Dody is the proud mom of Road's End Yuma, aka P'Air.
Not only do I recommend her excellent holistic veterinarian services, she also can serve you as a reference to our dogs, the way they live, their general health, and in all-, to our home. Dody has been here a few times, and recently added one of our puppies to her home flock.
Her clinic is located 37 miles north/west of the city Los Angeles, CA, in Calabasa, CA.
Have a look at her website here:
|Dr. Dody Tyneway & Road's End P'Air (Yuma)|
Below I am copying a part of her website's "about" page, as it is important for you to know while searching for a good holistic veterinarian in your area on your own.
Best: click on the link above to get to here site to see all of it.
What is a holistic approach?
Holistic medicine focuses on incorporating natural healing methods and engaging the body's own healing abilities to work toward health. The animal's environment, nutrition, stress factors, disease pattern and relationship to other pets and humans in the household are evaluated.
Ideally, prevention of disease would be the focus in the early years, thus necessitating little intervention until the patient is older. As a result, holistic medicine is often reached for as a last resort. People often turn to holistic medicine after a pet has aged significantly. A holistic practitioner trained in the area of acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, nutrition and homeopathy would have alternatives to cortisone and other harsh medications in the later years.
In many situations, the holistic practitioner will choose from Western/conventional technology (surgery, diagnostics and drug therapy) and combine this with alternative/complementary techniques to create a treatment plan. Being truly holistic means looking at the whole picture. This takes into account an understanding of all the healing modalities and their suitability to the patient and the illness.
Be sure to evaluate the credentials of veterinarians who advertise that they are holistic, as many will promote this interest. Inquire as to their completion of a comprehensive program or whether or not they are working toward certification in acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiropractic physical therapy or homeopathy. Ask if they have been trained extensively in acupuncture, herbal medicine and/or chiropractic? Sad to say, but there are weekend courses in how to prescribe herbs and even perform an adjustment on your pet.