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Alternative Therapies for Older Pets

It’s the circle of life for animals to wizen and mature (a.k.a. get old), but that doesn’t mean they have to feel the pain that’s often tied to the aging process. One way we like to go about senior pet care is with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, which have long been used to successfully treat many conditions in both people and animals. Because we at Shinnecock Animal Hospital believe in an integrated approach to veterinary care, we often use both western and eastern methods in order to give our patients the best care possible. 

Dr. Molnar has completed over 200 hours of continuing education and training in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Veterinary Acupuncture and has been practicing in that area for over seven years. Both are minimally invasive, effective ways to manage pain and treat many conditions that your pet may become more susceptible to as they age, including: 

  • arthritis 
  • neurologic disease 
  • seizures 
  • respiratory problems 
  • gastrointestinal disorders 
  • skin/allergy issues 
  • anxiety  

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are most often used in conjunction with traditional therapies but can also reduce the need for medications and their side effects. If your pet suffers from any of the conditions above, or is simply getting up there in age, acupuncture and/or herbal medicine may significantly improve their quality of life. Who wouldn’t want that for their pet? Interested in learning more about these alternative therapies? Give us a call at (631) 887-3501 or make an appointment online