Don’t Try Diagnosing Your Dog’s Health Yourself

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by Geraldine Dimarco

Holistic health is quickly becoming the way for owners to make sure that their beloved pets have a reliable diagnosis for any health issue that arises, and that they remain healthy and playful, and that they live long, happy, and full lives.

Nutritional needs are perhaps the most important aspect of dog health, and of course a dog’s nutritional needs are completely different to members of the human species. need a certain balance of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to make sure their digestive systems as well as the skeletal system, joints,and organs are kept as healthy as possible. Holistic dog diets usually require proteins, vegetables, and a small amount of grains. They do not need fillers and over-processed foods that are so often a feature of commercial dog foods.

Throughout the course of various millennia, humans have controlled illness through the remedial use of various herbal, floral and other plant extracts. Because owners prefer less risky and less invasive treatment alternatives, pet care now incorporates ancient healing practices once a has been made, or in order to prevent illness and disease in the first place.

Calendula and chamomile may be recommended for promoting the healing of wounds, with the latter often being used for the treatment of respiratory ailments also. If your dog is suffering from constipation or a bowel disorder, crushed flaxseed mixed with plenty of water may be helpful. Dry, itchy skin, can be soothed with oats, and if your dog is having trouble sleeping, you may well find that lavender essential oil may help your to relax fall asleep just as well as it will work for yourself if you suffer from insomnia.

Ask your veterinarian for his or her input and recommendations when it comes to holistic dog health and using all-natural remedies for their care, but if your vet is not open to , do your own research, and you might even want to consider switching to a vet who is more open to alternative methods.

Nowadays, many veterinarians are developing faith in a holistic dog fitness approach, and are using it as a way to augment their practices. A veterinarian who practices holistic pet care treats as a whole, rather than identifying a certain problem and prescribing one type of treatment related to that specific injury or illness.

A dog health diagnosis from a holistic vet is likely to look at the dog as a whole, so treating one dog with itchy skin may be different to treating another with similar symptoms, depending upon enivorenmental factors.

A holistic veterinarian will be more concerned about the source of the rash and why it happened even though they may still prescribe the two remedies. Keeping holistic care in mind, the dog’s indoor and outdoor environment, its daily lifestyle, eating habits and nutritional intake are all to be considered before diagnosing or treating the animal.

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