Friendly advice from a dog insider
Hello my human friends,
This is Skai Wantstofly, and Dr. D is my father. He says I’m an ambassador for natural healing. I don’t know exactly what that means, but I do know it’s about feeling good and making us dogs better without chemicals, vaccines and drugs.
Which brings me to the main subject of today’s email.
I’ve always loved the number seven because it looks a bit like a stick and I love sticks. That’s why today I’m sharing seven myths that many people still believe.
Myth 1: Bacteria in raw food makes people sick
My father tells me that in over seventeen years of feeding and recommending raw foods, he has not had a single human who had a gastrointestinal bacterial infection such as Salmonella or Campylobacter. Based on this, it appears that the chance of contracting an intestinal infection from raw meat is no greater than a meteorite landing on your head. Just wash your hands and clean them with all natural cleaning products and you will be fine.
Myth 2: Dogs shouldn’t eat raw bones that splinter
Well, my dear ones, that advice certainly did not come from nature. We dogs love bones and so do our wild cousins, wolves and coyotes. We do not debone what we catch and goats and deer are one of our natural food products. When we chew a crispy bone like a chicken thigh or a lamb shank, they are digested by the stomach acids and do not pass through our intestines! That’s silly. Remember, there are no gas stoves or microwaves in nature, so feed only raw bones! It is the cooked bones that can cause serious problems. Read more about which bones should we feed here?
Myth 3: If a dog is on a raw diet, no supplements are needed
Some people are funny. They seem to forget that nature had a completely different plan when it comes to fertilizers: a “what goes out, goes in” system that people have been ignoring for a long time. People have invented cars, trucks, boats and metal birds, and they transport food so far away that it would make any dog’s head spin. The truth is that soil is so low in nutrients that many dogs and people become ill from the lack of nutrients alone. a HairQ The test provides evidence that even dogs fed a raw diet require at least the required amount essential supplements. For those who think this isn’t true, just give it a try and see what your dog’s test results are. My father, Dr. D, says he will give you a full refund if your dog’s test comes back normal.
Myth 4: Hydrogen peroxide, hibitan and iodine are good for wounds
Do you know what hydrogen peroxide does? It disinfects by releasing oxygen by reacting with peroxidase in cells. As a result, it kills the bacteria, but also the skin cells and slows down healing. Likewise, the soap you call Hibitane or chlorhexdine also slows skin healing and is carcinogenic. You can learn more about it how to heal wounds naturally here.
Myth 5: Dogs lick their paws because of allergies
Oh man, where do people come up with these funny ideas?! I’m a dog and I know that most dogs lick their paws because of an abnormal sensation resulting from neck injuries. Neck injuries are often caused by collars (another human invention). How about the people who love them so much try wearing them! Choke, prong and martingale collars are brutal. Some people think it’s all about how you use them, but let’s face it, we dogs love to suddenly run away when we see a squirrel or another dog or suddenly stop to read an urgent email and to jerk!! This hurts the neck, the muscles get tight and off we go… a tingling sensation follows and we dogs can’t tell you anything other than licking.
So remember: it’s not about getting our feet wet when we lick, we don’t like that. It’s about using a good one armor and having a good uncle or aunt who is a physiotherapist or chiropractor.
Myth 6: Ears need to be cleaned often, especially if they are waxy
Wrong. Cleaning an ear is similar to flushing a toilet. You flush and it fills up quickly back upwards to the original level. The other problem is that flushing often leads to the emergence of superbugs because only the resistant bacteria survive. Then our ears become really painful and swollen and more medication is used…
Our ears are like the warning lights on the dashboard of your car. If the oil light is on, it does not mean that you need to remove the light, but that you need to look inside the engine. In the case of us dogs, you look at our diet, supplements, detox our liver and flush only minimally. You can read about ear infections here.
Myth 7: It takes three puppy boosters
Hmm, I don’t know why people don’t learn from nature. Puppies are not pincushions and nature provides their immunity differently. Firstly, the mother has antibodies that she passes on to her puppies via the placenta and colostrum. This protection against maternal antibodies lasts a maximum of 16 to 20 weeks. My dad usually recommends checking antibodies at 12 weeks. If they are present, he checks them again after five months and again after a year, and that’s it… If you want Get the whole scoop on vaccines, click here.
That’s all for today!