To fast or not to fast


To fast or not to fast? That is the question.

Cats should never fast. This article is only for our friends the descendants of wolves.

Fasting for dogs

Just like humans, there are dogs that are more gluttonous than others... There are days when Quixote seems to have gone on a hunger strike. Napo could eat endlessly until he burst and still want more... If your dog acts like Quixote, it is not that he is angry or protesting, he has simply decided to fast or purify his body by eating less. These attitudes may come from their wilder past, like wolves today, the canids of that time did not eat every day, they depended on the game or carrion they found. Do not confuse voluntary fasting with fasting along with diarrhea, abdominal discomfort or a strange attitude... these are symptoms of an illness and you should go to the vet. For those who do not fast or reduce their intake on their own, just as most cultures and religions recommend periods of fasting, we can impose it. Do not be afraid that your dog will go hungry, in a healthy dog, sporadic fasting for 24 hours is very beneficial.

We can fast our dogs once a week or a couple of times a month.

Another option is a half fast. If your dog eats twice a day, do not feed him again after the last feeding of the day until the last feeding of the next day. For example, you skip the morning meal and don't feed him until dinner, so he will go without food for about 12 hours.

They should always have fresh water available!

If your dog is more like Napo, anxious and gluttonous, so that he doesn't have a bad time, you can give him a good recreational bone such as a cow's knee or femur so that he is well entertained! Fasting or semi-fasting helps the body enter ketosis, which causes the body to use fats to produce energy and purifies it. It also reduces inflammation, making it a great anti-cancer preventative.

This also applies to us humans so you can fast together with your dog to make it more bearable for you!

From the documentary Dog Cancer:
" Your animal won't die if you don't feed it for a few hours or even a day," Rodney said. “The opposite is even more significant," Dr. Mercola added . "Not only will they not die, but if you don't correctly implement the fasting protocol, you will prematurely shorten their life. I guarantee you, there is no doubt about it. They were designed to fast and if you deny them, because you somehow think they are hungry, you will kill them prematurely ."
*This is only recommended for healthy and adult dogs, do not do it with puppies, elderly people or pregnant females. Other sources:
Dogs Naturally Magazine >
Mercola HealthyPets - Pet Nutrition and Animal Wellness >
Veterinary Practice News >
*This article has been written based on our knowledge and unconditional love for dogs and cats, but at no time does it replace the advice of a veterinarian. The CRU will be happy to try to resolve any questions you may have, but if your pet suffers from any pathology, we recommend that you consult with a registered veterinarian. Share: