2015 – Natural and Alternative Therapies

I don’t really believe in setting New Year’s Resolutions; instead I choose something to focus on and/or choose a new practice. For example, 2014 was ‘Get Organized’- that included my closets, my kitchen cabinets, my drawer, and my filing. That was the worst. But it’s done.
This year, my focus is ‘Fix It’ if it needs repaired, it’s not working right, or I just don’t like it, instead of working around it – I will‘fix it’. My focus this year is going to be to present commentaries on different pet related subjects.

I think it’s only natural then to start with…

What are Natural and Alternative Healing Therapies?

As most of you know, this is more then just a passion of mine, I’ve turned it into a business I call WHOLESTIC PET SERVICES. I took a lot of flack for spelling it that way, but in order to understand Natural and Alternative Healing, you have to take the entire pet, the ‘whole pet’ – mind, body, spirit (yes they have spirits) and environment into consideration in order to bring about complete healing.
In many cases alternative therapies can work independent of veterinary care. An example might be a pet that is showing signs of beginning stages of arthritis. There are many therapies that can help, acupuncture, acupressure, different types of massage therapies, hydro or water therapies, herbal remedies; these are all non-invasive examples of Naturopathic Remedies. In the treatment of arthritis you can also include an herb like Arnica Montana which is considered a Homeopathic Remedy. Homeopathic remedies are minute doses of a substance, generally an herb, that supports the body in self-healing.
There are other situations that alternative therapies work as complementary remedies to veterinary medicine. For example, instead of using antibiotics for your pet – talk to your veterinarian about using Coconut Oil. It’s full of triglycerides, it has the ability to kill harmful bacteria, and bacteria causing diarrhea. My guys each get a tablespoon with breakfast. They love it.
Another alternative consideration for an Anti-Inflammatory might be Turmeric and Curcumin. It is the Curcumin compounds in Turmeric that contains medical properties as a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
I will cover the environment and nutrition in separate postings.
If you have any questions or a particular subject or topic you would like me to cover, please let me know and I will be glad to help in any way I can.