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Holistic Holiday Gifts for Pets
December 15, 2020

Are you trying to lead a holistic lifestyle? While your pet may not know—or care—what the word means, he or she may also benefit from this natural approach to wellness. With the holidays coming up, this is a great time to get your furry friend some new things. Here, a Portland, OR vet suggests some things that can help your pet lead a more holistic life.


C  at Grass

Do you have a cat? Grow Fluffy a little pot of cat grass to nibble on. This will also give your home a bright, fresh pop!


Supplements

When it comes to holistic pet care, supplements are a great choice. There are many different ones available, which can help not only correct but in many cases help prevent illnesses. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.


New Bed

Did you know that many pet beds contain harmful chemicals? Look for something that was made from natural, sustainable resources.


Window Seat

Okay, this one may be a bit of a stretch. However, many cats love looking outside. This can help keep your kitty from feeling bored or lonely!


Homemade Treats

Holistic care really focuses on healing from the inside out. That starts with good nutrition! Look online for recipes for treats. You can also make pet food. However, check with your vet first. Pets all have their own unique nutritional needs, so their menus are not one-size fits all. Also, be sure to only use ingredients that are safe for your pet.


Massage

Is your furry pal very active? Perhaps you have a senior pet? A good massage may help soothe your dog or cat, and get rid of aches and pains. Treat yourself to one, too!


Aromatherapy

This is another area where you’ll need to do some research and consult with your vet. While some scents are good for pets, concentrated oils can be too powerful for them.


Yard Room

Whether you have a big yard or a tiny balcony, chances are, you can do a few things to make it more for you and your pet. Fido would appreciate a doghouse, kiddie pool, or sandbox. And while Fluffy is better off staying in, she wouldn’t mind having a birdfeeder to watch.


All of us here at Wildwood Animal Hospital, your Portland, OR veterinary clinic, want to wish you a safe, happy, and healthy holiday. Please contact us anytime!


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