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National Holistic Pet Day

Show your furry friends some love this National Holistic Pet Day - give them a massage, organic treats, and lots of cuddles!
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August 30
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Celebrate National Holistic Pet Day on August 30th by getting your furry friends the holistic care that they need and deserve! This day was founded in 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of caring for our pets from a holistic perspective. This means taking into account their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing – not just treating them when they're sick. With this kind of approach, we can ensure that our pets stay healthy and happy for as long as possible. So get ready to show your pet some extra love this National Holistic Pet Day!

History of National Holistic Pet Day

National Holistic Pet Day Dates

National Holistic Pet Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Roots in Veterinary Homeopathy</div><div class='timeline-text'>Although not called "Holistic Pet Care," the 1800s saw the establishment of veterinary homeopathy, setting the stage for future holistic care methods.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Commercial Pet Food</div><div class='timeline-text'>Commercial pet food rose in popularity, leading pet owners to reconsider the importance of diet in overall pet health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Holistic Veterinary Medicine Emerges</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holistic veterinary medicine movement began, promoting nutrition, herbal and physical therapies as crucial aspects of pet health.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wider Acceptance of Holistic Care</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1990s saw a wider acceptance of holistic methods as part of regular pet care, with more vets incorporating them into their services.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Holistic Pet Day Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Holistic Pet Day is founded in 2017 to promote holistic care and its importance in maintaining pets' physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Holistic Pet Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try Homeopathic Remedies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Homeopathic remedies can be a great way to provide your pet with natural and gentle healing. There are many homeopathic remedies that can be used to help your pet with anything from fleas and ticks, to allergies and digestive issues.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Schedule a Massage</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Massage is a great way to help your pet relax and reduce stress. It also helps to improve circulation, reduce pain, and increase flexibility. You can either find a pet massage therapist or take a course to learn how to massage your pet yourself.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Switch to Holistic Pet Food</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Switching to holistic pet food can provide your pet with the best nutrition possible. Look for foods that are made with natural, wholesome ingredients and avoid foods with artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a Pet Reiki Class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that helps to promote balance of energy in the body. Taking a Reiki class is a great way to learn how to use this technique on your pet. Ask around at local holistic pet stores or holistic veterinarians for classes in your area.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try Aromatherapy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Aromatherapy can be used to help relieve stress, anxiety, pain, and many other ailments in pets. Essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, and cedarwood are often used for their calming effects. Be sure to consult with a holistic veterinarian before using essential oils on your pet.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Holistic Pet Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Holistic pet care is beneficial</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Holistic pet care focuses on the overall health of your beloved pet. This includes everything from dietary and exercise needs to routine checkups and even mental wellbeing. It's an approach that emphasizes preventive healthcare through natural methods, which can help keep your pets healthy and happy for years to come!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes natural remedies</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By using holistic approaches to pet care, you are promoting natural remedies rather than relying solely on synthetic drugs or prescription medications. Natural remedies like herbs, homeopathic treatments and acupuncture can be used to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain and even boost immunity.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Decreases veterinary visits & expenses</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With holistic pet care, regular preventive maintenance and adherence to a healthy lifestyle can minimize the need for vet visits, resulting in less time and money spent overall on medical bills. Plus, it means more time for playing fetch and snuggling together with your furry friend!</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts for Holistic Pet Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Holistic Pet Care Takes Into Account the Entire Animal</h3><p class='facts-content'>The essence of holistic pet care is viewing pets as whole beings. Diet, exercise, mental stimulation, genetics, environment, and relationships are all considered for optimal pet well-being.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Holistic Medicine Includes Various Different Modalities</h3><p class='facts-content'>Holistic pet care may use therapies such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care, and energy healing. Each treatment can be tailored to the individual animal's needs.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Preventive Care is a Central Principle of Holistic Pet Health</h3><p class='facts-content'>With a strong focus on diet, exercise, and wellness checks, holistic pet care helps prevent many health issues before they start, rather than waiting for illness to occur.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Holistic Approach Boosts Your Pet’s Immunity</h3><p class='facts-content'>Nutritionally rich diets, herbal supplements, and other natural treatments help enhance your pet's immune system, making them more resilient to diseases and infections.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many Holistic Treatments Are Low-Risk</h3><p class='facts-content'>Treatments such as massage, acupuncture, and herbal remedies typically have fewer side effects compared to some conventional treatments, making them a safer choice for many pets.</p></div></div>

National Holistic Pet Day FAQs

When is National Holistic Pet Day?

National Holistic Pet Day is celebrated on August 30 every year. In 2024 National Holistic Pet Day will occur on a Friday.

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