Animals That Can Benefit
- Chronically ill animals (multiple diseases, kidney failure, cancer)
- Senior Animals
- Active family pets
- Competitive athletes
- Working or show animals
- Animals with acute or chronic lameness
- Animals with neurological disease (back or neck pain or paralysis)
- Post-operative animals
- Obese animals
Chronic or recurring conditions take a major toll on your pet’s health. These illnesses are distinct from acute diseases, which are isolated events and easier to treat. Persistent symptoms mean that ongoing care is required to properly manage or cure the disorder. Unfortunately, many of these conditions are not fully curable; instead involving continued medication and therapy to manage symptoms.
Common chronic conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions like arthritis or chronic back pain
- Spinal cord problems causing weakness in the back legs
- Skin Allergies
- Endocrine Disorders
Like people, the needs of your pet change dramatically as they age. Older animals are more prone to many diseases such as skeletal, muscular, digestive and cognitive disorders. Separating normal aging from potential medical conditions gets more difficult as time progresses.
Senior pets are susceptible to a number of medical issues such as:
- Decreasing mobility due to joint pain and other musculoskeletal/neurologic issues
- Kidney and liver disease
- Heart and lung disease
- Mental and cognitive dysfunction
Geriatric pets require more attention; we know that your aging pet’s comfort is your highest priority and we make it ours as well. Alternative therapies like Acupuncture and herbs are gentle drug-free options that can be safely added to more conventional pharmaceutical approaches for controlling pain/mobility concerns, nausea and loss of appetite. Chinese Medicine and Chiropractic integrates nicely with conventional treatments of many senior disease processes by supporting body systems and trying to restore balance where there is excess or deficiency.