Four Legged Friends Can Benefit From Alternative Therapies

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Due to a recent article from regarding the benefits of massage, acupuncture, and cold lasers on pet health, has commended them on their pointing the spotlight on natural health care for animals.

We spend an enormous amount of money taking care of our pets. From vaccines to food, from grooming to clothes, it is enormous.

Being active with many massage therapy schools MSSD’s founders have long been proponents of natural health care for animals.

When someone is taking care of their animals, there are now raw food diet options available, as well as traditional foods. Many of the traditional food lines for pets are now offering healthier alternatives as well.

The editor of Massage School San Diego is quoted as saying, “We spend an enormous amount of money taking care of our pets. From vaccines to food, from grooming to clothes, it is enormous. Perhaps more Americans should be more concerned about what they put into their pets, and the health care they receive, than worrying about buying them a fancy rhinestone collar, or a Halloween costume that makes them look like Snoopy.

Massage, Acupuncture and Chiropractic have long been treatments for Animals. Medicating humans has been shown to be one of the top four leading causes of death of Americans, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Animals are given a wide array of pharmaceuticals as well, from vaccines, to anti worming and antibiotics.

Natural health care for animals is not a new science. Decades ago chiropractors began doing chiropractic adjustments to racehorses.

There are currently a large variety of natural pet foods available. A quick check online showed the following choices for dogs, just within the first listing:
Natural food choices for animals include, Natural Varieties chicken patties for dogs. 4 health dog food offers lamb and rice dog food, beef and vegetable stew, both canned.

Acana dry dog food features Senior Dog Food, Light and Fit dog food, sport and agility dog food, Puppy and Junior dog food, Adult Large and Small Breed, Puppy Large and Small Breed, Chicken and Burbank Potato, Duck and Bartlett Pear, Lamb and Okanagan dog food just to name a few .

According to The New York Times dog acupuncture is also being used as part of arthritis care for aging dogs.

Massage School San Diego applauds Penn Live for spotlighting the increased use of alternative therapies for animals.

About Massage School San Diego:
A long-standing resource to the San Diego massage education community, provides guidance and assistance to incoming massage students, incoming attendees, and the massage schools of San Diego themselves.

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