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Here at Healthier Dogs, you can be assured that you’ll be finding lots of information on dog health. How else will you be able to make your dog healthier without knowing a lot about dog health? Exactly!
Over the past 13 years Iwe’ve built up the Healthy Happy Dogs site, which is a site dedicated to dog health. And if you requested the free dog health report over there, and have been receiving the Healthy Happy Dogs dog health newsletter, you’ll know that dog health is a real passion of mine.
I don’t pretend to have any expertise, of course – and let me state again that I am not a vet and nor do I have any veterinary training or knowledge whatsoever. I’m simply a dog owner and dog lover, and any dog health information I share with my readers, whether here at Healthier Dogs, or at Healthy Happy Dogs, is simply my own non-expert opinions, suggestions and recommendations. You should always, always consult your vet if you have any health concerns in relation to your dog. Never seek to rely on advice obtained over the internet from unqualified persons like myself.
Whew! Now I’ve got that out of the way …
If you’re interested in holistic health for your dog, and using natural diet and natural remedies wherever possible, you’ve come to the right place.
The majority of vets, believe it or not, are still not taught about animal nutrition in vet school, and the schools that do teach it are likely to receive funding from commercial pet food manufacturers for those sectors of the course.
Likewise, veterinary pharmaceutical companies fund a lot of veterinary training, and once a vet has qualified, he/she is likely to update their knowledge with information from those pharmaceutical companies. So of course, the vast majority of vets are unlikely to favor natural remedies and treatments, partly because they just don’t have the requisite knowledge about such alternatives.
Holistic vets, on the other hand (and there aren’t many of them around) will look at ways to keep the dog healthy in the first place, rather than focusing on fixing dog health problems as they arise.
And this is the approach I personally favor.
So if you’re a fan of commercial pet food, drugs, chemicals and annual vaccinations for pets, you probably won’t find a lot of information here that will interest you.
But if you’re looking to keep your dog healthy by natural means, and hopeful treat dog health problems that may arise from time to time with herbs, homeopathy and other natural remedies, then you’re going to love Healthier Dogs.
So bookmark the Healthier Dogs site, and come back often. We’ll be updating it very frequently – as often as daily, when we can.