Natural care, health foods and holistic health are trending – which is great news for people – but what about your pets? Is a natural or holistic approach appropriate for them as well? Here at Havahart® Wireless, we decided to take a look at holistic pet care and what it means for you and for your dog!
Holistic Pet Care
Holistic pet care focuses on the overall or whole health of the animal taking into account dietary needs, emotional health, immune system support and pain management (such as for arthritis). For example; a veterinarian practicing holistic care may recommend an anti-inflammatory prescription with glucosamine- and chondroitin-rich foods or supplements and massage therapy to treat your senior pup’s arthritis.
Types of Alternative Medicine for Dogs
Alternative medicine is used by holistic vets to help your dog’s body heal itself before recommending other prescription medications. The focus here is on prevention and routine maintenance. You should always consult your veterinarian before starting a new diet for your dog, trying an herbal supplement or any of the following alternative treatments listed below.
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