Holistic Pet Care Myths Busting
Most pet parents believe that a holistic approach to pet care will lead to healthier and happier lives. However, despite logic and good intentions, many parents are still using time, cost, and convenience as excuses not to adopt this lifestyle. Incidentally, these are the same excuses we people use to skip the gym and eat a candy bar for lunch. Fortunately, we’ve seen a large shift towards holistic practices lately. So, stop making excuses! Taking a holistic approach to pet care is much easier than you think.
When you are busting the common myths about holistic pet care, you have to look at the whole picture. Whereas a locally produced, humanely sourced, organic, and raw pet food diet may seem more expensive compared to regular kibble or brand name wet food, you are only looking at a fraction of the whole equation. Holistic pet care is about preventing disease. It’s about giving your pet the most nutritional diet and supplements to keep them developing into strong, healthy, and happy pets. Although the best food for your pet may cost a little more up front, preventing diseases is going to be much more cost-effective in the long run.
The nutritional value of natural raw pet foods is also much greater than brand name foods. This also means that you can feed your pet smaller portions while still giving them all the nutrition that they need. We all know that eating a well-balanced, healthy meal is going to sustain us for much longer. That take-out may satisfy an immediate craving and quench your hunger, but it won’t be long before you’re hungry again. This same phenomenon is true for your pets. The more nutritional value in the food you feed them, the longer they’ll be full and the better they’ll feel.
If you decided to take your pet’s health completely into your own hands and cook them two squares a day, then, yes, you’re going to need to set aside some extra time. We always say, if you have more time than money, cook your own pet food.
The biggest reason people resist holistic health care is that it’s more convenient to stick to what they know. We want to make it easy for pet parents to transition to a holistic approach to pet health.