What Does It Mean and How Does It Affect My Pets?
You hear me say detoxify a lot. Detoxification means to rid of poisons or the effects of poisons. Poison is defined as any substance that has an inherent tendency to destroy life or impair health. Pesticides, chemicals, devitalized food and vaccination all set up toxic situations in the body.
The body must rid itself of these toxins/poisons.
Symptoms of detoxification:
- Bad Breath
- Itchy Skin
- Draining Eyes
- Draining Ears
Just to name a few…
After your pets start eating fresh foods, their bodies will detoxify because they now have the nutrients to build healthy systems and no longer need to suppress disease. Some pets are more noticeable with detox than others. Detoxification can start immediately or take days, weeks, months before the body is healthy enough to detoxify.
The body usually detoxifies through the diseased areas (example: if your dog is having skin issues, they’ll detoxify through the skin). The itching and body odors will get worse before it gets better because the system initially heals and releases toxins/poisons through the skin.
It’s hard to say how long it will take because each system is different. Dogs on a fresh food system get better as each day progresses. Pets on antibiotics, antihistamines, hormones or cortisone appear not to have problems for a while because the drugs suppress the disease.
The issues come back worse. It goes to show the side effects can be deadlier that the disease itself, as in our case.
Aloe Vera, bee pollen, garlic and many other natural foods can be given to help with detox. Give constant baths if its skin issues. Being hot, sweaty and itchy is a form of detoxification. Bacteria build up in the skin and causes itchiness. Some need a bath every few days. Just know it does get easier with time. But also, be prepared for it to get worse before it gets better.
Tyson’s Detox Story
We took Tyson off all meds cold turkey, changed his diet to the whitefish diet, added supplements, started charcoal baths, paw wraps and poultices as well as detoxed from seven years of vaccinating all at once. We had to be aggressive if it was going to work. Our detox photos are all what we went through and not meant to scare you or make you think this would be the same with your pet. They will all detox differently. Tyson was pumped with meds, steroids, Apoquel, Atopica, vaccines and kibble for seven years, but see how he survived and got through it!
If we can do it, you can do it!