Many pet owners prefer to avoid medications whenever possible and take a more natural approach to veterinary care. One popular approach is the use of homeopathy, which is a distinct medical philosophy popular in both human and veterinary medicine. While it may not always be the best approach, our veterinarians in Lynnwood can help you decide when and how to use homeopathic treatments for your pet.
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a medical philosophy based on the idea that "like cures like." A substance that may cause certain symptoms when given in large amounts may also help cure those symptoms when given in very small doses. The theory suggests that by triggering those symptoms in a small, safe way, it may stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and lead to more rapid recovery.
The term "homeopathy" can also sometimes be used to describe general herbal or natural cures, but this is usually inaccurate. Homeopathy is a specific technique that often uses herbs but is distinct from traditional herbal cures.
What Conditions Can Homeopathy Be Used to Treat?
Homeopathy is often used as a home remedy, but it can be found at an animal hospital as well. It is often used to treat chronic health issues that are resistant to other forms of treatment. It is often used to help treat fevers, swelling, chronic pain, infections, and other common medical conditions. Since it is generally safe, many veterinarians and other experts use it to supplement traditional remedies such as pharmaceutical medications, surgery, and physical therapy.
Are There Any Risks of Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is safe, but it is important to talk with our veterinarian before giving homeopathic remedies to your pet. Not all homeopathic treatments are created equally, and some may contain dangerous substances that could harm your pet. Others may interact with medications your pet is taking or simply not be appropriate for your pet's condition. At Animal Hospital of Lynnwood, our veterinarians can help you decide on a treatment plan that uses homeopathy and other natural cures while still making sure your pet stays safe and comfortable.
Our Veterinarians Provide Holistic Treatments
At Animal Hospital of Lynnwood, our skilled staff and expert veterinarians take a holistic approach to your pet's care. From routine check-ups and all-natural pest preventatives to specialized care and emergency animal services, we provide a full-service approach to veterinary care. If you are in Lynnwood, WA, or the surrounding areas, call us today at (425) 771-6300 for all of your veterinary care needs.