Treatment & Support

  • Conventional vs. Complementary Cancer Treatments

    What comes after a fateful cancer diagnosis is relayed by your Vet? Education. One of the main items of concern is how the cancer will be treated. There are two types of treatments: Conventional and Complementary. Conventional cancer treatments are used to directly treat the cancer after it has been diagnosed. The treatment is usually […]

    November 9, 2017

  • Reducing Veterinary Clinic Stress for Pets

    It’s no secret that most pets would prefer to stay in the comfort of their own home, rather than visit a veterinary clinic. Fortunately, there are a number of things that can help make the visit a little easier, reducing the stress for both pets and the humans who love them. According to Dr. Dirk […]

    October 18, 2017

  • Put your records on… for your dog

    Music has long been an emotional outlet and source of catharsis for humans, and we now know that it can potentially help our dogs deal with stress as well. According to a new study from the Scottish SPCA and researchers from the University of Glasgow, playing music has a positive effect on a dog’s behavior. […]

    February 8, 2017

  • Veterinary Acupuncture

    What is veterinary acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method used to prevent and treat many different health conditions by inserting fine needles into specific “acupuncture” points on the body. Your pet’s body has thousands of acupuncture points but only about 200 are used on a regular basis in veterinary acupuncture. These points, which […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Rehabilitation Therapy

    What is rehabilitation therapy? Although it’s been around a long time in the human world, rehabilitation therapy is just picking up speed in the veterinary community. In fact, in 2010, veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation was officially recognized as a specialty by the American Board of Veterinary Specialities. Rehabilitation therapy can be used effectively to […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

    What is Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine? Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a system of medicine that’s been used in China for thousands of years to treat myriad ailments in pets. TCVM is based on the philosophical principles of “Qi” (pronounced Chee), Yin and Yang and the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Veterinary Homeopathy

    Homeopathy is a type of naturopathic medicine first developed by German physician, Samuel Hahnemann about two hundred years ago. It is based on the principles that the body has the ability to repair itself and “like cures like” — a substance that can make you ill in large doses can make you well in small […]

    December 20, 2016

  • Animal Chiropractic

    What is animal chiropractic? Animal chiropractic is based on the paradigm that the body has the innate power to heal itself and that innate power is controlled by the nervous system. Nerves control everything that happens in your pet’s body. And the brain and spinal cord, which are protected by the spine, control the messages […]

    December 19, 2016