The natural medicines can help your pet to alleviate several pathologies and to stimulate its immune defenses. An approach that is attracting more and more owners of dogs, cats and other animals.
Why use alternative medicine for animals?
For some veterinarians, natural medicines represent real resources to treat your pet in parallel with conventional treatments or not. Their main advantage is the fact that they have been developed to treat several aches, pains and pathologies in a natural way, without any toxic or chemical product that could cause unwanted side effects.
These alternative care are particularly beneficial for treating and treating chronic illnesses. However, in an emergency, it is recommended that you make an appointment with a veterinarian. They are also more effective with traditional treatment.
What characterizes Natural Healingis that they take into account not only the physical aspects of animals, but also their past, their emotions and everything that has a major impact on their health.
Homeopathy was very successful in the early 1980s. In 2003, more than 10% of French veterinarians were already prescribing homeopathic treatments. If it is in great demand, it is because it is taught in veterinary schools. It is moreover the only energy medicine benefiting from an official character.
This natural medicine shows good results on certain chronic diseases such as kidney failure or osteoarthritis, motion sickness and behavioral disorders. In addition, pets take the granules easily and the indications are the same as for humans.
The practice of musculoskeletal manipulations, which aims to alleviate functional disorders, is supervised by veterinary training institutes.
Capable of treating multiple conditions, osteopathy often helps to avoid taking medication. By focusing on the cause of a disease and not just the symptoms, this natural medicine also helps to treat the problem at the source to avoid relapse. As health conditions require conventional medical interventions, it can be used in addition to other treatments.
Osteopathy is indicated for osteo-articular diseases such as lameness, osteoarthritis or even hip dysplasia.
The herbal medicine has for principle to use the medicinal plants in all forms in order to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of their components.
In the wild, animals eat plants found in nature to instinctively treat a few special ailments. By observing these animals closely, the medicinal properties of some plants have been discovered.
Herbal medicine helps strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body, treat anxiety and stress, regulate the activities of certain organs or systems and supplement a diet to strengthen the body.
Combined with certain plants, it can also have synergistic effects that can influence the health of your companion in the long term.
Very familiar to humans, this ancestral Chinese treatment is increasingly popular with animals, since it is very effective.
We find almost 300 acupuncture points which each elicits a specific reaction in the body in an animal. For this, professionals use electric current, needles, lasers, heat and injections for treatment. Completely painless, this natural medicine allows regeneration and healing mechanisms to function fully. It also stimulates certain nervous reflexes which in turn stimulate the organs.
The great advantage of acupuncture is to treat certain cases in which pet owners do not have the financial means to pay for surgery. The cases of paralysis and rupture of ligaments are good examples which already have excellent results. This medicine also helps to relieve aging companions, allowing them an end of life without stiffness, joint pain and suffering.
Aromatherapy mainly consists of using extracts from aromatic plants (essential oils and essences) for therapeutic purposes. It is then distinguished from herbal medicine which uses all the elements of the plant.
The essential oils are used for several purposes: antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti-infective such as revitalization, detoxification or regularization. In different forms (friction, diffusion in the air and internet absorption), they also make it possible to optimize resistance to pathology, promote immune defenses, prevent contagions and infections.
At the same time, premium edible oils such as salmon oil or the yeast have effective natural virtues on animal health.
For animals, the naturopathy is based on the natural disciplines mentioned above. However, it is based on a more holistic disease and self-healing of the body through the mind.
A professional will often offer you a comprehensive health check-up for your pet, taking your pet’s experiences, diet, and mental health into consideration before offering treatment. He then suggests the use of flowers, plants, homeopathic remedies, aromatic essences or even trace elements. Whatever the case, the approach will be 100% natural.
Increasingly practiced in veterinary clinics, the physiotherapy complements more traditional treatments, especially in the case of orthopedics and neurological disorders.
This medicine combines instrumental and manual techniques in order to diagnose and treat injuries and functional disorders. Professionals use techniques such as stretching, massage, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and ultrasound. Physiotherapy can also be combined with other natural treatments such as herbal medicine or homeopathy for maintain your pet’s health on the long term.
In any case, think about choose the natural approach that best suits the needs and personality of your furball. Each case is specific and must be studied as such to determine the most suitable treatment. do not forget to consult a veterinarian professional before starting the alternative treatment.