Today is National Holistic Pet Day!

 |  Aug 30th 2011  |   2 Contributions


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People put a lot of emphasis lately on eating organic and being green and taking care of our bodies and being healthy, but did you know there's a day dedicated to doing that for our pets, too?

It's National Holistic Pet Day, and it's today!

National Holistic Pet Day was founded by Colleen Paige of the Animal Miracle Foundation and Network. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate and promote all the things we do to take care of our pets bodies, minds and souls. (Not that we don't celebrate our pets every day, of course!)

Halo, Purely for Pets natural pet food surveyed 700 pet owners and found that a bunch of people are already doing stuff to be more holistic about their fur kids' care. Here are some fun stats:

73.2% of pet owners surveyed exercise their pets regularly
28.7% learn about holistic living at their local pet food or natural food store
62.2% use nontoxic household products
48.9% use natural supplements for skin, coat or digestive care
38.7% take their pets for regular dental checkups
55.5% play mind-stimulating activities and games with their pets
6.7% take their pets for acupuncture
48.7% help a local rescue or shelter
41.5% use all-natural shampoo and grooming products

If you're looking for more ways to celebrate this special day, check out the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Holistic Pet Day list.

So what do you do to make your pets' lives a little healthier? I know I'm always careful about what cleaning products I use. Let's share what we do in the comments and give each other some ideas!

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