Welcome to our practice
Riverdale Integrative Veterinary care brings the best of conventional therapy and holistic treatment to dogs, cats and exotic animals.
We have a unique and practical approach to veterinary care with an emphasis on wellness and preventative care , fear-free veterinary visits, conventional and holistic options, and high-quality nutrition.
Why choose Holistic therapy?
"While the 'find it and kill it' Western medical approach may work for infectious diseases, holistic medicine uses preventative measures by treating the whole body. Holistic veterinary care is much more effective when treating chronic illnesses like heart disease. "This is not to say Western medicine isn’t useful. For emergency situations requiring surgery, for example, Western medicine will save a pet’s life. In addition, holistic veterinarians also integrate Western diagnostic methods in their care regimen, such as X-rays and laboratory tests."
What conditions respond to acupuncture?
Acupuncture therapy can be effective with many medical conditions including:
Musculoskeletal problems: arthritis, muscle soreness, back problems and degenerative joint disease
Gastrointestinal disorders: diarrhea, vomiting and constipation
Neurological disorders: seizures and weakness of limbs
Chronic conditions: asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, skin disease, allergies and heart disease
Cancers and immune-mediated diseases: Benefits include improvement in the immune system, decreased symptoms of cancer (loss of appetite, pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness), alleviation of side effects of chemotherapy, and primary therapy for the cancer itself.
Following surgery: Surgery is considered an “acute trauma” and acupuncture is wonderful at treating associated pain and inflammation.