Holistic Animal Healing

Written by Sharon Brooker

What is Holistic animal healing and how does it work?

Hi, I have been asked to write a piece on how you (the animal/ pet owner) can use holistic healing alongside conventional medication from your veterinarian to heal your animal/pet.

I will start by saying that holistic healing is not a cure and your animal/pet must be seen by a veterinarian and should not be used instead of veterinary treatment, but alongside it. Your Vet should give consent before any treatment starts.

The Holistic Approach

Holistic healing is based on the concept that instead of treating the symptoms, which are a side effect of the illness, the whole body, mind and spirit are treated and healed, which in turn removes the symptoms.

Holistic healing allows the animal’s body to rebalance and increases the animal’s ability to use its natural energy resources and therefore fight the illness more easily. It can be used on a whole variety of emotional and physical states.

Forms of Holistic Healing

There are many forms of holistic healing and your vet may advise you which he feels will benefit your animal/pet. If they are unsure which approach would benefit your animal/pet, the holistic healer will work this out with the information they receive from the veterinarian about your animal/pet. This will include any blood results, medication that is being taken, what behaviour/pain the animal is exhibiting and will be able to answer any questions that need answering before the practitioner can decide a way forward.

Further information will be gained from you the owner, as no one knows your animal/pet better than you.

From my own experience veterinarians appear to be more open to the use of holistic healing and can usually give you information on where to go. Plus you might find that your veterinarian may already be working with a holistic healer and be happy to refer you to them.