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    Why mineral deficiencies lead to dehydration and premature aging in dogs

    By Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM

    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. His love of dogs and passion for natural healing and nutrition led him to writing, teaching and helping people create health naturally, without drugs, chemicals and processed food.

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    For a while, I have been aware that many dog lovers don't know that mineral deficiencies can lead to dehydration and premature aging in their beloved dogs.

    The reason why is because the body needs the right osmotic balance in order to maintain the optimal mineral to water ratio. When essential minerals are missing, the body has to reduce the water volume to achieve the proper electrolyte levels it needs.

    Over the years, I have frequently written on the topic of mineral and nutrient depletion, but now we have more data to confirm what is happening. In fact, the situation is worse than I thought because almost every dog that doesn’t get mineral supplements is deficient.

    How essential minerals become depleted
    Ideal natural nutrient cycle

    I often wonder why some people still resist taking a few simple steps to supplement their dog's food in order to help them be healthier and live longer. It is as if the universal plan for them was to learn the hard way. It is difficult to watch the unnecessary suffering and loss.

    I also wonder if these guardians are concerned about the cost, but having been a veterinarian for over 30 years, I know that buying a few supplements for their dogs is much less costly than treating any disease. Also there is the emotional hardship and their dogs' decreased quality of life that must be considered. 

    I think the biggest reason why some people don’t give supplements is that they just never thought of essential mineral depletion as a cause of dehydration and disease.

    There are 37 000 000 000 000 000 000 000! chemical reactions taking place in the body every second and better hydration undoubtedly leads to better health.

    Optimal nutrition is also the key, and this is why so many dogs improve so dramatically when they are put on GreenMin. There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing senior dogs acting like they did years ago. 

    You can do the same for your dog

    All you need to do is to take the following 3 steps:

    1. Measure your dog's essential mineral levels by conducting a simple HairQ test
    2. Give your dog all-natural essential supplements
    3. Feed wholesome, natural raw or cooked food

    Let me know how it goes. I would love to hear from you! 

    plant based minerals for dogs to prevent premature aging

    © Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM 

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    Dr. Peter Dobias, DVM has 30 years of experience as a veterinarian. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 in the Czech Republic and obtained the Canadian Certificate of Qualification in 1995. He is currently licensed in the European Union, and his unique approach to healing and nutrition helps holistically minded dog lovers worldwide.

    Dr. Dobias strongly believes that disease prevention, natural nutrition and supplements, the right exercise and a drug free approach to medicine can add years to your dog's life.

    As a formulator of his all-natural vitamin and supplement line and co-inventor of natural, chemical free flea and tick control, FleaHex® and TickHex®, his unique healing system and products currently hold the highest independent five star customer rating. For more information click here.

    Any general recommendations that Dr. Dobias makes are not a substitute for the appropriate veterinary care and are for informational and educational purposes only.

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