Bichon Frise: Holistic Dog Care
In increasing numbers Bichon Frise lovers are
embracing holistic care for their dogs as well as
themselves. ‘Holistic’ (from the Greek word ‘holism’)relates
to whole or complete systems instead of separate parts.
‘Holistic medicine’ treats the whole entity (body and
mind) instead of just the symptoms of disease
A ‘holistic view’ believes animals and humans alike have
the natural ability to heal and cure themselves of most
illnesses. But because of our modern unnatural
environment we have lost touch with this innate ability
and consequently compromised our health. Instead of
relying on chemicals that often mask symptoms, holistic
care focuses on preventing illness and boosting and
maintaining a healthy immune system.With a healthy
immune system your Bichon Frise has a greater chance for
an active and healthy life.
Q: So how do you provide holistic care for your Bichon
A: By practicing a healthy lifestyle that includes:
A diet of natural organic dog food without additives,
animal byproducts and preservatives
Natural health supplements as needed
Daily exercise and play sessions
Regular checkups with a veterinarian who practices or is
sympathetic to holistic care and will give your dog the
treatment you desire.
Since holistic care involves the whole dog and not just
the body, make sure you are meeting your pet’s emotional
and psychological needs. Your Bichon Frise is a
companion dog and thrives on your attention. Make sure
you take the time to pet , play and spend time with your
dog. Providing him/her with a loving,caring, and safe
environment will ensure a happy and contented dog.
With the holistic approach of providing a sound body and
mind you can improve your Bichon Frise’s health and
quality of life.
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