Fasting is one of the best ways of detoxifying the body and stimulating healing. When energy is not being used up on digestive processes, the body can concentrate on repair, renewal and fighting disease. Fasting is particularly effective in healing infections, fevers, skin problems and digestive disorders. Animals in the wild will naturally fast when they are ill and so will many domestic pets. Regular fasting of healthy animals will bring enormous health benefits and help to boost their immune systems and keep their bodies free of harmful toxins. Some animals do this naturally on a weekly basis and you may wish to try introducing regular short fast.