How Holistic Medicine Will Help Your Pet
Holistic medicine uses an ideal combination of both conventional and alternative therapies for a given pet. The ‘find it and kill it’ medical approach may work for infectious diseases, but at Compassion Vet Hospital our veterinarian uses preventative measures to treat the whole body of your pet. This kind of treatment is much more effective in combating diseases and treating medical conditions.
Our licensed veterinarian, who is trained in the diagnosis of disease and the practice of veterinary medicine, will determine the best method of treatment for your pet. For example, a broken leg may require surgery, but homeopathic remedies can consequently be used to increase healing and decrease pain and inflammation. This is a holistic approach that can be applied by our veterinarian during the treatment of your pet.
The Modality of Holistic Medicine for Your Pet
By treating your pet using a holistic medical approach, our veterinarian will use a combination of healing arts to help your pet recover. We consider the whole aspect — the environment, the disease pattern, the relationship of pet with the owner, nutrition, etc. and develop a treatment plan using a wide range of therapies to heal your pet. Many different modalities are involved in holistic treatment. The following are examples of the most commonly used modalities:
Homeopathy is based on the concept that an element that causes a symptom in a healthy pet will treat the same symptom in a sick pet. A single homeopathic remedy is applied to treat the whole animal, including mental, emotional, and physical symptoms. Homeopathy stimulates the pet’s body to heal itself and strengthens the immune system.
The key to good health is in what you feed your pet. Feed your pet as healthy a diet as you can. Avoid commercial foods that have by-products and chemicals as some are known to cause serious side effects. Give your pet a naturally prepared home diet as it’s a lot healthier and provides the appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements. Add essential amino acids and taurine for cats.
Needles can be applied at various points in your pet’s body to rebalance or redirect energy. Acupuncture can be used:
- For pain relief
- To reduce inflammation
- To increase blood flow
Your pet can be treated using acupuncture for various medical conditions such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, intervertebral disc collapse, and nerve damage. It can also add longevity as it increases the quality of life for your pet.
Holistic Medicine for Pets
Holistic medicine at Compassion Vet Hospital may involve aspects of drug therapy and surgery from conventional medicine in combination with alternative medicine techniques to provide a complimentary treatment as a whole. Call us today at (603) 938-5500 to schedule an appointment for holistic medicine for your pet.