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We all love our dogs, and would do anything to make their lives as long and healthy as possible. A holistic approach to your dog’s health and well-being can improve their longevity! These healthy lifestyle choices can be beneficial to your pup.

Hydrotherapy

A holistic treatment that has gone to the dogs is hydrotherapy. Canine hydrotherapy gives your dog a gentle,low-impact way to exercise.

Hydrotherapy is walking on a treadmill submerged in warm water. It increases mobility, especially in arthritic dogs, and helps older dogs maintain a healthy weight.

Even though this form of exercise has been around for years, it’s starting to increase in popularity. Pet owners are quickly realizing the benefits of gentle exercise to help minimize health issues!

Many veterinarians are starting to offer this service. Check with your local vet to see if they do or if they can recommend a local option.

Activated Charcoal

Most dogs have a tendency to eat things they shouldn’t, and sometimes this behavior has serious consequences. All pet owners should have activated charcoal in their medicine cabinet and first aid kit.

Activated charcoal will absorb toxins your pup has ingested, preventing those toxins from being released into their bloodstream.

Activated charcoal is a great first step when your dog eats something that could harm them, but you’ll still need to take your dog to a veterinarian. A dose of activated charcoal can minimize the amount of damage, but it is definitely not a cure-all.

Senior dogs can have a range of health concerns, but there are natural supplements that help lubricate their joints, condition their skin, and reduce painful inflammation.

If you’re looking to help your dog live their happiest, healthiest life, take a look here for a helpful list of natural oils, herbs, and supplements for senior dogs.

CBD Oil

As more research regarding the health benefits of CBD oil becomes available, people are turning to it for help treating dogs with anxiety, pain, nausea, inflammation and even epilepsy.

CBD oil has also shown promise when it comes to preventing heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases and some forms of cancer.

With CBD oil, you get all of the benefits without the psychoactive effects. This safe and legal holistic treatment is available in both tinctures and ready-to-eat treats. We’re especially fans of King Kanine CBD oil. Read more about the benefits of CBD oil here!

 

Massage

Much like their humans, dogs love a good massage! You can employ the help of a professional doggy masseuse, or you can give your dog a therapeutic rubdown at home. Either way, a doggy massage relieves pain, reduces anxiety and improves blood circulation.

Doggy Yoga

Doggy yoga, also known as Doga, is a hilarious, great way for you and your pup to bond. Doga also helps dogs lose weight while building muscle, improves flexibility, prevents arthritis and relieves anxiety.

If you take a group class, Doga also allows your dog to socialize with other dogs, and you are guaranteed to come away with some adorable Instagram worthy pictures.

Making healthy decisions for your pets is important, but what’s more important is always consulting a veterinarian before starting a holistic treatment plan. Check out our products page for all the best treats and supplements to keep your dog healthy and happy at any age!

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