Services

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin  needles into specific points on the body to initiate a desired effect.  The process is used worldwide as a single therapy or in conjunction with  other modalities to treat a wide variety of diseases. It has been used  in both humans and animals for thousands of years with no significant  side effects. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy,  acupuncture is thought to balance the body's energy and consequently assist the body to maintain or restore health. In Western terms acupuncture alters the body's biochemical and physiologic properties through stimulation of the nervous system, increasing blood flow,  relief of muscle spasms and the release of neurotransmitters and  hormones. Acupuncture can treat diseases by relieving pain and promoting  healing. Common conditions treated with acupuncture include  musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions, geriatric weakness and  cancer. Acupuncture may also help with gastrointestinal problems,  behavioral issues and immune-mediated diseases.  


Acupuncture for pets includes the following treatment options:


  • Sterile dry needles to stimulate points directly
  • Aquapuncture  injections of a sterile liquid (such as vitamin B12) into a specific  acupuncture point in order to provide a prolonged mechanical stimulus in  the acupoint.
  • Electroacupuncture to stimulate points with a mild electric current
  • Acupressure at particular acupoints that can be used by owners at home
  • Moxibustion to stimulate points or areas using heat provided by a coal made of Chinese herbs



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Geriatric Medicine

 Age is just a number.

But  there are often special concerns when living with a geriatric pet or a  pet with a chronic illness.  By visiting your pet in their home and  observing them in their own environment, professional guidance can be  more individualized. In-home care is even more vital for our older pets  as it eliminates the need for travel and negotiating your pet in and out  of the car.  Providing veterinary therapy at home can create a  stress-free option for you and your pet. 


 Based on your pet's needs, individual issues can be addressed using a holistic approach including:

Nutritional requirements
Paw protection
Temperature control
Prescription medications
Supplements
Harnesses
Mobility issues 

Anxiety
Home exercises

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Nutrition

 Over time we have learned that what we eat is vital to our health 

and well-being. The same is true for our pets.
Wholesome, fresh, species-appropriate foods are generally the best choice to ensure your pet’s optimal health. Highly processed foods can contribute to inflammatory conditions, chronic issues and disease. By offering your pet a natural, high quality diet with minimal additives and preservatives you help their body maintain homeostasis and balance. 


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Supplementation

 Both Chinese and Western herbal remedies, vitamins and nutritional supplements are recommended when indicated and depending on your pet’s condition. These carefully chosen formulas can be used safely with regular medications and diet for a complete wellness program. Each patient is evaluated in a unique and holistic manner in order to maximize the effectiveness of all therapy components. 


Herbal medicine utilizes plant extracts to treat body systems and maintain homeostasis.  Herbals are available in a variety of oral and topical formulations making administration an easy option for you and your pet.