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Holistic Medicinal Approaches Increasing in Popularity at Animal Hospitals

by | Mar 10, 2023 | Blog

Holistic veterinary approaches are making news as more people become interested in this rising trend. It’s a trend that’s not expected to be temporary as people look for ways to boost their health in a holistic way it stands to reason they would be interested in doing the same for their family pet.

More veterinarians than ever are looking at holistic veterinary medicine in the vet’s office at a check-up, in an animal hospital before, during, and after surgery, plus in preventative care for animals. Some animal hospitals, like ours, are holistic veterinary offices whereas others are just beginning to look at integrative medicine to help proactively and reactively. Here are a few areas that are increasingly popular. If you are interested in finding out how to apply any of these areas to the health and wellness of your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment.

Chronic Pain and Disease Treatment: Acupuncture and Chiropractic
Instead of pain medication as the only option for an animal in pain from age-related illnesses, injuries, or arthritis, additional options exist, such as acupuncture. Known as an alternative therapy for a variety of conditions and general wellness, acupuncture is an ancient therapy that has been used for generations. It can help for those with disease as well as provide pain relief. Chiropractic medicine can also be extremely helpful.

Behavior Problems: Flower Essence Care and Nutritional Counseling
Holistic veterinarians look at the reason for behavioral problems to help treat them. Flower essence care can have a dramatic impact. Nutritional counseling can be another area that helps with behavioral issues and allergies as well as to ward off illness, with specific breeds. Certain dogs have very specific nutritional requirements and common health ailments in those breeds can be something that your holistic animal hospital’s veterinarian can advise on.

We can advise on a number of holistic treatment options. We believe wholeheartedly in treating the whole patient rather than just their symptoms and in addition to regular veterinary medicine we offer holistic treatment options that you can feel good about getting for your beloved pet. Call 240-715-6570 for more details.