As a more natural approach to veterinary care, alternative medicine can be used to:
- Promote healing
- Create a better quality of life
- Minimize future problems by correcting subtle imbalances before overt disease develops
- Encourage overall wellbeing and pet health
Such means of treatment are centered on healing, wellness, and longevity and use minimally invasive, gentle techniques. Although Eastern alternative therapies can be practiced without conventional medicine, we encourage its use in conjunction with our other Western practices for best results.
With integrative medicine, our holistic veterinarian will go beyond a physical exam by collecting and applying comprehensive knowledge about your pet's medical, dietary, behavioral, and environmental history. A tailored plan of traditional and alternative veterinary care will then be developed to lead your pet to a path of healing, health, and happiness.
Our Holistic & Alternative Veterinary Services
- Veterinary Acupuncture — Many fine gauge needles are inserted at selected acupuncture points, stimulating these points and thereby activating the body's natural healing abilities.
- Herbal Therapies — Individual herbs or Chinese herbal formulas are used for therapeutic value.
- Nutritional Treatments for Pets — The easiest factor to influence in the health of your pet is its diet. We will evaluate your pet's needs and make specific recommendations regarding proper nutrition.
- Low Level Laser Therapy
- Energy Balancing
- Lifestyle Counseling
Using Holistic & Alternative Therapies, we can treat a variety of common conditions in pets including:
- Difficult Dermatology Cases
- Gastrointestinal Disease
- Neurological Disorders
Please call us at 781-585-6525 for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Check out this episode of Natural Living featuring Dr. Mark Russo*
*Boston Magazine honored Dr. Mark Russo as "Best New Age Dr. Doolittle" in 2009.
- Do Feed the Animals – 16 Practical Suggestions to Improve Your Pet's Nutrition and Well-Being
by Dr. Mark Russo, Edible South Shore, 2016