If you appreciate the use of holistic healing with your own body, it stands to reason that you believe it might be helpful for your pet as well. However, we don’t want to harm our pets or provide treatment that is unneeded. We looked into some of the holistic vet treatments available and which ones really work.
If you have a dog or cat with arthritis, it can be horrible to watch them lose the ability to move the way they used to. It might keep a pet from jumping up on your lap or make it impossible for them to climb stairs. In many cases, your vet may provide an anti-inflammatory medicine. These can work, but they may have negative side effects. Another option is certain supplements that can repair and protect arthritic joints.
Yes, acupuncture is available for your pet and yes, it can help with many problems. If your pet only requires mild relief, often from pain introduced by an injury, acupuncture will relieve the pain. If the problem is more severe, or for elderly pets, multiple treatments may be necessary to relieve his or her pain and stiffness. Dr. Pasternak is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
You might not know that exercise is considered a holistic treatment, but it is. People often hate exercising their pets and may do as little as possible. This is part of the reason why both cats and dogs are more often obese than ever before. The reality is that exercise, fresh air, and sunshine will not only make your pet happier, it will also improve your own mood. On top of that, it is a great way to bond and enjoy time with your pet.
If you are interested in learning more about holistic treatment options for dogs and cats, Holistic Healing can help you out as we can provide many treatments for your pet.