Even though we don’t always remember our pets need holistic health care too, they like humans are more than just machines made up of organic material. They like humans are not easily separated from the energy that vitalizes them and their health. If your pet is sick, ill or out of sorts, asking your vet about natural or holistic approaches is a useful thing for you to do. Here is one persons experience…
When my dog developed allergies, the vet suggested a natural pet food which contained lamb and rice. I was very happy to see that my dog did get some relief from her allergy symptoms (constant itching). Since then, I have observed more articles being published about natural cures for pets.
What is holistic health care for animals? Holistic pet health is same thing as holistic human health. Holistic care means treating the whole animal. According to Celeste Yarnell author of Natural Dog Care, “In the course of upsetting the delicate ecological balance of our planet, we humans have upset the ecology of animals both wild and domestic. Dr. Evers who coined the term holistic health back in the 1960′s felt many of the ‘wonder drugs’ prescribed by conventional physicians suppressed symptoms (which he saw as the body’s way of expressing itself) that would only resurface later, sometimes in more severe forms.” Dr. Evers felt that imbalances and stresses were the roots of disease. He said “the cure was not in drugs, but in rebalancing patients’ bodies and returning them to peace and harmony with their environment.” Restoring balance is the cornerstone to holistic health.
There is now also an increasing amount of evidence that many of the drugs prescribed for our pets have some very bad side effects. For instance, my dog’s biggest problem was itching from flea bites. I remember that the vet gave her steroid hormones. I recently read that steroid hormones such as prednisone can, even if just used for a short period of time, can cause kidney disorders, increased blood sugar, liver changes and ulcers in the digestive tract. Those are just a few of the side effects.
Today though you can find a vet that specializes in holistic medicine for pets. I’m glad to know there is now an alternative for pet owners. vets for pets
The fact that pets need holistic health care too does not have to lost on us and when we recognize the usefulness of it our pets plus us, will be a lot happier