Minimizing Toxins For Pets

Last Updated on: October 28, 2021

man petting his golden retriever at home

Our pets take great care of us, and it’s time we start taking better care of them. Helping to minimize the toxins our pets are exposed to will help to improve their quality of life and their longevity of life.

Dogs and cats should live well into their 20s, with health and vibrancy … really. Yet despite “advancements” in veterinary care, dogs and cats are living seven years less than they did 20 years ago.

golden retriever
One out of 1.65 dogs will get cancer.

Pet cancer statistics are more staggering than in humans:

One out of 1.65 dogs will get cancer.
One out of 3 cats will get cancer.

In addition to soaring cancer rates in pets, there are staggering increases in obesity, autoimmune disease, arthritis, allergies, and gastrointestinal disorders.

orange stripped cat resting at home in a cat bed
One out of 3 cats will get cancer.

The Reasons

  1. We have sold our health for fast, cheap, and convenient. We have been led to believe that “healthy food” is processed, packaged, and preserved with artificial chemicals. NO! This convenience food, often made with genetically modified ingredients, is dangerous to our health, and it is killing us, our families, and our pets! Since 1942 there have been over 84,000 synthetic chemicals developed and released into our foods, affecting plants, animals, and the environment. (1) Over 60,000 of these chemicals have found their way into our tap water.
  2. Western medicine treats symptoms. Putting Band-Aids® on the symptoms forces the body to “speak” louder in order to get the attention desired. Symptoms are a “sign” of the body not being in balance (dis-ease). Fix the reason for the symptom (the root cause) and the dis-ease has an opportunity to resolve.
  3. Toxin overload. The bodies’ organs of elimination cannot keep up with the modern-day onslaught of toxins. Dogs, cats, and people have six organs of elimination, all designed to help eliminate toxins: the liver, lungs, lymphatics, kidney, colon, and the largest of all, the skin, which is also the largest organ of absorption! None of these organs have adapted to deal with synthetic chemicals. When toxins can’t be eliminated through the organs, they are stored in the fat cells and leach out slowly, creating dis-ease.

10 years ago, in the first study of its kind, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that American pets are polluted with even higher levels of many of the same synthetic industrial chemicals that researchers have recently found in people, including newborns.

Dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people. (2)

Average levels of many chemicals were substantially higher in pets than people, with 2.4 times higher levels of stain- and grease-proof coatings (perfluorochemicals, or PFCs) in dogs, 23 times more fire retardants (polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs) in cats, and more than 5 times the amounts of mercury. (2)

These statistics are 12 years old. Toxin levels are exponentially higher now. We have overwhelmed the body’s capacity to eliminate toxins, resulting in epidemic numbers of pets with cancer.

orange stripped cat resting at home on a cat bed
Over 84,000 synthetic chemicals have been produced since 1942.

Top Three Action Steps To Lower Toxic Load

    1. Feed a species an appropriate, balanced organic/grass-fed diet. If you are feeding processed food, READ THE LABELS. Avoid genetically modified organisms (GMO; feed only organic), grains, “meal,” and byproducts. See for more information on raw diets and supplements.
    2. Clean the home with natural products. If you cannot understand items on the product’s label, DO NOT USE IT. I prefer to use the hypochlorous acid water from my Echo Machine as my base and add citrus essential oils to clean my home and office.
    3. Drink highly filtered water. The water we have coming into our homes is far different than the water our ancestors got from natural springs and rivers. Tap water has been shown to have over 65,000 toxins, many of which are known carcinogens, meaning they produce cancer. Water in plastic bottles can have over 24,000 additional toxins from the leaching of toxins in the packaging. Many people think the filtration in the refrigerator is sufficient, but this is wrong! The average refrigerator only filters chlorine and iron so the water smells and tastes good, but it does not remove the other toxins (including glyphosate and heavy metals). If you are using a filtered water system, find out what is actually being filtered out. If there is no proof the filter is removing heavy metals and glyphosate, it probably isn’t.
Echo Water Machines
A pet’s skin is its largest organ for absorbing and eliminating toxins.

The Echo Antioxidant Water™ Machines not only properly filter but they have the added benefit of creating molecular hydrogen, a selective antioxidant that can help reduce many health conditions in humans and pets.

Healthy is not a thing you do; it is a way of life! If you are starting out on a path to health, set yourself up for success. Pick one thing from the above three steps and commit to the improvement. After a week, pick another thing. Each week add on a new commitment to take action on.

If you are already “aware” and committed, there is always more that can be done.

The journey isn’t over until we exit the planet. Keep expanding, creating, learning, evolving, and inspiring others to do the same!

For more information on how to improve your pet’s health, download my free ebook, 5 Steps to Holistic Healing for Your Pets, at

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