We think this article from Dog Fancy's "Natural Dog" section of their magazine and online presence is just enough out of the mainstream to be both interesting and provocative. We've all heard of humans fasting, and trying all sorts of other treatments, whether endorsed by the medical establishment, in an attempt to cleanse or "detoxify" their body. It turns out that some veterinarians recommend the use of certain detox procedures for pets, too. This article sticks to detoxing dogs who have been ill and/or on various medications, and recommends a short, 24 hour fast to start the process, along with the judicious use of herbs and natural supplements to aid elimination of toxins.
But with these tips, we must stress: don't try this on your own! Please consult a veterinarian well-versed in integrative medicine to guide your process for your particular dog, and include a full, in-canine check-up before using any of these tips.
So what do your think? How far would you go with integrative medicine, including a detoxification process, to help your dog recover from an illness-or for that matter, to maintain wellness? Let us know!