Our main goal is to combine conventional western medicine and surgery with complimentary therapies to produce a unique and powerful healing combination. Here are just a few of the powerful modalities we use to get your furry companion healthy and keep him/her that way!!!!
Thank you to Dr. Pfafman for saving Monte! We went to Dr. P. a few years ago when my small Maltese was having severe back pain and could barely walk. We had tried traditional anti-inflammatories, but they didn’t work. As a last ditch effort, we turned to Dr. P. I am so thankful we did. Through chiropractic care, Monte began to heal and has been doing great ever since. Just like a human, he needs to be re-aligned every once in a while, but he is back to being himself. We would have been lost without Dr. P. and chiropractic. We love Dr Pfafman!
Essential Oil Therapies
Essential oils utilize the oil extracted from plants to enhance recovery, support normal healthy behavior and support a normal healing process in our patients.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine was developed around 659BCE to 621BCE by looking at patterns within nature as a whole and studying how those patterns are also reflected within the body.
They used these observations to create a system of medicine that promotes balance both within the body and mind as well as with the environment.
The practice of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine is comprised of four main components: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui-na (medical manipulation, similar to chiropractic manipulation).
Animal Chiropractic and Manipulation
Chiropractic : from Greek words meaning done by hand. It is based on the principle that the body heals itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system functioning optimally.
Chiropractic adjustments gently manipulate the spinal vertebrae to correct areas of fixation or disruption. These areas show up as pain, limping, reluctance to move or posture changes such as an arched back, hanging head low or “guarding the neck stiffly.”
Certain dog breeds are born with characteristics that predispose them to neck and back problems. Chondrodystrophic breeds (short, crooked legs with a long back) like Dachshunds, Bassets, Beagles, Shih Tzus Lhasa Apso, Pekenese and English Bull dogs to name a few.
Aroma Lift Massage Therapy
Aroma lift massage technique is the result of combining ancient Lakota wisdom with the latest in essential oil research. It integrates gentle massage sequences with specific essential oils. This therapy is a powerful adjunct to any treatment plans and can speed results. It is also a great spa treatment to maintain your pets health!!!
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a healing technique based on a mix of Acupuncture principles and Mind-Body Medicine.
Negative emotion, caused by disruptions in the energy system, can lead to behavioral issues and/or physical pain. EFT permits the release of the negative disruptions. When the negative “charge” attached to a circumstance or traumatic event is released, mental, physical and emotional healing results.
EFT can help:
- Release negative emotions like sadness, fear, anger, frustration, PTSD and abandonment
- Relieve physical pain or discomfort
- Heal the effects of emotional trauma ie., animal rescues
- Help with fears and phobias
- Heal anxiety issues
Healing Touch for Animals
Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) is a holistic approach influencing the health and well-being of animals through energy medicine and intention. HTA techniques restore harmony and balance to the animal’s energy system while providing physical, emotional, mental and instinctual stability.
Healing Touch for Animals® techniques benefit our animals in many ways:
- Help animals understand appropriate behavior
- Build the animal-human bond
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Support animals through injuries, illnesses, physical and emotional trauma or abuse
- Build a solid support system for cancer patients
- Develop confidence for training and competition
- Supports animals and their owners during the end of life transition
- Pre operatively it calms the pet and makes the experience less stressful
- post operatively it is used to cleanse energetic blockages that can occur from the use of anesthetics and to rebalance the energy system so healing can begin.
You are what you eat has never been more true. Healing starts and ends with great nutrition. We can help guide you through the pet food jungle at your local store or teach you how to create a balanced home cooked diet for your companion. Optimizing natural supplements to optimize your pets health. We know the power of nutritional healing and are happy to share our knowledge with you to better your pets life!!
Cold Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy, commonly known as LLLT (also cold laser, soft laser, LILT) is a form of phototherapy which involves the application of monochromatic and coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing.
Common uses of cold laser therapy:
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
Vet-Stem Regenerative Medicine uses a concentrated form of autologous adipose-derived adult stem cells to treat traumatic and degenerative diseases, including bowed tendons, ligament injuries, osteoarthritis, and osteochondral defects in horses, dogs and cats.
This exciting cutting edge therapy is very affective for: It is also being investiagted for the treatment of many other conditions. Call us to set up an appointment and see how this therapy can benefit your furry friend.
It is also being investiagted for the treatment of many other conditions. Call us to set up an appointment and see how this therapy can benefit your furry friend.
Healing of skin infections, ear infections and allergies begins and ends with the guts until you fix the gut and detoxify the liver nothing you smear on the skin or give as a pill will solve the issue!! So call us and set up an appointment so we can get your pet on his or her way to an improved state of well being.
Continued Good Wishes for the success of your new venture, you have saved “Nawtys” bacon and kept him pain free, and corrected Stellas alignment, i will bring all my animals to you.
“Prolo” is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new connective tissue in areas where it has become weak. Prolotherapy is primarily used to treat joint pain, and has been clinically shown to increase joint ligament strength by 30-40% in humans.
Clinical results using prolotherapy in dogs and cats appear to indicate the same response. Many elite human athletes use prolotherapy to strengthen their weak ligamentous tissues to prevent against future tears and injury.
Conditions that can benefit from this therapy:
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Torn Ligaments
- Tendons and Cartilage Injury
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Partially Degenerated or Herniated Inter-Vertebral Disks
Adrenal Hormonal Therapy
(also known as Plechner Therapy and Thyroiditis)
We utilize testing formulated by Dr Plechner and Dr. Dodd to assess your pets hormonal system and if embalances or defiencies are identified we start therapy to correct them. Many conditions and symptoms can be attributed to hormonal imbalance and include: poor athletic performance, fatigue, excessive drinking and or urinating, allergies, immune mediated diseases and many more. Ask us about exhausted adrenal gland syndrome testing so we can help get your companion back to the picture of good health!!!