Mind. Body. Spirit. Fetch. Fetch? When it comes to the well-being of our pets, any kind of movement is game — even fetch. On August 30, we can share valuable insights to help our pets have more fulfilling lives on National Holistic Pet Day.
A holistic approach to well-being is nothing new for humans, but applying the lifestyle to household pets is still a growing trend. It starts with the basics of good nutrition, lots of physical exercise, and even mental stimulation. Animals need to be mentally active and challenged or they risk listlessness and boredom. Take some time to learn about caring for your pet with the same generosity you give your own mind, body, and spirit.
National Holistic Pet Day Activities
Read up on holistic care
If you aren’t familiar with holistic health care or haven’t experimented with it for yourself, it will surely be difficult to employ it on your pet. Take the day to read up on how it could change your own life, and you’ll be a much stronger advocate for holistic pet care.
Make a batch of homemade dog food
Sometimes taking matters into your own hands is the best approach. By making your own dog food, you know exactly what’s going inside and nourishing your pet. However, be sure to research pet nutrition. Dogs, for example, make their own vitamin C, so no need to include ingredients high in this antioxidant.
Expose your pet to new experiences
Imagine if you rarely left the confines of your home and office. You’d go a little stir-crazy. If you're a dog owner, head to a new park or field to experience foreign subtle scents and sounds. Buy your cat some holistic toys for better stimulation.
Why We Love National Holistic Pet Day
Preventative care is better care
Holistic pet care places a large focus on preventative care. You can give your pets a long, healthy, happy life by improving their daily upkeep and routines today so you can keep them disease-free down the road. Find a veterinarian who emphasizes holistic, preventative, treatment methods.
It saves time and money
While there’s nothing in the world we wouldn’t do for our pets, needlessly running back and forth to the vet is costly. Integrate bonding time with your pet by feeling them for cancerous lumps or checking out their teeth and breath. Don't forget those healthy walks and lazy nights on the couch!
Give your pets higher quality treats
Let's face it — pet food is expensive, especially treats. On National Holistic Pet Day, consider what kind of treats you're giving your pets during training or just because. Make sure your pet treats aren't fatty or laced with unhealthy ingredients and additives.