Pets

It is in my opinion as other naturopaths that allopathic medicine is based on fear. Fear of disease, fear of death. Fear based medicine has the been the approach to get pet owners to conform to synthetic medicines; that weaken the immune system and weighs your pet down with toxins and pathogens.

Holistic pet care is an innate way of caring for your animals. Choosing an alternative lifestyle for your pets brings better overall health and vitality to your pet. Diet, nutrition and lifestyle adjustments are crucial to allowing your pet to live in health and harmony for many years to come.

Have you recently made any healthy lifestyle changes?

Maybe you’ve switched your diet, or have decided to take longer walks and enjoy the ocean breeze or the fresh mountain air.

Might these same practices keep your pet in better health, too?

A holistic pet care practitioner looks at a pet’s overall health, and uses traditional alternative therapies. We rely on lab tests and natural remedies for prevention and help to keep pets healthy and vibrant. We encourage changes in pets’ diets and lifestyles to help ward off illnesses like skin issues, obesity, arthritis, diabetes, and sometimes even cancer.

For example…

One of my clients, Toby, the big red dog! (Irish setter) Was riddled with oozing hot spots, hair loss and scratching uncontrollably. In addition, Toby was extremely overweight. After learning of Toby’s daily diet intake and lifestyle routine, I created a health promotion plan for Toby to follow which would not only assist in the demise of the hot spots but promote weight loss. Three weeks later, Toby’s oozing hot spots dried up, his hair had grown so long, a grooming appointment was the next stop and Toby was 7 pounds lighter. This change was only just in a few short weeks. Imagine the progress and vitality of Toby in years to come?

A permanent lifestyle adjustment needs to be implemented so your pet can forever thrive.

Here are some differences between conventional pet foods and holistic pet foods.

Conventional foods contain: over-processed, dried up dough that is cooked under extreme pressure and high temperatures. This process creates continuous chemical and physical alterations to the ingredient mixture.

Typical changes include:

Starch gelatinization
Inactivation of nutritionally active factors
Protein denaturation
Vitamin loss

Holistic food contains:

Raw meat! That means the flesh, the tissue, the muscle, the fat, the organs of an animal. Ideally, the diet should be fresh but as a viable alternative fresh, dehydrated, animal meat can serve as a compensation. Fruits and vegetables are not ideal for your carnivores to ingest.

Raw meat is how nature designed the food chain to operate for carnivores. Our dogs and cats are instinctually carnivores.

*Please note: if your pet is currently eating kibble or any other processed store bought food, certain guidelines need to be followed in order to transition your pet into the raw, food, thriving lifestyle!

Customized Health Plans should be recommended by a professional.

 

Pets

Keeping Rabbits as Pets is Fun Thing To Do

Rabbits will be your perfect family pets because they are very adorable and loveable. Keeping rabbits as pets needs a couple of factors that will help you to take care of them. You have to prepare the space that you can use for exercise. And then it is the time for you to find comfort accommodation for your rabbits. Bedding and food are also important to make them happy living outside or indoors. Meanwhile, keeping rabbits as pets will take a lot of your time every day in order to take care of them. Unlike other smaller pets, you have to give more attention to rabbits because they sometimes can bite and scratch. For those of you who have children, these pets are not suitable for them. But rabbits will become nice friends for older children with the help from their parents to supervise their kids.

How to Take Care of Indoor Rabbits

Rabbits are perfect family pets because they love gathering. You have to prepare a couple of important things such as a comfort space for sleep, and box and tray on keeping rabbits as pets. You will have to make sure that your rabbit can play in your garden because they have to achieve vitamin D from the natural sunlight. Rabbits can hang out well with a couple of other pets but you have to be careful with that and supervision is needed on keeping rabbits as pets.

How to Take Care Outdoor Rabbits

The first thing that you have to do in order to feed outdoor rabbits is to build a comfort place for your Rabbit. And it is important for you to apply clean straw. For those of you who have two rabbits with medium- sized you have to build a hutch with the measurements of 60cm x 60cm x 150 cm. But if you have a smaller hutch, you have to consider using a separate run in your garden or you have to do some exercise for your rabbits outside from their cage. You have to build the hutch that will allow shelter when winds come and shade during the summer time. You can build a grass run for the hutch or you can place it in your garden according to your needs. But once again, you have to make the nest area which is protected from the sunlight. You can empty the litter tray day by day and you can clean the hutch easier.

Feeding the Rabbits

Rabbits love fresh vegetables such as spinach, carrots, broccoli, watercress, apples and dandelion leaves. But you have to limit the consumption of the vegetables before it is overfed. There are a couple of foods that are not allowed to eat by your rabbits such as potatoes, grass clippings, and lettuce. Those foods will make your rabbits have a problem with their health. You can also try a diet schedule for your rabbits. 75% hay is good enough with the addition of fresh water. Vitamins and nutrients will be provided by a high quality of pellet.

 

Pets

There are many things that you should keep in mind while buying food for your animal friend. Here are some of the points that you should keep into mind:

Don’t Just Focus On the Nutritional Value

If it consists of the kind that makes your puppy waggle its tail or parakeet thumping its legs joyously and making some pleasant sound, then there are chances that you might overlook the most important aspect: nutrition. If you will pay too much attention on the taste rather than the nutrition, it will prove to be harmful to your animal friend in the long run. So it is always better to buy it only after a through consultation with your Vet. Providing them too much of sweet or other flavored items with preservatives is just like feeding your baby too much of chocolate just because he likes it. In the long run it can prove to be dangerous to the health.

Don’t Change It Just Because the Other Brand Is More Nutritious

Another thing to keep into mind is that while in some packages may present too much nutrition to be ignored, they might not be suitable for the digestive system of your pet. Many people, while shopping for just buy a product because to promises more nutrition than the previous one. The result is that all of a sudden it has to encounter the ingredients that is alien to its digestive system and biological ambiance. That can be annoying or at times even hazardous for their health. So it is best to choose a brand and type and stick to it. Even if you would like to replace it with something that seems to be more nutritious you should fist consult your vet.

Avoid Artificial Ingredients

Many manufacturers provide highly fashioned ingredients that is appealing to the eyes. This kind uses too many coloring agents. Preservatives and other not so good ingredients to give the it a glossy, appealing texture. However you should make sure to check the ingredients for the names like Yellow 5, Red 40 or Blue 2. Of you find any of such names there is a legitimate reason for putting the pack back on the shelf. There is a simple logic to it. We human beings have been exposed to chemicals preservatives for a very long time but still they affect our health. So these animals and birds are not even used to all these chemicals. These artificial chemicals will do some nasty things to their body system. At times it can also risk their life.

Phase

It is also worth mentioning that as your baby grows to become an old man, you animal friend too grows up. So it is better to consult your vet regarding changing its nutritional requirements to support the biological and mental development. You can check with them beforehand about the different milestones when you should consider changing the it and follow the advice accordingly.

 

Pets

Thinking about saying yes to getting your tween or teen a pet? Older children can care for all kinds of pets with unique features and needs. Whichever pet they set their heart on, there are many important questions to consider before choosing one. Do you want:

  • A pet for companionship or practical reasons?
  • Indoor or outdoor pet?
  • To cuddle it?
  • A pet that stays in its habitat or roams around?

Do you live in a house or an apartment? Do you own or rent? How big is your yard, and is it fenced? Does your child travel overnight much? Does anyone living in the home have fears about or allergies to any animal? How much can you afford to spend monthly on pet supplies and pet care? Here are tips about seven pets you may want to consider.

1-2. Dogs, Cats

Animal shelters have plenty for adoption. Both make great companions but there are risks of injury from dog bites and cat scratches. Both need periodic immunizations, regular worming and ongoing flea prevention. Cats get exercise walking around the house, but dogs need to walk, run and play every day. There will be poop to scoop daily for either, but cuddling and companionship are worth it.

3. Parrots

Parrots are lively, playful, colorful and costly. They bite hard. They mimic easily, can quickly learn to talk, and are noisy. Parrots need lots of space and like coming out of their cages, but will peck and ruin wood furnishings. They eat seeds, fresh produce and nuts, often discarding shells outside the cage.

4-5. Horses, Pygmy Goats

These outdoor animals need plenty of room and shelter from the elements. Some animal shelters may have horses for adoption under $2,000. A horse requires a lot of care every day without exception. If you do not have space for a horse, you can board them at nearby stables or small farms. Pygmy goats are miniature creatures content to graze grass and drink water. You can pet and thank them for keeping the orchard mowed.

6. Seahorses

These fantastic aquatic creatures are fragile, but once you get their marine ecosystem set up, they are about as easy to care for as other fish. Seahorses eat about six to eight frozen Mysis shrimp per day and grow to five to eight inches tall. They need easy-to-grasp hitching structures like kelp or faux coral. Instead of getting seahorses caught in the wild, getting captive-bred seahorses does not contribute to their depletion.

7. Chinchillas

Chinchillas can live 20 years. They eat pellets from the pet store, drink fresh water and need a solid-bottomed, wire cage. These soft, furry, fragile creatures can be gently cuddled, but are probably best for children over ten years old.

Having pets improves overall health and reduces stress. They provide comfort through times of grief and trauma. Caring for them builds character, trust and confidence. In the end, having pets teaches us about the life cycle and treasuring those we love. No matter the age when you decide to get one, considering personal lifestyles and resources are important parts of choosing great pets for older children.