Veterinary Herbal therapy offers a fresh, safe, effective approach to the treatment of your dog or cat’s medical conditions that have been unresponsive to traditional Western drugs. They are also an excellent more natural choice for pets who cannot take a certain type of drug due to allergies, side effects, or drug resistance.
When we say “herbal”, what we are referring to is any natural plant substance. In Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), that definition would be extended to include substances of mineral or animal origin. At CHAI, we use both TCVM and western herboligy which allows for the widest and most inclusive options for your pet.
With herbal therapies, side effects are rare, because these formulas and herbs have been studied for literally hundreds of years – far longer than Western drugs are studied before they are marketed to the public. We utilize many forms of herbs: tablets, capsules, and freeze-dried herbal formulations; tinctures; and even topicals. This variety of formulations allows us to find the preparation that will be most effective to administer to your dog or cat.
If you are unsure of how to administer an herbal preparation to your cat or dog, please ask any of our technicians for tips or a demonstration.