Alternative Therapy

For many pet parents, having the option to choose alternative therapy for their animal family members is a huge benefit. These techniques combine ancient methodology with modern technology for natural healing and enhanced wellness. At Oak West Animal Clinic, we’re pleased to offer a number of these integrative treatment options to help you better care for your four-legged friend.

 

Acupuncture

The ancient practice of acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can occur. To address these ailments without the need for medication, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body. Once inserted, the needles cause a cellular response in the targeted area. This restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain. Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat anything from arthritis to respiratory problems and just about everything in between. It can also be used to boost the immune system and create better balance.

 

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care in pets is very similar to what’s practiced on human patients. A chiropractic adjustment can be used to help correct the musculoskeletal system when it has become misaligned. It is most commonly applied to the spine. Chiropractic care is important because when even one vertebra is out of place, it can cause problems in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Veterinary chiropractic care can relieve pain, improve movement and enhance overall well-being.

 

Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy is a holistic therapy option that is based on the theory that the same substances which cause illness in the body, when used properly, can also counteract those same symptoms. The word homeopathy literally means “to treat with a similar disease”. Homeopathic medicine uses natural ingredients to help strengthen the body’s ability to fight off illness and restore a sense of balance throughout. It is especially effective in managing chronic medical conditions to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

Our holistic medicine options are typically used in conjunction with our traditional Western medical services, although they can be used as standalone treatments in certain cases. Your pet’s individual situation will be carefully considered when we are developing our treatment recommendation.

If you’re curious about how our integrative therapy options might provide healing and relief for your pet, we invite you to start a conversation today!

 

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