These two cutie pies drove all the way from Boaz for their wellness exams. Their parents are very serious about health and their pets will benefit because of it. Bella (Doberman) has some unusual behavior issues, so we ran a bioscan and will work to correct her imbalances in hope of making her more at ease. Henry (the doodle) already had a bioscan and now is growing up on the right paw!! #healthypups#holisticvet#titertesting#vaccicheck
It’s been a wild and crazy day! We haven’t had one minute to post so we thought we’d share this adorable picture of Gracie! She’s here for her Felv/Fiv testing and no vaccines.
Jackson is one of the sweetest pups we see!! He has been seeing us since his first poppy visit. He has had minimal vaccines and we’ve been treating his giardia naturally. Giardia is common in a large population of pups - they can pick it up just about anywhere. Conventional medicine uses chemical dewormers and antibiotics as their first line but we save that for the cases that don’t clear with natural treatment. When we treat naturally, we are allowing the pup’s own immune system to fight the infection which give them protection for life! They will usually become resistant as never have to deal with giardia again! Whereas most pups treated with antibiotics and chemicals often have re-occurring infection - this is due to a weakened immune system and destruction of the healthy gut bacteria. We love watching our pups grow up strong and healthy! #healthypups#holisticvet#titertesting#vaccicheck
This guy, JINKS. He steals our hearts every time he comes in. This little guy has been suffering from hindlimb weakness and muscle atrophy. His symptoms are related to a type of myelopathy. We are seeing WAY TOO MUCH of this type of condition. In Chinese medicine this is often related to an imbalance of kidney yin, qi and yang. However, when we run our Bioscans we also detect nerve inflammation and demyelination. There are two possible causes of this:
1. recurrent vaccines stimulating the immune system.
2. flea/tick/heartworm preventatives as these are known neurotoxins. Along with the toxins in vaccines - formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum, fetal cells, etc as these can also cause nerve inflammation.
Yesterday was his second acupuncture treatment and he is truly an amazing patient! He is an EARTH element, so he is EASY GOING! We are looking forwards to improving this guy’s quality of life, the best that we can! #healthypup#holisticvet#veterinaryacupuncture#veterinarychinesemedicine
Hard to believe this gal, Gracie, is 11 years old. Also hard to believe she had a very large sarcoma removed from her back leg 9 months ago. She had 19 treatments of radiation which were completed in February. We’ve been working with her for over 5 months to restore the damage caused by radiation and to strengthen her immune system in aim of preventing tumor re-growth. Her mom stopped all kibble and has been feeding her high protein canned food along with some home cooked food. She’s been getting regular acupuncture, chiropractic and a powerful herbal regimen. Every time she comes in, she had a little more spunk! We call this reverse aging! As we bring the body back into harmony, it feels better and better! #healthypups#veterinaryacupuncture#veterinarychinesemedicine#thetruthaboutpetcancer
While we don’t want to share sad or upsetting posts, we do feel this little guy Chance deserves a little memorial because we didn’t share his story last week. Chance was found in a storm drain and taken in by one of our clients. His hind legs were paralyzed. The sweet caretaker brought him in for acupuncture last week and he LOVED it! He started kicking and moving his legs more than he had since she’d started fostering him. We are not sure what happened to Chance but many possible scenarios are hit by car, thrown from car, grabbed by a dog or other animal, regardless of what trauma he endured before, he now had people that loved and cared for him. He even went on a beach trip this past weekend. We were looking forward to repeating acupuncture but he suddenly became very lethargic with trouble breathing. A traumatic injury in a kitten so small could easily damage the diaphragm resulting in a diaphragmatic hernia so X-rays were pursued and unfortunately that was the case. The body sealed the tear temporarily but could not hold it for long. Chance was held and loved as he crossed over the rainbow bridge and we just want to give him a little spotlight and tell his caretakers how much they meant to a cute little kitten even if it was just a couple of weeks!!
Beau, the dog whisperer, has another best friend. Bailey is a Fire dog and as you’ve heard us say before, they don’t always like sitting still for acupuncture. However, Bailey will settle when Beau is sitting with him. Bailey’s parents just couldn’t say enough good things about how great he is doing. Bailey started seeing us for help with arthritis and allergies and low thyroid function. While we are still working on the allergies, Bailey’s body feels so good he is acting like a pup! Healing the body is a slow and steady process but we are getting to the root of the problem rather than just covering up the symptoms! #healthypups#holisticvet#veterinaryacupuncture
Woohoo!!! These power trucks are here adding more lines so we can have some fun stuff at our new place “like underwater treadmill, Magna sphere and hyperbaric oxygen chambers. While we are thrilled, they are blocking most of the driveway today, so if you have an appt today just ask when you turn in which way they want you to go up!! We apologize for the inconvenience but we are so excited about the progress!!
Tobi and his mom Gypsy don’t know what to think of Hannah Grace’s toy dog!! Tobi started seeing us after having 4 abdominal surgeries for a peristalsis issue - basically his digestive tract just stopped working. His mom is in the medical field and she believes it was related to Trifexis -and we will not disagree as we have seen so many crazy side effects related to this toxic flea/tick/hw preventative. He is doing so much better now- feeling more like himself, eating well, gaining weight and having improved bowel movements! His mom and dad have gone to great lengths to help him get well - they have very busy schedules but they are making sure that both he and his sister are getting fresh food, herbs and regular acupuncture! The road had been rocky but we know, In consistency lies the power!!!! #healthypups#holisticvet#veterinaryacupuncture#veterinarychinesemedicine