Friday, March 6, 2015

Cut the Crap! (Toxins, that is)

Your pet deserves to live a life of comfort and happiness with you like you do with her or him.  Please give up the idea that chronic disease is inevitable and that, oh well, you can’t do anything if your pet is genetically programmed to develop allergies, arthritis, cancer, or any other malady.  This is the old way of thinking.  Haven’t you heard of “epigenetics?”  Modify your pet’s environment and lifestyle to overcome its negative genetic potential.

There are 3 factors that contribute to your pets getting disease, that you can help fix – excess toxins, poor nutrition, and poor communication within the body.  I will concentrate this article on the first – toxins.

Toxins are any substances (usually man-made chemicals) that adversely affect the body’s normal biological functions.  Your pet may have subtle reactions such as a little coughing, sneezing, vomiting, loose stools, or diarrhea; or there may be frank illness with weakness and loss of appetite and weight with any of these signs.  The trick is to limit the toxins that your pets are exposed to - or at least limit what gets into their bodies - plus try to remove what toxins are already inside, by “detox-ing.”

To limit their exposure and what gets into their bodies:

1.  Walk your dog or cat in areas that are less chemical treated.  Avoid areas where there are warning flags.  And certainly wipe their paws with a damp cloth (dry cloth if it is wet outside) when re-entering your house, because they also pick up chemicals for the sidewalks and streets.  Remember, when they settle down, pets will lick their paws.

2.  Avoid over-vaccinating.  Consider vaccinal titer blood tests instead.

3.  Avoid chemical insecticides on or in your pet.  Use essential oils to repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and flies.

4.  Avoid chemicals in food.  Feed fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried raw food.

Detox-ing your pet.

1. Brush the coat every day.  Massages release toxins.

2. Feed raw diet.

3.  Serious detox-ing for health.  This requires a conversation with your veterinarian, but always includes supplements to cleanse the liver.

Here’s to your pets’ health!
--Dr Gerald Buchoff, Holistic Pet Care (973) 256-3899 or

Holistic Pet Care Little Falls NJ

Pet-owners will be pleased to find a wide range of alternative treatments in Pet Care Little Falls NJ available through many providers in the region. These holistic approaches to health and wellness provide owners with options beyond medications and surgery, and that may be effective in treating many chronic conditions effectively.

Some treatment approaches for pet-owners seeking alternatives to conventional veterinary practice include the following:
Holistic homeopathy 
Consumers and pet-owners are fortunate to find homeopathic and Holistic Pet Care Little Falls NJ, and the benchmarks of homeopathy are quite distinct. Homeopathy surrounds balancing the energy within the person or animal in order to treat and heal the condition. This medical model embraces diet and relies of less vaccines and preventative immunizations than conventional medical treatment generally commands. The underlying foundation of homeopathic medicine is that the body can and will heal itself, if it is allowed to do so.

Massage therapy
Massage encourages natural healing by stimulating blood flow and nerve endings, relieving tension, and loosening up tight muscles- all of which contribute to faster recovery and healing. Massage can be an integral part of your pet's treatment when going holistic Little Falls, NJ. Massage is lauded for lowering blood pressure and improving immunity, which can help prevent illness and disease. Massage can also provide great relief for overworked and strained muscle groups. The important thing to remember when providing massage therapy for animals is that it should be pleasurable for the pet, and if they do not appear to be comfortable or enjoying the treatment, stop immediately and notify your vet.

Animal Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that has been used for centuries and that strives to stimulate blood flow in particular areas of the body to facilitate healing. These same principles are extended to services provided by your veterinarian Little Falls, NJ for your pets. The provider attempts to channel the ch'i, or positive energy, to specific pressure points of the body with needles, lasers, and electrical stimulation tactics. Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating pain, digestion issues, epilepsy, and hip dysplasia in animals. The relief granted by Acupuncture may also contribute to improved mood and disposition in some animals.

Herbal remedies
Ask your provider and Animal Clinic Little Falls NJ for herbal recommendations to treat your animals' chronic or acute conditions. Likewise, let your veterinary provider know when you are giving medications, supplements, and herbal remedies to your pets. These could present an interaction or interference with absorption and metabolism of one-another. There is also a risk of toxicity or adverse reaction when used inappropriately, even though they are considered all-natural.

Chiropractic care
You may not think of chiropractic care when considering Veterinary Little Falls NJ practice, however chiropractic manipulations have been used effectively as a treatment for pain and nerve damage in animals, which can impact overall health of the organs due to realignment of the vertebrae. This includes chronic issues with the gastrointestinal system and heart of many species.

There are tools often used on animals to provide rigorous manipulation during chiropractic treatment, but that could potentially scare dogs and cats, with the noise and stimulation. Many pets may do better with classic, hands-on chiropractic techniques.

Talk with your veterinary provider to determine which alternative methods might be best suited for your pets' distinct issues or conditions. 

Veterinarian Little Falls NJ

Holistic pet care is different from conventional veterinary medicine. Holistic pet care is a more natural approach. We have the passion for helping animals. We treat each pet as if it were our own. Each animal is unique and should be treated as such. They all have their own issues and we are trained to handle them.

Why Is The Holistic Approach Better?

The holistic approach is better than the traditional approach for many reasons. The veterinarian in Little Falls NJ avoids overusing artificial chemicals, antibiotics, vaccinations, as well as various other treatments. We provide natural nutrition, as well as regular daily care. We know that the body can heal on its own. Sometimes, the pet does need help with that process, but for the most part, we do things naturally. It’s better for the pet and their body to go through a natural treatment plan.

Many veterinary treatments in Little Falls NJ:
We can assist with a variety of treatments for your beloved pet. We offer a variety of options:
• Proper Diet
• Herbal Dietary Supplements
• Natural Whole Foods
• Formula From Ancient Cheese
• Nutraceuticals
• Western Herbal Tradition
• Ayurvedic
• Essential Oils
• Bach Flower Emotional Remedy
• Homeopathic Remedy
• VOM Chiropractor Adjustment
• Ozone Therapy
• Acupuncture Therapy
• Reiki
• Cold Laser
• Regular Check ups
• Blood Tests
• And Many More
We will care for cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, and mammals in our clinic. We take holistic Little Falls NJ house calls for those who can’t make it to the clinic.