Holistic treatments for pets encompass a wide range of options that focus on the overall well-being of the animal.
Three popular holistic treatments for pets include chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
These treatments gained popularity due to their non-invasive nature and potential to promote natural healing.
Pet owners who are seeking alternative approaches to traditional veterinary care often find these holistic treatments to be effective and beneficial for their furry companions.
If you’re like me, you’ve got a pet that follows you around. Right now, my shadow is my Jack Russell Terrier, Rusty.
Rusty came to me in February 2020. Rusty was in danger of being euthanized because he was an aggressive dog. Rusty had several previous owners who abused him.
Rusty still has multiple contusions on his body from being beaten. He has anxiety if he thinks anyone is trying to tend to his wounds or pain. Rusty is not the type of dog that can go to the vet–not without a muzzle anyway.
With other dogs, I’ve been able to just open the dogs mouth and insert the pill or medicine, but that isn’t the case when you have a frightened dog.
We tend to use alternative treatments for Rusty instead.
In 2016, I had a Rottweiler/pit bull mix named Layla Ali.
Layla was the sweetest dog and gave the best kisses. She had some terrible hip and back pain, though.
We had seen a pet chiropractor and thought we’d give it a try for Layla.
That pet chiropractor truly helped my Layla.
It was definitely one of the best investments we ever made for that dog.
The techniques shown to us by that chiropractor we continue to use when Rusty gets cramps.
Chiropractic care focuses on the alignment of the pet’s spine and joints. Gentle adjustments are used to improve the pet’s overall well-being and alleviate any discomfort or pain–those gentle adjustments are as simple as patting your dog or cat on the back all the way to the tail.
Acupuncture is not something I have been able to try on my pets. It’s a holistic treatment that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the pet’s body. This ancient practice is believed to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and restore balance.
Many pet owners have reported positive outcomes from acupuncture, including pain relief, improved mobility, and reduced anxiety.
Herbal medicine is another popular holistic treatment for pets. It involves the use of natural plant-based remedies to address various health concerns. Herbal supplements can be used to support the immune system, promote digestion, and manage chronic conditions.
Many pet owners appreciate the holistic approach of herbal medicine, as it often has fewer side effects compared to traditional medications.
A form of herbal medicine used in treating pets with great success has been CBD. Because it is natural and not harmful to pets, pet owners feel comfortable giving CBD to their pets.
Research suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) may help pets with conditions like anxiety, chronic pain, and seizures. If your veterinarian recommends CBD for your pet, you’ll want to make sure you avoid products with problematic ingredients (like artificial sweeteners) and follow their dosing recommendation.
One of the ways I chose to dose Rusty when he had bad leg cramps and neck pains is make: h
Doggy Treat Tincture:
1 tbsp honey
Ground indica flower with cbd
Pour a tbsp of honey in the center of a plate. Sprinkle with about a pinch of weed.
Mix with fork
Grind up your pet’s favorite treats and sprinkle enough treats on top to cover the tincture.
Your pet will go crazy trying to eat the treats and end up eating what they need in the process. The honey 🍯 acts as an antimicrobial.
In conclusion, holistic treatments for pets offer a natural and comprehensive approach to their well-being.
Acupuncture, chiropractic care, and herbal medicine are just a few examples of the many holistic treatments available. These treatments can provide numerous benefits for pets, including pain relief, improved mobility, and enhanced overall health. Pet owners who are interested in exploring alternative approaches to traditional veterinary care may find these holistic treatments to be a valuable option for their beloved companions.