Effective Fasting for Pets & Why It Matters

Updated on: December 12, 2022
Effective Fasting for Pets & Why It Matters

Have you considered fasting for your dog or cat? Most of us pet parents have not considered incorporating a routine fasting schedule. More and more evidence is gathering that fasting is beneficial in several ways including increased ability to detoxify. 

Did you know that animals naturally and intentionally fast in the wild?

It’s important to consider fasting once we realize the role of your pet’s gut and immune system. Around 80% of your pet’s immunity is located in his or her gut. Their intestinal tract can identify and destroy foreign substances like bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins and more!

The immune system is also an internal communication network including a system of integrated cells to protect your dog. Sometimes there is confusion within this network of cells and messages can be misinterpreted. This is how autoimmune disorders emerge in their many forms:

  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Food allergies
  • Yeast overgrowth
  • Liver disease
  • Cancer 

Regular, periodic maintenance is necessary for a strong immune system to prevent disorders such as these.

Fasting is one effective way to perform that maintenance.

"Pet fasting is resting their organs from the foods they love to eat. It’s resting the liver, the GI system and when things start to calm down, the detoxification can then happen at a higher and deeper level." -Dr. Ihor Basko

The digestive system uses so many resources that when actively processing food it can leave a low amount of resources for the immune system. By fasting, we give our pet’s immune system a break and allow the majority of resources to be used for the immune system. Fasting allows pets to restore homeostatic balance.

Major benefits to pet fasting include faster recovery from physical activity and injury, increased immune support and even longer life. Several lab studies have shown that fasting animals benefit from the mildly increased cell stress provided by lack of food.

Fasting is a great example of strength from resistance, at a cellular level.

Want to elevate your pet’s fasting?

By adding Poli Pet Boost and Renew pre and post fast will result in increased fasting benefits. As we established, the immune system gets repaired and rejuvenated during fasting.

Boost will give your pet’s cells more energy to heal during this time and ability to recover from the increased cellular stress from fasting. Renew will penetrate the digestive system during this ‘down time’ and remove even more chemicals and toxins.

If you are looking to provide the healthiest experience for your pet then it’s time to consider regular fasting supplemented with Poli Pet Boost and Renew.