At Charleston Mobile Animal Care, we provide our patients with traditional Western medicine and will often complement these treatments with Eastern and alternative medicines. Dr. Kellie Horton provides the best of both of these methodologies when medically appropriate, and treats each patient as a whole, not simply focusing on a portion of the pet.
What is alternative veterinary medicine?
There are numerous aspects and treatment possibilities when considering alternative or holistic veterinary medicine. Examples of this integrative veterinary medicine include acupuncture, nutraceutical (dietary supplements and/or vitamins) food additives, botanical (herbs) therapy, and food therapy, and are some of the more common alternative medicine options provided by Dr. Kellie Horton.
When are alternative medicine options recommended?
Dr. Horton will recommend alternative medicine at any time in which it is medically appropriate. Alternative solutions are often chosen when a pet owner prefers a natural and minimally invasive treatment for their furry family members. Other opportunities for integrative medicine arise when Western medicine techniques have not been useful in the treatment of a pet. Most often, Dr. Horton will use both traditional and alternative veterinary medicine treatments in conjunction with one another.
Dr. Horton will advise you on whether alternative veterinary medicine will be right for your pet, and their current condition. If you would like to more about drug-free or minimally invasive treatments for your pet, contact Charleston Mobile Animal Care.