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Illness With The Older Dog's Diet
A proper, well-balanced diet is
especially for the older dog. Every degenerative disease your older dog
suffers, whether it is a heart problem, arthritis, cancer, kidney
failure, or cataracts, is in some way related to nutritional
deficiencies or to poor absorption of nutrients.
Most authorities agree that the older dog needs more vitamin and
mineral supplementation, as well as a smaller quantity of
higher-quality food (higher biological value). Many of the experts,
however, do not properly interpret degenerative symptoms into
recognition of substandard nutrition.
When your dog is young, time is
on his side, even considering the numerous nutritional errors that were
provided to him in his daily menu. Your dog does not know or care that
he is not getting optimum nourishment. However, you, as his owner, need
to realize that many of the old dog's illness are preventable through
Many experts agree that essentially there is only one canine disease;
toxemia. By whatever local disease names or manifestations you choose
to call it, waste matter is backing up in the cells of the body and
causing them to malfunction or to cease functioning. How do our animals
get into this shameful condition? The shocking truth is that most often
they eat the wrong foods.
The common source of canine illness could lie in putrefaction in the
colon. The large intestine (colon) develops rings of fecal waste, much
like a tree acquires rings as it advances in age. The rings gradually
solidify into impermeable yellow plaster (fecal matter) that becomes
quite hard. These layers of fecal plaster impair a very obvious
The main mode of movement of
food from the esophagus to the rectum is peristalsis, the wavelike
motion used by the digestive system to push the food from one end of
the body to the other.
A dog's colon is normally an efficient sewage system for the evacuation
of wastes. But we have, in all innocence, turned it into a cesspool of
seething putrefaction. Without peristalsis, fecal matter continues to
collect in the colon. Without proper elimination, disease-producing
bacteria increase in the intestines.
With the intestines stuccoed
with dried fecal matter, how can good food be absorbed through the
walls of the intestines? What is to prevent contamination of good
nutrients by putrefactive juices? The flexure that acts to push food
from the small to large intestine, is often draped in feces. So it
either jams open, or it jams shut; either way, your dog has trouble.
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