Our Fur Babies and the Four Pillars of Wellness

by | Mar 9, 2020 | Environmental Pillar, Nutritional Pillar

Our fur babies depend on us to keep them well, happy and thriving. The same four pillars of wellness we use should apply to them, too!

Helpful links: Pet food facts from Mercola.com

Hello, hello.

Today we’re going to talk about your fur babies, because they’re important, too. One of the biggest things that I talked to my fur parents about is that you have to apply the four pillars of health to your animal. What does that mean? What does that look like for them?

Nutrition

Number one, their food. It is filled with crap. It’s like they take the worst of the worst of the worst and then they throw it in and give it to your dog. We want to look at foods that are being brought in with whole meats, not the remnants, not the scraps, not the crap. We want to make sure that that food doesn’t have wheat in it or corn in it. We want to make sure that what we’re applying to our bodies, we’re also applying to our pets’ bodies.

There are tremendous studies that show our animals are showing up with the exact same diseases that humans are. The difference is because they don’t live as long, we’re seeing them tremendously fast. So if your pet has a health issue, it’s only a matter of time before you probably got the same health issue. Let’s look at them kind of similarly.

Number one, check your foods. Get organic. Look at raw diets. Look at cleaning that up in some manner. Then we want to look at the environment.

Environment

I can’t tell you how many times my patients have had their animals in the hospital, and it turns out that they’re having a skin reaction to what the client was using on their floors. Because who spends the most time on the floors, right? Your pets, your babies. We’ve got to look at that.

Emotions and Structure

Then we want to look at how is their emotional well-being? What type of animal are they, right? Cats rule us. Dogs we rule. You look at those types of things. But has the dog been given a job? Do they know what to do? Is it exercising? Is it working out? If you’re overweight, is your dog overweight, right? So those are going to be some things that we want to look at. Get out to exercise, or movement. Is your dog bored? Are they causing problems?

We can absolutely use essential oils with our animals. But they have to be used very carefully, and know which, when, and how much. You never want to close an animal into a room with anything that would be aromatic. We want to give them the freedom to stay or to leave.

We’ve got the nutritional component, the environmental component, the emotional component, and the structural component. You’ve got to get them moving, just like you have to move. You got to give them love, just like you need love. You got to feed them right, just like you have to eat right. And you got to keep your environment clean.

I hope this gives you many more years with your fur baby. Talk to you soon. Bye-bye.

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