You love your dog. You would do anything for your dog. Well your home may not be the best place for your dog to live a long and happy life.
Just like parents often put poisonous things into a baby’s room (like new wallpaper and plastic toys) and wonder why the baby is sick, people often expose their dog to things that will kill them and wonder why the dog is sick or dying.
Dogs get sick and die from cancer. That is a fact. But did you know that household cleaning products will cause cancer?
An example is bleach. Everyone knows that it interfers with breeding dogs by altering the sex hormones and by killing sperm. But did you know it can alter DNA to the point that tumors develop?
You find bleach in many of the household products that your dog comes in contact with on a daily basis. It is in laundry detergents, for example. Did you launder that blanket your dog sleeps on? Does you dog sleep in the laundry room? Did you spill detergent on the laundry room floor where your dog can lick it?
Your dog can also be exposed to mold, especially in the laundry room. The room is wet and warm and confined. A perfect place for mold growth to concentrate.
Molds produce chemical groups like Ochratoxins, Aflatoxins and Trichothecenes. In high concentrations these chemicals cause cancer for people and dogs. Doctors and vets have known this for almost 30 years.
But these toxins are slow onset problem makers. This means that it may take a few years for the cancers to develop. So your dog may feel great up till the moment that it is too late.
Where else do we find mold in high concentrations? In the basement, of course. People quite often have a beautiful sleeping area for their dogs in basements.
"Okay, I believe you. What can I do?"
1. Keep cleaning products sealed in plastic containers.
2. Buy cleaning products WITHOUT bleach.
3. Clean up all spills immediately.
4. Keep washer and dryer open when not in use. (To stop mold)
5. Keep the laundry room door open to air out.
6. Periodically spray the rooms with a solution of grape fruit seed extract or Tea Tree Oil to prevent mold growth.
If you plan to keep your dog healthy, you have to start thinking about it today.
About the Author: For 30 years, Dr Graham has been helping people treat and
prevent disease by showing them how to live in a clean