When it comes to treating pets who are dealing with serious illnesses, joint pain, and digestive problems, a comprehensive approach to care that considerers all traditional and holistic therapies can produce best results. At P.A.W. Veterinary, we are proud to offer pets the benefits of alternative veterinary treatment in Mt. Airy. Whether your pet has been diagnosed with a disease or is experiencing health issues as they age, our alternative medical treatments can help.
Veterinary Acupuncture, Massage, and Custom Diets
Before recommending alternative veterinary medicine to care for your pet, we welcome them into our office for an initial exam, where our veterinary team can gather an in-depth medical history and conduct a physical exam, where we examine pulse and tongue. Our veterinarian often recommends alternative medicine in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment plan to address what is ailing your pet.
Our options for alternative veterinary care include:
Massage – In many cases, our Mt. Airy holistic veterinarian follows acupuncture with massage therapy that also focuses on points that were targeted with acupuncture. During massage treatment, we follow what pets and owners prefer. While some pets love massage treatment, others do not. Our team makes sure to only provide what pets can tolerate and what is best for their needs. For pets that respond well to veterinary massage, we can also provide tips on how pet owners can continue massage treatment at home.
Herbs – For pets experiencing a variety of health problems, from kidney issues to arthritis, PAW Veterinary Clinic often supplements traditional medicine with Chinese medical herbal formulas, which can help decrease the amount of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications that pets are prescribed. This combination of traditional and holistic veterinary care can help to make the treatment process for your pet easier to tolerate.
Diet Recommendations – In some cases, certain ailments can also be alleviated by introducing key ingredients into your pet’s existing diet. Components such as essential fatty acids and other nutrients can be added to help treat skin issues or other common health problems. Balancing your pet’s diet with nutrients is sometimes easier than taking a pill and, depending on their needs, can produce similar results.
For more information on how holistic pet medicine that includes veterinary acupuncture, massage, herbs and diet changes can help your pet in recovering from illness and injury, contact P.A.W. Veterinary Clinic.