According to a study, animals come in contact with hundreds of toxins more than we do. From the food they eat to the air they take in, everything contains toxins.
It is almost impossible to protect our furry friends from all the environmental toxins around them. But this isn’t a hopeless scenario. We can help them stop the toxic load by arming them with the right nutrients that will support and promote healthy functioning of your pet's toxin-removal organs, including the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system and immune system. Below are some herbs you might want to add in their diet:
- Burdock root
- Dandelion root
- Oregon grape
- Yellow dock
- Milk thistle (milk thistle is popular for its detoxifying properties and its abilities to actually stimulate regeneration of liver cells)
- Corn silk
- Red clover
- Cleavers (helps your pet's lymphatic system remove toxins from the tissues of the body)
- Astragalus(helps support immune system function)
- Same (s-adenosylmethionine)
Prevention is always better than cure. Before your pet’s toxic bucket becomes full, reduce their toxic load by doing a regular clay cleanse. Clay cleanse uses bentonite clay to draw out toxins and other unwanted elements from your pet’s system. Simply add a teaspoonful of bentonite clay in your pet’s drinking water or rub it on the surface of their skin.