Why Are Holistically-Reared Puppies So Healthy?

Holistically-reared puppies are generally very healthy because they are typically raised with a focus on overall well-being, including physical, mental, and spiritual care. Because the focus is on the whole-animal, holistic puppy care includes superior whole food natural nutrition, minimal stress, regular exercise, good socialization, reduced exposure to toxic substances, supplementation, and holistic veterinary care when needed. Therefore, holistically-reared puppies usually grow into healthy, happy dogs who live a long and happy life.

Superior Nutrition

A holistic approach to raising puppies emphasizes using natural and whole ingredients in their diet, rather than processed foods. Ideally, holistically-reared puppies will be fed a diet including raw meaty bones and a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. There are also some kibble dog foods that provide superior nutrition, free from the contaminants, food coloring, and allergens that are common in cheap kibble brands. Some breeders provide a diet that combines raw meaty bones, fruits, vegetables, and high quality kibble. These various holistic approaches to diet helps to ensure that the puppies receive all the necessary nutrients they need to develop strong immune systems and maintain good health.

Minimal Stress

Minimal stress is also important for the health of holistically-raised puppies. This means that the puppies are kept in a calm and stable environment, without frequent changes in routine or exposure to excessive negative stressors. Along with the environment, breeders who raise puppies using holistic healthcare use Bach Flower Remedies and other supplements to help minimize and mitigate stress for the puppies.  In addition, holistically-reared puppies receive much less toxic exposure, which also reduces the physical strain and stress on their developing bodies.

Regular Exercise

Holistically-reared puppies receive regular exercise as a key component of the holistic approach to raising puppies. This is because exercise ensures that they are physically stimulated, which can improve their overall health and reduce the risk of behavioral issues.

Proper Socialization

Good socialization is another important facet of holistic puppy healthcare. Early socialization should begin with your breeder and should lay a strong foundation for a puppy that is flexible and able to adapt to new people, places, and experiences without much stress or anxiety. Proper socialization can help ensure that holistically-reared puppies’ mental and spiritual health is balanced. As a result, these puppies have a lower risk of behavioral problems as they mature into adult dogs.

Holistic Vet Care

Finally, holistic veterinary care offers a wide variety of products and services, from herbal medicines to flower essences to homeopathy, acupuncture, massage therapy, chiropractic care, etc. A good holistic vet will provide holistically-reared puppies with care options that are less invasive and harmful than many conventional options. Additionally, a good holistic vet will care for their animals with significantly less exposure to the toxic chemicals and substances often found in many commonly-used conventional pet medications. This means that holistically-reared puppies generally experience optimal growth and development and often end up with far less health problems than conventionally-reared puppies. 

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By following a well-rounded holistic healthcare approach to raising puppies, ethical breeders can help to ensure that the puppies they produce are healthy and well-adjusted. As a result, holistically-reared puppies grow into dogs that live longer and happier lives.

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