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Using holistic therapies for your dog or cat is a highly personal choice, but one of the benefits of doing so is that it can help your pet live a longer, healthier and more active, pain-free life. We know that your pet is a cherished member of the family and many pet owners choose to use holistic therapy for the same reasons that they would go to a holistic doctor -- it’s simply a more all-natural approach to achieving health and wellness. Whereas traditional vets may use medications as the first line of defense in the treatment plan, holistic vets rely on natural, safe treatments that don’t come with uncomfortable side effects or their own set of problems. This type of approach is much more effective in the long-term, helping to build a healthier immune system and to prevent future instances of illness and injury.
Vets may use herbal medications to treat certain illnesses as well as recommend all-natural nutritional supplements to promote general ongoing health. Dietary changes can be instrumental in helping pets to stave off such conditions as cancer, obesity, diabetes, and arthritis. Hands-on holistic treatment such as acupuncture and massage can be used to reduce inflammation, alleviate chronic or acute pain and even to soothe pets that are prone to anxiety.
Dr. John Simon is a Royal Oak veterinarian who has been proudly serving the Detroit and surrounding communities with high-quality veterinary care for more than 40 years. After taking over Woodside Animal Clinic, Dr. Simon became a certified holistic veterinarian by expanding his skills and studying acupuncture at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. This specialist training allows us to add another level of excellent service to all of our pet families at Woodside. In addition to traditional veterinary services, we also offer a wide range of in-demand holistic and alternative treatments such as:
If you haven’t yet tried a more holistic approach to caring for your pet, we invite you to come visit our Royal Oak clinic to find more about how beneficial this type of treatment can be. We’re happy to schedule an appointment to give your pet a full examination and range of recommendations or to simply answer any questions that you may have about choosing holistic pet care. Call us today at 248-545-6630.
We look forward to sharing information with you on the optimal ways to protect your pet’s well-being and to support them, as much as possible, in having a long, healthy, active life.