When that #frankincense
kicks in... 💜🐶✨ Love this combination for #transformationtuesday
What are you crowding out/ calling in today? ~ What’s your soundtrack?
Mine’s crowding out fear and calling in freedom of spirit, and my soundtrack always comes back to The Breakup Song by @francescamusic
“Sick and tired of being sick and tired
Had as much of you as I can take
I'm so done, so over being afraid
I've gone through the motions
I've been back and forth
I know that you're thinking you've heard this before
I don't know how to say it
So I'm just gonna say it, yeah
Fear, you don't own me
There ain't no room in this story
And I ain't got time for you
Telling me what I'm not
Like you know me well guess what?
I know who I am
I know I'm strong
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here.”
One of the most important factor in health is the diet we eat. This is also true for our pets. I have definitely seen what a profound difference food choices can make for pets. However, the answer to what foods may be best for pets is not easily answered - it depends so much on each animal - their age, breed, size, health status, genetic predispositions, and even personalities, tendencies, and preferences.
The ideal diet takes into all these factors and also the ease for the pet parents to offer the diet. I am personally a strong advocate for fresh diet whenever possible and use as much variety as possible.
The gastrointestinal system makes up the largest portion of the immune system and also houses millions of neurons which makes it the "second brain" of the body. A healthy gastrointestinal system really is the foundation of total body health.
We are lucky that there are very clear established baseline for pet nutrition and we can formulate pet foods to be as balanced as possible. I do think it is helpful to offer a variety of balanced diet instead of offering the same foods long term, especially in young animals. This encourages the gut to develop a variety and healthy microflora for digestion, and reduces the possibility of the one food causing problems long term (such as possible recalls due to contamination or accidental inclusion of toxins and deficiencies or other problems). I am also a strong believer that fresh foods offer nutrients that can be lost during processing, storage, and addition of preservatives. We can even think of foods as energy and that fresh foods offer a type of living energy that can be lost when processed heavily.
It is so so so very important, however, to make sure even when offering fresh food type diet that it is balanced long term.
More on this to come...