Holistic Pain Management

The doctors at Aspen Arbor understand that not everyone wants to treat their pets with traditional pharmaceutical pain management, that is why we also offer holistic pain management options.

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is a technique that utilizes fine needles to stimulate peripheral nerve ending and blood vessels to be active in the body.  Stimulation of the needles will release local chemicals to activate nerves, contract or relax muscles, and open blood vessels. Many older patients unable to tolerate the side effects of medications benefit greatly from acupuncture.

This technique originated as the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) some four thousand years ago. As such, the traditional literature describing acupuncture refers to the dysfunction of bodily processes as a disturbance of one of the “Vital Substances.” Thus, you may have heard that a clinician practicing acupuncture is changing the flow of Qi (pronounced chee).

Visit the Acupuncture tab under Services for more information.

Therapeutic Laser Treatment:

Laser therapy has been significantly proven to be successful treating post-surgical pain and many acute and chronic conditions including: wounds, allergies, infections, cuts/bites, inflammations, tooth extraction pain relief, sprains, strains, fractures, post-surgical healing and pain relief, degenerative joint disease, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, lick granulomas, geriatric care, hip dysplasia, feline acne, tendonitis, arthritis, otitis, and many more. Laser therapy uses a beam of light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation,” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation and increased healing speed. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes. Please call today for details!

Nutritional Supplements:

Dasuquin: Dasuquin is a joint health supplement for cats and dogs.  It goes above and beyond the traditional glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate products on the market. Dasuquin contains avocado/soybean formulated with glucosamine and  chondroitin sulfate. This sets Dasuquin apart from any other joint health supplement for dogs or cats.

Crananidan: A scientifically formulated cranberry extract product given to promote urinary tract health in cats and dogs. This cranberry extract contains compounds called “proanthocyanidins” or “PACs.” These PACs work to prevent certain bacteria from “sticking” or attaching  to the inner lining of the bladder wall allowing the bacteria to be flushed out in the urine.

Liquid Hepato: Provides nutritional support to the liver for cats and dogs. Hepato Support contains the highest quality extract of milk thistle along with antioxidants and supportive nutrients to help promote normal liver function.

Promotion: A palatable nutrient and antioxidant supplement for joint maintenance in cats and dogs. This product helps to maintain healthy joints and mobility.

Allerg3 Omega: An omega 3 essential fatty acid that cannot be produced by the body. Promotes healthy skin and coat, helps boost senior pets’ immune system, and helps decrease inflammation for cats and dogs.