Herbal medicine consultations are an excellent option for pet parents who have specific questions about their pet’s health.
Additionally, pet parents who are curious about the general benefits of natural remedies can benefit from an herbal medicine consultation.
An herbal medicine consultation with a trained veterinarian such as Dr. Damron of White Oak Animal Hospital provides you with the knowledge you need to make the most informed decisions for your pet’s health.
Dr. Damron is trained in Western and Eastern modalities. For example, he’s trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), which is successfully used by open-minded veterinarians worldwide.
What Is Herbal Medicine for Pets?
First, herbs are plants containing active therapeutic properties.
The active ingredients are found either in the whole plant or in specific parts, such as the leaves or roots.
Second, veterinarians use herbal medicine in various forms. For example, granular extracts (Chinese medicine), fresh herbs, dried herbs, oils, or tinctures.
Third, herbal medicine refers to the use of plants as therapy.
Next, historically, humans have used herbal medicine for thousands of years.
Furthermore, estimates suggest 75 percent of the world’s population relies upon herbal medicine for basic health care.
Because early civilizations relied so heavily on horses and cattle, they applied herbal medicinal treatments to animals as well.
By the late eighteenth century, people purified and isolated herbs to their ideal forms.
Animal medicine is often inspired by human treatments. However, veterinary knowledge is necessary to determine the appropriate formula for each animal.
Herbal treatment must only be administered after an accurate diagnosis has been made.
Benefits Of Herbal Medicine
An herbal medicine consultation can benefit pet parents looking for:
- Support for the liver, kidneys, heart, and immune system
- Reduced inflammation
- Improved blood flow through damaged tissues
- Relief from tight muscles
- Tumor treatment
- Pain relief
- Reduction in the need for chronic medications
Furthermore, herbal medicine is often beneficial for conditions that typically challenge conventional veterinarians, such as:
- Chronic kidney failure
- Chronic lameness
- Hormonal disorders
- Behavioral disorders
- Allergic skin disease
- Liver failure
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Some herbs simply support the function of healthy organs by acting as “tonics.”
Additionally, veterinarians trained in herbal medicine often notice their treatments boast improved outcomes and fewer side effects than many pharmaceutical options.
Moreover, herbal formulas often work synergistically when used together. This gives greater positive effects than possible when used individually.
Benefits Of In-Person Herbal Medicine Consultation
An in-person herbal medicine consultation allows Dr. Damron to evaluate your pet.
Firstly, he can determine any obvious health conditions needing immediate attention.
Secondly, he will discuss your concerns to assess the best course of action for your pet.
Finally, Dr. Damron will answer all questions and provide his recommendations with great detail and care.
Benefits Of A Telemedicine Herbal Medicine Consultation
A telemedicine herbal consultation offers similar benefits to in-person options.
Also, telemedicine is an excellent option for those who live great distances from White Oak Animal Hospital.
Additionally, it is beneficial for those who are unable to travel.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact White Oak Animal Hospital.