As mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts, early veterinary medicine focused on animal welfare, treatment therapies, management and surgery. Sali Hotra was the first to be credited as an animal healer and wrote Ayurveda Materia Medica in veterinary medicine.
I have found the answer to my question: Do our pets have doshas and can they be treated ayurvedically? - Jennifer Mulson
From Dogs Naturally Magazine's website:
India’s Ayurveda, meaning “science of life,” (from the Sanskrit veda for “science” and ayur for “life”) is perhaps the oldest system of holistic medicine, originating in 6,000 BC. Though human westerners have increasingly looked to the healthy wisdom that Ayurveda offers, few are aware that their animals and pets can benefit just as much from the alternative, natural supplements and lifestyle practices as they can.
Jennifer Mulson is the managing editor of Marmapoints.