Holistic buzzwords and natural care lingo can be dizzying. Just how much do you know about holistic dog care? Take our quick quiz to find out.
1. A holistic vet is someone who …
a) Does not prescribe drugs such as antibiotics.
b) Takes into consideration the individual, or “whole,” dog.
c) Is certified by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.
2. Homeopathy is …
a) A system of healing based on “like cures like.”
b) A system of healing based on the “law of dissimilars.”
c) Another word for “holistic.”
3. Which of the following is not considered a holistic modality?
a) Cranio-sacral manipulation
4. Gold-bead implants are:
a) A permanent form of acupuncture.
b) A radical school of chiropractic.
c) An offshoot of gemstone therapy.
5. “Chi” is …
a) therapeutic massage used in Ayurvedic medicine.
b) the life force in traditional Chinese medicine.
c) a medicinal herb from the Australian bush.
1) b; 2) a; 3) d; 4) a; 5) b
Five correct answers: Congratulations! You appear to be a holistic know-it-all, but there’s always something new to learn about this popular topic.
Four correct answers: Way to go! By taking some time to read up on the latest developments in natural care for dogs, you could earn yourself a perfect score.
Three correct answers: Not too shabby. Brush up on your natural care knowledge by visiting DogChannel’s Natural Dog section.
Two correct answers: You could do better. Read more about holistic dog care, then come back and try again.
One correct answer: Don’t wait another second – visit the Natural Dog section now to learn about how natural methods of caring for your dog can benefit your canine friend.
Denise Flaim is a DOG FANCY contributing editor.
Want to improve your score? Read more about holistic
dog care in DOG FANCY’s Natural Dog in the August 2008 issue.