Holistic Pet Treatments – What Are They?
In cases of emergencies, you should always seek professional veterinary advice for your sick or injured pet. For non-emergencies an increasing number of people are turning to holistic pet treatments to care for their pets. Exactly what are holistic pet treatments and what can they do for your pet?
Holistic pet treatments take the animal’s whole life into account. We look at our pet’s nutrition, exercise, emotional and physical well being in order to ensure that their lives are as long, healthy and happy as possible.
There are a number of different treatment approaches used to provide gentle healing for animals. These range from homeopathy and aromatherapy to massage, chiropractic and kinesiology. Of these, the most popular is homeopathy.
Homeopathy allows the creation of specific remedies for that can treat common pet health complaints. For example, common conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, ear mites and aggression can all be treated with specifically formulated homeopathic remedies.
Each of these remedies will contain a number of herbal and/or homeopathic ingredients which have been carefully selected, prepared and successfully tested in order to alleviate the condition.
These remedies can be used in isolation as quick fixes to specific problems. However, holistic pet treatments go deeper than just applying temporary sticking plasters to underlying problems.
The long term health, happiness and longevity of your pet depends on him or her being well fed, well exercised and well loved. As a responsible pet owner you need to take these factors into account.
You can treat a vast number of minor pet health conditions at home with holistic pet treatments. A holistic approach to pet healthcare will teach you how to avoid common conditions as much as it will teach you how to treat them.
If you have a pet with a long term illness there are also a number of steps that you can take to support his or her health.
Look at our pet health advice and see some great treatments for general pet health. Click here for more details.
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