Dogs need supplements just as much as humans do. In fact, if their primary food is commercial pet food, dogs need supplements even more There are basic supplements that dogs require as they get older, like digestive enzymes, and others that they need throughout life, like omega 3/6 oils, minerals, and probiotics. Why probiotics for dogs?
Every Working Dog handler knows that “Failure to Thrive” and “Hip Dysplasia” are big issues for Shepherds. But do you know why? Genetics and environment. The primary suspects are- pollution (air, water, soil) and a fast food diet.
Quite simply, the natural approach to healing is very different from the conventional approach. It does not matter if the health issue is as routine as dog diarrhea, or as devastating as cat cancer.
Impossible you say? There are a few important things to know about genetic predisposition among dogs. Dogs once lived long, happy and healthy lives. The tremendous decline in health we see today happened over the last 40+ years; approximately 80 generations of dogs.
In order to consider the possibility of reversing genetic predisposition we first have to examine what has changed. What was their habitat like then, compared to today? How much of the past can we incorporate into the present, and if we do, can it really reverse today’s slippery slope of genetic predisposition?