LARGO – Dr. John Mead will conduct a seminar on nutrition and holistic medicine on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 to 9 p.m., at the SPCA’s Humane Education Training Center. During the free seminar, attendees can learn about preventative health care, the importance of exercise, the best food for their pets and some nontraditional therapies, such are acupuncture. Other subjects are as follows:
The old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is the foundation for anyone’s good health. Although some of us and our pets are blessed with such good genes that our bodies can suffer abuse for years and remain relatively healthy, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is still essential. The most important components of any health regimen are regular exercise, good nutrition and, of course, love. All of these elements are medicines and in the right measure, they can be used to overcome our genetic shortfalls.
The best pet food does not always come in a can or a bag. In general, the diet we feed our pets is highly preserved and processed, primarily for our convenience. We lead busy lives and many of us rarely find the time to eat right ourselves, let alone prepare or cook food for our dogs and cats. However, there are many good resources out there that can educate us how to provide the very best nutritional care for our pets.
The ancient art and science of acupuncture has been beneficial in the treatment of many conditions, particularly many chronic ailments for which modern Western medicine has obvious shortcomings. Veterinarians professionally trained in acupuncture are becoming more common and will work to help some of the illnesses your pets may face.