Add DIY Natural Supplements to Your Dog's, Cat's Diet to Protect Against the Toxins, Carcinogens in Conventional Flea, Tick, Heartworm, Parasite Preventatives and Treatments




In this article:

Foods and supplements to add to your dog’s and cat’s daily diet to offset the damage done by conventional flea, tick, heartworm, other worm and parasite preventatives and treatments.


If your dog or cat is on conventional Parasite Preventatives and Treatments for:
  • Heartworm
  • Fleas
  • Ticks
  • Intestinal Worms
  • Other Parasites


You should help your companion animal’s body offset the harmful effects of the toxins and carcinogens present in these chemical-based, pesticide products. Products that pose a danger include Veterinarian Prescribed and off-the-shelf Pet Store:

  • Bombs
  • Flea Collars
  • Pills/tablets
  • Shampoo (flee, tick, etc.)
  • Sprays
  • Spot-on, etc.

By including a combination of simple, natural foodstuffs in your dog’s, cats’ diet you can help off-set the dangers - boost his/her immune system, detoxify the body, protect against cancer, protect the heart, liver, kidneys, and more.

Supplements To Add To Your Dog's and Cat's Diet



The following foods can be added to your dog’s, cat’s daily diet. These are examples of some of the many whole foods and natural supplements that can help.

Allow your dog and cat to self-select their preference, and do respect their choice. Learn about self-selection here.



Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – Organic, Unpasteurized


Benefits

  • Detoxifier
  • Fur and skin health promoting
  • GI tract health
  • Restores and maintains good PH balance, and more
  • Read more about ACV here – benefits, how to select, cautions.
Dosage
  • Small size dogs and cats - 1 tsp
  • Medium size dogs – 1 tbs
  • Large dogs – 1.5 to 2 tbs



Cranberries - fresh/frozen finely chopped cranberries (no sugar added)

 

Benefits
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cancer inhibitor
  • Detoxifier
  • Immune system boosting
  • Protect the liver
  • Protect the cardiovascular system
  • Protect the urinary tract from infection
How to Add to Diet
  • Use fresh or frozen cranberries (not cooked, cooking degrades the beneficial qualities of the berry)
  • Puree, mash or finely chop
  • Mix into food once a day
Dosage
  • Small size dogs and cats - 1 tbs
  • Medium size dogs – 1.5 to 2 tbs
  • Large dogs – 2 to 3 tbs



Coconut Oil - Organic

Benefits
  • Immune System Booster
  • Metabolisim Health
  • Skin and fur health
  • Read about coconut oil here
Dosage
  • Read about dosage here



Garlic - fresh, chopped (dogs only, not for cats)

 

Benefits
While garlic is a natural flea, tick, mosquito repellent and wormer it is also an:
  • Anti-carcinogen
  • Supports liver, kidney and heart health
  • Immune system booster
  • Has so many other health benefits as well
  • Read more about garlic here – benefits, preparation, dosage, cautions
How to Add to Diet
  • Use fresh garlic, not pickled, dry powdered, etc.
  • Mix into food once a day following preparation instructions provided here
Dosage
  • Dogs and cats - 1 clove /1 tsp chopped garlic per every 30 lbs of body weight.



Lemon - fresh, finely chopped
 

Benefits
  • Cancer Inhibitor
  • Detoxifier
  • Heart protector
  • Immune system booster
  • Natural insect repellent and de-wormer
  • Urinary tract protector
  • And so much more – read about all lemons health benefits and preparation here.
 Dosage
  • Small size dogs and cats - 1 tsp
  • Medium size dogs - 1 tbs
  • Large dogs - 1.5 to 2 tbs



Kefir , Yogurt, Raw Goat Milk
 



Benefits
  • Immune system booster and more.
Milk Fat:
  • Use 5% to 6% milk fat  yogurt of kefir for dogs that need to gain weight
  • For dogs that are a good weight, use 2% to 4% milk fat yogurt or kefir
  • Do NOT use low fat yogurt or kefir.
Serving Size
  • Serving size go here

     
    Omega 3-Fatty Acids 


    Benefits
    • Maintain skin and fur health
    • Heart Health and
    • Support overall health
    • Continue here.

    Dosage 

    Turmeric and Curcumin



    Benefits
    • This widely available and very inexpensive herb is a:
    • Blood Purifier
    • Cancer inhibiting
    • Detoxifier
    • Anti-inflammatory and more
    • Learn more about turmeric here - benefits, dosage

    Organic Greens



    Fresh chopped organic greens such as spinach, kale and dandelion...

    Benefits
    The high levels of chlorophyll in these dark leafy greens helps to rid the body of pesticides and aid the liver in detoxification.  For a longer list of fresh whole foods that are good for your dog and cat you can look at this article


    You can add these greens to your dog's daily diet. Follow the guidelines provided in this article when feeding vegetables (including organic greens) to your dog.

     
     
    Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum Marianum)


    Milk thistle is a flowering plant from the Aster family. Used as a herb, it is a detox agent and in the treatment of diseases such as diabetes, liver failure and IBS (irritable bowl syndrome). Milk Thistle can actually promotes the regrowth of liver cells. It has been used since the time of the Roman Emperors as a liver tonic. It is one of the few traditional healing herbs that has been widely accepted by conventional modern science as having significant medicinal value. The flavonoid compound 'silymarin' is the active health promoting ingredient in milk thistle.

    Milk Thistle seed can be purchased in three forms for use as a supplement - capsule, liquid and powder form.

    Dosage and more information about milk thistle seed here.
     
     
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