What is a holistic vet?
A holistic veterinarian provides many more options to help patients. We work with your regular vet to look at options they may not have considered. A holistic vet begins with listening carefully to your observations and will take a thorough history. A holistic vet examines and considers the whole patient including its environment and nutrition. Starting animals out early with a healthy wellness plan will lead to greater health and longevity.
Holistic care may include:
- Tailored vaccination programs
- Laboratory tests
- Blood screening
- Dietary guidance
- Herbal medicines
- Chiropractic treatment
Holistic care is especially helpful for:
- Back problems
- Mobility issues
- Cancer and palliative care
- Digestive disturbances
- Proactive healthcare
An integrative approach to therapy is used accessing the best of usual medical therapies, and holistic modalities offering you a multifaceted approach to healing.
Lameness and spinal injury are all too common in animals. Acupuncture is a first line treatment for disc disease and spinal pain in animals. Lameness in animals sometimes comes from back problems and neuritis. Again, acupuncture is an excellent choice. Paralysis due to injury is common in dogs and cats and can be helped with acupuncture. Common problems such as diabetes, thyroid disease, arthritis and incontinence all benefit from an integrated approach using conventional treatments in conjunction with other holistic modalities.
We focus on quality of life and family choices for your pet’s healthcare. After all, you are the primary caregiver and your plan must complement your lifestyle.