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A new emerging field of study has discovered a link between dogs' gut microbiome and the healthy and quality of their skin and coat. Scientists are finding out that when the bacteria in the gut are in proper balance, the animal is also more likely to have healthy skin and a shiny coat.
We have the full story for you in this post.
This post also includes a few simple, practical tips on how to help your dog be healthier from the inside to look better on the outside.
We all want our dogs to have long, healthy lives, right? The problem is that we’re often not told exactly how to make that happen. Most advice we receive is either vague ("no people food") or contradictory.
From the very beginning (perhaps with our first dog as kids), we are taught to believe that disease comes naturally with age. Stiff joints, dementia, and cancer are random and inevitable. That's just the way it goes, right?
However, new studies on dog health and nutrition actually shows disease is NOT an inevitable part of ageing. Lots of evidence now demonstrates very specific actions you can take starting today which can have a huge impact on your dog's health now, and as they age.
We rely on our veterinarians for advice on our pets' health. And we love our vets! Most are great at diagnosis and clinical procedures. But vets are busy just like the rest of us. Many aren't aware of the latest research in diet and nutrition. For this reason, the solutions dispensed are often prescription medications, even when natural solutions exist.
In fact, many of our ideas about what happens as our pets get older are actually based on outdated information... almost like myths that we somehow keep alive. But in looking at the current research, there is actually a lot we can do to help our pets live longer healthier lives... to have not just a longer life-span, but a longer health-span.
This is the #1 thing you can do to increase the health-span of your pets. Study after study in both animals and humans is now showing that reducing caloric intake and spreading out the time between feedings (time-restricted feeding, usually once per day) shows the strongest correlation with greater health-span, vastly reduced risk of cancer and senility.
Dogs are carnivorous by evolution. Despite ten thousand years of domestication, their gut microbiome was never designed for grains (neither was ours by the way, but that's a different blog post!) Once upon a time, dogs were pack hunters and scavengers, and both their gut microbiome and their metabolism still reflects this (that's actually why they spend so much time sleeping... to conserve energy for hunting and digestion!)
Eating human food occasionally can be OK, but it is important to avoid sugar, grains (especially wheat and corn), avocado, and shellfish. The best approach for long, healthy life is to give a quality dog food not containing the foods above (check the label). A consistent diet, both quantity and quality, is far better for your dog.
Exercise in high-intensity bursts is better correlated with youthfulness than extended periods of cardio.
Dogs are social creatures. Greater time spent with humans and other dogs is correlated with greater happiness, youthful behavior, and health even in old age. Dog parks are a great option (and this can take care of the exercise requirement above!)
Commercial foods and table foods, despite claims to the contrary, often are missing key micro-nutrients your dog needs. Worse still, many foods actually contain ingredients (such as sugars and grains) which elevate the key blood markers correlated with inflammation, which research now shows is terribly aging. In fact, more and more scientists are starting to believe that aging is actually an inflammatory disease. Addressing inflammation is best done using natural ingredients instead of drugs, whenever possible.
Thanks for reading! We really hope you put these tips into practice to help your dog live a longer, happier, healthier life!
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