Integrative medicine holistically merges conventional and alternative pet healthcare, enhancing well-being for a happy, more comfortable life.
Integrative Medicine Options from Treatwell
Our in-home pet acupuncture safely facilitates healing, pain reduction, and inflammation, and helps alleviate anxiety through precise needle insertions.
Veterinary medicine is just starting to explore the benefits that cannabis compounds like CBD can have through evidence-based research. Our care team has the knowledge and skill to guide you and your pet through these new treatment options safely and effectively.
Integrative Pet Medicine FAQ
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine is a term used to describe a comprehensive medical approach to pet care that combines the best traditional treatments with complementary and alternative therapies. All of this is done with a focus on treating the whole animal, including their behaviour, nutrition, home environment and how they interact with their caregiver in addition to their medical needs.
Is Integrative Medicine Evidenced-Based?
Integrative Medicine is the practice of using complementary and alternative therapies in conjunction with more conventional treatments.
Conventional treatments are typically based on the most conclusive scientific evidence. In contrast, complementary and alternative therapies are based on evidence-informed practices – practices based on the best evidence available, even when this evidence does not meet the highest standard. Integrative Medicine is a relatively new field in the veterinary world and as the scientific evidence grows, the legitimacy and acceptance of this integrative approach continues to expand.
Will Integrative Medicine Help My Pet?
We believe the Integrative Medicine approach can help all pets, and our veterinarians will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan for your pet that best meets your goals and balances traditional and alternative therapies. Integrative Medicine treatments are generally non-invasive or minimally invasive, gentle, and can be considered for pets of all ages and will all sorts of medical conditions.
How Will Integrative Medicine Work With my Pet’s Current Treatment Plan?
A treatment plan that involves Integrative Medicine and alternative therapies is always made in the context of a pet’s pre-existing medical conditions and treatments. These different aspects of care can be very complimentary when used together.
Meet Our Care Team
We are building a team of dedicated and talented individuals to help us deliver veterinary care in a way that is better for everyone involved – our patients, our clients, and us.
How Do I Start?
Request an Online or In-Person Consultation
Start your pet’s journey towards holistic health, request an online or in-person consultation with one of our integrative medicine specialists. Our team would be happy to help you make an informed decision for you and your pet.