During my animal communication consultations it is not uncommon for the topic to turn to food and nutrition. Sometimes the human client asks if the animal likes his/her food; other times the animal approaches a variety of topics that indicates a desire or need for additional nutrients which are not available to the animal through their regular diet.
Just as with humans, an important ingredient – many ingredients, actually – to an animal’s overall health is minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and potassium.
Too often we forget to consider the importance of vitamins and minerals to our pet’s nutritional needs. A well-balanced, fresh diet appropriate for the species and breed comes very close to offering all the vitamins and minerals necessary, but honestly – and let’s be truthful here – are we feeding our pets a 100% natural diet 100% of the time? As much as I would like to, I know I miss the mark. I *do* talk with my vet during every well-check about diet, however, and as a result I supplement with some vitamins and minerals. Even the highest-quality foods with 100% of the minimum recommended minerals sometimes don’t supply all that an individual animal needs. Each animal’s body chemistry is different, and individual bodies may not absorb all the nutrients available.
Animals who begin to eat undesirable items from the backyard – dirt, poop, bark from the trees – may be in search of minerals not currently available in their normal diet. Mineral imbalance may also show up in a change in the health of the animal’s skin or teeth.
If you have concerns that your pet may be mineral deficient, or if your animal indicates during an animal communication session that they are not nutritionally satisfied, talk with your veterinarian about your pet’s current diet. Supplying the appropriate balance of minerals in your pet’s diet will go a long way in maintaining overall health.
I look forward to working with your beloved animals for a variety of relevant topics. Schedule your animal communication consultation now for a deeper understanding of behaviors, symptoms, and quality of life.