In the last 20 years veterinarians have been reporting a marked increase in chronic aliments is dogs and cats. Skin conditions that just don’t want to go away, immunity problems with pets that don’t respond well to treatments, pets that suffer from allergies that defy diagnosis and the list goes on. One vet, Dr. Michael Dym, VMD, has suggested the connection between modern day processed pet foods and those health problems. Dr. Dym is a firm believer in holistic veterinarian medicine, a vet that treats the whole pet, rather than just treat the symptom. In one of his written works he stated. “The two biggest factors in our pets’ population health decline over these generations has been the severe overuse of multiple vaccines and nutrient poor and toxin filled commercial pet foods. We have also failed to address the underlying cause of disease by only suppressing symptoms with antibiotics, cortisone and related drugs, so the disease progresses and goes deeper. ”
One pet supply company also believes in Dr. Dym’s philosophy, so much so that he writes their blog for them. His in-depth pet care articles are fascinating to read and learn from. I highly suggest you visit the blog at Petmeds, it is so much more than just a place to buy your pet medications from. It has information that you can take to your own vet and discuss what might be going on with your pet. One of the recent blog posts was about cancer in the pet. Since having lost Trixie, our black lab earlier this year, to cancer, that article hit home for me. There are many articles on there that I will be earmarking for future reference.