Conventional veterinarians and even many holistic veterinarians are hesitant to recommend essential oils for pets; however when prepared, selected and utilized properly, they can be an effective and safe modality to support the healthy tissues and organ systems in our dogs and cats. Comfortable skin Sadly, many pet owners are led to believe that it is necessary to apply a monthly spot-on pesticide to their pet’s skin to prevent fleas and ticks from biting the pet. Some of the
Did you know that pumpkins are one of the most useful vegetables for your carnivore cat and omnivorous dog? Stock up in fall when they are plentiful and economical. You will be amazed at how the incorporation of this food into your pet’s menu can enhance his or her well-being! The Chi Institute in Florida teaches acupuncture and food therapy for animals. The principles are based on traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) philosophies. All living things possess energ
Have you ever wondered what your veterinary practice would be like if you had to give up some of your favorite holistic tools upon which you have become so dependent? For me, Yunnan Baiyao is a must-have herbal. Yunnan Baiyao (YBY) is a proprietary Chinese herbal formulation which originated in the Yunnan province in China. Bai means white and yao means medicine. The main ingredients in this Yunnan white medicine are two types of ginseng, and several members of the yam family
What is a Holistic Veterinarian? How have we been trained? How do you find us? Not all holistic veterinarians are the same. This is quite an umbrella term! Holistic is a mindset. Most of us define it as a feeling. We believe that as a doctor, we need to consider the mind, body and spirit of our patient. We do not believe that it is adequate to diagnose disease and treat the disease with a drug. We need to manage the entire patient and even that patient’s environment.