Sunday, 11 April 2021

Sweet Potato, Potato and Yam Are Not Good for Your Dog and Cat

Sweet potato, potato and yams are not good for dogs and cats
  ★ 3 min read

Sweet potatoes, potatoes, and yams are not good for dogs and cats. These starchy root vegetables cause a wide range of long-term health issues for dogs and cats.

 

Your dog and cat may experience immediate symptoms of hypersensitivity to starchy root vegetables. But for most dogs and cats, health issues from consuming these starchy roots, develop over time. How and when adverse effects surface depends on your dog and cat’s overall circumstances.

 

Sweet potato and yam are not better than potato for your dog and cat. Dogs and cats can consume high glycemic index, and glycemic load foods such as sweet potatoes, yams and potatoes. But dogs and cats do not thrive on these foods.

 

Many pet guardians are aware that potato is not a good choice for their pet. But sweet potato and yam are still popular.

 

Why?

 

There's a misconception that sweet potato and yam are lower glycemic foods than potato. This misconception is harming dogs and cats. To set the record straight and resolve this harmful misconception, we need to talk about glycemic index and glycemic load.

 

Glycemic Index

 

The glycemic index (GI) measures the blood-glucose rating of carbohydrate content foods. Pure glucose is the baseline to compare how other foods effect blood-glucose level.

 

High GI foods cause a rapid spike in blood glucose followed by a quick decline in blood glucose. The rapid spike in blood glucose forces the pancreas to increase insulin secretion.

- Increased demand to produce insulin burdens the pancreas.

- High GI food doesn’t provide sustainable energy.

- The short-term effect is hunger and poor energy levels.

- The long-term effect is a heightened risk of inflammatory issues and disease.

 

Low GI foods don't place a heavy burden on the pancreas. As well, low GI foods help the body sustain energy levels. Let's see how sweet potato, potato and yam compare on the glycemic index.

 

Sweet potato

Baked for 45 minutes -  high GI

Boiled for 30 minutes - low GI

 

Potato

Baked for 45 minutes - high GI.

Boiled for 30 minutes - high GI.

 

Yam

Baked for 45 minutes - high GI.

Boiled for 35 minutes - high GI.

 

The only low GI option is a boiled sweet potato. BUT that boiled sweet potato isn’t good for your dog or cat. Why? Because glycemic load is more important than glycemic index. This is the crucial point many people aren’t aware of.

 

We need to talk about glycemic load.

 

Glycemic Load

 

Glycemic Load (GL) measures the carbohydrate in a food.

 

Potato, sweet potato and yam are high glycemic load foods. The adverse effects of these root veggies on the body are similar to:

Grains: barley, corn, oatmeal, rice, etc.

Legumes: peanuts (and peanut butter), chick peas, lentils, navy beans, soy beans, etc.

 

High glycemic load foods cause inflammatory response in your dog and cat’s body.

 

Dogs and cats have evolved to thrive on a diet consisting of:

- Animal protein: muscle meat, organ from ie. small prey, poultry, fish and eggs, etc.

- Bone and other sources of calcium such as eggshell

- Omega fatty acids

- Appropriate plant material with a low glycemic load

 

No sweet potatoes, no yams, no potatoes. No grains. No legumes.

 

Long-term consumption of sweet potato, yams and potatoes contribute to:

Allergies

Arthritis

Cancer

Diabetes (Type 2)

Gall bladder issues

Gastrointestinal issues and disease

Heart disease (cardiovascular disease)

Immune System Disruption

Kidney issues

Liver issues

Metabolic disease

Pancreatitis

Other inflammatory issues and chronic disease

 

Appropriate Alternatives to Sweet Potato, Potato and Yam

 

Dogs benefit from antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals obatined from appropriate plant material. You’ll find a lengthy list of plant material for dogs in this article.

 

Cats are obligate carnivores. Cats don't need vegetables in their diet. A small amount of plant material (ie. herbs and nutraceutials) can be beneficial when properly selected to suit the individual cat's requirements.

 

Protect your dog and cat’s long-term health. Don’t include sweet potato, potato, or yams in your dog and cat’s diet.

 

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Friday, 9 April 2021

Diatomaceous Earth, Not a Safe Supplement for Dogs and Cats

Diatomacious earth is not a safe supplement for dogs and cats

★ 2 min read

Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is not a safe supplement for dogs and cats. Some dog and cat owners use DE as an anti-parasitic ingested treatment (worming aid). But DE is not a safe choice. The good news is that there are many natural foods, herbs and nutraceuticals that are safe to use.


What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized skeletons of tiny aquatic organisms called diatoms (plankton). DE powder is ground fossilized diatom skeletons.

How Does DE work to Kill Parasites?
DE is a desiccant. It kills parasites by removing moisture from the parasites body. The microscopic particles of DE are very **SHARP**. These sharp edges are abrasive, and cut into the parasites exoskeleton and body. The damage from the cuts results in more moisture loss which speeds the drying out process.

Diatomaceous Earth and Your Animal's Gut
Parasites cause inflammation of your dog and cat's stomach. So does DE. When your dog or cat ingests DE the sharp abrasive powder cuts and dries out the parasite's body. DE powder also causes dehydration and inflammation of your animal's gut.

Diatomaceous Earth and Your Animal's Lungs
If your dog or cat inhales DE powder while consuming her food:
- The sharp particles can cause irritation and inflammation of the lungs.
- Permanent damage of the lungs can occur.
- For animals with underlying respiratory issues the risk is even greater.

The adverse effects of DE on the respiratory system is well documented. Repeated inhalation of silica  (*silica is the primary component of DE) can accumulate in the tissue of the respiratory system: bronchi, lungs, lymph nodes and pulmonary alveoli. Long-term exposure has been linked to lung cancer, non-malignant respiratory issues and disease, and silicosis. This is well documented in humans. Consider that cats and most dogs are significantly smaller than an adult human.


DE and Mineral Displacement
Diatomaceous earth is 80% to 90% silica. Ingesting too much silica can result in displacement of essential minerals. 
 
If your animal's diet contains nutrient blocking ingredients (ie. grains, rice, peanut butter or starchy root vegetables) the risk of nutrient deficiency escalates.
 
A diet lacking in bioavailable minerals can will contribute to further nutrient deficiency.

DE and Your Dog and Cat's Heavy Metal Toxic Load
DE is composed of:
80% to 90% *silica
2% to 4% alumina
0.5% to 2% iron oxide
And a lesser amount of heavy metals, arsenic, cadmium and lead.

Arsenic, cadmium and lead are known to cause and contribute to: Acidification of the body
Poor immune system function
Inflammatory disease including cancer

Also keep in mind that an acidic body and poor immune system make the body vulnerable to parasites.
 
Don't Use DE, Use Safe Alternatives

There are many natural safe alternatives you can use instead of diatomaceous earth.

To help remedy infestations and help keep your dog and cat parasite-free:
 
Ingested Natural Parasite Prevention Aids
- Supplemental Foods to help prevent and treat flea infestations here.
- Herbal Wormers and Worming Aids to treat and prevent intestinal parasites here.

Topical Natural Parasite Prevention Aids
- Rosemary Flea Spray Recipe here.
- Natural, Herbal Recipes for Flea Dips, Sprays, Rubs and Rinses here

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Monday, 15 March 2021

Peanut Butter is Bad for Dogs

 

Peanut butter is bad for dogs

★ 3 min read

 

Let’s talk about peanut butter. Is peanut butter bad for dogs, or OK for dogs? 

 

Peanut butter is bad for dogs.

 

This may be upsetting news for some pet guardians. Peanut butter is popular for pilling medicine and stuffing dog treat toys. It’s fun to watch a dog eat peanut butter and it’s used as in ingredient in many dog treat products and supplements. But peanut butter is bad for dogs.

 

The good news is there other plant-based butters that are good for dogs. More about that later.

 

First I need to answer your questions:

1. Is peanut butter OK if it doesn’t contain xylitol, icing sugar, sugar or salt?

2. How about pure peanut butter?

3. Or organic peanut butter?

 

The answer to all three questions is NO. It doesn’t matter if you buy the highest quality, pure, organic peanut butter. Peanut butter is bad for dogs. Why you ask? 

 

Because peanuts contain naturally occurring substances that are harmful to dogs:

- Aflatoxins

- Lectins

- Phytic acid

 

Peanuts can also be a source of glyphosate residue, a synthetic carcinogen.

 

We need to talk about Aflatoxins, Peanuts and Peanut Butter

Is a peanut really a nut?

 

No, peanuts are not nuts.

 

Peanuts are seeds from the peanut plant. The peanut plant is in the same plant family as beans, peas and other legumes.

 

Peanuts are legumes.

 

Aflatoxins are naturally occurring toxic fungi. Crops such as legumes and grains (rice and other grains) are vulnerable to aflatoxin contamination. Aflatoxin contamination on legumes and grains can occur:

- On the live crop.

- During harvesting.

- During processing and milling of the crop (i.e. peanuts).

- And after you buy the product (i.e. peanuts, peanut butter).

 

Aflatoxins are toxic to humans, dogs and other animals.

 

Aflatoxins are classed as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization. Aflatoxins are not destroyed by cooking or exposure to other heat treatments.

 

Ingesting food contaminated with aflatoxins can cause acute severe intoxication (aflatoxicosis). 

 

Immediate side effects of acute aflatoxicosis include:

- Hemorrhage

- Kidney damage

- Liver damage

- Death, when not treated in time.

 

Long-term side effects:

- Liver cancer.

 

I’ve treated dogs for aflatoxicosis. It’s a complicated condition to treat and can have long-lasting health consequences. One of my client cases, a relative of the dog’s owner had given the dog a small amount of stale peanuts from the pantry. Those few peanuts were all it took to cause a terrible case of aflatoxicosis in a large breed dog.

 

A study tested peanut products over the span of 6 years (2011 to 2016). 42 percent of peanut products from the USA had contamination levels higher than acceptable safe levels.

 

About Lectins, Peanuts and Peanut butter


Lectins are natural carbohydrate-binding proteins present in a wide range of foods including:

- Fish

- Other animal proteins

- Grains

- Legumes

- Fruit

- Vegetables

 

Only some lectins are harmful.

 

The lectins in peanuts are harmful to dogs and cats. Naturally occurring lections in peanuts cause and contribute to:

- Nutrient deficiencies

- Disruption of the gut and intestines

- Immune system disruption

- Inflammation in the body

- Autoimmune disorders including food allergies

 

Lectins in legumes (i.e. peanuts) are not disrupted or destroyed by heating, baking or cooking. Don’t give your dog homemade or store-bought treats that contain peanuts, or peanut better.

 

It’s safe to say peanuts and peanut butter are not safe for dogs.

 

We also need to talk about Phytic Acid

 

Phytic Acid

 

Phytic acid is another naturally occurring substance present in all plants. The amount of phytic acid varies per type of plant and plant component.

 

Peanuts are a “high-phytate” (phytic acid) food.

 

Phytic acid interferes with the absorption of iron, zinc and calcium. Over the long-term this can result in mineral deficiencies. The degree to which phytic acid may affect your dog depends on your dog’s situation. Sensitivities, vulnerabilities and the details of your dog’s diet.

 

Many foods contain phytic acid and provide invaluable nutritive support. But there are some phytic acid containing foods that cause more harm than good. Peanuts and peanut butter cause more harm than good for dogs and cats.

 

 

The last toxin we’ll talk about is Glyphosate

 

Glyphosate (RoundUp) is the most common herbicide used in the world. In 2015 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. Glyphosate

 

Since 2015 there have been many high profile suites have been filed against the manufacturer of glyphosate (Bayer – Monsanto). Monsanto recently lost a lawsuit covering an estimated 95,000 cases. As a result, Monsanto-Bayer must pay $10 billion to settle the suits. There are more cases waiting to be heard in-court.

 

Before planting the crop, glyphosate may be used to kill weeds. Before harvest time glyphosate applied to the crop speeds drying time. But not all peanut farmers use glyphosate.

 

Reduce your exposure to glyphosate residue. Buy organic peanut butter for yourself.

 

Don’t include peanuts and peanut butter in your dog’s diet. Replace the peanut butter with an appropriate alternative.

 

Dog Friendly, Healthy Alternatives to Peanut Butter

 

Your dog can still enjoy a small amount of plant-based butter as part of her diet. Choose one of the healthy plant-based butters I recommend (see below). Remember to choose 100% pure butters. Organic butters provide the best nutritive value:

 

- Almond butter

- Hazelnut butter (pure hazelnut butter, not cocoa and hazelnut butter)

- Pumpkin seed butter

- Tahini (sesame paste)

- Watermelon seed butter

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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Rosemary Flea Spray, Dip for Puppies and Kittens

 

Rosemary flea spray, dip for puppies and kittens

★ 2 min read

This simple homemade rosemary flea spray (or dip) can help resolve kittens and puppies flea infestations.

Rosemary herbal spray or herbal dip is safe for young puppies and kittens. It is also effective and safe for adult *dogs and cats.

To make a rosemary dip bath scale-up the size of the recipe below to suit the size of the bath basin you'll be using.

Rosemary Flea Spray Recipe

You'll need

Water

Fresh or dry rosemary

Stainless steel sauce pan with a lid

Spray bottle


Preparation

Pour 16 ounces of water into the saucepan.

Turn on the heat and boil the water.

Once the water has boiled, add 1/8 cup of fresh chopped rosemary or 2 teaspoons dry cut and sifted rosemary.

Allow the rosemary to boil in the water for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes remove the sauce pan from the heat. Allow the rosemary water to cool.

Strain the rosemary from the liquid.

Pour the liquid into a spray bottle.


To Use The Flea Spray

Before you use the spray, shake the bottle.

Apply the spray to your puppy's and kitten's fur (don't get the spray in puppy or kitten's eyes). Massage in well. Allow to air dry. 
 
Then run a flea comb through your little one's fur.

Reapply as needed. Safe for daily use.
 
 
To Use as a Flea Dip

Place a soft clean towel on the bottom of the wash tub. The towel will help your puppy or kitten to sit or stand without slipping.

Pour the slightly warm or room temperature rosemary liquid into the wash tub.

Place your puppy or kitten in the tub and gently, thoroughly wash your little one in the herbal bath. Run your fingers through your little one's fur and gently massage the herbal water into her skin.

Once her fur is dry run a flea comb through her fur.

The rosemary flea dip is safe for daily use.


*Cautions

1. Collies (rough or smooth coat) and Shetland sheep dogs (Shelties) have an inherited sensitivity to rosemary. Using rosemary on these two breeds can lead to seizures. Do not use the rosemary spray or dip on collies and shelties.
2. Do not use the rosemary spray of dip on dogs with a known history of seizures.

Make sure you also address the root cause of your kitten's and puppy's flea infestation...
 
 
An Appropriate Diet To Prevent Flea Infestations

Fleas (and other parasites) are attracted to animals that have an acidic body pH.

The most common cause of an acidic body pH is a diet of highly processed food products:
Dry pet food (kibble, biscuits) and treats.
Canned pet food.

A species appropriate raw diet supports normal body pH and a healthy immune system. A raw diet, or fresh and gently cooked food diet is the body's primary defense against insect and parasites infestation.

Adding whole food supplements can also help protect your kitten, puppy, cat and dog. For example:

Fresh garlic can help adult dogs and puppies **older than** six (6) months of age, stay flea-free. For dosage, preparation instructions, breed specific cautions and more, go here.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) or coconut sap vinegar (CSV) can help balance body pH. You'll find more information and dosing instructions for ACV here, CSV here.

Kelp and good-source omega-3 fatty acids can also help. More information and dosing instructions here.

You'll find more recipes for herbal flea treatments here.


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