What is acidification?

Animals are often prone to acidification. When this happens, the animal has so much acidic waste in the body that it can no longer be properly processed. This causes accumulations of acidic waste in the body. These affect the welfare of the animal. This is called acidification.

Why do animals acidify?

The modern lifestyle of people also causes acidification in our animals. For example, acidic waste is caused by incorrect nutrition, stress, a poor living environment, or due to insufficient exercise. Moreover, the natural ability of the animal to break down all those acidic waste materials is reduced as the animal ages. This effectively means that every animal sooner or later will start to acidify.

What are the consequences of acidification in animals?

An excess of acids in the animal causes the body to no longer function properly. The animal may, for example, notice this when moving, or by its immune system, weight, energy level, urinary tract, fur or bones and teeth.

Has my pet/animal acidified?

The living conditions of your animal are a good indication of whether your animal may be acidified. If your animal is exposed to acidifying factors, there’s a good  chance that it is acidified. In addition, acidification of your pet can usually be recognised by any complaints, behaviour or external characteristics. Our quick online test can help you with this.