Go Green with Holistic Veterinarians

September 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM by Nikki Wardle

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Going green is far from a new mission, but the ways we've found to bring this mission to life are growing every day. We make big choices about the foods we eat and the medicines we take, moving closer and closer every day to living a green life--but when it comes to pets, a lot of otherwise-green folks have trouble knowing how to make the same healthy decisions for their furry friends as they do for themselves. Can your pet live a green life too? If you do a bit of research and find a trustworthy holistic veterinarian, then the answer is yes.

Fido is Going Green!

It's no secret that pet owners care about their pets. Cats, dogs, parakeets, hamsters--whether it's furry or feathered, four-legged or winged, the pet, is part of the family. This is especially true when it comes to ensuring that your pet gets the best possible healthcare; however, for most people, it seems that the only choice is heading to the traditional veterinarian. Luckily, that's not the case. There are plenty of vets who offer holistic options for pet healthcare, all with the same guarantees for service and quality that a traditional vet provides. If you didn't know that holistic vets were even "a thing," don't worry--you're not alone! It's not yet a mainstream choice, but as you'll see, it's every bit as healthy and green as the lifestyle you choose for your human family.

What Can a Holistic Vet Do?

Many people are still asking if holistic remedies can help their pets, and the answer is yes. There are plenty of alternative options available so that Fido can live the same green life that you do, and it's all offered and explained by expert holistic veterinarians.

  • Prevention. No matter what you do in life, you've probably learned by now that a little bit of preventative, proactive work is much better than a lot of reaction after a problem arises. Of course, the same is true when it comes to your pet's healthcare, and holistic remedies have all the answers you need for preventative care. With advanced screenings, health goals, careful data analysis, and regular check-ups, you can rest assured that, thanks to holistic medicine, you'll be able to act proactively instead of reactively.
  • Atmosphere. We all know the feeling: walking into a doctor's office is a little bit uncomfortable and a little bit uneasy, no matter what our age. The same is true for pets--more so, even--so it's important to understand the value of atmosphere, which one of many places where holistic vets excel. Good holistic vets make it a goal to keep you and your pet comfortable, which means answering questions, explaining procedures, offering plenty of different options, and, for Fido's comfort, warm hands and plenty of treats!
  • Whole health. One of the most important aspects of a holistic veterinarian's goal is the concept of "whole health," which means that, much like human health, pet health is treated as an intricate and overlapping spider-web of elements: each one is related to the others. Holistic experts believe that this is crucial in ensuring high-quality, long-lasting health, and it makes sense; after all, living bodies are immensely complex and treating this complexity differently because it is in an animal's body is no way to protect overall health.

Essentially, holistic vets want you to know that you do have green options when it comes to pet health care--and that these options are reliable, safe, and effective.

Looking for more information on what a holistic vet could do for your furry friend? Contact us today!

Topics: Holistic Vererinarians

Nikki Wardle

Written by Nikki Wardle

Nikki has been writing for Intermountain Pet Hospital since 2014.