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Animal Health & Healing is a full service integrative veterinary practice blending holistic and conventional western medicine to optimize the health of our patients. A holistic approach looks at the entire life of the patient. This includes not only current symptoms of illness, but also environment, diet, lifestyle, previous medical problems, behavioral problems, and other stressors. The aim of holistic medicine is to heal the pet physically and emotionally. This differs from conventional western medicine which focuses on suppressing symptoms of disease.

PATHS TO CURE - With a commitment to practicing integrative medicine, the veterinarians at Animal Health & Healing offer various alternative healing modalities.

DIET AND NUTRITION- The most crucial tool to restore and maintain optimal health. Eighty percent of chronic diseases will improve with a healthy natural diet. Commercial pet foods contain additives and by products that can seriously undermine health. Many pets will benefit from upgrading their nutrition to commercially available naturally prepared foods, home made diets, or raw food diets. Diet plays a key role in treating and preventing disease. Its vital importance is often misunderstood and overlooked by allopathic medicine. A balanced natural diet can be looked at as the base of the “health pyramid” upon which all other healing modalities must build. Our doctors can develop an appropriate nutritional regimen for your pet. Click Here For The Cancer Diet.

NUTRACEUTICALS - Various physical and emotional complaints can be treated effectively through nutritional supplementation in the form of glandular supplements, antioxidants, digestive enzymes and fatty acids. These natural supplements help cells repair themselves and inhibit destruction of healthy tissue. Nutritional therapies have a broad range of application. Arthritis can be helped with glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM. Heart disease can be slowed with vitamin E, coenzyme Q-10, taurine, and carnitine. Fish oil, Japanese mushrooms, and antioxidants can give our cancer patients better chances of survival while promoting quality of life. The misery of skin allergies can be alleviated with digestive enzymes, fish oil, antioxidants, and probiotics.

CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY – Based on the principle that “like cures like”, homeopathy encourages the body to heal itself. A natural medicine is chosen based on your pet’s particular symptoms and problems. Homeopathic remedies are safe, gentle and effective for both acute and chronic diseases. The remedies contain minute doses of botanicals, minerals, or animal products. Homeopathy has been practiced on both people and animals throughout the world since the early 1800s. A well chosen remedy can help treat medical and behavioral problems. Considerable scientific research into the efficacy of homeopathy has been done recently and only serves to underscore its wonderful healing powers.

- Acupuncture rebalances the body’s vital force. Hair-fine needles are used to stimulate specific points along the body’s energy fields (“meridians”). This allows energy (chi) in the body to find its proper balance. Conditions benefiting from acupuncture include hip dysplasia, arthritis, disc disease, epilepsy, skin diseases, and some chronic gastrointestinal diseases. It may take time and repetition to produce results. Traditional Chinese Medicine combines acupuncture with Chinese herbs. This is a complete healing system that stands on its own and promotes deep healing. It can be useful in treating many maladies such as diabetes, Cushing’s disease, cancer and liver disease.


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