By Bill Piechocki

This is the question I pose to you…Do you want a treatment that will temporarily stop your pet from itching, biting, aggression, diarrhea, tear staining, diabetes, or more or do you want to cure them of the conditions that cause these afflictions? Have you ever asked your veterinarian about the drugs and treatments that they prescribe and their functionality? No pet owner wants to see their pet suffer with chronic bloody diarrhea, however isn’t straining with huge, hard, unnatural stools equally uncomfortable? Is the anxiety, restlessness and inability to focus better than the itching? Is the so-called pain and discomfort of exercise any worse than watching what we eat?

You see, all of the things I just mentioned are symptoms of both health challenges and also side effects of problems and common treatment plans which are part of what we call modern medicine. Most treatments are not designed to cure anything and only mask the problem, lulling you into a false sense that you are doing something to help your pet. The truth is that we are encountering visible, measurable symptoms with challenges we cannot easily see. When your pet gets a vaccine for distemper and does not contract it, you feel it worked. Prior to doing this, you should ask “what are the chances of my pet getting distemper if I give him proper care? If my pet is vaccinated, what side effects are possible and will the veterinarian or the drug company treat and compensate me, if my pet either gets distemper or suffers any of the dozens of reported confirmed side effects that the vaccine may cause?“ Usually these problems are experienced when animal hospitals are on emergency hours and we all know a visit such as this will be costly.

In my own life, I don’t want a drug company or a doctor to mitigate my symptoms for a short period of time or subject me to side effects. I don’t want to take these drugs for the rest of my life. I don’t want that for my pets either! I want to know how to return to the healthy condition I enjoyed before this challenge arose. I want the same for all the pets we see.

Curing a health challenge is not about a drug or a treatment. All disease and health challenges are derived from only two causes, deficiency and toxicity. Cures are accessible by understanding that we must not deprive the body of species specific, nutritionally beneficial foods and through eliminating and chelating, the expansive array of toxins our pets’ and ourselves are exposed to daily. The key is what I refer to as the three pillars of a healthy body… Clean air, clean water, and clean nutritious food.

This multifaceted cure is simply a rotational diet based on lifestyle approaches, that will facilitate what nature intended, the body curing itself. All we can do is provide the tools for it to do its naturally defined job.

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and are co-hosts of the radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis.