Alternative Treatments in Veterinary Medicine

Alternative treatments in veterinary medicine

The recent acceptance of alternative therapies has been spectacular, and offers us therapy options outside of the realm of mainstream medicine.  Located below are some unique methods currently being used or investigated in veterinary medicine. Acupressure is the practice of using massage techniques along the same meridian lines as acupuncture … Continue reading

Homeopathic Remedies for Canine Trauma

Arnica from Leopards' Bane

While the first and immediate issues that veterinary emergency clinics need to focus on when a canine presents with vehicular trauma are normally the physical/internal injuries, it is also important to treat the trauma from shock that usually accompanies these injuries. In a case study highlighted in the Journal of … Continue reading

Turmeric for Dogs

Turmeric root and powder

Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in Asian and Middle Eastern food preparations. It has a bright yellow-orange color and is derived from a plant, called Curcuma longa, which belongs to the ginger family. This spice is made by boiling, drying, and then grinding the rhizomes found in … Continue reading

The Tellington Touch for Dogs

Canine massage

Many of you have heard of the Tellington Touch (or the TTouch) being touted for assisting in training dogs, calming dogs, positively altering their unwanted behaviors, and ultimately improving their emotional and physical health. In Toni Shelbourne’s book, The Truth About Wolves and Dogs, Shelbourne says that she comes across … Continue reading