What is the secret to keeping your pet healthy? It’s not a magic pill, but an ancient philosophy. Instead of treating symptoms, what if you treated your pet’s underlying problems?
How to Treat Disease in Dogs Naturally
Disease in dogs occurs over weeks, months, or – most likely – years. Instead of waiting for an ailment to occur and then treating it, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) emphasizes prevention through a healthy and balanced life.
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.
TCVM for Dogs
Used together, Western and Eastern medicine enhance health and wellbeing in your dog far more than using either alone. 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.
Pet parents also have alternative treatment options for dog allergies, dog cancer, dog Cushing’s disease, dog pain and dog torn ligaments. Dog chiropractic, dog acupuncture, dog tui-na, Reiki for dogs, and aromatherapy for dogs are all excellent alternative treatment options. It’s important for dog owners to keep an open mind regarding their pet’s health and wellness.
Disease in Cats
TCVM is appropriate for a multitude of diseases in cats and other health problems. Eastern and alternative medicine provides alternative options for ailments such as cat allergies, cat cancer and cat urinary problems and renal failure.
Alternative Medicine for Cats
Eastern and alternative medicine provide alternative options for ailments such as cat allergies, cat cancer and cat urinary problems and renal failure. In fact, Eastern Food Therapy treats cat obesity. Chiropractic, feng shui, and aromatherapy for pets are among the available options for sick cats.
For example, pheromonatherapy is a growing trend. Pheromone therapy manages many common stress-related behaviors in pets, without pharmaceuticals or dangerous side-effects. Herbs and essences are popular among those who seek natural alternatives for their anxious housecat.
Understanding Your Pet’s Behavior
TCVM defines illness as a state of imbalance or disharmony. Dog behavior and cat behavior are also based on balance and harmony. Your philosophy as a pet owner impacts your furry friend’s life. Your pet’s behavior and health reflect your choices. For example, the first can of dog food you see on the grocery shelf may not provide Fido with the nutrients he needs. Likewise, taking Fido for a walk only when you feel like it may not be enough.
Diet is the Most Important Factor
Be thoughtful about the way you feed your furry friend. Marketing methods often influence our choices. Read the fine print and ingredients listed on the label. Dog food ingredients and cat food ingredients are often deceiving. If you don’t understand what you see, look it up. What you discover will empower you.Research, get the facts, and choose appropriately.
But, as we all know, more exists to having a pet than just feeding and walking. Why do we have pets in the first place? For the companionship! To maintain harmony with dogs in your home or cats in your home, start by maintaining their overall health.
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