What is the healing process? Is there a purpose for bleeding other than letting you know you've been hurt? What goes on at the cellular level tells us much about the whole body and gives us a glimpse of how it operates.
In this Dog Talk Tuesday let's glimpse the reaction deep within both you and your dog for the simplest of body damage and what the body does to heal.
Why on earth would I have a photo of a butterfly? Because 1 to 7 times a week for the last 8 years I've posted dog photos and I needed a break. Besides, a lovely woman I know who has two pit bulls is also a wonderful photographer.
While shrinking this photo has lost much of it's perfection it still reminds me of the miracle of nature. This butterfly is feeding on exactly what it needs to be healthy.
Bet you never thought that the process of bleeding and swelling was the body sending it's own little tiny team of medics did you? The body is amazing. It works tirelessly to keep us in a state of health without our consciousness doing a darn thing.
Just like you don't have to think or do anything to make your own heart beat, or tell yourself to breath on a constant basis, the body knows what it must do and has many helpers within to do the job.
We don't even have to know about b-cells that work by secreting antibodies into the body’s fluids that ambush foreign antigens circulating in the bloodstream but they are powerless to penetrate cells.
Or that T-cells (of which there are many kinds) attack target cells—either cells that have been infected by viruses or cells that have been distorted.
Instead we can simply know the body has many processes to heal itself and that by feeding the body well and using specific herbs and combination supplements we are promoting the healing process by strengthening vital organs, tissues and giving the body the ability to make newer stronger cells as the old worn out cells die off.
What are you doing to help those new cells become stronger and more resilient than the old cells?
The actual act of healing is a force of nature. That's why we never take credit for dog healing. We don't do it! We simply provide the means for your dog's body to strengthen and cure itself.
It's such a lovely process even though it often takes more time that we wish it to. Each body has it's own time frame depending on the health level of the dog, his or her age and what types of foods and treats are provided.
Just know that the healthier your dog is on the inside, the longer he will be with you. After all, it isn't really age that kills them, it's the inability to self heal.
PS - Why do dog's lick their wounds? Their saliva contains an antibacterial agent. Is that cool or what? Mother Nature knows what she's doing.