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Holistic Pet Wellness Care Tips

October 1, 2021

Did you know that it’s National Pet Wellness Month? Pets really can have a tremendous effect on our lives and souls. They bring love, cuddles, and laughter into our homes, and are always there to welcome us. Our animal companions deserve to be both healthy and happy! Of course, that’s where we come in. You may know that we are very strong believers in the benefits of both holistic and traditional veterinary care, as this approach allows us to give our clients the best of both worlds. Here, a Bend, OR vet lists some great pet wellness tips from a holistic angle.


Nutrition

One of the best things you can do for your furry friend is to make sure that they are getting good nutrition. Choose a high-quality pet food, one with wholesome ingredients that you can actually identify. Your vet can give you specific advice on this.


Water

Pure water is very important. Make sure your pet is getting good, high-quality water. If your tap water isn’t great, you can get a faucet-mounted purifier or a pitcher with a filter. Many of our furry friends prefer to drink running water, so you may want to consider getting your animal companion a pet fountain.


Chemicals

The average amount of toxic chemicals that both people and pets are exposed to has skyrocketed over the last few decades. Try to limit the amount of toxins your animal companion comes into contact with. Choose eco-friendly cleaning products and shampoos, and get your pet’s furniture, bedding, and toys that are made from natural, sustainable resources.


Pain Management

As pets grow older, they often develop many of the same issues as people do, such as arthritis. Of course, animals of any age can also be afflicted by illness or injury. Acupuncture can help stimulate and strengthen the body’s natural healing power, while massage can ease stiff muscles, which will soothe pain and increase circulation. Ask your vet for more information.


Healing From Within

A key part of the holistic approach is to heal the body from within. Vitamins, supplements, and Chinese herbal medicine can all be very beneficial. Just check with your vet before giving your pet any herbal remedies. These herbs must be used correctly and in the right dosages.


Do you want to learn more about holistic pet care? Contact us, your local Bend, OR animal hospital, today!

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