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Supercharge Your Dog’s Immune System

Natural food, supplements, and treatments can rev up canine defenses.

When Wells, a Vizsla, reached 5 years old, his owner, Rhoda E. of Ohio was seriously considering euthanasia. He had had skin problems and interdigital cysts for much of his life, but an encounter with some stinging insects started a vicious cycle of allergic reactions that caused severe hair loss and itching. Rhoda says an animal communicator who was in Wells’ presence wept, comparing being in his body to having ants constantly crawling under his skin.

Whether or not you buy the idea of interspecies communication, what’s indisputable was that Wells’ immune system was not only weak, leaving him susceptible to disease and ailments, but had gone haywire, attacking his own body.

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