A holistic approach to wellness begins with good nutrition. Only by putting quality ingredients into a dogs body can a dog achieve optimum health. Truly holistic dog food, then, is all natural, free of artificial colours, flavors and preservatives. It mimics a dog's natural diet, contains very high quality ingredients and is balanced to promote health and well-being.
Holistic diets are great both for the preventing disease and for helping to make sick dogs feel better. Good nutrition is the foundation for all the systems of the body including the immune system, the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the skeletal system, the urinary system and the skin. This means that animals that eat holistic diets are less likely to get sick, they recover more quickly if they do fall ill and live longer.
Because holistic diets are more basic and contain fewer types of fillers, they can help dogs with sensitive stomachs, food allergies and other health problems. Many dogs with conditions such as chronic vomiting or diarrhea, poor skin and hair coat or other chronic diseases improve or recover when switched to appropriate holistic diets. This is because the additives and by products in many commercial diets are potentially irritating to a dog's system. When the system is free of chronic irritation, it has time to heal.
Excellent nutrition does not ensure that a dog will never get sick, but it does contribute greatly to a dog's overall health. In the end, feeding a high quality holistic diet to your dog can save dog owners time, money and grief. Dogs that eat better live longer, make better pets and require fewer visits to the veterinarian.
P.S. When switching diets, be sure to introduce the new food gradually so your pet's system can get used to it.
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