Experts in holistic health coaching, green living, stress management, and lifestyle coaching can also help clients improve the lives of their pets. A coach may offer a whole family holistic and green living consultation and evaluation. The pet’s environment can be included in the process.
How Can We Improve the Quality of Life for Animals?
63% of America’s households today have pets. So, creating a healthy environment for your pet is just as important as your or your child’s health, and here’s why. Animals are exposed to more toxins than we are. Think about it, they are much closer to the ground sniffing, rolling around in grass and flower beds (that are usually sprayed with pesticides), and are scavengers eating anything that remotely resembles food including grass.
They’re also exposed to the same array of pollutants that contaminate our indoor air and water. What’s sad to see are homeowners with pets and children who bring in pest control services like Orkin or Terminex to spray pesticides in and around their home, yard, and flower beds only to then see a healthy child or dog go out in the yard and roll around in the yard that was just sprayed with toxic poisonous chemicals. And remember dogs eat grass.
The other thing they have going against them is that unfortunately pet food, toys, furniture, and other pet products do not have to be tested for safety. Think about all of the plastic toys that are given to our lovable pets that are probably full of chemicals like BPA and phthalates that are toxic to their system. And we wonder why our pets are showing up with the same diseases found in humans like cancer, immune disorders, allergies, and more. [Read more…]