Holistic Pet Care
As we humans get sick from time to time, due to various reasons, the same happens to our pets. It might be that you cat or dog has some health issues and the idea of having him on pills or surgery does not really appeal to you.
In this case, you have the option of turning to a holistic approach. You would be surprised to know that pets respond even better than people to herbs and natural treatments. Just think of the fact that our pets have wild animals as ancestors, and these animals have managed to survive for thousands of years by themselves, by instinctually choosing the right plants to eat in certain conditions.
Just like our bodies, animal bodies also respond badly to chemicals used in medicine. Even if it seems to have the right effect at a certain point, a drug might affect something else in your pet?s body, which you will only get to discover later.
Also, we must admit that veterinary care is quite expensive. You can end up spending plenty of money if your dog gets seriously ill.
The holistic medicine is actually a combination between alternative and conventional medicine. The difference from the conventional approach is the fact that the holistic type is much more natural and helps the body to heal itself. This is being done with a proper diet, daily care, avoiding toxins and bringing emotional stress to a minimum level. This way, we allow the immune system to become stronger and help the body to heal and also prevent other possible diseases from occurring.
By using only natural whole-food, herbal dietary supplements, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, and also acupuncture and other alternative solutions, holistic medicine is getting more and more fans nowadays.
A raw diet for your pets is highly recommended by the holistic medicine. This type of diet helps with problems like flea infestation, shedding, poor gum and dental health, allergies, degenerative diseases, gastro-intestinal issues and many more.
The processed food that people usually buy for their pets is far away from what their body really needs. The ingredients are being denaturized by the excess heat used in manufacturing them. Also, they contain a big amount of chemicals, like preservatives, flavoring and colors as well.
When starting your pet on a raw diet, you need to make sure that the food you?re giving him, even raw, has been naturally grown, with no antibiotics or any added hormones, as this will not help them very much. When it comes to vegetables, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli and kale are highly recommended. Also, you can add garlic to their meals, but not too much when it comes to your dog.
Once you are sure you pet is on the right type of diet, be it raw or not, and is getting all the nutrients he needs from his food, you can be sure that he will not have many health issues. Even when they does, if you adopt a holistic way of treating them, you can be assured that your pet will have a long and happy life next to you.