Updated: Nov 20, 2020
We want to keep our beloved fluffs to be as healthy and happy as possible. While CBD is very effective for serious ailments, it can also help maintain a general state of wellness in your pup or cat. And supporting their immune system is a great place to start!
Also known as the great protector, the immune system acts like a nonstop housekeeper. It identifies potentially harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, then works to eliminate them before they can do harm. When this system is compromised, your pet may become increasingly vulnerable to illness. An immune system that’s off-kilter for an extended period can lead to chronic inflammation, which, in turn, can forge a path for disease. Diabetes, osteoarthritis, some liver and heart conditions, asthma and cancer are just some of the diseases connected to inflammation.
Keeping your dog’s immune system balanced can help reduce these risks and contribute to overall health and well-being and there are a number of ways that you can do that:
Feeding a fresh, whole food diet can help manage inflammatory responses. We recommend foods with high levels of antioxidants. Gizzls LOVES As Nature Intended. They make special recipes for cats and dogs with specific health problems and have an extensive variety. We especially love Jasmine's Free Range Chicken Kidney Diet For Renal Problems which is perfect for Gizzy.
Exercise and play with your pets. When dogs and cats work their muscles, it helps to cleanse the body of toxins and keeps the lymphatic system in working order.
Have you ever massaged your pet? If not, now’s a great time to start! Not only does massage enhance lymphocyte function, it is also very relaxing, which is good for emotional health (and ultimately, immune health).
Reduce chemicals in your home and on your pet. Opt for plant based household cleansers and more natural approaches to flea and tick prevention. We use Spencers Cat/Dog Spot On Drops.
Provide fresh, filtered water.
Get your pet vaccinated regularly.