Pets Need Earthing Too!
We Aussies love our pets!
According to a report published in 2013 by The Animal Health Alliance of Australia, it was estimated there were more than 25 million pets in Australia, with five million of us opening our homes to our furry friends. This figure means our country has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world!
In the report, dogs were the most common pet owned with 39% of households owning a dog, while cats came in as second favourites at 29%.
What was surprising reading this report however was that a whopping 76% of dogs are kept either exclusively or partially indoors while cats spend approximately 92% of their time exclusively or partially indoors. That means some pets may never get to touch the earth in their lifetime! I’m not sure if it’s a combination of us living in apartments these days or just owning small breeds which tend to stay indoors all day, but I was shocked at this figure. I wonder if indoor dogs have more health complaints than those who spend their days lazing on the grass outdoors on a daily basis? Is it time we got our pets back on the Earth?
Holistic San Diego veterinarian, Stephen R. Blake says yes. He advises pet owners Ground their animals as much as possible in some way and owners should encourage their pets to get Earthed.
“Animals like to dig in the ground, especially when they are stressed in any way,” he says. “My feeling is that they are tapping into the energy field of the Earth and benefiting from the infinite source of negative electrons and other intrinsic healing properties of the Earth."
“A very common example of an animal trying to ground itself is when they dig down into the carpeting or flooring of your home when they are ill or stressed. They are trying to get closer to the Earth. Many times when a dog or cat is stressed or ill, you will find them outside under a bush where they have dug a hole to rest.”
|Blake advises clients take their pets outside on a leash as much as possible to get grounded – or use Earthing Mats or Pads indoors day and night in their beds so they can receive maximum Earthing time.|
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