Detoxing is not a fad. Every horse, dog, and person detoxes. It is a natural occurrence in the body. The body is meant to bring good stuff in and take the bad stuff out. The problem is that our horses and dogs are getting less of the good and more of the bad than ever before and because of this their kidney’s and liver may need some added support.
The environments that our horses and dogs are in are obviously not what they were 100 years ago, and the quality of nutrition is of lesser value than it was even 20 years ago. Today we spray the plants that are supportive to the bodies filtering organs, like dandelions, out of the pasture with an herbicide that puts stress on the bodies filtering organs. (don’t worry, I didn’t know this either, until I was taught it) Then we give our dog the same food for 10+ years, and wonder why he might have certain excesses built up in the body.
The fact is, one of the most nutritionally starved systems of the horse’s and dog’s body today, is their detoxification system. And my horses and dogs are no more immune to this than anyone else’s. I try and do my best by not spraying our pastures, and by buying different good quality dog foods. But they still are not totally getting the vegetation and nutrients to support their detoxifying organs as much as they truly need.
That is why in the spring and fall I use the #27 Liver Support and #37 Kidney Support for 30-60 days on all my dogs and horses. And it doesn’t matter if it is my 3-year-old colts or my 15 year old gelding, nor my older dachshund or new puppy, Ned. Because my horses and dogs don’t have thousands of acres to roam to get all the variety they need, including for their detoxification system, it is up to me to supply it to them. After all if I’m not giving it to them, they aren’t getting it.