pH Level

Special Needs Holistic Entrée As a Veterinary Alternative

pH Balanced - 7.6-8.0

Low Protein, Low Fat, but High in Calories

Herbs

Limited Ingredient Diet

What is pH Balance?
What is the pH Balance of a dog?

  • Using ingredients and herbs; not minerals.
  • Helps prevent crystals in the urine.
  • Helps prevent pancreatitis.
  • Improves kidney & liver function.
  • Reduces anaerobic activity and puts more oxygen in the blood

So your dog does not go into starvation mode.

  • Body burns fat instead of protein.
  • For weight loss, decrease the daily recommended feeding amount by 10-25% daily until the desired weight is achieved.

Help strengthen the immune system.

  • Flaxseed Contains lignins, which protect against disease, improves digestion, helps alleviate disorders of the colon, and is soothing to the stomach and intestinal linings.
  • Kelp helps maintain a healthy stomach, reduces poisoning from environmental pollution, and helps clean the kidneys, bladder and uterus.
  • Alfalfa aids in healing allergies and neutralizing stomach ailments. Helps bad breath, prevent tooth decay, cleanses the kidneys, removes poisons from the body, neutralizes acids, and is an excellent blood purifier.
  • Peppermint eases gas and bloating, purifies the blood and helps control diarrhea, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.
  • Rose Hips curb stress, builds and strengthen body tissues.
  • Optimum omega 3:6 ratios.
  • If additional protein is needed, we recommend rotation of the canned foods with the Special Needs. Special Needs are on the list of Veterinary Alternatives in the USA. Veterinarians recommend and use the Special Needs in place of Prescription Diets.

To understand what pH Balance is, it is helpful to understand the nature of pH – acidity and alkalinity.

The pH level is one of the most important balance systems of the body. The term pH stands for “potential” of “Hydrogen.” It is the amount of hydrogen ions in a particular solution. Food / Water (H2O) taken into the body eventually breaks down into H+ and OH-. When a solution contains more H+ than OH-, it is acidic, vice versa it is alkaline.

The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14 with 7 being neutral. Below 7 is acidic and above 7 is alkaline. The blood, lymph and cerebral spinal fluid in a dog’s body is genetically designed to be slightly alkaline at 7.0 to 7.4 (6.1-6.4 for cats). In other words, the dog’s pH balance is achieving pH of 7.0 to 7.4. When pH falls below that, tissues in the body are prone to disease.

This is because tissues need oxygen to remain healthy but acidic environment prevents oxygen from reaching the body’s tissue. For example, at a pH slightly above 7.4, cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. This has given rise to a variety of treatments based on increasing the alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the drinking of fresh vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation with alkaline minerals such as Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium.

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