Are You Raising a Holistic Pet?
Just like humans, dogs and cats need well-rounded care in order to live a long and healthy life. This National Holistic Pet Day, discover what it means to care for the holistic health of your dog and cat.
The word holistic refers to a full-circle approach that addresses the health of the pet’s physical and emotional well-being.
In terms of medical care, a holistic veterinarian looks at your dog’s diet, exercise, behavior, emotions, and environment — instead of just treating symptoms.
Natural Remedies Can Prevent Costly Vet Visits
If you eat healthy, wholesome foods, you know how they can help keep other health problems at bay and may even lead to lessened symptoms! When dogs and cats take similar natural remedies with natural ingredients, it works the same way. Holistic medicine is not about curing symptoms but making your body more capable of warding off illness.
Ask your vet if the following natural remedies may be a good fit for your pet’s ills:
- Alfalfa: arthritis and allergies
- Aloe vera juice: stomach issues, arthritis and more
- Chamomile: pain and inflammation in the intestines and stomach
- Echinacea to fight infections and improve the immune system
- Garlic: a natural antibiotic
- Glucosamine and chondroitin: arthritis and joint problems, rebuilds cartilage
- Green tea: immune system aid
A Holistic Pet Has A Holistic Diet
If we ate only meat and potatoes, or even worse, meat meal and enriched grains, day in and day out for every meal, we’d be missing essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that keep us naturally healthy. The same goes for dogs and cats.
Use varied pet food based on your veterinarian’s advice to find the right mix of nutrition for your dog or cat. Our dog food toppers and cat food toppers add moisture and nutrients to kibble, can be served as a stand alone meal, or as intermittent treats, so your dog or cat can more easily absorb natural vitamins and minerals.
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