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Pet food that is made from natural, organic ingredients is considered a healthful pet food. The addition of certain enzymes, vitamins, nutrients and herbs also contribute to promoting wellness in pets.
While we may often seek the advice of an experienced veterinarian for many matters concerning our pet’s well being, there is still a need for a basic understanding of how to prevent, treat and manage many common ailments that can affect our pets on a day-to-day basis at home.
In veterinary medicine, homeopathy is quickly gaining ground in the US, with more than 200 veterinarians currently accredited in homeopathy. Homeopathy is proving to be a useful form of treatment for both dogs, cats and other pets.
Many people merge organic pet food into the category of pet food made from all-natural ingredients. However, loopholes in regulations allow manufacturers to use the term ‘natural’ when in fact the product may contain some very unnatural ingredients.
Holistic pet food is not a new ‘designer’ food for your pet. Feeding your cat or dog a holistic pet food simply means that the food supports complete nutrition for the entire body from ingredients derived from natural, whole foods.
Naturopathic medicine can play a helpful role in your child’s health. Some of the factors that profoundly impact health begin at an early age, such as the habits we develop, the food we eat, and the environment we grow up in.
Diabetes can strike a pet at any time, but most commonly occurs in older pets. Characterized by impaired insulin production or utilization in the pancreas, diabetes is an endrocrine disorder in which glucose builds up in the blood in excessive levels.
While prepackaged pet food may be convenient, it often falls short of delivering sound nutrition, despite claims made by aggressive advertising campaigns. There is also evidence that commercial pet food may be harmful to pets.
Holistic pet care treats the entire animal—whether it’s a cat, dog, horse, bird, or reptile — as more than merely a physical being. This awareness of the mind-body-environment relationship differs from the allopathic view typical of western medicine, which generally seeks to treat the symptoms of disease but which often neglects to address its underlying cause.
Veterinary Acupuncture has also experienced significant growth in recent years for the treatment of dogs, cats, and horses.
Fleas are the bane of any pet’s existence. Flea and tick prevention isn’t so much a matter of difficulty as it is one of timing and perseverance, regardless of whether you use conventional or natural methods of control.
There are many herbs used by holistic veterinarians to successfully treat a variety of conditions that work gently and without harsh side effects. Also, as many pet owners can attest, herbal medicines can be much easier to give to dogs and cats than a pill.
Most people think of visiting a chiropractor when back pain, muscle injury or limited movement occurs, perhaps as the result of an injury. Holistic veterinarians apply chiropractic therapy to pets and animals for many of the same reasons.
Just as RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) guidelines have been developed for humans, AAFCO (Association of Animal Feed Control Officials) provides nutritional guidelines for pets and animals. However, these guidelines may not maintain optimum health or address the specific needs of the individual animal.
As humans, we know how difficult it can be to obtain all the recommended amounts of vitamins and minerals from our diet each day. But the question to ask yourself is what menu choices do you make available to your dog or cat?
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT), also known as pet therapy, utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, and emotional goals with patients.The enjoyment of anis....
One of the areas of animal care that holistic health care practices are becoming known for is behavioral problems, particularly aberrations of temperament in dogs who have previously been well balanced and stable.
Pets and animals can also enjoy the health-giving benefits of massage just as much as people do. Massage can reduce pain, improve circulation, promote cell renewal, stimulate nerves and lymph glands, relieve stress and lower blood pressure.
The holistic philosophy, whether it is referring to health, the spiritual nature, the environment (the Gaia theory is an example), science or philosophy is based on the precept that all the component. ...
Naturopathic Medicine offers a variety of natural treatments for asthma which can provide long lasting relief from its life limiting symptoms.