Natural pet care is a loving way to show your pet how much you care. Since animals can’t take responsibility for their own health, we need to make sure to do all we can to ensure they have a long and healthy life. In this article, you’ll learn three practical steps that will increase your pet’s immunity and ensure good health.

The first step is easy: feeding your pet natural foods. If you’ve ever read the ingredient label on most popular brands of dog and cat food, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Most brands, even if they advertise “natural pet food” on the front of the package, are full of preservatives, additives and cheap grains which are used as fillers. This food is to pets what junk food is to humans. By feeding your pet, a steady diet of chemicals and fillers, you are opening your beloved cat or dog to disease.

Instead, choose healthy, organic food that has no chemicals. Although this natural pet care food will be more expensive (as much as double the price), the health benefits are worth it. Of course, since the food contains real nutrients that your pet needs to heal and maintain health, your dog or cat will eat less because the nutrients will satisfy its appetite. Dogs and cats that are fed a junk food diet overeat in an attempt to get the nutrients they need.

The second pillar of natural pet care is to give your pet plenty of water. Since tap water has chemicals, use a water filter. Water energizes the body, keeps it hydrated and flushes toxins from the body.

The third pillar involves giving your pet a daily supplement. Like us, pets are exposed to environmental toxins and pollutants and a supplement, especially one that contains antioxidants will help fight the ravages of aging and the hazards in our environment. If your pet has been subsisting on a diet of junk-food kibble, a supplement will help correct the damage caused by an improper diet.

If you’ve ever seen your dog or cat eating soil, then this is a sign that your pet needs minerals. Also, pets will sometimes chew on plants and herbs because intuitively, they know they can get a phytonutrient their body needs. But this behavior might not bring them the nutrients they need in the right amounts which is why supplements are so essential.

The best natural pet care supplements contain a blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs. Look for herbs like Milk Thistle and Mistletoe which contain powerful antioxidants that help flush toxic chemicals from the body. Giving your pet a quality supplement every day will build a healthy body and immune system and could add years to your pet’s life.

In summary, the three pillars of natural pet care are practical and simple: whole, natural foods, plenty of water and a daily supplement. Add to this a daily diet of love and attention and daily exercise and you have the prescription for a healthy life for your beloved cat or dog.

Source by Laura Ramirez

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