Archive for September, 2011

The Holistic Approach to Diet and Pet Health

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Holistic dietsHolistic comes from the word ‘holism’ meaning that whole entities have an existence other than the mere sum of their parts.

Webster’s dictionary goes on to say that ‘holistic’ “involves the principle of holism in a system of therapeutics mainly nutritional”.

Holistic practitioners have always seen improvements in health when proper pet nutrition is used.

This is not a new concept, in fact the principles of natural health and diet are a revival of ancient ones only recently recognized in mainstream medicine.

The homeopathic practitioner for example only recognizes one disease, disturbance of the vital force. They see the body as being like still water in a pond and disease being a ripple on the surface when a stone is thrown in. The symptoms and their severity are indicators of the level of disturbance to the vital force.

So one may ask why is natural pet food and nutrition is so important?

The answer lies simply in experience and observation. It was not by accident that Hippocrates, the founding father of medicine coined the phrase “we are what we eat”. It is as obvious as swallowing cyanide; our body stops working altogether.

In terms of holistic pet nutrition one may well raise the question of what is a good healthy dog diet?

Surely a good dog or cat diet is one that helps the body and mind function in a normal healthy way. When fed in the correct proportions of course.

Medicinal Herbs and Homeopathy are a focused form of intervention that counter and correct individual imbalances. Diet will achieve the same result but be slower acting. This is why prevention is much better than cure.

Article summarised from Burns Pet Health - read complete article.

We love our pets

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Happy health dog and catAs loving, caring pet owners we are responsible for the health and well being of our pets. After all, they are harmless animals and are completely dependent upon us for their food, shelter, warmth and protection.

There are lots of ways that we can reciprocate with our pets and give them something in return for the love, trust, obedience and affection that they give us.

One of the best ways to show someone we love them is by offering them nice food. This is true among humans and animals alike.

So, as the owners and guardians of our pets we surely would want to give them the best diet possible; both for good health and also to satisfy taste.

Not only that but we also want to give our pets regular exercise, the occasional treat and also of course some kind words. We know that hearing kind, encouraging words can lift our mood and the same applies to our pets.

Of course they can sometimes mis-behave and require some correction but in general they will be happier pets when spoken to favourably, given regular exercise and a healthy, wholesome, holistic diet.