What is Homeopathy, and why should you look into it for your pet? Is it the same thing as herbal remedies? Although Homeopathic medicines are made from natural substances such as plants, minerals and some animal matter, it acts more deeply than either herbs or drugs by stimulating the immune system on the most basic level that few medical modalities can.
Herbs and drugs can affect the molecular level at best, however Homeopathic medicine goes to the root of the problem by using medically active substances in very small doses that stimulate the immune system, allowing for self-healing. Homeopathy stimulates the organism’s immune system and then the animal under Homeopathic influence then can go on and heal itself.
How healthy is your pet? Most people feel that if their pet is not actually sick, then he is "healthy". But health is more than the absence of symptoms. Most dogs and cats, even those that are not sick, could be a lot healthier. Many factors influence an animal's health: diet, exposure to toxins, drugs, and infectious agents, exercise, and emotional factors such as stress and anxiety. For many pets, poor quality diets are a factor in contributing to many health problems.
Commercial pet foods are actually highly processed convenience foods that in many cases sacrifice nutritional quality. Many of them use inexpensive or poor quality protein sources and are laced with preservatives and food coloring. Canned foods have high levels of lead, dry foods may have rancid fat, and soft-moist foods may contain up to 25% sugar. Even the best commercial pet foods are highly processed and thoroughly cooked, so there are no fresh or raw foods in the diet, and many of the vitamins are destroyed by the heat process. Commercial pet foods have very little resemblance to the diets that dogs or cats would naturally choose for themselves in the wild, yet, Viand is the only dry food in the industry where the first two ingredients consist of a blood and muscle meat source in a dry meal form in a 4 main ingredient diet.
How do you know whether to switch your pet to a holistic lifestyle? The short answer is to keep a journal to manage the continuity and context of your pet’s health by noting things that may different or noteworthy such as increased water consumption, changes in coat color or texture, or minor health issues like an ear infection, sleeping later or more than usual, eating ravenously, any unusual discharge from anywhere, or the odd odor emanating from your fur friend. These bits of information may seem insignificant on a day-to-day basis, but when looked at as a whole they can point to patterns that can help in managing your pet’s health. Most alternative healing methods of diagnosis show that disease is an indicator of deeper imbalances within the body. Rather than treat the symptoms you must go deeper and bring things into equilibrium. The easiest thing to do, of course, is to make sure that the imbalance doesn’t occur to begin with. But that requires a strong, clean foundation of good food and water, adequate exercise, mental stimulation, and a safe, toxin-free environment. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible, especially if your fur friend is a rescue. But your pet can do a wonderful job of diagnosing and treating himself.
If you have observed your dog scratching, nibbling, licking or biting at different parts of his body you can be sure that dog is telling you something. He instinctively knows how to treat himself. If the behavior happens once or twice, there is no need for concern. But, if your dog repeats the behavior, he is trying to stimulate the energy in a particular set of organs. If it is springtime for example, you may see dogs nibbling on the inside of their hock joints, or at their nails on those toes. By locating the exact spot of the nibble you will most likely see that he is worrying at the major treatment point for the liver. In the spring, the energy of the body is in the liver and gallbladder. It's all so exact! VIAND’S B complex powder is designed in the same proportions that an animal would eat in the wild. B-Complex is a combination of all the essential B vitamins that work to carry out many of your pet’s metabolic functions, while helping to maintain the health of the nerves, skin, eyes, hair and liver, as well as healthy muscle tone in the gastrointestinal tract. Additionally, B vitamins supply the coenzymes involved in energy production and the breakdown of protein. These vitamins are destroyed when heated during the regular food preparation process, so it is necessary to add them back into your pet’s diet, so he can use his food.It is important to remember that the less interference placed between our pets and their source energy, the better off they are. Fresh air, sunshine, the time and room to run are as crucial as food. Way back in the mid 1950’s Juliette de Bairacli Levy, a pioneer of natural rearing methods, recommended that dogs spend as much time as possible outdoors. She blamed a lack of unfiltered natural light for a host of chronic illnesses saying that glass windows prevented the transmission of full-spectrum natural light, while open windows and doorways provide it. She believed that daily outdoor exercise, including running and play stimulates lymph circulation, strengthens bones, improves immunity, and keeps dogs happy as well as healthy. So you see, homeopathic remedies are not new. Try them. Your pets will thank you.