Preventative Wellness Care
At Holistic Veterinary Care, our mission is to offer the best medical care to our patients while providing excellent service to the people who care for them. With that mission in mind, we are thrilled to announce our new Preventative Integrative Wellness Care service.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We have all heard this cliché and, in principle, we understand the meaning and truth contained therein. The question is: are you utilizing this wisdom to maximize your pet’s quality and quantity of life?
The goal of Preventative Integrative Wellness Care is to provide your pet with many different facets of medical care including Conventional Western Care and Complementary and Alternative Care options. We also provide you, the pet owner, with time, information, and counseling on strategies and medical options for how to best care for your pet at all stages of life.
Preventative Integrative Wellness Care begins with an extended 50-minute session. One of our experienced veterinarians will complete a full physical examination of your pet and then listen to and discuss any questions or concerns you may have regarding their health and quality of life. During this visit, we will provide you with a life-care plan binder that includes the following:
- Dietary recommendations
- Spay/ neuter information (as applicable)
- Nutritional Supplementation
- Conventional and Alternative care therapies for existing medical issues
- Preventative care for at-risk breeds
- Pet Insurance
Our veterinarians and caring support staff are active participants in maintaining your pet’s health. By utilizing an integrative approach to health care, we are able to provide health care solutions ranging from lab work, surgery, and dentistry to acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, herbal medicine and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We believe the completeness of care provided by our facility leads to amazing healing outcomes for your loved one! With an integrative care plan in place, we can effectively provide your pet with comprehensive health and wellness care and provide you with the peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to provide for your pet. Now more than ever, your pet’s well-being begins here.
Nutritional Counseling For Your Pet
The father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be your medicine.” This basic concept has been overshadowed by medical advances designed to address disease through surgery and medication. Although we all know it intuitively, many people seem to have “forgotten” that nutrition and natural dietary supplementation are powerful tools not only for treating disease, but preventing it altogether.
There is a dizzying array of pet foods and supplements available to pet owners. The question is: “Which ones contain high-quality ingredients and are right for my pet?” This search is only further complicated by misleading statements made by the manufacturers of these products.The goal of a nutritional plan should be the prevention and treatment of disease. As is the case with other medications, not every diet or supplement is suited for every patient or medical condition. As a general rule, the closer to whole food products a diet or supplement is, the better it will be for the patient.
If your pet has medical problems or if you are interested in a preventative nutritional plan, a good place to start is with a veterinarian who has a special interest in nutrition and supplements. Based on the pet's needs and your goals, they will work with you to find a commercially prepared diet or a balanced home prepared diet suitable for your pet's needs.