This acceptance of disease, considered inevitable, seemed totally unjustified to me: why do house animals, like humans, have to be subject to getting sick, when other beings, like wild birds, remain practically untouched? Is it because of man’s intervention? In fact, man has generated sickness; he has been closed this state against nature and against all the animals and plants that have fallen the under his wretched dominion. I very soon learned to admire everything that was wild: I was always impressed by the incredible health that wild ponies and deer in the forest had, which I was able to see when I was far away from civilization. I also noticed that wild plants are full of life. I have never seen aphids on wild rosebush (which many people know and sweetbriar, without knowing that the rose derives from its flower).
What a contrast to the rosebushes cultivated in “captivity” that suffer from all kinds of diseases! Maintaining my life and the life of the animals under my care as close to nature as possible became my motive in life. And, after many difficulties, I was rewarded with the good health that, thanks to this style of life, I, as well as my children and animals, have enjoyed.
New York Dog Nanny recommends weekly walks for dogs and owners into parks as a minimum. Even better would be a retreat into nature for a few solid hours of hiking, soaking up the sun, rolling around in the dirt and crossing over some streams. Nothing renews health better than a good hike in nature!! Be sure to bring plenty of water to make sure your dog is well hydrated.
This article was taken from seefido.com and modified by new york dog nanny.