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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a medical art that dates back at least 5000 years. It revolves around the diet, exercise, and environment of the animal. It also involves the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicinal herbs.The ancients evolved different strategies to explain life, death, disease, and the process of aging.
Herbal medicine has been successfully used to treat many illnesses in animals throughout the centuries and is basic to folk medicine in every culture. Wild animals are thought to instinctively select the proper herbs when ill. A system of cancer therapy, known as the Hoxsey Program was originated by a man who observed which herbs were eaten by animals under specific disease conditions.Learn more..
Acupuncture is an alternative veterinary medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats pets by manipulating thin, solid needles that are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. The general theory of acupuncture veterinary is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by an energy called qi, which flows through the body; disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture describes a family of procedures aiming to correct imbalances in the flow of qi by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin (usually called acupuncture points or acupoints), by a variety of techniques. Learn more..
Veterinary chiropractic also known as animal chiropractic is an emerging subspecialization for Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs) and Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) to provide spinal manipulation, manual therapy and other holistic and conservative techniques for animals. In concert with conventional veterinary care, the complementary use of veterinary chiropractic is primarily used for common neuromusculoskeletal conditions. This reflects the use of complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, which continues to grow within the veterinary community. Proposed benefits of animal chiropractic include, enhanced performance, function and quality of life. Before working on an animal, a veterinary chiropractor procures a detailed case history of the animal including prior diagnoses, therapies, and X-ray or laboratory analyses. Learn more..
There is a vast confusion between the medical terms homeopathic and holistic. Most beginning and intermediate users of natural remedies believe that homeopathy refers to natural or herbal medicine, but the word homeopathy refers to a form of medicine that incorporates the theory that harmful substances in small amounts can heal. The term homeopathy refers to "a system of therapy based on the concept that disease can be treated with drugs thought capable of producing the same symptoms in healthy pets as the disease itself. In other words, homeopathy takes a disease or cancer-producing substance and administers it to sick pets in small amounts in hopes that the substance will cure whatever the pet is suffering from. The substance then acts as an immune stimulant when given in small dosage, although when given in larger amounts to healthy pets the substance may cause a reverse affect.Learn more..
Research has demonstrated that good nutrition may be the most important factor in maintaining a dog's health. To maintain optimal health and wellness dogs need a varied diet. We now know our pet’s dietary needs can and do change over time due to factors like their life stage, their overall health, and their activity level.
Diets rich in essential fatty acids are a key component in keeping a pet’s skin healthy, and therefore his or her coat, in tip top shape. Many pet foods are designed with skin and coat improvement in mind. Look for a diet containing both Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to make your pet’s coat shiny and bright in no time.
If your pet had recently undergone a stressful event, illness, or surgery, he may understandably be a little worn out. Diets with high levels of antioxidants can help boost the immune response to accelerate your pet’s recovery and get them back on their feet in no time. Remember: a pet who is suddenly acting lethargic and weak should be evaluated by a veterinarian before making dietary changes.Learn more..
Exercise for your pet could be additional way to raise your pet naturally and holistically. Physical activity may improve several diseases of your pet starting from arthritis to heart disease, bowel disease to obesity or even depression.
For example, there was a study showing exercise has clinically proven to help with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in dogs.Learn more..