The holistic/natural animal health and wellness industry is growing rapidly as more people become aware of the value in preventative health for their pets rather than waiting until their pets become ill.
Dr. Thomason comments, “In our current veterinary care system, virtually no time is spent discussing a species appropriate diet and healthy lifestyle choices for our carnivore pets. Yet our world is in the midst of a massive shift – people are beginning to understand the importance of living a healthful lifestyle for themselves and so why not for their pets too?”.
Although animal health coaches cannot take the place of a veterinarian, just as human health coaches do not replace doctors, they can coach and guide pet people in implementing diet and lifestyle changes for their pets. Dr. Bloomer states, “Animal health coaches fill a gap in animal care because traditional practitioners are often too busy in their practices to assist their clients in the goal-setting steps needed to help their pets achieve optimal health”.
Certified animal health coaches educate and support their clients in learning to develop a deeper understanding of appropriate species specific nutrition and lifestyle choices that prevent disease as well as increase the current health of clients' pets by educating them to implement lasting changes that improve their pets' energy, overall immune balance and health.
Those desirous of becoming a certified animal health coach may or may not be already functioning in some capacity as natural animal health care providers. Those who value animals for the species they are and who enjoy helping animals, make excellent animal health coaches: natural animal health practitioners, animal care consultants, pet sitters, dog trainers, animal massage and body work practitioners, groomers, breeders, etc., can benefit by becoming a certified animal health coach.
For more information or to register for the courses, please visit our Health Coaching/ Small Animal Naturopathy page here:http://www.animalnaturopathy.org/