Fasting your protection dog

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Needless to say, the correct functioning of a protection dog’s immune system is vital to animals’ health and longevity. Toxins such as vaccines, drugs, wormers, and processed food, can have a harmful effect on a protection dogs immune health. When your protection dogs’ immune system is compromised they become susceptible to disease and parasites. Dogs’ digestive health is crucial for immune function. The digestive system of a protection dog is responsible for around eighty percent of its immunity. A dog’s intestinal tract identifies and destroys harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and chemical toxins. Protection dogs should not be in a constant state of digesting foods. This can be taxing on the ability of your protection dog’s digestive system to stay in optimal form. Regular fasting can be extremely beneficial to your protection dogs’ digestive health. Fasting can help detoxify toxic build-up and restore balance. Fasting your protection dog can help elevate macrophages. Macrophages are your dog’s first line of defense against harmful particles. Macrophages essentially engulf dead cells which are eventually disposed of through fecal matter. This detoxification process is greatly increased during fasting. Fasting your protection dog on a regular basis will also increase immunoglobulin levels, neutrophil bactericidal activity, monocyte killing, and bacteria function, and natural killer cell activity. At Pinnacle Protection Dogs we prefer to fast our dogs about one day per week. We have had other suggestions in regards to the fasting schedule that might also be of benefit but so far this has what’s worked best for us.

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