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Southlake Animal Hospital

3570 E. Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville, IN 46410

Holistic Pet Care

December 15 2019

Today, many people are making efforts to live more eco-friendly lifestyles, and embracing organic products and foods. In the veterinary world, we’re seeing a lot of development and growth in the area of holistic pet care. We’re definitely on board with this, and with good reason! Holistic pet care can be very effective, and has some wonderful benefits. Read on as a local Crown Point, IN vet discusses some basics of holistic pet care.

What Is Holistic Pet Care?

Holistic pet care is often used to help manage pain in pets. It’s also beneficial for treating chronic illnesses, strengthening immunity, facilitating healing, and increasing mobility. It can also be used to treat a variety of health issues, such as skin conditions, obesity, heart problems, and gastrointestinal issues, to name just a few. Ask your vet for more information.

Types Of Holistic Treatment

Many different treatments fall under the umbrella of holistic pet care. Acupuncture, as you may know, centers around the use of thin needles. These are are inserted at key points in the body, typically nerve centers. Acupuncture can improve circulation, relieve pain, and, promote healing. Veterinary chiropractic uses gentle pressure to make adjustments to pets’ spines and bones, reducing pain and increasing mobility. Holistic treatments may also include massage, herbal remedies, and nutritional counseling.


Holistic treatment has some great benefits. Generally, they are very noninvasive, and don’t require the use of drugs or surgical procedures. It’s also quite gentle. Many pets visibly relax during treatments like acupuncture. There is often little or no recovery time needed. In many cases, pets benefit from a combination of both traditional and holistic therapies. There’s a lot to be said for getting the best of both worlds! Of course, the biggest benefit is simply that it can be so effective. It’s wonderful to see a stiff, sore dog becoming more active again, or observe a pet’s skin condition clearing up.


Are you interested in exploring holistic pet care? This is definitely one area where you’ll want to seek professional help! All pets are unique, and they all have their own specific needs. Don’t just rely on an internet chart or article, and never attempt treatments yourself. Consult a vet who is trained and experienced in this area.

Do you want to learn more about holistic pet care? Call us, your local Crown Point, IN vet clinic, today!

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