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How to Treat Disease in Dogs Naturally
Western medicine teaches veterinarians to learn normal first, then abnormal. If you know normal, you can recognize abnormal, which is disease. However, there exists a problem with this thought process in respect to disease in dogs.
The problem is disease in dogs occurs over weeks, months, or – most likely – years. Unfortunately, and most of the time, when an owner notices his own dog acting sick, the disease is serious.
Think about it. Who takes their pet to the veterinarian when their dog itches for a few days? No one!
But for a year? Most do.
The Eastern (TCVM) Approach to Disease in Dogs
TCVM for dogs is a different approach to disease than the Western view. TCVM suggests illness is a state of imbalance or disharmony and considers many variables in relation to disease, not just symptoms.
For example, dogs fearful or nervous in the exam room often present with diseases related to the kidney, such as renal failure or arthritis.
Instead of waiting for an ailment to occur and then treating it, TCVM emphasizes prevention through a healthy and balanced life.
Two Are Better Than One
Used together, Western and Eastern medicine enhance health and wellbeing in your pet far more than using either one alone. You get the best of both worlds.
For example, when treating dog arthritis (link: Little Known Ways to Help Your Dog with Arthritis), some pups cannot tolerate an NSAID such as Rimadyl. What is the concerned pet owner to do?
Acupuncture and herbal medicine might be an option. Or, laser therapy with fish oil. More options exist.
Dog chiropractic, dog acupuncture, dog tui-na, reiki for dogs, and aromatherapy for dogs are all excellent alternative treatment options.
The point is using both together in a complementary fashion is best. There is no one “Right Answer” for all pets.
Differentiations in species, breed, age and environment mean each pet deserves appropriate and specific options for treatment. These options are best delivered through the integration of Western and Eastern Medicine.
To get a good start and learn more about how to prevent disease safely at home, download our ebook on Eastern Food Therapy. You can learn many simple ways to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Learn more about keeping your pet healthy by reading our 10 best blog posts on disease in dogs:
1. Joint Lubricants: The Secret to Dog Arthritis Pain Relief
2. Dry Your Eyes, Poochy! Here’s How To Treat Dog Eye Allergies
3. What are the Most Common Drugs Used to Treat Dog Allergies?
4. 10 Easy Tips to Manage Dog Allergies
5. 6 Most Common Causes of Dog Skin Problems
6. How to Perform a Food Trial for Dog Allergies
7. 6 FAQs About Canine Allergies
8. Constant Sneezing: Another Dog Allergy Symptom
9. You Don’t Have to be a Veterinarian to Diagnose Dog Allergies
10. Now Your Pet Can Have Arthritis Pain Relief With Western Medicine
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