Acupuncture, animal chiropractic and herbal remedies are considered “alternative therapies.” When used with “regular” or “western” medicine they are called complementary. South Bay Veterinary Hospital uses these modalities on a case by case basis and per owner request. Holistic thinking is centered on love, empathy and respect.
Acupuncture, chiropractic and herbs have been shown to help significantly with pain (arthritis, back or neck pain, or general pain), incontinence, managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney or liver problems, cancer, etc. They can be used alone or in addition to western medicine with minimal to no potential side effects.
We also use these modalities to maintain health. For example, veterinary chiropractic is used frequently to keep the performance dogs (such as agility) in top competition. If you’re interested in complementary medicine for your pet, call us today at 360-456-7387.