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How to Make Fermented Veggies a Healthy Part of Your Pet's Meal

There are many reasons why fermented foods are good for you and your pets. They act as potent chelators and detoxifiers, helping to rid your pet's body of heavy metals and other toxins. Learn the best types to feed your pet and what you should do if your dog or cat refuses them.

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  • Fermented vegetables are a staple in virtually every type of native diet worldwide — and pets can enjoy them too
  • Fermentation mimics the digestion of plant foods that occurs prey animals’ GI tracts, making them easier to digest
  • Lactic acid bacteria produced during the fermentation process have health-promoting properties, including anticancer effects
  • Fermented vegetables are naturally rich in beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, to nourish gut and immune system health
  • Some pets will gladly lap up a dollop of fermented veggies while others want no part of them; start your pet out gradually with half a teaspoon and slowly increase the amount to 1 to 3 teaspoons a day for every 20 pounds of body weight

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