Holistic Pet Health

Holistic Pet Health? Alternative Pet Medicine? Naturally Healthy Pet? Are you trying to figure out all the jargon out there?

No worries...We realize all the jargon out there can be confusing and we want to make it easier for you!

Why? Because we want you to spend more time creating a naturally healthy pet rather than stress over what the word or phrase means.

The boys in the picture have their jargon down.  Their mom is awesome...she trains and feeds them holistic natural food to insure good health!

This article and this website will give you simple definitions to guide you and give you more time designing your holistic pet health routine.

You can even print this out and post it on your refrigerator, take it to the store when you go shopping and keep it handy where ever you go!

Holistic Pet Health

Holistic comes from the word “whole”, which means complete. The practice is to fully understand the mind, body and spirit as a whole entity rather than one single part. It is about connection and balance.

Naturally Healthy Pet

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The full meaning of a naturally healthy pet is the actions, routine and strategies that we implement on a daily basis to achieve optimum health for our pets.

Natural

A product that has no artificial ingredients or added color and is minimally processed may be labeled natural. The label must explain the use of the term natural (such as-no added colorings, artificial ingredients, minimally processed)

Alternative Pet Medicine

Alternative pet medicine is considered a group of therapies. They complement or replace conventional veterinarian medicine. They include herbal medicine, drugless remedies, homeopathy, chiropractic, nutraceutical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy and energy medicine. Alternative pet medicine does not exclude diagnostic tests.

Organic

This term implies the growing of produce, meat and the manufacture of products without the use of synthetic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or other synthetic components, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation.

Organic food is produced by farmers who believe and use renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones.

The animals must also be given access to the outdoors

In 1990, Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act, which meant the USDA had to develop national standards for organic products.

A food that is labeled “organic” must come from farms certified by an accredited agent by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) The standards are stringent and comprehensive.

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