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Southlake Animal Hospital
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3570 E. Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410

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Holistic Summer Pet Care

July 1 2022

Holistic pet care is a niche that has been growing in popularity in recent years, as more and more people begin to recognize its benefits. We love being able to customize our patients’ care options by offering a mix of holistic and traditional veterinary care! Home care, of course, is also very important. A Crown Point, IN vet offers some seasonal advice below.

Limit Chemicals

Consider switching to non-toxic, organic lawn care. Many pesticides and fertilizers contain chemicals that are harmful to people, pets, and the environment. Switch to eco-friendly products. That include cleaning agents and pet toys as well.

Go Green

Plant native bushes, trees, and flowers to help pollinators like bees and butterflies. If you’re fighting a flea problem, get some beneficial nematodes, which eat flea larvae. Don’t forget to adopt some indoor plants. They filter the air and keep your home looking cozy. You can find a full list online at the ASPCA website here.

Keep Up With Preventative Care

Holistic care focuses on healing from the inside out. Preventative care is also key to overall wellness. Make sure that your furry friend is up-to-date on their parasite control and vaccinations. 

Compost Your Waste

Does your kitty turn her little nose up at her food sometimes, and then meow to demand something different? Get a compost bin, and dump the food your feline overlord found unworthy into that. Once it breaks down into soil, you’ll have great food for the plants we just mentioned. Live in an apartment? You can actually get kitchen appliances that quickly and quietly break food scraps down … without smell.

Keep It Cool

Pets can get into big trouble if they dehydrate! Make sure your furry pal always has plenty of cool water. You can drop an ice cube into their bowl on hot days. (Tip: if your water quality isn’t that great, get a filter or a purification system. This will benefit both you and your pet!)

Enjoy The Sun

Summers go by fast. Take advantage of the warm weather. Take Fido to a pretty park, or make Fluffy a kitty garden. Making time to stop and smell the roses is good for the body, mind, and spirit, which is truly the heart of holistic care. 

As your Crown Point, IN animal clinic, we are dedicated to offering great care. Please feel free to contact us anytime!