you have a dog, cat, bird, snake, iguana, lizard, or fish, it is necessary to do research on your pet of choice and learn how to best optimize your pets health according to his species.
The Three Pillars of Health are:
1. Species-appropriate nutrition: Each animal must consume a diet that is biologically appropriate for that species.
2. A sound, resilient body (frame and organs): Muscle tone should be good; body weight should be optimal; teeth should be healthy; heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and other organs should be working efficiently.
3. A balanced, functional immune system: Just like us humans, the immune system should be able to protect the animal from pathogens, yet not be overactive, leading to things like allergies and autoimmune disease. The key here is balance.
Through this blog and with the help of Dr. Karen, you and I are going to learn how to incorporate all three of these pillars in order to ensure we have healthy pets. But for now, take some time to investigate your pets needs according to his species.