What is Veterinary Holistic Care?

What is Veterinary Holistic Care?

What is Veterinary Holistic Care?

Veterinary holistic care is a way to enable your animal to live a calmer, more comfortable life, no matter what they’re going through. Veterinary holistic care takes everything into account when designing and implementing a treatment plan, and we offer multiple different services for many different animals to improve their quality of life. Interested in visiting an holistic veterinary in Wales? Contact Chirovet Wales today.

What is the meaning of holistic?

Holism is the concept that any system should be viewed as the sum of its parts, that you can’t fairly and honestly look at anything unless you’ve taken the whole situation and context into account. In terms of medicine, according to the OED, ‘holistic’ is “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” It involves an understanding of each of the parts individually, as well as them coming together as an aggregate whole, and this concept is applied throughout treatment and care.

What Are the Benefits of Veterinary Holistic Care?

Naturally, when we’re sick, we want to feel better, and even more so, when those around us are suffering, we wish them quick healing and comfort. Holistic animal care provides that comfort and support by looking at every aspect of the animal’s life and environment to create the most effective and comfortable treatment plan. It’s not about applying medicine only, it’s about taking everything into account, because the outcome is a happier, healthier animal as a result.

Which Animals Need Veterinary Holistic Services the Most?

We know how much you value your animals – probably just like we do! –  they  are practically family members. What we’re saying is that the way we value our beloved pets means there’s no hierarchy for the breed in most need. Our services tend to cater to horses, dogs, and cats the most, but we also love to take care of other loved ones.

How Does Holistic Veterinary Care Differ from Traditional Veterinary Practices?

Traditional veterinary practices focus on finding the specific cause of an injury, illness or ailment, and treating that directly. We work together with the conventional vets to treat the animal from all angles. 

Holistic medicine treats the root of the problem where conventional medicine will focus on treating the symptom. Holistic medicine prioritises a gentle, non-invasive approach Holistic medicine believes in a self-healing approach and functions on the belief that if there is an imbalance in the body, it can be remedied using alternatives to traditional medicine.

Holistic medicine is called CAM, which stands for complementary and alternative medicine, and often, our holistic team is just that – the perfect complement to your animal’s medical care. A good example of this would be equine lameness – where a medical examination cannot determine the cause of the issue, holistic therapies can be effective in making a difference.

What Type of Veterinary Treatments Are Holistic?

Holistic treatments take into account mind, body and environment. We offer a wide range of holistic treatments here at Chirovet, including:

  • Classical Acupuncture
  • Laser Acupuncture
  • Herbal Therapies
  • Food Therapy
  • Essential Oil Therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Tui-na (Medical Massage)
  • Aromatherapy
  • Medical Mushroom Therapy

How to Know When Holistic Medicine Is Right for Your Pet?

There are a few important things to run through to give you the right answer here, but it’s important to note that veterinary holistic care can help anybody.

Have you been to see a traditional veterinarian? Traditional veterinarians and veterinary holistic care go hand in hand – we’re a team, so don’t be afraid to visit your vet as well as letting us make your pet more comfortable. In fact, we will contact your conventional vets to have access to the history of your pet. Having been in conventional practice for a number of years I know how crucial it is to work together.