Alternative Medicine

Holistic veterinary medicine looks at all aspects of the entire animal with emphasis on both conventional and alternative therapies as options for treatment. Holistic veterinarians recognize that modern veterinary techniques are necessary in caring for an animal, but also believe that alternative modalities such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractic care also have a role. Holistic veterinarians concentrate on multiple areas to aid in the treatment and prevention of disease, including: nutrition and diet, environment and lifestyle, and the psychological state. Communication between the animal, owner, and veterinarian is an important part of this discipline. Let your hospital know if you have interest in a holistic medical plan for your pet.
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    Acupuncture may be recommended for your pet as a preventative measure or to help treat disease. a form of traditional Chinese medicine, Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the flow of energy that nourishes tissues, stimulates blood flow, and enhances the body's systems.

    Acupuncture is performed by inserting thin, smooth, solid needles into the 360 places identified as acupuncture points.... Read more

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    In China, herbal medicine has been used for over 2000 years to uphold and improve the health of animals and humans alike. Chinese herbal medicine can be used in many different ways to:

    • Treat diseases
    • Return an animal's strength after illness, chemotherapy or radiation
    • Help aging animals suffering from osteoarthritis
    • Help treat disorders of the kidneys and liver
    • Strengthen the immune system to help prevent disease
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    Our hospital offers a variety of alternative therapies for your pet--ask your veterinarian if one of these options might be right for your pet. Many plants synethesize biologically active substances and the practice of herbal medicine in pets is based on the use of plants and plant extracts to maintain the health of animals. Herbs are typically classified as Western or Chinese.... Read more

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    Sometimes your pet may require treatments that may be considered alternative medicine in order to help him or her feel their best. Our hospital offers alternative treatments for our patients, including Acupuncture, and a variety of herbal treatments, including Chinese Herbal medicine.  

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