Does a Holistic Lifestyle Include?
want to make sure that you're providing pawsitively the safest, most healthy
lifestyle for your animal companion? Here are some tips that can help
you take the best possible care of your four legged friend.
organic, human grade dog and cat food & treats supplemented with whole,
raw foods, dietary enzymes, vitamins and minerals as appropriate for the
* Use stainless steel and porcelain
food and water bowls (use porcelain if adding Apple Cider Vinegar to the
water ) - no plastic bowls
* Do not vaccinate (except rabies
- as required by law)
* Provide regular dental care
* Provide plenty of clean, filtered
* Use an air purifier in areas where
the animals spend most of their time
* Limit exposure to electromagnetic
* Practice regular grooming (brushing,
bathing, cleaning ears, brushing teeth, clipping nails/claws, etc.)
* Use natural flea and tick treatments.
No flea shampoos - only organic natural baths
* Allow supervised access to outdoors
& age and condition appropriate, regular exercise and plenty of rest
* Make each and every animal part
of your family - no animals should be left outdoors without access to
plenty of interaction with other animals - it's almost always preferable
to have at least two animals sharing your home
* Teach your companion good manners
using only positive training methods
* Make sure that each animal wears
current ID and safe, strangle-proof collars
* Use only natural cleansers around
the home, garage, etc.
* Use only organic, natural lawn and
plant fertilizers and pesti/herbicides
* Practice good general hygiene -
clean bowls, litterboxes, regular poop scooping
* Travel should be in carriers or
wearing specially designed seat belts - not loose in the car and NEVER
loose in the back of a pickup!
* Use natural health (Homeopathy,
massage, Reiki, acupressure, herbs, etc.) as the first treatment for health
and behavioral issues
* Use only natural wormers for intestinal
and heartworm prevention
* Be aware of changes in temperament,
eating habits, body size/shape (and/or regular checkups)
* Learn to do massage, Reiki, etc.,
and have "hands on" time with each animal every day
* Limit "noise." If leaving
the TV or radio on during the day, consider all the different programs
your animal will be exposed to. Do you really want him to suffer through
Jerry Springer? Play Mozart instead. It's great for rebalancing chakras!
* Provide safe toys. No rawhide, pigs'
plenty of choices in natural scratching posts
* Use only a healthy, natural litter
(Feline Pine is excellent!) No clumping litter.
* Provide lots of "pawsitive"
* Keep up to date with advances in
natural health care. Take responsibility for your animal' s health.
Provide a Healthy Emotional Environment!