What is Food Therapy?
Food therapy involves using nutrition to improve balance in the body and heal various ailments. This form of treatment is often used with other integrative modalities, such as acupuncture and chiropractic. Providing your pet with the proper nutrition for their physical and emotional well-being can dramatically improve their health and prevent issues such as ear infections, allergies, diabetes, and more.
Your pet’s newly-formulated diet is based on factors such as their:
- Environment and geographic location
- Current health imbalances/issues
We primarily use food therapy to treat arthritis, which is quite common in dogs and cats. A carefully formulated diet can provide the health maintenance your companion needs to enjoy a better life and manage their chronic illness. We may recommend a commercial diet alternative for your pet, or, if you prefer, you can make home-cooked meals using freshly prepared ingredients. It all depends on what works best for your pet, and for you.
What is Herbal Therapy?
Herbal therapy is a staple of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Herbs can be used alone to treat various conditions, or they can be used in concert with other integrative and traditional treatments for better results. There are many different herbs we can recommend based on your pet’s specific health issues.
Benefits of herbal therapy for pets include:
- Pain relief
- Restoring balance to the body
- Boosting the immune system
- Supporting the major organs
- Reducing dependency on prescription drugs
Conditions that can be treated with herbal therapy include:
- Immune system disorders
- Digestive issues
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory disorders
For more information about food therapy and herbal therapy, contact Village Vet at (269) 235-9380 or make an appointment online!