Why Holistic Pet Care?
Holistic medicine operates from the understanding that the body – when in balance – has the ability to heal itself and sustain strong health. Modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal therapy, nutritional counseling and other non-invasive treatments help to restore that harmony.
A holistic approach to health care looks at the whole body and helps the system to heal itself. It addresses the energetic imbalances and blockages at the root of the issue rather than simply alleviating symptoms. When symptoms alone are treated with Western drugs, therapies, or surgeries, your pet may experience temporary relief. But without restoring harmony to the body, the persisting imbalances will result in worsening symptoms and eventually manifest disease.
Nutritional Counseling For Your Pet
The father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be your medicine.” This basic concept has been overshadowed by medical advances designed to address disease through surgery and medication. Although we all know it intuitively, many people seem to have “forgotten” that nutrition and natural dietary supplementation are powerful tools not only for treating disease, but preventing it altogether. Read more…
There are many types of cancer and many treatment options. Holistic Vet Care works with both general practice veterinarians and oncology specialists to provide treatment alternatives for pets with cancer. Read more…
Diminished kidney function in cats (and sometimes dogs) is a common finding that occurs with age. Signs commonly associated with loss of kidney function are increased thirst, increased urination and weight loss. Diagnosis is confirmed through blood and urine tests. Read more…
Rehabilitative therapy in dogs (and cats) is successfully used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Although rehab is commonplace for people who have arthritis or have had orthopedic/ spinal surgery, it is relatively uncommon in veterinary medicine. Read more…
Pulsed Signal Therapy
Pulsed Signal Therapy (PST) is a new medical treatment for small animals that effectively treats osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, degenerative joint disease, rheumatoid disease, back pain and sports-type injuries.
Veterinary Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy concerned with good health through restoration and maintenance of a properly functioning neuro-musculoskeletal system, without the use of drugs or surgery. Read more…
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) utilizes acupuncture and herbs to help your pet’s body systems regain their natural balance. In holistic medicine, disease is seen as an imbalance significant enough to overwhelm the system and result in physical and emotional symptoms. Once energy is strengthened and balance restored, the animal’s natural healing processes can take over.
Many dogs develop orthopedic issues during the course of their lives. Problems such as arthritis, knee injuries and trauma are all too common. While pain medication and/or surgery can be effective treatments, they are not necessarily the only options. Read more…
Water reduces the risk of injury or re-injury of ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones by eliminating compressive forces on the healing structure. Swimming increases strength and cardiovascular endurance. The warm pool water will help increase circulation and nerve conductivity for muscle recruitment and range of motion. Read more…
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