PART 1 – KEEPING YOUR DOG HEALTHY BY BEING AWARE OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL HEALTH
The key is their constitutional health.
What does constitutional health mean and how does it affect our dog’s well being ?
Our constitutional health is our ability to resist and fight disease and gives us a strong indicator of the relative strength of our immune system.
We all know that person who never seems to get sick when everyone else around them does. Have you ever wondered why?
This may come down to our inherited strengths and weaknesses we were born with. So the health of our parents at the time of conception can be critical to determining our constitutional health and how healthy our start to life will be, man or dog.
This is why not all of us, humans and dogs are born equal in regard to our ability to stay healthy when dealing with the many challenges life throws at us.
Some dogs are just naturally more robust than others and have less health issues throughout their lives.
So our constitution can be seen as an inherited physical blueprint that we can use to help keep our dogs as healthy as possible throughout their life.
If you have a dog that just seems to have had a tough start to life with illness and disease, then this could be that they were born with a weaker constitutional strength than others around them.
What can you do about it?
On a positive note, you can look at constitutional health as a bank account. The more positive things you put into it, the more it grows and the healthier/wealthier you become. Likewise the more you take out of it, the unhealthier/poorer you become.
So it is important not to look at your dog’s constitutional health as ‘fixed’, but rather as a fluid system you can work with and build to help your dog live a longer, healthier and happier life!
In our next few articles, we will be giving you some suggestions on HOW you can enhance your dog’s constitutional health.
So please feel free to share your stories and help us help more people take the best care of their four legged best friend.
Tim & Mimi