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Dog health-simple health remedies

Updated on March 22, 2013
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An experienced integrative healthcare professional & Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists

No appetite?

This phenomenon is an all too familiar thing that I'm sure many of you can relate to. The reasons and causes are wide and varying. Factors can be as simple as poor digestion which can be a result of increasing age, fussy eaters, the effect of medicines, depression or low mood or something more serious like being stung or bitten by ticks, snakes or insects. Loss or poor appetite can also indicate more serious illness. If your animal companion has gone off his or her food and this is not a normal occurrence or if there are any more unusual signs and if unsure, seek the advice from your vetetinarian immediately.

For fussy eaters or those who have lost their appetite due to medicines, you can try the following approaches I have used myself. Having a good lactose free probiotic is very important not only to improve the overall digestive process, these probiotics also help strengthen the immune system and ward off against other illnesses. Doses are given based on weight as per the instructions on thd manufacturer's bottle, however please make sure these are free of lactoae as pets like dogs and cats do not tolerate lactose.

Another factor could be due to accumulation of wind within their bodies. I give my dogs one to two charcoal tablets ( please refer to manufacturer's instructions as products do vary) and this not only helps eliminate the bloated feeling in their bodies, it also helps adsorb toxins from their bodies which is a useful bonus!

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