PRLog - Oct. 20, 2012 - PORTLAND, Ore. -- With increasing concerns over whether or not to treat our beloved pets with potentially harmful pharmaceuticals, it is no surprise that more holistic options our becoming available. In the article entitled '5 Natural Pet Remedies That You Haven't Heard of.' animal blogger Sally Gutteridge enlightens us on some of these alternative medical treatments.
"During the dull winter months your pet may become unhappy, lethargic and depressed. This type of depression is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, Increasingly recognized in humans and domestic animals the cause of SAD is lack of sunlight reaching the brain through the eye of the sufferer. Sunlight stimulates production of the chemical that makes us happy, lively and positive. With insufficient light comes lack of the hormone.
Light therapy is the use of a light which simulates the brightness of sunlight for set periods of time throughout the winter months. Normal household lights are insufficient for this and light therapy needs at least 1000 lux energy to be effective. Light therapy for pets is a non-invasive and low cost treatment because, after the initial purchase of a good quality light box, you need spend no more on this treatment to improve your pet’s well-being throughout many winters."
About Pawsitive Lighting:
Pawsitive Lighting just recently launched the Sol Box, which is the first and only light box designed to treat depression in cats and dogs. They are a Portland based company dedicated to improving the health of pets.