When you think of regenerative farming, chances are your first thoughts aren’t about its impact on your furry friend. But the truth is, what we eat impacts our pets just as much as it does us. And with more and more people looking to improve their own health by eating regeneratively farmed foods, it’s only natural that we want the same for our pets.

But what exactly is regenerative farming? And how can it improve the health of your pup? Keep reading to find out.

What is Regenerative Farming?

Regenerative farming is a type of agriculture that focuses on rebuilding topsoil and restoring ecosystems. It does this by using several different techniques, including but not limited to:

- Crop rotation

- Cover crops

- No-tillage or low-tillage practices

- Integrated pest management

- planned grazing

The goal of regenerative farming is to create a closed-loop system where there is no need for synthetic fertilizers or other inputs. Instead, everything the plants need—from nutrients to water—is provided by nature.

I first became aware of regenerative farming because of following Dr. Zach Bush to learn how to better support my own health. Dr. Bush was a pert of a documentary about the subject. You can view more information at the following locations.

Farmer's Footprint – A Regenerative Agriculture Documentary (recreator.org)

Farmer's Footprint (vimeo.com)

How Does Regenerative Farming Affect Your Pup?

The food you feed your pup has a major impact on their health. Just like with humans, what your pup eats can either help to prevent disease or contribute to poor health. That’s why it’s so important to choose foods that are nutrient-rich and free from harmful chemicals and hormones.

Regeneratively farmed foods fit that bill. By definition, they are free from synthetic fertilizers and other harmful inputs. They are also typically richer in nutrients than conventionally grown foods because the soil they are grown in is healthier. As a result, regeneratively farmed foods can help improve the overall health of your pup—from their skin and coat to their energy levels and immunity.

Whether you have a pup or not, we can all agree that our little canine friends bring joy into our lives. They make us laugh, provide us with unconditional love, and are always down for a good cuddle session (no matter how bad our day was). So it only makes sense that we want them to live long, healthy lives—and one way we can do that is by feeding them nutrient-rich, regeneratively farmed foods. Not only will they be healthier for it, but they’ll also be happier, too. And who doesn’t want that for their furry friend?

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Donna, Gibbs, and Lola

The following is a quote from Dr. Zach Bush that really resonates with me.  Finding the root cause is key for our pets, too.

“I cannot turn the tide in my {medical} clinics. I can’t shift the momentum by working with one cancer patient at a time. It’s far too slow, and it’s not at the root of the cause. So I look to these farmers to realize the salvation of human health.”

This article is for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed veterinarian.

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