Your Dog’s Immune System

Supporting Your Dog’s Immune System – Protect Your Dog From Disease

Every dog owner wants a healthy active dog that will live to enjoy life into old age. The key to keeping your dog healthy and disease free is to ensure he or she has a healthy immune system. Your dog’s immune system can prevent the majority of canine health problems if it’s working properly.

Wild animals have certain advantages over our domestic pets. They get a lot more exercise, fresh air and are not exposed to as many toxins as our cats and dogs who are kept at home. Their food is probably fresher than the canned stuff we give our pets and they are also instinctively able to source medicinal herbs such as astragalus, dandelion and milk thistle to support their immune systems.

Why is a dog’s immune system so important?

The immune system is a defense against disease. The immune system can identify harmful substances like bacteria and viruses and destroy them before they have the chances to cause disease. A healthy immune system can prevent any disease – even cancer – when it is working properly.

Unfortunately immune systems can fail. Two of the common failures of a dog’s immune system are autoimmune disease and immunodeficiency.

Autoimmune disease is where the immune system turn against it’s host. It fails to recognize outside dangers from the body’s own cells. This can lead to autoimmune diseases such as arthritis in dogs.

Immunodeficiency is a inefficient immune system which fails to act when attacked by viruses or other threats. If your dog is falling prey to different diseases, chances are his immune system needs a boost!

How to keep your dog’s immune system healthy

There are steps we can take on a regular basis to make sure our dogs immune system is up to scratch. Most of these are common sense.

1~ Make sure your dog always has a clean supply of drinking water available.

2~ Let him have as much exercise as possible.

3~ Ensure his diet is as good as possible. Include a good supply of raw foods.

4~ Make sure his environment is healthy. If he is inside, make sure he (and you!) is not exposed to too much pesticide. Outside the same goes for weed killers.

5~ Give him herbs to boost his immune system. Echinacea and Astragalus for immunity and Dandelion and Mild Thistle for cleansing the liver.

The best way to administer immune herbs is to give your dog C-Caps from Native Remedies. C-Caps promotes healthy immunity and prevents diseases such as arthritis and dog cancer. C-Caps will ensure a happy, healthy and energetic dog for many years.

“We started our 9-year-old rescued German Shorthaired Pointer on C-Caps in July, and she is now going through her “second puppyhood”. I have never seen her have so much energy. It’s now been 4 months, and she is doing better than ever! We hope to have her with us for many years to come, and I thank C-Caps for that!”
—Erin Cox, CA

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