Detox Your Boston Terrier
Posted by Lu
Your dog has been sick and on medications for a long time. To help her heal, you may want to detox your Boston Terrier. Never follow any part of this advice without first consulting with your veterinarian.
An important part of helping a sick dog heal is to detoxify her body. Toxins can build up in the body, either because of chronic disease or extensive use of medications, such as corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antibiotics and anti-fungal drugs. Using gentle herbal and homeopathic remedies and nutritional supplements, veterinarians who practice integrative medicine help cleanse the dog’s body and allow greater healing to occur. The following tips can help you with your pet’s detoxification:
- Switching to a more natural food can benefit your dog’s long-term health. Feeding a high-quality, natural diet is one of the simplest steps you can take to minimize toxins accumulating in your dog’s body. You can also feed a homemade cooked or raw diet. Work with your dog’s veterinarian to slowly introduce this healthier diet after the fast has been completed.
- Supplements, including prebiotics (nutrients which serve as food for probiotics), probiotics (helpful bacteria and yeasts which keep the GI system healthy) and glutamine (an amino acid which serves as fuel for GI cells), can help heal a dog’s damaged gastrointestinal system. Because a damaged gastrointestinal system can lead to further absorption of toxins, this is an important step for most dogs undergoing a detoxification program.
- Milk thistle, an herb used to detoxify and heal a damaged liver, is useful when detoxing a dog. The liver is one of the main organs of detoxification – a damaged liver allows toxins to accumulate in the dog’s body.
- Homeopathics are often used as part of a gentle whole-body detoxification. Lymphomyosot, berberis, and nux vomica are homeopathic remedies designed to allow a gentle detoxification of the urogenital system, gastrointestinal system, and blood and lymphatic systems.
If your dog is sick and overmedicated, detoxing may help. Work with a holistic veterinarian to incorporate a sensible detoxification protocol into your dog’s overall treatment regimen that allows healing to occur.
I think the most important part of this advice is the pre-biotics. Long term use of anti-biotics and many other kinds of medications can harm the natural germs that normally break down food in the stomach and intestine. Without the use of pre-biotics, your dog may suffer from diarrhea. So, detox your Boston Terrier only after you have consulted your veterinarian.