Straightforward steps to a more healthy, longer – Dr. Dobias Pure Therapeutic


How I hold my canine wholesome and lively naturally 

Who knew attending an interval coaching class the opposite day would result in sharing Pax’s wellness routine and ultimately my very own?

I like going to those courses as a result of it offers me the chance to hang around with enjoyable folks whereas getting my coronary heart charge up, which, as many well being consultants say, is necessary for well being and longevity.

Throughout one of many courses, my coach Nicole and I began chatting, and I discussed I have been a vet for 35 years. 

How outdated are you?” she requested me.

I can be 60 in January”, I replied with a bit of hesitation as a result of, in my head, 60 is historical.😅

What?! You might be as outdated as my dad, and he can’t even transfer!” Nicole replied.

I feel I blushed a bit of, and went on to the following cardio phase, however I may see Nicole was genuinely stunned by my health degree, and I actually by no means anticipated to nonetheless be capable to do as a lot as I do at this age.

Sure, I’ve had some accidents through the years, however, on the whole, I have been in a position to preserve the identical physique weight and health degree I had 20 years in the past.

Maybe you are questioning why I don’t actually speak about what I do to maintain myself and Pax match and wholesome. It is silly of me to not, however the reason being I don’t wish to provide the impression that I am “promoting to you.” 

Nevertheless, I additionally know that not sharing implies that I am not serving to you and your canine, which is my final purpose.

It is heartbreaking to see canine and other people we love and care about falling aside as a result of nobody took the time to share with them the fundamentals of the way to create long-lasting well being.

So I am as soon as once more pushing myself to beat my deep-seated hesitation to share with you Pax’s wellness routine and in addition my very own (coming quickly) in level kind. 

Pax’s wellness routine

1. Weight loss program

Pax will get primarily uncooked meat and blended veggies. I have been serving his dietary supplements in veggies, with Omega-3s and additional olive oil. He likes it that approach.

I additionally be sure that he will get bones a minimum of 2-3 occasions per week. A few of the bones I select are tougher dental bones (however NOT marrow bones). 

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2. Dietary supplements & Detox

I give Pax the Fab4 dietary supplements:

  • SoulFood – licensed natural fermented multivitamin and kidney and liver assist with anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer herbs and superfoods
  • GreenMin – pure plant-based minerals and amino acid wealthy inexperienced superfoods
  • FeelGood Omega – sustainable, mercury-free Omega-3 squid oil 
  • GutSense – superior canine probiotic and digestive assist with prebiotics

As soon as each six months, I take Pax by way of a month lengthy liver cleanse with LiverTune as dwelling in right now’s world makes publicity to toxins and heavy metals inevitable. Common physique detox is crucial in sustaining optimum well being for our canine finest associates.

3. Train routine

Pax will get a minimum of 2 hours of walks every day as a part of his wellness routine, but which will enhance to a a number of day lengthy climbing journey when attainable. Canines like it. 

Generally we stroll by way of the town, with a whole lot of off-leash time in parks and on trails. Pax likes to stroll in water, swim, and fish. He chases critters, when it’s okay, and enjoys simply being a canine.

4. Socialization

Pax is unquestionably a social butterfly. He loves being with different folks, children particularly, and being petted and cuddled. As many canine do, he will get tremendous enthusiastic about assembly new folks, or folks he doesn’t get to see fairly often.

At one level, I believed he was taking me with no consideration, as a result of he was a bit of lukewarm when he would greet me. However when he refused to depart me or go for a stroll with out me, even with shut associates or members of the family, the query of whether or not he liked me was answered as soon as and for all. I am undoubtedly his individual.


Generally we go and hand around in a espresso store once we are in Czech Republic, my dwelling nation. Canines are allowed inside and as you may see from the image, these locations are enjoyable, funky, and nice canine social hubs. 

5. Vaccination protocol

I have been writing on this subject for a few years, but over-vaccination in canine continues to be quite common. Click on right here to see my suggestions and present canine immunity protocol that hasn’t failed in additional than 25 years. 

6. Tick and flea prevention

I do not advocate any typical canine flea and tick management as a result of there have been quite a few extreme antagonistic reactions, resembling seizures, organ toxicity, and sadly fatalities brought on by just about all the most important flea and tick manufacturers. 

I take advantage of FleaHex on Pax provided that I see fleas however that could be very, very uncommon. It really works very well in breaking the flea cycle.

If I am strolling Pax in an space with ticks, I take advantage of TickHex. I apply it earlier than the primary stroll and examine for ticks after we get dwelling. If the tick infestation is heavy, I apply it extra usually in the course of the day. 

7. Accidents and bodily remedy

As a loopy boy who likes to run tremendous quick, Pax pulled his iliopsoas muscle — the one which goes alongside the again and attaches over the pelvis to the femur.   

Now, I’ve to watch out to not overextend him going full velocity. He likes to chase squirrels, marmots and pikas and it has been a bit of little bit of a battle to forestall him from re-injuring himself. 

I am sharing this so that you don’t suppose that I don’t have my very own challenges with Pax. Life finds its methods to show us classes. 

My accomplice is a bodily therapist so Pax will get common IMS (acupuncture remedies), chiro changes, therapeutic massage, and we do an entire bunch of workouts as a part of his preventive care. 

8. Strolling necessities

My rule of thumb is to by no means connect a leash to Pax’s collar to guard his neck, thyroid gland, and nerves.

The vagus nerve that originates from the cervical backbone governs the operate of the guts, lungs, digestive tract, kidneys and vascular operate. When injured by a collar, many issues go incorrect. Sadly, the connection between the collar, neck, vagus nerve and organ well being is commonly missed in typical medication.

It took me years to search out the suitable arrange for canine strolling, however I’ve undoubtedly settled on the Light Leash, a gentle, shock absorbing wool leash that feels improbable, and the Good Match Harness, a snug and safe canine harness made within the UK that we have been carrying in our retailer for years now. 


There’s just one other thing you will wish to try earlier than you go. We have not too long ago refreshed the Wholesome Canine Software, our free instructional instrument that helps you grow to be a extra educated and assured canine mum or dad.

Use the Wholesome Canine Software to 

  1. Select the suitable dietary supplements to your canine’s well being wants and get a customized weekly plan with dosage directions.
  2. Discover pure canine well being and diet articles primarily based in your pursuits or considerations you’ll have about your canine.

What’s coming subsequent? 

  • What I do to remain match and wholesome into my 60’s 
  • Thrilling information on my new canine mobility and joint components — coming quickly! 

Have a improbable day and provides your canine a hug for me! 



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