3 Ways your Fur Babies can Live Naturally

If you’re visiting this blog, chances are you want to live a healthy, natural life. And for most of us, part of living natural is making sure our families live natural as well. For many of us, this means our fur babies need to get on the bandwagon.

As mom to a dog, a cat and a bearded dragon, I’ve learned a ton about natural living for animals, but I still have so many questions! Keep in mind that every animal and every situation is different as you check out these tips!

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Our beardie, Emerson. Shes 2 years old, and her favorite food is blueberries!

 

1. Feeding your Pets Naturally: Feeding our bearded dragon naturally is pretty easy – she eats live crickets and fresh, organic fruit and veggies. When I eat blueberries or peaches, so does she. Our cat and dog are a little more difficult. You really only have two options – make your own food or pay the big bucks for a natural food at the pet store. A quick Pinterest search will give you plenty of recipes, and if you would rather pick some up at the pet store, you can research brands to find one to fit your life – and your wallet!

2. Fleas and Ticks: Fleas are the bane of every pet owners existence, they make us and our babies miserable. Most of us have, at one time or another, opened up that tube of yucky, chemical smelling flea treatment and thought, “there has to be a better way!” Good news: there is a natural – and affordable way to prevent fleas! Apple cider vinegar, applied topically after a bath or ingested (heavily diluted with water) will kill and prevent fleas. Since you probably already have apple cider vinegar in your pantry, try it this week and let us know how well it works on our facebook page!

Our dog Bambi and our cat, Briar. They both just turned a year. Briar is a sucker for tuna, and Bambi loves turkey!

Our dog Bambi and our cat, Briar. They both just turned a year. Briar is a sucker for tuna, and Bambi loves turkey!

 

3. Vaccines: Keep in mind as you read this, every state has different laws about vaccines for pets. Most states require a rabies shot for dogs and cats, so be sure to check your local ordinances. If you are required to get the rabies vaccine, take heart – you can request a mercury free vaccine

For dogs, the other major vaccine is Parvo, and research is being done about natural ways to expose puppies to parvo in a way that naturally builds their immunity – even more than the vaccine. Along that line, studies show that indoor cats should not receive the distemper vaccine – as they are not at risk of exposure to the disease.

You can see the study here: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/prevent-parvo-and-distemper-without-vaccination/

 

These tips are a great baseline for starting your pets on the natural path, and when you need more information, Pinterest is your friend!

We look forward to your questions, comments and discussion on facebook!

 

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