The most frequent chronic diseases affecting dogs and cats - The role of contaminants
An important discovery
I am proud to have discovered, together with my research and development team in collaboration with 8 universities, the fundamental motive uniting the majority of current chronic or recurrent canine and feline diseases (allergies, intolerances, inflammation, prevention of glandular activities, autoimmune phenomena).
The causeThe motive is the chemical and pharmacological contaminants unfortunately present in all foods, which are the cause, each with differing intensity, modality and time, of the majority of these pathologies.
Numerous differing reactionsThe organism's response varies due to differing individual sensitivities, the contaminants’ toxicity levels and the dosage: A) When the toxin is not powerful but reaches a given threshold due to a single ingestion or multiple ingestions in a short time span, positive defense reactions occur with the following consequences:
1) direct toxic removal mechanisms, especially through vomiting and diarrhea, but also through lachrymation, purges, phlegm, dandruff, urine and salivation;
2) destructive mechanisms by means of inflammatory processes, the organism’s true incinerator. The inflammation will manifest itself within the most sensitive organ (dermatitis, otitis, conjunctivitis, gingivitis, enteritis, colitis, cystitis, nephritis and everything else ending with "itis");B) When the toxin is powerful and / or introduced continuously, it can, depending on individual sensitivity:
1) weaken the immune system, giving way to defective, viral, bacterial or parasitic diseases;
2) provoke “crazy” reactions, with the appearance of intolerances, allergies or, even worse, self-immune pathologies;
3) cause direct damage to the cells of endocrine glands (thyroid, pancreas endocrine, parathyroids, male and female gonads, adrenal glands), sebaceous exocrine glands (lacrimal, pancreatic) and neurotransmitters and hormones which regulate behavior, blocking their specific functions
4) be forced to deposit themselves, as much as possible, in the bone and fat tissue.
Scientific evidenceObviously, to support all these statements, the following is required: 1) in vitro and scientific clinical trials; 2) the provision of supporting literature. Regarding the first affirmation, we posses over 30 publications divided into:
- in vitro toxicity tests;
- the direct connection between the presence of this contaminant in pet food and several of the above mentioned pathologies;
- numerous clinical studies which show, with extreme clarity, how diets lacking everything that may contain this toxin always allow a very rapid regression of all the above mentioned pathological forms.
A model to evaluate every toxinWe have initiated studies to verify, as plausible, which other toxic substances cause similar reactions in the body.
A precise contaminant1) All of our clinical research, both in vitro and scientific, shows an unequivocal link between a significant number of the listed chronic diseases (apparently unrelated to each other) and the overpowering effect of a specific pharmacological contaminant still frequently present in the bone of intensively farmed poultry.
OxytetracyclineThis contaminant derives directly from oxytetracycin, an antibiotic practically devoid of toxicity when used directly to treat or protect animals from the diseases that derive from industrial farming’s overcrowding characteristics.
An unpredictable transformationUnexpectedly and unpredictably however, when the metabolized drug binds to the chicken’s bone, it forms a compound which develops a very high toxicity, rendering its meat and bone meal toxic.
Numerous consequences for pet foodIf we consider how often these meat meals have been used in pet food worldwide for over 50 years, we can understand why dogs and cats are so often affected by the above listed diseases.
The role of globalizationAnd although it’s true that in many Western countries this drug is now rarely used, it is equally true that the large number of dogs and cats that feed on kibble worldwide requires huge amounts of animal protein, quantities that only chicken and its by-products can ensure.
The only available sourceSo although poultry meat and bone meal production in western countries is easily exempt from the presence of this specific toxin, these product sources are absolutely insufficient to satisfy the overall request for this product.
Countries at riskThis obliges the use of meal deriving from South America, many Eastern European countries and the Far East, where oxytetracycline is still widely used.
No product guarantees stable resultsIt is easy to explain how an identical feed formula can, in a manner which was previously incomprehensible, either be perfect or adversely trigger the most diverse reactions within the pet, all depending on the origin of the meal.
The literature2) As regards literature, we point towards what is existent, which is relatively poor due to the objective difficulty in scientifically demonstrating the link between a clinical picture referable to a toxin and the substance accused of being the cause.
The healing power of plants and the body's self-healing capabilitiesThe picture is truly alarming, but all our research has shown that, when contaminated food is eliminated and when applying the healing power of botanicals, the body offers extraordinary and rapid self-healing capabilities. This ability is also particularly important concerning glandular diseases, with the partial or total restoration of their normal activity.
To summarizeWe have clearly established that a diet free of the most dangerous toxins and supplemented by specific pools of botanicals ensures: - The spontaneous regression of inflammatory processes tasked with destroying the toxin; - the restoration of neurotransmitters and hormones which regulate behavior; - restoring the activity of male and female gonads; - partial or even total restoration of endocrine pancreas activity; - restoring the activity of the exocrine pancreas, with the regression of the various gastrointestinal symptoms; - the restoration of the physiological function of T lymphocytes, which when altered attack their own organism in those diseases defined as autoimmune.
Forza10 Founder and Head of SANYpet’s Research and Development Department Veterinary surgeon and international expert in food-borne diseases