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Keeping Your Dog Healthy The Natural Way

Mar 2, 2008
Just like how we keep ourselves healthy, it's incredibly important to keep an eye on your dog to see if he is healthy or not. He isn't able to tell you what is wrong with him, so being aware of when your dog is acting weird is very important. When dogs get sick, the immediate reaction is to take the dog to a vet. While that is a great thing to do, there are other alternatives to keeping your dog healthy the natural way.

Go natural and Organic with Dog Food

Natural is all the craze with humans today. People are going to natural grocery stores and using alternative medicines on themselves, so it's only natural that dog owners would want to do the same for their dogs.

Acupuncture is one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about alternative healthcare methods. Yes, acupuncture, the same thing that people get. According to acupuncturists, diseases are produced when the flow of energy is blocked in certain parts of the body. In order to release the energy flow, tiny needles are strategically placed on corresponding points. It's used the exact way is in humans and has produced proven results in reducing pain.

Natural Herbal and nutritional supplements

Homeopathy is another popular thing dog owners do when using alternative healthcare methods. Homeopathy is based on the principal that what harms can cure. Basically how this works is that plant extracts are used in minimum doses, with certain extracts producing similar effects that the disease has. However there are profession homeopathy veterinarians that know exactly what there are doing so it's essential that you go to them instead of doing this yourself.

Many owners are using homeopathy as an alternative to vaccinations for their dogs. Some studies have conducted that vaccinations can be m to a dog's immune system. Vaccinations are designed to stimulate the immune system in a natural way and the dogs body could over-react to the vaccination causing more problems. Homeopathic nosodes can come in either pill or liquid form instead of being injected like vaccinations, and the cost can potentially be lower than vaccinations.

A Healthy dog is a happy dog

Keeping your dog healthy is something that is incredibly important to dog owners. Having a sick dog that is in pain can be devastating because dogs become part of the family. It's good to see that there are several different ways to keep your dog healthy. Of course, it's always important to consult veterinarians who can give you the best advice on how to keep your dog healthy or treat current problems.
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Birkdale Medicinals is a company dedicated to helping dogs live a longer healthier life. We created a healthier dog food and herbal supplement line.
Keep your dog healthy with a pet mix that is a holistic pet food with natural fresh pet food made at home.
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