Tips for Holistic Pet Care
Are you on the fence about holistic pet care, and not sure what it’s all about? Holistic pet care is essentially a healthier way to care for your pets, and can be a bit more costly. However, OneGreenPlanet.org recently came out with an informative blog post about important things to know about holistic pet care, and we felt compelled to share them on our site also:
- “Holistic” essentially means the “whole” of the being; mind, body and spirit. This also means being in tune with your pet and having a compatibility in knowing when your pet can heal him or herself.
- A “holistic approach” means attempting to treat the “whole” animal and not just one specific area of your pet. Therefore, important attention needs to be paid to your pet’s diet; i.e, nutrition, exercise, preventative care and supplements.
- Vaccinations, immunizations, and non-natural medications are usually avoided.
- The differences between conventional and holistic veterinary care are:
a. Traditional veterinary care looks at the single problem, instead of looking at the root of the problem. A holistic vet takes a look at the growth, then evaluates the whole pet to determine what led to the growth, and what could have possibly contributed to it. The traditional and holistic vet complement each other, and both should be considered for the overall needs and well-being of the pet.