A Healthy Weight Means a Healthy Pet by Dr. Bob and Susan Goldstein, co-founders of Earth Animal
As a pet parent, it is important to help your animals maintain a healthy weight to maintain a healthy pet. Obesity is one of the leading causes of sickness and death in dogs and cats in the USA. It impacts the total body, mind, and spirit of your animal. Knowing no boundaries, obesity may affect major organ systems such as the heart, internal organs, hormonal systems, physical structure, and the immune system, as obesity incites chronic inflammation. Inflammation is the root of all degenerative diseases.
Animals gain weight for a number of reasons. The most common culprits are improper diets that are high in fat, and low in high-quality bioavailable nutrition. There are good fats and bad fats. Saturated animal fats found in many commercial pet foods are selected for their cost rather than their health benefits. Good fats rich in omega 3 fatty acids include salmon and krill oils. We recommend switching to a senior or lite formula and to be on the lookout for healthy fats, which will be used by the body as opposed to being stored and converting to fat.
Overweight animals often suffer from emotional issues, such as apathy or depression, due to physical discomfort caused by excess weight and lack of exercise. Just as with humans, dogs and cats may emotionally eat to fill a void. It is important to treat your animals’ emotions. We recommend using flower essences such as Earth Animal’s Emotional Balance, a healing blend of flower essences that helps reduce fear and calm anxious behavior.
Good news for your best friends! Earth Animal’s Healthy Weight Nutritional Supplement is a special blend of enzymes, antioxidants, and other beneficial ingredients for daily support of natural weight loss. The formula helps metabolize fats and carbohydrates and supports optimal digestion.
In addition, we recommend a nutritional support program for weight loss if your pet needs to shed a couple of pounds.
Dr. Bob and Susan’s Recipe for Home Healing:
- Skip a meal once a week
- Add organic apple cider vinegar to the food or drinking water (ACV breaks up fat)
- Add Vitamin B6 to improve metabolism
- Digest All Plus made by Wholistic Pet is a digestive fat burning supplement
- Add in L-carnitine, an amino acid that supports body fat metabolism