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Complementary Medicine Aiea HI

Here in these articles you'll learn about complementary and alternative medicines for animals. The tips in these articles may prove useful if your pet is ever sick or feeling pain and you need a way to comfort them.
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Pet Training Aiea HI

It happens; clients get angry from time to time. Every position in the practice has had to deal with an angry client at some point. Clients get mad for a variety of reasons, but we can keep in mind some basic concepts no matter the reason. First, the angry client wants to be heard.

Heartworm Prevention Medication Aiea HI

ese are amazing compounds with efficacy at remarkably low doses against internal and external parasites. With the exception of the well-known blood-brain barrier problem in certain collie breeds, this drug class poses almost no significant safety concerns. These compounds have moved heartworm prevention from the world of the daily into the monthly and, either on their own or in formulations with other products, also provide concurrent protection against internal parasite infections.

Complementary Pet Care Aiea HI

Determining which therapies pose risks or offer benefits is difficult without evidential support. Delegating care to non-veterinarians with questionable or unfamiliar credentials adds risk and exposure for veterinarians already managing a busy practice.

Animal Homeopathy Aiea HI

Physical medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage offer clear benefits for musculoskeletal pain. Biochemical alternatives based on herbs and supplements are gaining recognition because of their safety, effectiveness and overall tolerability.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pets Aiea HI

Notoginseng offers the highest concentration of hemostatic constituents among all seven major ginseng types. Its origin in Yunnan makes sense because notoginseng grown there outperforms notoginseng grown elsewhere in crop yield and quality.

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Allergy Diagnosis Challenges Aiea HI

Allergies present many diagnostic and treatment challenges, whether using conventional or alternative measures or both. Several papers published in peer-reviewed publications have uniformly concluded that unconventional allergy tests fail to correctly identify and distinguish between allergic and non-allergic individuals.

Animal Eye Supplements Aiea HI

Whether an animal is receiving natural supplements for an ophthalmologic condition or for some other problem, herbs and nutraceuticals can affect eye health. Certain natural products confer clear benefits, with little to no toxic outcome. For example, daily oral administration of 400 mg of l-lysine reduced viral shedding from the conjunctival fornix following rehousing in cats latently infected with feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1).

Animal Homeopathy Aiea HI

Physical medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage offer clear benefits for musculoskeletal pain. Biochemical alternatives based on herbs and supplements are gaining recognition because of their safety, effectiveness and overall tolerability.

Animal IBD Aids Aiea HI

Treating any species conventionally for inflammatory bowel disease involves risks from medications that often fail to resolve the problem. Those caring for animals with chronic diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition continue to seek alternatives. Fortunately, many methods offer reasonable safety and potential effectiveness.

Bone Cancer Acupuncture for Dogs Aiea HI

The acupuncture point Liver 3 is touted as the cure for mammary cancer by a Norwegian veterinarian. Recently published evidence regarding the mechanisms of how acupuncture treats bone cancer pain underscores the imperative of practicing acupuncture from a scientific, rather than the unfortunately more common, belief-based perspective.

Boswellia Extract Aiea HI

The popularity of boswellia, a botanical medicine discovered more than three millennia ago, is experiencing a resurgence. Long recognized for its anti-inflammatory benefits, this oleogum resin also has anti-cancer and immunomodulatory properties. 1 Boswellia, or frankincense, harkens back to ancient India and Egypt.

Cancer Fighting Herbs Aiea HI

In truth, herbs and supplements can often improve well-being and even outcomes when given appropriately. When administered injudiciously, however, they risk lowering the therapeutic value of chemotherapy and radiation.

Cancer Pain Relief Treatments for Dogs Aiea HI

Acupuncture may be a highly effective analgesic option for cancer patients and may reduce the levels of medication required for patients. (Courtesy of Dr. Robinson) Short of finding a cure for their animal with cancer, oncology clients want ways to reduce their animal’s suffering. While some elect euthanasia, many would consider otherwise if provided effective options.

Canine Cancer Detection Aiea HI

Going in to a doctor’s office to have a suspicious lump checked? Imagine your surprise at finding at your doctor’s side an assistant wagging a tail and sniffing you vigorously. Is this more pleasant than just about any other diagnostic screening? Yes. As reliable? Possibly.

Canine Rehabilitation Aiea HI

Rehabilitation procedures typically practiced on dogs include underwater or land-based treadmill exercise, passive range of motion and stretching movements, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, proprioceptive training techniques, massage or other manual therapy maneuvers, swimming and more, depending on the inclinations and training of available therapists.

Cat Acupuncture Aiea HI

People seem surprised to learn that cats can respond as favorably as dogs to acupuncture, until they witness a cat purring contentedly while being treated. Three conditions lead to peaceful and safe feline acupuncture sessions.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Pets Aiea HI

Notoginseng offers the highest concentration of hemostatic constituents among all seven major ginseng types. Its origin in Yunnan makes sense because notoginseng grown there outperforms notoginseng grown elsewhere in crop yield and quality.

Chinese Herbs for Pets Aiea HI

About 2,000 years ago, Chinese herbalists turned away from blaming anthropomorphized agents (i.e., demons) for disease and instead began attributing sickness to yin-yang imbalance. Primitive, folkloric medical practices of tongue and pulse diagnosis served as mainstay diagnostic tools.

Complementary Pet Care Aiea HI

Determining which therapies pose risks or offer benefits is difficult without evidential support. Delegating care to non-veterinarians with questionable or unfamiliar credentials adds risk and exposure for veterinarians already managing a busy practice.

Heartworm Prevention Medication Aiea HI

ese are amazing compounds with efficacy at remarkably low doses against internal and external parasites. With the exception of the well-known blood-brain barrier problem in certain collie breeds, this drug class poses almost no significant safety concerns. These compounds have moved heartworm prevention from the world of the daily into the monthly and, either on their own or in formulations with other products, also provide concurrent protection against internal parasite infections.

Herbal Medication for Pets Aiea HI

Failing to ask clients about any herbs their pet has received before surgery could lead to bleeding disasters during surgery. Specifically, botanicals that interfere with clotting could transform an otherwise routine surgery into a frustrating and lengthy exercise.

Inflammation Medication for Pets Aiea HI

New research on pre-emptive nutrition for pro-inflammatory states has revealed startling discoveries on ways through which the body fights pain and inflammation on its own, given the proper circumstances. Insights into the mechanisms of action of omega-3 fatty acids are revolutionizing our approach to the multimodal management of arthritis pain.

Magnetic Field Therapy for Pets Aiea HI

Biophysical treatments such as pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy are pushing patient recovery in new dimensions. Enthusiasm for these techniques is mounting, as evidence and applications expand. For magnetic fields to influence cellular behavior, signal transduction must take place across the cell membrane.

Milk Thistle Medication Aiea HI

Milk thistle extract, the first substance extracted from the crushed seeds, contains up to 80 percent silymarin, the main active constituent. In contrast, the silymarin content of unprocessed seeds may fall as low as 4 percent silymarin.

Music Therapy Aiea HI

Courtesy of SoundsTrue For those times when everyone in the practice—doctors, techs and patients—are feeling crabby and out of sorts, a new non-toxic solution has arrived. It takes effect almost immediately, and the entire room seems to settle down to a balanced state of calm. What is it? Music therapy for dogs.

Pet Acupuncture Aiea HI

The hot topic of evidence-based medicine sparks debate between integrative medicine practitioners and the mainstream because many incorrectly assume that complementary medicine treatment strategies cannot withstand scientific scrutiny.

Pet Nutritionists Aiea HI

Naturally occurring fats fall into three categories – saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. (“Trans” fats occupy a separate category of hydrogenated fats created by food processors.) Saturated fats include beef and dairy fat while monounsaturated fats arise from plants such as olive and canola.

Pet Training Aiea HI

It happens; clients get angry from time to time. Every position in the practice has had to deal with an angry client at some point. Clients get mad for a variety of reasons, but we can keep in mind some basic concepts no matter the reason. First, the angry client wants to be heard.

Pet Vitamins Aiea HI

From holistic websites to nutritional seminars, messages bombarding consumers and the profession argue that “natural” vitamins are better than “synthetics” and often espouse the “more is better” line for orthomolecular or megavitamin therapy.

Supplements for Pet CDS Aiea HI

CDS remains a diagnosis of exclusion because many causes of organ and systemic dysfunction can mimic it. Most notably, the common geriatric afflictions of spinal pain and compressive myelopathy often go unrecognized or misinterpreted.

UTI Remedies for Pets Aiea HI

Herbal diuretics span a continuum in terms of strength.1 Weak diuretics include plants such as cleavers, horsetail and pipsissewa. Dandelion and stinging nettle fall in the moderate category, while parsley, celery, birch, lovage, and goldenrod rank as strong diuretics.