NATIONAL (CBS) -- In Today's Living we're talking about healing, through nature. Holistic medicine, including natural remedies and acupuncture, has gained popularity over the past decade, but not just with humans.
Jenn Markett is making pureed roasted vegetables with ground lamb. It's not for her, it's for Enzo, her dog.
She says, "People laugh at me all the time. You make your dog's food, but I see the change in him."
Enzo started suffering seizures two years ago. Markett's veterinarian couldn't figure out why, so she sought out holistic vet Dr. Michele Yasson.
She changed Enzo's diet and added vitamins. S he also gave the terrier the homeopathic remedy arsenic. Dr. Yasson says a highly diluted dose is safe and can boost the immune system helping the body heal itself.
Dr. Yasson says, "There's a difference between attacking a symptom and helping a body get healthier."
Just as doctors are embracing alternative treatments for people, vets are using a mix of traditional and holistic medicine to treat sick animals.
From allergies and itching, even life threatening illnesses like cancer.
Tucker was diagnosed with a brain tumor and given three months to live. His owner Mia Jacovy-Twig found Dr. Yasson who changed his diet and gave him a blood root extract. Two years later he's still going strong.
Mia Jacovy-Twig says, "I very firmly believe that he is alive because of holistic medicine."
Jenn Markett is also a believer. She says, "It has changed our lives with it and now he hasn't had a seizure for months."
Enzo seems to be enjoying his home cooked meals, and Markett says making his food is well worth it.
Dr. Yasson uses holistic medicine on her own pets, even giving them acupuncture on a regular basis.