The following herbs, amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients can have a calming effect on dogs and cats:
Rather than reacting to a health issue, a holistic approach incorporates good nutrition, a toxic-free environment and healthy lifestyle choices to help prevent disease in animals.
Thunderstorms, fireworks, New Years and other loud celebrations can be a scary time for dogs and cats. The loud booming noises that accompany fireworks causes anxiety and stress in pets.
Cushings Disease in dogs is not a condition that improves on its own without treatment. The most common cause is a microscopic, benign pituitary tumor, which oversecretes a hormone that causes the adrenals to produce cortisol.
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Pets being fed a home-prepared diet may benefit from a calcium supplement.
As older animals become less active, they need food lower in protein and carbohydrates to avoid weight gain. Exercise is important for older dogs to prevent obesity and arthritis. However, you need to recognize your dog is not a puppy anymore.
Using a holistic approach to pet health care means looking at all facets of your pet's life, beginning with diet and exercise to keeping your house clear of pesticides and other toxins.