Herbal Therapy Augments Traditional Veterinary Therapies
Herbal Therapy is the use of plants or plant derivatives found in nature and has been used to successfully treat animals in China for at least 5,000 years. Most of us are familiar with the benefits or reputation of some herbs. For example, Chamomile in tea is calming, and eucalyptus helps a stuffy human nose. These are just some of the thousands of herbal treatments that have been passed down from the ancient healers.
Herbs can be used alone or combined with other holistic or traditional therapies. Often herbal and conventional prescriptions will be used together. In general, herbal prescriptions must be given for longer periods of time than pharmaceutical drugs. The benefit of the herbs is to gradually return the body to a state of balance and health. Herbal medications come in a variety of formulations: pills, liquids, tablets, or granular form. The formulation used depends upon the species of animal and the condition being treated.
Using whole plants or their extracts may produce improved outcomes and fewer side effects than from some pharmaceutical products. Herbal therapies have been developed for the management of almost all conditions, including epilepsy, chronic kidney disease, chronic lameness, hormonal disorders, behavioral disorders, allergic skin disease, cancer, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Other herbs may simply support the normal function of healthy organs by acting as “tonics”.
At The Bluffs Pet Clinic, herbal therapy may only be administered after an accurate diagnosis of your pet has been made by one of our properly trained, licensed veterinarians. Our comprehensive herbal treatment involves a thorough history and physical examination followed by a patient assessment and formulation of a treatment plan.
If you would like further information about herbal therapy and whether it would help your dog or cat, please contact us at 651-388-1103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I really feel like everytime I bring my pets in everyone makes me feel like my babies are their babies makes me feel super comfortable with the care that is provided. Not just another appointment you need to see.
I love how friendly everyone is, the moment you walk in the door you feel welcome. The care you have given my pets is exceptional, having alternative therapies and ways of treating animals is very important to me. Let's not leave out your outstanding communication with making follow up phone calls to see how my pet is doing and of course the compassion you show after the loss of a pet, the little extras you do mean a lot.
Bluff's pet clinic has always been great, honest, and genuinely caring. We moved away a few years ago and switched to a different vet. Well, it was then really realized how great Buffs is. There was no comparison. Bluffs is far superior. We have returned to Bluffs's and it's worth the drive!
I was so happy with the care Max got at The Bluffs. Your team is fantastic! Steve was fabulous and took a liking to Max right away, a true animal lover! They did not rush us and gave us many suggestions about him not taking to a litter pan (Good luck for us with that) He is getting neutered on November 28th. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you so much!
I love how everyone interacts with my pet. They were so considerate of my feelings as well. Our previous vet clinic did not really interact with my dog. They just treated her like a piece of equipment that needed to be fixed. It was so impersonal. For this reason, we go to the Bluffs Clinic, where we feel understood and cared for.