Alkaline Diets for Dogs
At PUPtection we highly recommend the alkaline diet. An High Alkaline Phosphatase Diet is an organic balanced diet composed of alkaline/acidic foods to raise/lower and balance your pet’s ph levels [immune system and healthy internal environment]. An High Alkaline Phosphatase Diet can rapidly change the health of your pet. By using naturally accruing enzymes, vitamins, probiotics, phytochemicals, and antioxidants derived from organic raw fruits and vegetables, meats, exotic herbs, oils, and clays, we can re-balance organ function, repair internal/external damage, and naturally rebuild your pets system on a cellular level. High Alkaline Phosphatase Diets have helped several animals with acute to chronic illnesses such as; Ear infections, allergies [all types], sensitive stomachs, hives and hot spots, Inflammatory bowel disease IBD and IBS, cancer, dental ulcers, arthritis and dysplasia’s, etc.
Let’s look at what pH levels mean, what the pH level of most commercially prepared dog foods are, the components of an alkaline diet, how alkaline water may help your dog, what health benefits Alkaline/pH Balancing Diets or water provide and if there are instances when they may not be a good idea for your pet.
Before we discuss the finer points of an High Alkaline Phosphatase Diet, let’s take a few minutes to review the difference between alkaline and acidic pH. Solutions are measured on a scale from 0 to 14, and they are considered alkaline if their pH level is higher than 7. Solutions are considered acidic if their pH level measures below 7. Pure water is considered neutral at the midpoint of the scale with a pH level of 7.
As far as your dog’s health is concerned, his blood or urinary pH levels may be discussed by your veterinarian. Urinary pH is of particular concern if your dog is prone to kidney or bladder stones.
The pH Levels of Commercially Prepared Dog Food
Except for certain prescription diets designed to alter a dog’s urinary pH level to prevent the formation of bladder and kidney stones, most commercially prepared dog foods tend to have acidic pH levels.
What is an Alkaline Diet
A homemade alkaline diet is comprised of natural raw foods, especially vegetables. Foods that may increase dietary alkaline levels include:
- cruciferous vegetables (broccoli and cabbage)
- cucurbit vegetables (pumpkins and squash)
Natural apple cider vinegar, unsweetened cranberry juice and vegetable juices can also increase dietary alkaline levels.
In addition to the vegetables listed above, your dog’s body will benefit from a raw food diet that includes bones and organ and muscle meat. You can supplement the meat with greens, such as kale, parsley, romaine, spinach or spirulina algae, to further boost its alkaline level.
The Benefits of Alkaline Water
Several companies are now touting the health benefits of alkaline ionized water (and the accompanying water treatment systems) for pets and people. This specialized water has been credited with improving the health of dogs with a variety of diseases and chronic conditions, including:
- digestive problems
- hip dysplasia
- respiratory problems
- thyroid disorders
- boosts immune system
Many human nutritionists have boasted about the benefits of the alkaline diet as well as alkaline water [specially ionized water to increase oxygen production in the body] for people and after further research are now recommending it for pets to maintain health, prevent illness, and take years off of senior pets. We want to be the first to bring this innovative method to you and your pets so if you’re interested in an alkaline diet for your pet please don’t hesitate to call or stop in….