Welcome to Northwest Holistic Pet Care
For decades, we have been practicing holistic veterinary medicine in the Pacific Northwest using gentle chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, NAET and homemade specialized diets for dogs, cats and horses. We are working for the day there is no separation between allopathic and alternative medicine . Like you, we love animals and honor the vital force, capable of healing the body itself, sometimes with a little help. Our focus now is on education and advocacy opening up pet caretakers’ minds and hearts to this gentler way of treating chronic disease remembering our hippocratic oath, “Above all, do no harm.”
What is Holistic Veterinary Medicine?
At its core, holistic veterinary medicine implies a way of healing or treating animals using tools with minimal or no side effects. This type of medicine does not replace Western medicine, it adds to it. It is especially effective in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Holistic veterinary medicine often has the potential to help, and sometimes cure, diseases otherwise thought to be degenerative or non-curable. Western medicine is often only palliative for chronic disease. Older animals especially benefit from holistic modalities due to the fact that chronic use of pharmaceutical drugs can often have detrimental short term and long term side effects in these patients. One of the important aspects of holistic medicine is that it places more emphasis on the role of the patient and caretaker. Because the caretaker takes a more powerful role, self-education of the pet’s caretaker is extremely important.