Heal: The Vet With A TwistLet your friends know about Heal, join our Facebook community, share ourwebsite, read our blog, and share this newsletter! During November, refer a friend and you BOTH receive a FREE acupuncture session.
At Heal, we believe in low-stress visits and taking our time with you and your animals. There is no hectic waiting room or long waits for your doctor. Our office has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for acupuncture and conversation. We have incorporated music therapy to help pets relax. We also make house calls for pets that prefer not to travel. We utilize acupuncture, nutrition, and supplements as much as possible before resorting to stronger pharmaceuticals. We always have new ideas to help pets.
We are excited to offer new services like palliative cancer care, immunonutrition, and animal hospice care. We also provide wellness services, including titer testing, well-pet visits, and expanded symptomatic medical care.Knowledge is PowerFall means conference season and learning new things to help pets! Here is a rundown:
International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC)Many owners think if they decline aggressive and expensive treatments like chemo for their pet, the only other choice is euthanasia. But there is a third choice: palliative care can allow pets to have a high quality life by providing pain management, symptomatic treatments and care to provide comfort. An integrative veterinarian is the perfect fit for this type of care -- low stress visits, house calls, acupuncture, nutrition, and pain management can help animals maintain a high quality life.
Wild West Conference Dr. Silver of Rx Vitamins fame is one of the leading proponents for using medical marijuana products in dogs and cats. He gave a great talks on that, integrative oncology (fighting cancer with things besides chemo), and immunonutrition (supplements and foods that have cancer fighting properties).
UC Davis Pain Management Conference UC Davis gurus gave talks about all the latest and greatest thoughts on helping pain in pets. UC Davis is embracing Integrative Care and has brought on the talented Dr. Jamie Peyton to head it up their newest service. We learned powerful non-pharmaceutical pain management options (using things besides drugs to control pain because sometimes giving pills all the time is no fun!), like PEMF, cold laser, electro-acupuncture, and mobility help.
We are excited to share these ideas with you!
Got Acupuncture? Autumn Food TherapyThe weather is changing, the days are shorter, holidays are coming up, and our pets are cuddling up to the fireplace. You may notice the cooler weather makes some animals feel better, and others worse. Weather changes can bring about new things too: digestive issues, stiffness, and even behavior changes sometimes occur with the change in seasons.
Autumn is a good time to think about adding some delicious seasonal foods like root veggies and squashes to your pet's diet. Turnips, rutabaga, parsnips,and acorn squash all grow in or close to the ground and add important minerals and micronutrients for optimal health.
Sulfur-containing winter veggies are key too for building the body's antioxidant stores, supporting immunity and preventing cancer. The main ones are garlic and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc.). Many dogs love to eat vegetables so give it a try.
Finally, bone broth (link opens downloadable recipe) can help support your pet's joints throughout the cooler winter months. Add some of the veggies mentioned here and you have a recipe for optimal health.