What is holistic health for animals?
What does natural health mean?
Why would you explore this route of care for you pet?
How do you find natural health and holistic doctors for our pet family members?
These were all questions that our guest, Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM, answered on PAWsitive Radio Show. Mom interviewed Dr Shawn who was a 1987 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, opened Paws & Claws Animal Hospital in 1991. His special interests include exotic pets, dermatology, cancer, and internal medicine. In addition to serving clients, he has written for numerous veterinary and pet publications including Animal Wellness, Body + Soul, Veterinary Forum, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, Dog World, Fido Friendly, Whole Dog Journal, Whole Cat Journal, Whole Living, Total Health and Wellness.
He is the author of several books, including The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, The Allergy Solution for Dogs, The Arthritis Solution for Dogs & Cats, The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs, 8 Weeks to a Healthy Dog and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets.
...by the way, the dog and cat at the top of his web page are Dr. Shawn’s dog Rita, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and his Ragdoll cat, Dysa!
Here’s what I learned from Dr. Shawn:
1) Animals who are under the care of a holistic Veterinarian may have a longer life span, Dr. Shawn mentioned that there is a reduced dependency on drugs, and reduced cost for the pet family, and that pets could live 1-2 times longer. WOW! This is PAWSome!
2) Dr. Shawn reminded pet families to read labels, do their research, don’t believe broad statement outrageous claims, and, to have a meet and greet with your Veterinarian and animal health care provider to make sure they and their approach are a good fit.
3) Dr. Shawn has created his own line of products for us, for pets! From shampoos to health products, Dr. Shawn has clinically tested the products.
4) And… remember to take good care of your pet’s health just as you do your own.
Dr Shawn’s thank you for listening to our show go to Dr Shawn's website enter code "drshawn" at my natural products web store, www.drshawnsnaturals.com, to save 10% on all your future purchases!
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