I know there's a day for everything (didn't we just get through National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day?) but when it's for something I want people to know about, then count me in.
But first, what does holistic mean? According to the Oxford Dictionary (which I use because I can't help it, I'm British amongst other things):
Medicine characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
At Embrace, we cover all sorts of pet holistic treatments such as acupuncture, chiropractic treatments and physiotherapy, as well as more mainstream veterinary care so it's something I am keenly interested in to help the overall health of cats and dogs.
Two holistic pet health tips related to weight from Dr. Donna Spector in the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Holistic Pet Day:
- keep your dog or cat's weight in a healthy range is part of a holistically healthy life to avoid health complications from pet obesity; and
- move to healthy treating habits such as freeze-dried treats or fruits and vegetables to keep the calories down.
This was just two tips. There are 8 more to help celebrate National Holistic Pet Day today and every day.
How are you celebrating your pet's holistic health?
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