116 – Wholistic Medicine with Dr. Jean Dodds – Part 2
In Part 2 of Pure Dog Talk’s Dr. Jean Dodds series, Jean discusses Wholistic Medicine, food as medicine, and how to test your dog for food sensitivities.
Wholistic Medicine – How traditional medicine works with conventional medicine
Dr. Dodds quotes Hippocrates:
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food – Hippocrates
Food As Medicine
Food should be dense, have variety, be readily available and safe.
Every animal’s genomic structure is unique. Historically, dog’s were carnivorous. As dogs followed man, they ate scraps and cereal or grain was added to their diet. The dog genome changed from the original wolf genome. But basically dogs are still carnivorous and require whole meats – bones, organ, tripe, flesh, and muscle.
Diet Preferences: In order
- Raw is the first choice – either fresh, freeze dried, or frozen.
- Homemade Balanced Diet – Grain and Gluten-free, no wheat, corn or soy.
- Grain-free Premium Dry with Grain-free Premium canned food added.
Food Intolerances – Nutriscan Test
Dr. Jean Dodds created Nutriscan, to test for food intolerance and sensitivities for dogs and cats. Based on unique results, appropriate diets can be recommended.
Food Sensitivities – How Do I Know?
Dr. Jean says that if your dog is itching, excessively biting or chewing on himself, or rubbing his face that food sensitivities should be tested.
Another sign is gas. Listen to your dog’s belly to hear if there is excessive gurgling. We have all had an upset stomach so listen to your gut instinct.
Don’t Miss Next Week! Thyroid with Dr. Jean Dodds
Here is a teaser from Dr. Jean on her Dogwise Book – The Canine Thyroid Epidemic – Answers You Need for Your Dog.
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