Pet health and alternative health for pets have been a part of my life forever. Alternative pet health was used on our dairy farm when I was growing up.
I think I might have even been practicing some of Cesar Millan’s (the Dog Whisperer) behavior techniques with our farm dogs and I didn’t even know it.
Cesar Millan wasn’t even born yet. His famous philosophy he uses for training people and rehabilitating dogs is “exercise, discipline with calm assertive energy, and then reward.”
A medicinal alternative health practices for pets includes the catnip plant. It was usually found in a shaded area under our fir trees. The leaves and stalk were a luscious green color with the leaves having a soft texture.
In the cooked state it provided a tea which was poured over the cat or dog food. The tea was given if the animal showed any digestive problems or cough or just signs of not feeling well.
Another alternative health remedy for our pets was placing this same tea on any skin or facial sores the cat or dog had. This was a very soothing and comforting alternative health practice.
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For nutritional pet health our dogs and cats, on the farm, were fed whole foods. This included homemade whole grain breads, our own grass fed meat, organic eggs, garden fresh vegetables, and raw whole cows milk.
Commercial dog and cat food was not available until I was a teenager (just a few years ago).
Today, alternative health for pets has expanded to include therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure, massage, organically prepared foods, and herbal medicines.
One of the current methods I am using now for an alternative pet health practice is the use of Tahitian Noni Juice or beverage product.
I use it for digestive issues that would include vomiting or diarrhea and on skin and paw irritations. It has very good anti-inflammatory components and has no side effects.
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Alternative health for pets is also a consideration with pet behaviors. I have found that Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, offers sound natural advice and workable suggestions and advice. In his book, “Cesar’s Way” he talks about communication between dogs.
Some of the examples he refers to is positioning of the ears, body posturing, eye contact, head up or down, and ignoring behavior.
When Cesar was a young boy he spent summers on his grandfather’s farm. He had the opportunity to observe and study the interactive behaviors of many dogs and dog packs while he was growing up in Mexico.
Cesar’s dog training techniques really work AND consistency is the key. The consistency for me is constant, even after a few years, however, I have a much calmer dog. I am proud to be the pack leader!
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