Holistic Living for Pets- Do we treat our Animals better than our Children?
Organic pet food is now found in most grocery and pet stores, and many shampoos and grooming products have been reformulated to exclude toxic ingredients. And when Spot or Kitty takes a trip to the vet, alternatives to chemical-laden care are now available.
The goal of homeopathic veterinarians is to “not merely treat disease, but to cure it,” according to the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy. Homeopathic veterinarians can be used to treat almost any problem that is usually addressed with traditional medicines, and a homeopathic approach to veterinary care is a holistic discipline that incorporates exercise, diet and the elimination of stress in the treatment process.
“We rely on chemicals so much in our day-to-day lives,” said Mitch Spindel of Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital. “A lot of animals can react in bad ways to some of these chemicals, and we decided to see what we could do to get back to a more natural approach.”
Kathy Radford recently joined Spindel and Miranda Ertel at Animal Ark. Radford has extensive training in homeopathic and herbal-veterinary medicine, and Spindel said Radford quickly persuaded him to include homeopathic veterinary care at Animal Ark.
“She convinced me in about two weeks,” he said. “With homeopathic treatments, we were able to take two dogs off seizure medications. Now, the dogs aren’t having seizures or suffering the serious side effects of the medications.” whole article here
I think it’s absolutely wonderful that so many pet owners (myself included) are now going to great lengths to be good to our furry friends. There is of course that argument that pet owners generally are more aware than non pet owners. What do you think?
In my opinion, buying trends to organic/holistic pets supplies and care has moved far ahead of what we buy for our babies and children. As example, our food store has an entire isle devoted to the “holistic pet lifestyle,” whereas the baby isle is still riddled with chemical products. And look what we feed our kids…. Do we care more for our animals than we do our children?