What is a "holistic pet"? First of all, what does "holistic" mean? The dictionary definition is as follows:
....relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts -holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body
....incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts
For example, today doctors have become so specialized that they may treat a single body part, i.e., the hand, without taking into consideration the rest of the body and mind.I knew a farrier many years ago who pioneered the concept of "Proper Balance Movement". He viewed the entire body of the horse and its movement and corrected the feet accordingly. I saw him perform many miracles with lame horses this way.
Many behaviors in animals reflect their mental being. I once saw an elephant swaying back and forth at a zoo. this is an attempt to soothe the stress it was experiencing due to living in captivity. By the way, I sent the elephant Reiki via distance healing, and it stopped swaying....
For our domestic pets to live a holistic life, they must be fed properly with organic food near to what they would be eating in the wild. They must have adequate and proper exercise to burn off excess energy, rather than channel that energy into eating the furniture. They must not have harsh chemicals used on them to treat fleas and other conditions. They should see a holistic vet who treats with natural and homeopathic remedies. And most of all, they must have lots of love and affection.
One of my greatest loves throughout my life has been to feed, care and love dogs in such a healthy way that they thrive and live happy, fulfilled lives.
Is your pet living a holistic life? You will see more blogs on holistic pet care in the future.
Love and Light, Georgia