What is animal naturopathy? If the idea of going to a human naturopath feels indulgent or foreign, then consulting one for your pet may seem completely ridiculous. However, I’d like to challenge you to count up the number of hours you spend with your pet each day. Does your pet’s health, demeanor, and emotional state concern you? Do you want your companion animal to live a vibrant and, hopefully, long life? An animal naturopath can help you address these concerns and provide education for holistic health and wellness for your pet.
You try and make the best possible choices for your family’s health and well-being. Does this resonate with the way that you take care of your cat or dog? Your pet can be showered with love and affection and still be suffering from nagging physical or behavioral quirks that you’ve just chalked up to them being a dog or cat. The heart of naturopathy is that it addresses any being as a whole and takes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects into account when addressing health.
When one being suffers within a household then everyone suffers in some way. It’s easy to see this pattern with the human members of our family. When our partner or children are ill or are having a rough time emotionally we feel their distress and may react emotionally or even physically to this upset in the environment. These same forces have a remarkable impact on our pets as well but may manifest in a way that seems completely normal to us. As the stress level in the household becomes more intense we may not notice that the dog has started vomiting more or that the cat has become a complete basket case. Instead of accepting these incidents as normal, you might consider seeking the root of the problem. There may be simple solutions to be found in diet changes, herbs, flower essences, essential oils, and energy work.
I would like to put forward the thought that this flow of energy is a two way street. The health and well-being of human family members and pets can affect one another. Only addressing the human side of the equation can leave the other half still suffering. Our pets can help connect us to nature in a powerful way, but only if we let them. You may want to consider a consult with an animal naturopath to see how you can raise the overall holistic health of your family.