Services

Dr. Lipton’s services help pet owners treat common, and sometimes uncommon, ailments through non-invasive procedures and empowers her clients to help maintain the overall health and wellness of their animals. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves a number of procedures that stimulate anatomical points of the body using the insertion of needles to produce a healing response. Acupuncture is indicated for functional problems such as those that involve neurologic deficits, inflammation, hormone imbalances, pain, and organ dysfunction. Examples of conditions that can be treated include asthma, allergies, reproductive problems, arthritis, dermatitis and much more. 

​Chiropractic

Chiropractic is the practice of spinal manipulation or manual therapy. It is applied functional neurology. Chiropractic services can be used to enhance performance, function and quality of life of the animal as well as promote overall health and wellness. It too can be used to treat allergies, back issues, arthritis, neurologic conditions, behavioral problems, etc.

Chinese Therapeutic Massage - Tui-Na

Chinese therapeutic massage, known as Tui-Na, is a type of acupressure similar to Shiatsu. It uses massage, acupressure, traction and manipulation techniques for the prevention and treatment of diseases. It can be used to help promote and restore normal circulation of energy (Qi) as well as align and restore the normal physiologic relationships of the bones, muscles and tendons to allow the body to heal itself and operate at optimal health.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. It is the treatment of disease by using minute doses of natural substances. Examples of what can be treated by Homeopathy include allergies, ear infections, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, thyroid disease, and arthritis.

Chinese Herbs, Vitamins and Supplements

Herbal Medicine is one of the five Chinese medicine principles. Herbal medicine is often added to a treatment regime when the various forms of body work and diet aren't enough to improve health. Chinese herbs, vitamins and supplements can help treat a large array of common ailments. 

Nutritional Consulting

Appropriate nutrition plays a key role in the quality of life and longevity of your pet. Research has shown that proper nutrition can increase the average life span. The proper diet is important for your pet and should be based on age, temperament, health condition, breed, and seasonality. Diet can significantly improve your pet's overall health, including allergies, longevity, arthritis, behavior, and others.

Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is the nonsurgical repair of structural soft tissues. It can be used to reconstruct a torn connective tissue (e.g. ligament) or reinforce a weak area in a joint. It is commonly used to treat torn Cranial Cruciate Ligaments, Hip Dysplasia and Lumbo-Sacral Disease. It is a specific treatment for certain joint conditions, which include the back, hips, and legs. 

 

Non-Sedation Dental

Oral health is a good indication of overall health for your pet. Anesthesia free dental procedures include scaling to remove plaque, tartar, and calculus. Polishing and fluoride treatments are included in this service. A preventative, customized, home dental care program is also provided. 

At-Home Euthanasia

Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions to make for your family member. Dr. Lipton can assist in determining the quality of life of your pet, discuss hospice care issues, and provide at home euthanasia that is comfortable and maintains the dignity of your pet.

Serving the greater Washington, D.C. area

Phone: (202) 821-3893

Toll Free: (855) HOL-PETS

Fax: (202) 829-0339

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