Providing Alternative Care
with Integrative Medicine for Pets
in Atlanta, GA
We believe every pet deserves to have as many quality healthcare services available to them as possible. Conventional medicine, while generally beneficial to our patients, typically only treats the symptoms of their problems. With holistic, integrative medicine, we can focus on treating the root cause(s) to give your companion a much happier, healthier life.
Holistic treatment takes a comprehensive approach to your pet’s care, addressing their symptoms at the source but also taking into account the whole body and all other areas of their health and well-being, such as their nutrition, lifestyle, and environment. At Pharr Road Animal Hospital, we’re happy to offer integrative medicine in Atlanta, GA that includes acupuncture, laser therapy, food therapy, and herbal supplements.
Our Holistic, Integrative Services for Pets
As with other areas of our practice, the care we give your pet is customized to meet their unique needs. We might recommend integrative medicine as part of a larger treatment program, and our team will work with you to learn all they can about your pet’s symptoms, behaviors, eating habits, and anything else that’s relevant to their treatment.
In addition to conventional treatments, your pet may also benefit from:
Acupuncture uses very small, thin needles which are placed at specific “acupoints” on your pet’s body. These points are areas where blood vessels and nerve bundles intersect. Stimulation of these points generates a cascade of beneficial effects, including relaxation, pain relief, increased blood circulation, and reduced inflammation.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses infrared light energy to heal damaged cells, which relieves pain and inflammation and increases healing.
Herbal supplements can offer additional support for managing a variety of conditions, including asthma, high blood pressure, and liver disease. Herbal remedies we can offer to pets include ginger, goldenseal, milk thistle, chamomile, and valerian. Always consult with a veterinarian about herbal supplements, as some herbs can be unsafe if they’re not administered properly.
“You are what you eat” doesn’t just apply to people. Our cherished dogs and cats need a nutritious, balanced diet that supports their health to the fullest. With our help, you can learn about which ingredients are most beneficial to your pet, and which food types and brands are the best quality for their needs.
Pharr Road Animal Hospital also offers various prescription medications, blood tests, and physical therapy exercises to improve your companion’s health and quality of life. Our goal is to provide your pet with the most well-rounded treatment possible so their whole health can benefit.