Like their owners, pets have become far removed from a natural way of living. We bombard our immune systems with all kinds of unnatural aspects every day. These include processed foods, lack of exercise and stress.
All over the world, people are turning towards more holistic ways of looking at illness and discomfort. In a 2017 survey, 70% of respondents said they believed in alternative healthcare treatments.
Perhaps it’s time for you to consider holistic pet care as an alternative to ensure your best friend is living the best life possible.
What Types of Holistic Pet Care Are Available?
Holistic care focuses on how the mind, body, and spirit interact to promote good health and well-being. In this way, it has a preventative as well as a curative effect on both animals and humans.
The most common types of holistic pet care include acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, and Reiki.
Dogs and cats respond well to these methods. Horses are some of the most usual recipients of Reiki and chiropractic treatments.
Does Alternative Medicine Work?
One of the biggest benefits of holistic pet care is the low risk involved. Your pet is unlikely to experience pain or injury during any of these treatments.
Remember that none of these is a quick fix, although treatments like acupuncture can provide rapid relief.
Ongoing treatment and lifestyle changes are the best way to ensure lasting results.
What Type of Treatment Is Best for Your Pet?
Common cat and dog health issues are easily treated by a veterinarian. Yet, modern medicine does not have all the answers when it comes to things like anxiety, arthritis, and some muscular conditions.
Let’s look at how holistic pet care can help.
This 2500-year-old therapy works by targeting specific points in the body. In turn, these trigger a regenerative response in another part of the body.
Acupuncture can be very effective for treating joint pain and stiffness in older animals. It also works well for ligament injuries.
Reiki is a form of ‘hands-off’ massage which works around the body’s energy fields. It is a supplementary form of healing which complements other methods.
Most pets find these treatments relaxing and enjoyable. This, in turn, results in an improved state of mind. It’s not easy to figure out that easing tension can assist in healing.
Being at the center of the nervous system, the spine can affect blood flow and function all over the body.
Chiropractic manipulation is very effective in realigning the bones of the spine. This can relieve pain and stiffness.
Homeopathy revolves around treating each illness and each patient as a unique case. Diluted solutions of animal products and herbs are given to the patient according to their exact needs.
Homeopathy is effective for treating skin conditions, digestive disorders, wounds and muscle stiffness.
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