Rarely do I write about pets, and this is really no different. Instead of writing about healthy pets, my goal today is to introduce you to a great resource on healthy pets. Mercola.com is a resource we use in many ways, to manage our own health experience; likewise, his healthy pet portion is also great.
This video is a welcome video to his healthy pets division –
The “pet news” area starts with an introduction to the new growing group of holistic, integrative veterinarians who are beginning to pop up. Ones who look at medication for pets, the way we do for people. I know personally, my challenge has always been to figure out what to rely on and what not to rely on in the holistic veterinary world. I find this a challenge because I do not have the same barometer with a dog as I would with a person.
“So, has it gotten better?”
However, my husky/border collie lived 17 years, and I do believe that some of our pursuits are to blame. Feeding this dog who would have been a primary hunter… meat. Likewise, my chihuahuas are given more vegetable, as we see them as having a strong foraging bend. Regardless, knowing the best option takes guidance.
Be sure to check it out, and take a look at the direction of this focus for care. As always, be well and be blessed. – Dr. E
From Dr. Mercola’s Site –
Complementary and Alternative Therapies Aren’t a New Fad
I asked Dr. Raditic where she sees integrative veterinary medicine heading from this point forward, now that we have an integrative service like hers at UT. She believes it will be a matter of continuing to raise awareness among members of the veterinary community, as well as pet owners.
Dr. Raditic also thinks things will come full circle when people realize complementary and alternative therapies aren’t some new fad. For example, the physical exam has been used throughout the history of veterinary medicine very effectively. So in many ways, it’s about remembering we can still use simple, non-invasive, hands-on techniques to help diagnose and heal patients.
Dr. Raditic also believes the bigger picture involves our own health care. Veterinary students are under a lot of pressure and stress, what with training to be doctors and carrying a big student debt load. They need to learn how to take care of themselves along with their patients.
Part of what Dr. Raditic sees her integrative medicine program involved in is the whole One Health concept. A lot of people have been talking about the concept, but it hasn’t gone anywhere yet. Her vision is that it could be part of her department’s role to make it go somewhere. It’s about unifying healthcare – being conscious in caring not just for animal patients, but also for ourselves.