Natural Pet Care – The Most Common Misconceptions
Article by Jeff Grill
There are a lot of misconceptions about natural pet care. Some people think it is not as effective as conventional medications. Some people think it is not safe and are worried about the side effects. Some people think it is too pricey. Some people, not surprisingly, have not heard of natural care for pets at all. This article, as you can guess from the title, aims to throw some light on pet care and gives you some tips to take care of your pets naturally.
First of all, let me tell you what natural pet care is all about. It involves treating and preventing your pet’s health problems in the most natural manner possible. In other words, it is not just about treating diseases, but preventing them by strengthening the immune system of your pet. Now, let us take a look at some of the most common misconceptions about holistic pet care.
Misconception #1 – Natural medications are not as effective as conventional medications.
Herbal and homeopathic medications can be very effective. Medical research behind conventional products are usually better documented than natural approaches, however the role of natural products and anti0oxidants in particular, have recently shown to be beneficial to humans and pets. While natural products cannot replace conventional medications altogether, they are certainly a good choice for people who are looking for a safe and effective way to treat their pet’s health problems.
Misconception #2 – Natural medications are not safe for pets.
It is quite ironic that a lot of people are under the impression that natural pet care is not safe for their pets. Do you know why? Most people who choose natural remedies do so because they have fewer or no side effects vs. many prescription drugs available on the market today. Since most of the ingredients in these natural remedies are completely organic, the chances of allergic reactions or other such side effects are lower.Misconception #3 – Natural medications are too pricey.
Many owners provide healthy dose of natural remedies every day as a way of avoiding more costly illnesses. A month’s supply of these natural supplements costs just under .or less than a day. While is alot of money, they can help avoid costly issues. These products are not only safe, and affordable.
Misconception #4 – Herbal remedies are usually manufactured by quacks with fake degrees and are not approved by the FDA.
There are a number of high quality herbal dietary supplements for pets on the market today. They are approved by the FDA and are very safe. However, this does not mean that there are no fake herbal products on the market at all. Just like any other field today, natural pet care has its own share of fake experts as well. To avoid such substandard products, you need to go for a good natural remedy which is manufactured under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist and meets the guidelines set by the DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health Education Act).
I hope the article clarified your doubts on natural pet care. Consider the advantages and the disadvantages of treating your pets naturally and make an informed decision today.
About the Author
For more information on homeopathic remedies see this site of natural pet care. The author of this article, Jeff Grill, is an editor of the Dog Health Handbook which contains additional information on natural pet care.
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