Although centuries ago, dogs weren’t considered man’s best friend, in recent times, pets have become wildly popular.
In the United States alone, people own some 70 to 80 million dogs and 74 to 96 million cats, which means 37 to 47 percent of U.S. households have a dog, and 30 to 37% own a cat, according to the American Pet Products Association.
You pet owners have other reasons to rejoice. Appreciating and playing with your canine or feline friend improves your health.
[shareable cite=”Dave Barry”]You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right!…’” [/shareable]
In fact, touching or stroking your furry friends could help reduce your stress (even positively affecting your cortisol, heart rate and blood pressure), improve your mental and physical health, reduce your aggression, and activate the much-touted hormone oxytocin, according to a recent review of research.
If pets are so good for us, it makes sense to take good care of them, right?
On today’s special Gab with the Gurus Show, my guest, Dr. Dennis Thomas, a long-time veterinarian and author of the new Hay House book, Whole-Pet Healing: A Head-to-Tail Guide to Caring for and Connecting with Your Animal Companion, will tell you how to take the very best care of your beloved pet.
On our Gab with the Gurus Show, Dr. Thomas will share some of his fascinating findings and tips, which he discusses in further detail in Whole-Pet Healing.
During our 20-to-30-minute interview, you’ll discover how:
- Why after more than 20 years of being a traditional practicing veterinarian, Dr. Thomas began treating pets holistically to develop a comprehensive head-to-tail program.
- Why he uses such unique healing modalities as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, laser therapy, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, energy medicine, nutritional counseling, and mind/body healing on people’s cats, dogs and other pets. (Absolutely fascinating stuff!)
- What he believes is the biggest problem of traditional veterinary medicine.
- Why holistic pet care is important.
- Why he objects to the phrase “pet ownership” and what we should use instead.
- The top 3 things you can do to make your pet healthy.
- How pets don’t suffer, but we do. (His insights on this are quite intriguing.)
- What essential oils can help your pet. (Yes, these can help your canine or feline companions.)
- How you can balance your pet’s body.
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