Fido has ear mites or an upset digestive system, and immediately we reach for the nearest product that promises to get rid of our animal companion’s ailments; but at what cost? There is an alternative that will help to heal Fido or Fifi without the side effects of conventional veterinary medicine.
Tammy Jones, a representative for Young Living Essential Oils, will make a presentation on using their products for pet care from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., March 25, at the Unity of Pensacola Fellowship Hall.
Melanie Barrett, founder of 30A Swim Dog, in Santa Rosa Beach, says the assisted hydrotherapy sessions she offers are winning raves from pet owners and veterinarians that believe dogs can reap enormous health benefits from the safe, low-impact workouts.
If the family dog gets up close and personal with a skunk or has other simple emergencies, you can ease the pain with such everyday ingredients as pumpkin, coconut oil, ginger, iodine and apple cider vinegar.
Most vets turn first to pills and surgery, but functional medicine vets consider an animal’s genetic makeup and exposure to toxins and generally lean toward more gentle natural treatments and prevention.