3 Alternative Drug Free Pain Treatment Options from the Hollywood FL Area’s Top Vet
If you have a pet that suffers from arthritis, old age or joint sprains, you may want to consider three alternative therapies; pet massage, acupuncture and veterinary laser treatments. All three are drug free, pain free, non-invasive treatments meaning no harmful or debilitating side effects that are sometimes associated with traditional therapies. Each therapy is a unique approach to providing a similar result —a reduction of joint pain and discomfort resulting in a more active and pain free life for your pet. Here is a brief rundown on how they work:
Pain Relieving, Stress Reducing Pet Massage Therapy
As humans we generally think positively of a massage. A therapeutic massage addresses specific muscle groups that relieves strain and provides a sense of stress free wellbeing. A professional pet massage does the same thing for your four footed friend.
Pet massage can:
- Increase circulation and the distribution of oxygen
- Boosts the immune system
- Releases endorphins
Animal massage has actually been practiced for over 4000 years to help work animals become more effective. Now you can use this ancient and proven system on your own pet.
Does Your Pet Deserve the Same Treatment as a Superstar Athlete?
When a pro football player has a back pain or a hip strain they can get immediate relief right in the clubhouse via laser therapy. Light energy has amazing rejuvenating qualities and has been used for decades on humans. Today, those same excellent light energy benefits are available for pets.
At DPC our trained veterinarians and technicians are equipped with the latest pet laser equipment. Your pet feels a mild warming that is applied to the affected area. This sense of warmth has often caused dogs to relax to the point that they fall asleep during the treatment. The results are amazing and long lasting depending on the underlying cause.
Eastern Medicine Finds Its Way to Western Veterinary Care
Used for centuries to treat both humans and animals, DPC is one of the few veterinarian clinics in the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale area to offer pet acupuncture. It's not for every ailment but for those that can be treated it is very effective. Acupuncture can often be used to resolve:
- Chronic pain
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Respiratory problem
Talk to our professional staff to determine if acupuncture is appropriate for your pet. If holistic care is a concern of yours or if you simply want to provide your pet with pain free, drug free treatment call us today at (954) 516-1654 to discuss our alternative therapies.