How we differ from a conventional practice
We recognize that your animal companion is a unique and complex individual, and focus our treatments on maintaining or reestablishing your pet’s energetic balance. When imbalances do occur, we not only address the symptoms but look for the cause(s) as well. Because holistic medicine requires an in-depth understanding of your pet and his/her environment, we often schedule initial appointments for 45-60 minutes. Follow-up examinations generally take between 15-30 minutes.
Nutrition The foods that your pet consumes on a daily basis can either strengthen or weaken his/her constitution. Many of the highly processed foods on the market, such as kibble and canned food, do the latter. Our doctors can discuss the optimal diet for your animal based on proper protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin and mineral content. Learn more about pet nutrition here.
Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine is a centuries-old system of healing based on the balance of energies (Qi) in the body. Both acupuncture and herbs can restore a healthy state of balance and promote a healing response. Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include: arthritis, back pain, hip dysplasia, paralysis, epilepsy, behavioral disorders, immune diseases and even internal organ dysfunctions.
Western Herbalism Botanical medicines have been used throughout the world for thousands of years to enhance and restore health. Based on traditional knowledge as well as new pharmacological data, we can prescribe the appropriate formula for your animal.
Homeopathy Homeopathic remedies are made of very dilute yet potent doses of natural substances (herbs and minerals) that coat small lactose pellets. When a remedy is administered (orally), it temporarily establishes an artificial disturbance in the body. Remedies may be administered every few hours in acute cases or a few times weekly for chronic conditions.
Conventional Medicine, Dentistry & Surgery There are times when advanced diagnostics, pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines or surgery/dentistry are appropriate for your animal’s health. Our clinic is equipped with modern laboratory monitoring and analysis tools, as well as dental x-ray equipment. For comprehensive lab tests, wellness profiles and vaccine titer tests, we work with several off-site veterinary laboratories. We also offer in-clinic ultrasound exams by board-certified radiologists through a mobile veterinary ultrasound service. We do not offer on-site x-ray services (other than dental radiography) and refer animals in need of such diagnostics to local specialty clinics we work with.
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