Holistic Veterinary Care vs. Traditional Care
Holistic veterinary care provides an integrative approach to your pet’s health care.
Traditional Care Treats Symptoms
Veterinary care is much like the care individuals receive from medical doctors. Traditional veterinarians that don’t learn about natural and holistic therapies operate much like traditional medical doctors. This means that when you bring your pet in for care, you will most likely leave with an array of medications after your pet received an injection or two to jumpstart the healing process. However, many of the medicines used in the traditional vet clinic simply mask symptoms of disease and do not find the source of the problem. Pets can stay on medications for years to help manage the symptoms of an illness without ever being cured.
Holistic Care Looks for the Source
The main difference between traditional and holistic care is that holistic vets look to find the source of the problem. While your pet may temporarily need medication, the vet will encourage you to try diet changes, increase exercise, engage in massage or chiropractic adjustments, or try herbal remedies. Our Germantown office will work with you and your pet to determine which therapies will best address your pet’s current health condition.