Pet owners not only aim to extend the lives of their domestic companions as much as possible but along the way, they aspire to keep their pets as happy and healthy as what’s in their power. Through this, many pet owners have discovered the benefits of holistic pet care, which can help improve the lives of animals on more levels than the treatment of illness or injury.
What is Holistic Pet Care?
First, it’s important to take a look at what the word “holistic” means and how it relates to pet care. Traditionally, a holistic approach when used in medicine can be defined as treating the whole living thing, in this case, animals. This means that holistic medicine not only seeks to relieve patients of the symptoms of illness or injury but also considers social and mental factors in terms of the animal’s entire health record.
Holistic pet care takes a look at the animal’s physical, emotional, mental, and environmental health and uses the information present to make informed medical decisions. This method is similar to the traditional route being that the pet’s health is still the primary focus of the care plan. However, holistic pet care looks at an animal’s health from a broader standpoint.